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Not another post offering tips for running in the heat

Not another post offering tips for running in the heat

Ahhh, summer in Texas. This time of year, every running publication posts articles offering tips for running when it’s hot. You know, wear light-colored clothing, don’t forget a hat and sunscreen, drink lots of water, and avoid running during the […]

Melissa

About Melissa

About the Author: Melissa Cooper started running in 2011 with Couch to 5K. In the summer of 2012, in what seemed like a leap, she joined Rogue Running and completed her first half-marathon–San Antonio Rock and Roll–later that year. Finishing San Antonio was supposed to be a one-time bucket list thing, but these days her half-marathon total is at double digits (and climbing). Her favorite race distance is probably the ten-miler. By day, she is a middle school teacher who juggles work and life and running—sometimes even successfully. You can follow her running blog at https://ithoughttheysaidrum.wordpress.com/

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40th Anniversary Capitol 10K

40th Anniversary Capitol 10K

Saturday morning, my BRF Sara and I headed down to the Cap 10K expo at the Palmer Events Center. Not ones to wait in line and pay for the privilege to park in the garage, we found free parking a […]

Melissa

About Melissa

About the Author: Melissa Cooper started running in 2011 with Couch to 5K. In the summer of 2012, in what seemed like a leap, she joined Rogue Running and completed her first half-marathon–San Antonio Rock and Roll–later that year. Finishing San Antonio was supposed to be a one-time bucket list thing, but these days her half-marathon total is at double digits (and climbing). Her favorite race distance is probably the ten-miler. By day, she is a middle school teacher who juggles work and life and running—sometimes even successfully. You can follow her running blog at https://ithoughttheysaidrum.wordpress.com/

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Coach Bill’s Back to Back Marathons

Coach Bill’s Back to Back Marathons

As a coach, I always tell my athletes that when you finish a race, you should take a moment and jot down some things that went right and things that went wrong.  Best to learn from your mistakes, better to […]

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The Largest 10K in Texas to Celebrate Its 40th: Statesman Cap10K

The Largest 10K in Texas to Celebrate Its 40th: Statesman Cap10K

On March 12, 1978, Jimmy Carter was president, “Night Fever” by the Bee Gees was dancing at No. 1 and the Statesman Capitol 10,000 was warming up for its first race in Austin. On April 23, 2017, the largest 10K […]

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Decker Half Marathon Race Plan and Why Coach Jen Loves It.

Decker Half Marathon Race Plan and Why Coach Jen Loves It.

DECKER HALF MARATHON Sunday, December 11th @ 8 AM   Race Details: Travis County Expo Center 7311 Decker Ln Austin, TX 78724 Packet Pick-up: Fri 1-5 PM & Sat 10 AM – 4 PM @ Rogue Running – 410 Pressler […]

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Austin Marathon Launches Interactive App

Austin Marathon Launches Interactive App

AUSTIN, Texas, October 19, 2016 — High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, is excited to announce the launch of the Austin Marathon® presented by NXP app. The state-of-the-art app, which […]

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How To Maintain and Extend the Life of Your Running Shoes

How To Maintain and Extend the Life of Your Running Shoes

Let’s face it: Running shoes are not cheap. A good, high quality pair of running shoes from a reputable manufacturer will set you back at least $120. Nevertheless, it’s a good investment in terms of your health and fitness. But we can make that investment last longer by taking care of your shoes.

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Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (May 20, 2016)

Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (May 20, 2016)

Although I am a political person, I try not to get too political in my weekly musings and updates on the running community. But the recent threats (and suit against the Federal government) by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and henchman-in-chief Dan Patrick over who is allowed to use public facilities is an affront to the Austin running community. Or, at the very least it should be.

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Ice, Ice Baby! Freeze Sore or Injured Leg Muscles

Ice, Ice Baby! Freeze Sore or Injured Leg Muscles

Just the other morning, I finished the first of what promises to be plenty of hot, humid long runs with my training group and while we were trying to rehydrate, a relative newbie came by and asked me the best to treat a sore calf muscle. He was diligently stretching the calf after every run, followed later by dipping his legs in a Jacuzzi and then placing a heating pad on the calf for another 10 minutes. The calf hadn’t been responding at all to his treatment and he was worried.

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2017 Austin Marathon and Half Marathon Seeks Charities for Austin Gives Miles

Steve Chase starts last and begins the 2016 Chase is On.

The Austin Gives Miles application process for the 2017 Austin Marathon and Half Marathon presented by NXP is now open. The deadline to apply for Austin Gives Miles is Monday, June 20th.

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Will Nation Finishes 5th in National Champs 25-K

Will Nation Finishes 5th in National Champs 25-K

Will Nation of Austin placed fifth on Saturday in the USATF 25-Kilometer championships. Nation, the former Texas Longhorn, ran 1:16:39 in the Fifth Third River Bank Run in his best race since turning pro last year. The race–and national championship–was won by Christo Landry in 1:15:31.

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Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes & Idle Gossip (May 12, 2016)

Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes & Idle Gossip (May 12, 2016)

My educated guess is if we avoided racing and the type of training that prepares us to race well, we might largely avoid injuries. But, racing and training for those races is one of the things that makes running worth doing in the first place.

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