Cunningham Repeats, Central Texans Thrive at Galveston 70.3

Although Richie Cunningham moved from Austin to Boulder, Colorado a few years ago we still like to claim him as one of our own, and for the second year in a row he made Central Texas proud by capturing the Ironman Galveston 70.3 title. The Australian native turned in one of the fastest runs of [...]

Weekly Roundup Presented by Ready to Run (March 30-April 5, 2014)

Local Elites and Former Winners Give Advice on How to Run Cap 10K We reached out to a number of current elite runners and former Statesman Capitol 10,000 winners for their advice on how to run this Sunday’s race. Each had their own unique perspective, ranging more than three decades of experience from the 1992 [...]

Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (April 3, 2014)

BOSTON—Winter still hasn't quite relaxed its grip back here, but the Charles River was absolutely shimmering in all its splendor on my run in the early morning sun. I love running up and down rivers (or, in our case, Lady Bird Lake), but going up and down the Charles is always special this time of [...]

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Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease (Hint: Running Isn’t Enough)

Heart disease can generally be traced to a single cause: Narrowing of the coronary arteries. This is a medical condition called “coronary atherosclerosis” which occurs when your arteries become congested and clogged with cholesterol. If this condition becomes severe enough, you will have a heart attack, you better schedule your appointment with Functional Medicine Associates doctors [...]

Weekly Roundup Presented by Ready to Run (March 23-29, 2014)

Seeking Marc Davis’ American Road Record of 13:24, Bernard Lagat Is Pumped for 5k Road Debut at 2014 Carlsbad 5000 At Sunday’s Carlsbad 5000, American Bernard Lagat will lace up his Nike racing flats and step into uncharted territory. Racing his first ever 5-kilometer road race, the four-time Olympian is confident, eager, and focused on [...]

Weekly Roundup Presented by Ready To Run (March 16-22, 2014)

Kara Goucher Reportedly Turns Down 7 Figure Offer, Signs With Oiselle Top American marathoner and two-time Olympian Kara Goucher is leaving Nike Inc., her sponsor of more than 12 years, aligning herself instead with an upstart women's apparel maker based in Seattle. The departure deprives Nike, which uses its affiliation with top runners to help [...]

2014 Season Q&A with Pro Triathlete Chris McDonald

The kickoff to triathlon season for professionals and amateurs alike is nearing, and in preparation we're taking a in-depth look with some of the best in central Texas. This week the focus turns to Chris McDonald, a six-time Ironman champion including two top finishes in 2013 (Ironman Lake Tahoe, Ironman Louisville). Hailing from Australia, McDonald [...]

Weekly Roundup (March 2-8, 2014)

Ryan Hall, Abdi added to Boston Marathon Elite Field John Hancock Financial today announced John Hancock Elite Athlete Team changes for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014. Additions to the elite men’s field include U.S. Olympians Ryan Hall and Abdi Abdirahman and Kenyan elite Mathew Bowen. Withdrawals to the elite [...]

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Photo Essay: Big Sexy Training Camp

Fredricksburg, TX This week, we caught up with local professional triathlete Chris McDonald in the Hill Country for a spring training camp. The seven day destination camp brought 15 triathletes from across the U.S., all of whom compete for the Big Sexy Racing team that McDonald started in 2013. Returning for a second season in 2014, the [...]

Weekly Roundup (Feb. 23-March 1, 2014)

Boston Marathon Bans Bags as Part of Security Plan This year's Boston Marathon will have a "no bags" policy as part of stepped-up security following last year's deadly bombing, the Boston Athletic Association announced Wednesday. Marathon runners typically are allowed to bring bags or backpacks to keep personal items. Those bags are bused between the starting [...]

2014 Season Q&A with Pro Triathlete Kelly Williamson

With the start of the 2014 triathlon season nearing, TexasRunningPost.com is kicking off a series of interviews with central Texas professionals. In the first installment, we sat down with one of the hottest names on the series right now - Kelly Williamson. Hailing from Illinois, she has called Austin her home since 2006 along with husband/coach [...]

Top Rated Training Ride Cafe Stops

Whether or not you're a serious roadie or triathlete cranking out 6+ hours in the saddle or the daily commuter pedaling across town. Caffeine is a source rocket fuel when the legs are feeling bagged, nothing is more integral in cycling than the essential café stop. A dose of caffeine and maybe even a pastry [...]

T3 and the Annual 100X100’s

AUSTIN -  On Sunday morning, Lost Creek Country Club hosted the 11th annual T3 Multi-sport 100 x 100. Although traditionally held the first weekend of January, T3 was forced to delay the event start due to technical problems at the team pool. T3 moved the 2014 event to the last weekend of January, which gave [...]

Your Weekly Texas Running Post Roundup (Jan. 5-11, 2014)

Fit City's Notable Fitness Events of 2013 (Central Texas) Here they are, my fitness highlights of 2013. What were your best fitness memories of the year?   Kara Goucher is Looking to Leave Nike American marathoner Kara Goucher, who for much of the last Olympiad was the face of Nike distance running, may be leaving [...]

Your Weekly Texas Running Post Roundup (Dec. 22-28, 2013)

The Clown Shoe That Is Changing Minimalist Running In 2010, a French adventure racer named Nicolas Mermoud approached Karl Meltzer, the accomplished American ultrarunner, and asked him to try out a pair of running shoes he'd designed. They looked bizarre, like moon boots, and were wider, thicker, and softer than typical running shoes—two and a [...]

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