Marathon

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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Austin Marathon Race Info. by Coach Jen

Austin Marathon Race Info. by Coach Jen

AUSTIN MARATHON 2017   This plan is mostly comprised of things to help a marathoner but can be adapted to help half marathoners as well.   PRE-RACE: This is your race week! All the hard work, early Saturday mornings, long […]

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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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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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Staying Vertical with David Fuentes

David Fuentes wins the 2015 Austin Half Marathon with a time of 1:07:30.

On Tuesday, April 5th, William Dyson, of High Five Events, sat down with David Fuentes, 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier, to talk about the his involvement with this Sunday’s Cap10K, why he likes to lose, and how he kicks back when he’s not running. David also dishes out some advice for anyone looking to PR in their next marathon or half.

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Austin Runners Dominate the Lost Pines Trail Runs

Austin Runners Dominate the Lost Pines Trail Runs

On Sunday, March 20th, runners toed the start line in ideal running conditions. The vernal equinox, or first day of spring, brought about the perfect weather for the Lost Pines Trail Runs, held in Smithville, Texas. With temperatures in the low 40s at the start, participants began their race, either a 10K, half marathon, or marathon, on the challenging terrain at Rocky Hill Ranch. Austinites began to take over the race as temperatures began to slowly climb.

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Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (March 17, 2016)

Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (March 17, 2016)

As a runner pretty much my entire life, I’ve always felt a little different. As a kid, I ran back and forth to school when nobody else did and was mocked for doing so. Even in college when everybody was drinking themselves under the table, I ran. And I’m still at it while plenty of my contemporaries have quit years ago.

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Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (March 10, 2016)

Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (March 10, 2016)

As the folks at High Five Events contemplate and work on the 2017 Austin Marathon course, there’s one aspect of it I hope they pretty much ignore: The scenery. I’m not advocating that the new course—if, in fact, there is a new one—consist of 26 laps around the Travis County Expo Center. I’m simply suggesting that the most overrated aspect of a marathon course is its scenic qualities.

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How To Recover This Week From Austin Marathon or Half

How To Recover This Week From Austin Marathon or Half

Marathons aren’t just tough to run and get through the 26.2 miles. It’s tough to recover from one too. A marathon pushes the body to the max and stresses every part of your system and structure.

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End of An Era for Austin Marathon; Newbies Dominate

End of An Era for Austin Marathon; Newbies Dominate

On a bittersweet morning for John and Stacy Conley and the staff of Conley Sports, the 25th annual Austin Marathon on Sunday morning was their final marathon after 19 years at the helm. But for three of the top four winners in the marathon and half marathon, it was a day of firsts.

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Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (Feb. 11, 2016)

Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (Feb. 11, 2016)

The Austin Marathon means a lot of different things, but one of the best aspects of the race is its charity-driven tradition. There are 25 official charities that take part in Austin and raise funds, boosted in no small part by the Moody Foundation which matches all donations up to $10,000 for each charity.

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