/Tag:Running

Baylor Scott & White Health Named Presenting Sponsor of the Statesman Capitol 10,000

Austin, TX – (Sept. 25, 2019)  The Statesman Capitol 10,000 is pleased to announce Scott & White Health as the 2020 and 2021 presenting sponsor.  The race will take its mark in downtown Austin on April 5, 2020. “Our partnership is seamless, together we are building an Austin community that celebrates fitness, fun and family.  Through Baylor Scott [...]

2019-09-25T15:33:34-05:00 Categories: Training|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

2018-09-05T17:45:33-05:00 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 [...]

2018-07-25T13:22:08-05:00 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 [...]

2018-07-17T10:40:39-05:00 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 [...]

Tejas Trails Rocky Raccoon 50k Race Report

I was able to join the fun for the 2018 edition of the Rocky Raccoon 50 event. They offer both the 50 miler and 50k distances. I have run both, but this year felt the 50k would best fit my fitness level. They even have a 100 miler that is the week prior. I don’t [...]

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 [...]