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Statesman Capitol 10K names HAAM beneficiary of 42nd annual race in 2019

Austin, TX – (Sept. 4, 2018) For the 42nd annual race on April 7, 2019, the Statesman Capitol 10,000, presented by Baylor Scott & White Health, has named the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) as the beneficiary. HAAM will receive $1 from every Cap10K registration, which will open on Sept. 14 at cap10K.com. When [...]

2018-09-05T17:45:33+00:00 Categories: 10K and 10 Miles, News|Tags: , , , , |

Water-gate

My friend Lauren Markowitz Sheinberg is my guest blogger today! This week, something that's pretty commonplace with runners (stashing a water bottle) turned into a neighborhood kerfuffle thanks to social media. Just last week I wrote about some of the challenges we encounter (one of which is water stops) when we run, so I invited her [...]

2018-07-25T13:22:08+00:00 Categories: Melissa's Corner, News|Tags: , , |

Podcasts on the run

I run by myself a lot. Yeah, I train with a group and we start at the same time, but we’re a wide range of paces so while we are out there together, I’m often not running alongside other people much of the time. And I’m okay with that. Sometimes I really like the solitude [...]

2018-07-17T10:40:39+00:00 Categories: Melissa's Corner, News|Tags: , |

2018 Austin Marathon Contributes $37.5 Million to Austin Economy

AUSTIN, Texas, June 26, 2018 -- High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, proudly announces that the Austin Marathon® injected $37.5 million into the Austin economy during race weekend. The Austin Marathon was able to better calculate its economic impact by utilizing the faculty expertise at [...]

Reflections after a difficult race (AKA Zooma follow-up)

When I shared my Zooma race report earlier this week, I got a bunch of comments I wasn't expecting. Many were supportive, but others (vitually) rolled their eyes and said I was whining or need to toughen up. It's always interesting to see how people perceive me through the words I write, which I didn't [...]

Zooma Texas half marathon: race report

Tracking the weather the week before the race, I suspected this race would be a shitshow. And I knew it was going to be a hilly route. I prepared for the hills (and distance) in my training, and I started hydtrating several days in advance. But even though this was my 17th half-marathon, I vastly underestimated [...]

Vern’s No-Frills 5K, race #100 (a belated race report)

Vern's is ordinarily, well, no frills. No shirt, no chip timing. Just a well-organized, small, community race organized by my running coach and named in honor of a friend of the race. Run the third Saturday of every month, Vern's costs a dollar to enter (free for students and Georgetown Running Club members) and since [...]

Vern’s No Frills 5K

April 15 marked the eighth anniversary of Vern's No Frills 5K, a timed race held the third Saturday of every month at Berry Springs Park in Georgetown. It costs $1, and you can buy a t-shirt or tech shirt if you want. The race director is Bill Schroeder, my coach at Rogue, and this was [...]

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 learn from others.   I went into my first double marathon weekend back in January, [...]