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Run for the Water 2016 Race Report

Run for the Water 2016 Race Report The bonus of waking up at 5:30 and driving downtown before daybreak for a race? Seeing the UT Tower still lit up orange from Saturday's football victory. At that hour, parking was still pretty easy, and after some indecision about sunglasses we were walked toward the First Street Bridge. With sunglasses. We [...]

Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (Nov. 5, 2015)

The University of Texas has a long, distinguished track history and, over the years, has won 11 NCAA team championships. But UT has never been a distance power comparable to such historically strong programs such as Oregon, Stanford, Colorado, Wisconsin or Arkansas.

Austin Bussing, Cate Barrett Dominate 9th Run for the Water 10-Miler

The irony of the ninth edition of the Run for the Water—a race dedicated to raising funds for water projects in Burundi--was there was plenty of water to go around. After Central Texas dried out a little bit on Saturday from the flooding rains of Friday, there was still one more shower in the early [...]

The 2015-16 Austin Distance Challenge Is Almost Here

With yet another long, hot summer finally - well, mostly - behind us, racing season gets underway this Friday night (September 11th) with the Zilker Relays followed by the the first race in the annual Austin Distance Challenge series: The Run Free Texas 8-K on September 27th in Cedar Park.

Run for The Water 10-Miler Set For Sunday

This Sunday will mark the eighth running of the Run for the Water 10-Miler--one of the crown jewels of the Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge. A record field of 5000 is expected for this year’s race (evenly divided between the 10-miler and accompanying 5-K) which promises to be the most prestigious and competitive in the [...]

Use Shorter Races This Fall To Build Marathon Success

Running a marathon isn’t quite as simple as waking up one morning and deciding to jump into the starting corral and cruise through 26.2 miles. If it were that easy, everyone would do it. Nor would it be as rewarding and as great a life-affirming experience as completing a marathon can be. Instead, training properly [...]

Another Great Year In the Books for 2013-14 Distance Challenge Series; Jennifer Harney and Erik Stanley Win Overall Titles

The 2013-14 Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge Series is in the books after a string of six high quality races of varying distances that defined the fall and winter racing calendar. No word yet on 2014-15 dates yet, but there are almost always changes to the races that make up the Distance Challenge. A brief [...]

David Fuentes, Tia Martinez Destroy Course Records at Run for the Water

The Gazelle Foundation Run for the Water is all about raising awareness and funding for clean water projects in Burundi. That's a given. But nobody said anything about rain, lightning and a little thunder tossed in for good measure. As a wicked overnight cold front descended from the north on Sunday morning, the accompanying deluge [...]

Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge Preview

With our long, hot summer finally behind us, racing season gets underway this Sunday (October 6th) with the first race in the annual Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge series of races. As is traditional, the IBM Uptown Classic 10-K leads off the series. The Distance Challenge has been around for many years as a way [...]

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