Summer Recovery: The Hard/Easy Method Explained

If you have started your training this summer for a fall marathon or half (or about to start it) and have been closely following a training schedule, you probably will have noticed that there’s always an easy day, recovery run or complete rest day following every hard or long run. This is the classic hard/easy training method that nearly every runner follows. Even though there’s a huge difference among training schedules, every reliable schedule incorporates this hard/easy style of training.

Luke’s Locker Driveway Series Cancelled for Tonight (May 27)

Due to the recent flooding and conditions at the Driveway we will have to cancel tonight’s event. We held out hope the Driveway would be usable but do not feel it is suitable and safe until all debris and silt have been removed. We plan to be back up and going next week and will defer all registrations. If you can not make next week, we will credit any future event you are able to participate in. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

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38th Cap 10K on Sunday; Rain in the forecast

The 38th annual Austin American Statesman Capitol 10,000—Austin’s annual spring fling and the largest 10-K in Texas—gets underway Sunday morning (April 12) at 8 a.m. at its traditional starting point on S. Congress Avenue at Barton Springs Road, right across the street from the Austin Statesman. Nearly 20,000 runners, walkers and a wide variety of other costumed things are expected. Last year, more than 16,000 participated in the Cap 10.

UPDATED: Cowtown Marathon, Ultra Cancelled; Half Still On

The 37th annual Cowtown Marathon is currently planning to continue as originally scheduled but race organizers are closely watching the weather for potential changes. Yesterday evening the following message was sent out to participants and media:

Cold Season Is Here; Should You Run Through It?

The common cold. It nails each and everyone of us sooner or later with all the classic symptoms: Raw, raspy throat, stuffy nose and an achy body. Some days it’s just tough to get out of bed. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta estimates that this year there will be more than [...]

10 Tips to Stay Motivated This Winter

OK, you have to admit we have it pretty good here in Central Texas. Winter is just something we hear about from other parts of the country. Even though winter won't technically arrive for another month (December 21st), it's still felt an awfully lot like winter the past couple of weeks. Although it doesn't usually [...]

Weather Forecasts for Major Marathons This Weekend

Central Texans choose fall marathons outside of the state in hopes of finding cooler weather and PR conditions. It's the reward for suffering through the stifling heat and humidity from June through September. This weekend kicks off the fall season, so let's take a look at how it's shaping up around the country. St. George [...]

2017-10-19T00:39:04-05:00 Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (Sept. 18, 2014)

[Editors Note: As previously mentioned, we're excited to announce the launch of the Forums. Hopefully you find the functionality easy to navigate and post. Just like the rest of our site, these forums are for you - runners, triathletes, cyclists, and others in and around central Texas. Enjoy! - www.texasrunningpost.com/forums] The only thing better than [...]

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Fast Times, Wet Weather and Record Field at 12th Annual Zilker Relays

AUSTIN - The 12th annual Zilker Relays featured a new date, a new course, and a record-setting 1,100 runners - and a little bit of rain. Actually, it was a lot of rain. A storm cell moving from the south hit the park just a few minutes before 7 PM, dumping a half inch of [...]

Cramps A Problem In Summer Heat? Here’s Some Help

Has this ever happened to you? You had a great long run or race in the morning and when you go to bed, you quickly drifted off into a deep, deep sleep. You’re right in the middle of some fantastic dream, when all of a sudden, a cramp slams you right in the belly of [...]

Coping With Winter Winds

For Central Texans in the summer, it’s the heat and humidity. In the winter, we get the wind. Either condition can be brutal. But unlike the heat and humidity that are a constant on just about any summer run, the winter wind is either your best friend or worst enemy. When a stiff breeze is [...]