/Tag:Triathlon

Take Proper Care of Your Feet To Prevent Toenail Damage

It’s undeniable: Men really don’t care what their feet look like as long as all the working parts are functioning effectively. But women runners do care. Ugly, black toenails and other common foot afflictions that are so unsightly, bother women much more than guys. Guy or gal, the feet take a beating when you run. [...]

2017-10-19T00:43:41-05:00 Categories: Beginner's Corner, Running Shoes, Training|Tags: , , , , |

Your Weekly Texas Running Post Roundup (Dec. 8-14, 2013)

Why Running is the Most Democratic Sport t is not necessarily easy to become a lifelong runner, but it can be simple. No other sport has lower entry barriers for the average person. That is not to ignore that many people find it difficult to stick with a running programme, or that from the outside, [...]

2017-10-19T00:43:42-05:00 Categories: News, Weekly Round Up|Tags: , , , , , |

Your Weekly Texas Running Post Roundup (Nov. 30 – Dec. 6)

Dallas Marathon Will Go On Despite Winter Storm Threat While the Winter Storm Warning in effect in North Texas has canceled some events, and as of Thursday afternoon only one of two big events scheduled in Dallas this weekend will go on as planned. Children's Medical Center canceled its annual parade this Saturday but the MetroPCS Marathon [...]

2017-10-19T00:43:43-05:00 Categories: News, Weekly Round Up|Tags: , , , , , , |

Your Weekly Texas Running Post Roundup (Nov. 17-23)

No More San Antonio Marathon in November Hoping for cooler weather at the Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon and 1/2 Marathon, a promoter Monday confirmed the event will be held next year on Dec. 7. "Correct, and it will remain that weekend," said Tracy Sundlun, executive vice president of the Competitor Group. "All the [...]

2017-10-19T00:43:44-05:00 Categories: News, Weekly Round Up|Tags: , , , , |

Looking For A Legal Boost in Next Marathon? Caffeine Works

Performance-enhancing drugs have been in the news for the past couple of decades as various athletes—including plenty of world-class runners—have attempted all sorts of means to boost performance. Some have been legal; some are not. (See Barry Bonds, Ben Johnson, Manny Ramirez, Roger Clemens, Jose Canseco, Lance Armstrong, Nellie Cruz, ad nauseum). But the most [...]

Coming Back To Running After An Injury

A fact in nearly every runner’s life, is that at some point he or she will suffer a running-related injury. Fortunately, such injuries are rarely serious. Unfortunately, they are often serious enough to temporarily derail your training and possibly, racing plans, and if you get involved in a serious accident that cause an injury, you [...]

Your Weekly Texas Running Post Roundup (Oct. 20-26)

Record Field Expected for Run for the Water 10-Miler, 5K & Kids K on Sunday This Sunday will mark the seventh 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 4500 is expected for this year’s race (evenly divided between the [...]

2017-10-19T00:44:24-05:00 Categories: News, Weekly Round Up|Tags: , , , , |

Your Weekly Texas Running Post Roundup (Oct. 13-19)

Texas Marathon Season Gets Underway Saturday, Many More Next Weekend There’s a nasty rumor going around that summer is finally over and done with. Thank goodness. Marathon season has started all over the country. Central Texans have been racing all over the country at major marathons in Minneapolis, Portland, St. George and last Sunday in [...]

2017-10-19T00:44:25-05:00 Categories: News, Weekly Round Up|Tags: , , , , , |

The Care and Feeding of Running Shoes: How To Make Them Last Longer

Let's face it: Running shoes are expensive. Like just about every consumer product, running shoes have become more and more expensive. Running shoes have certainly become a lot better too, but almost all of today's running shoes from reputable manufacturers now cost between $100-160. You can pay less and you can pay more, but the [...]

2017-10-19T00:44:26-05:00 Categories: Gear, Running Shoes, Training|Tags: , , , , |

Your Weekly Texas Running Post Roundup (Oct 6-12)

Eight Men Who Have Done Every Chicago Marathon Run for 36th Time on Sunday CHICAGO (CBS) — Sunday is the 36th Chicago Marathon. WBBM’s Steve Miller talked to some runners who have been there every single year. There’s one main reason Ron Williams of Downers Grove is doing another Chicago marathon – after finishing a [...]

2017-10-19T00:44:26-05:00 Categories: News, Weekly Round Up|Tags: , , , , |

RECAP: Kerrville Triathlon Festival 2013

The 2013 Kerrville Triathlon festival was an action packed weekend of racing. Athletes had the option to test their end of the season fitness at three different distances.  The longer two-day layout gave athletes the ability to choose between a Sprint, Quarter, and Half Ironman race. Participants ranged from the brand new triathlete tackling their [...]

The Case For Weight Training For The Long Run

One of the enduring questions facing distance runners is whether weight training is actually beneficial or not. Certainly, some types of resistance training—typically using bands, your own body weight or very light weights—can correct muscular imbalances and prevent injuries. So can very specific resistance training which focuses on developing the core muscles. There's no question [...]

2017-10-19T00:44:28-05:00 Categories: Long Run Tips, Training|Tags: , , , |

Your Weekly Texas Running Post Roundup: Sept. 22-28

Are you following us on Twitter? Make sure to visit Twitter.com/TXRunningPost and add us to your follower list! San Antonio's Best Running Groups Alamo 180, San Antonio RoadRunners, Fleet Feet, We Run San Antonio...we've got them all listed and all the information you need to make the best choice!   Kerrville Triathlon Kicks Off Today [...]

2017-10-19T00:44:28-05:00 Categories: News, Weekly Round Up|Tags: , , , , |

Your Weekly Texas Running Post Roundup: Sept. 15-21

Kara Goucher "Letting Go of Dream" of Running NYC Marathon PORTLAND -- Portland Olympian Kara Goucher has announced she will not be running in the 2013 New York City Marathon. In a blog post titled "Letting Go Of A Dream," Goucher said 2013 has been a difficult year that included a stress fracture in her [...]

Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes & Idle Gossip (Aug. 29, 2013)

I am a creature of habit. I suspect many of us are. To be a runner, you almost have to follow some type of schedule, rather than take a haphazard approach to training and racing. Spontaneity is fine, but not for marathon training. These things take planning and some thought about what to do and [...]

2017-10-19T00:44:32-05:00 Categories: Heard Around the Lake, News|Tags: , , , |