The 10 Commandments of Healthy Running

May 15th, 2014|

Regardless of your ability, speed or body shape, the greatest challenge almost all runners face—especially beginners—is staying healthy. By the very nature of the aerobic benefits running provides, we are certainly healthier than our sedentary [...]

Abdominal Strength Leads to Better Form and Endurance

May 5th, 2014|

To runners, a strong, rock hard six-pack means more than just looking good on the beach. Healthy, well-constructed abdominal muscles are essential for effective distance running. Strong abdominals are important because they help provide good [...]

To Keep It Going, Mix It Up

April 28th, 2014|

One of my favorite quotes ever about running comes from Robert deCastella, who, back in the day, ran pretty fast: “The only secret is that it is consistent, often monotonous, boring, hard work. And it's [...]

The Tricky Relationship Running Has With Beer

April 14th, 2014|

As Forrest Gump might well have said, “Running and beer go together like peas and carrots.” Well sort of. The connection between beer and running does go way back to the days when a running [...]

2014 Season Q&A with Triathlete Julie Stupp

April 11th, 2014|

The start of the 2014 triathlon season is nearing full swing and as a continuation of our Q&A with area professionals, our newest installment is with University of Arizona graduate and Austin transplant Julie Stupp. [...]

Getting Ready for the Big Heat (SchrupThink)

April 1st, 2014|

Heeeeeeeere’s Summer! While other, less fortunate parts of the country get another blizzard upside the head, Austin is in the midst of another luxurious (maybe a bit breezy) spring.  Sure, our springs are brief, but [...]

Is Running Bad For Your Knees?

March 19th, 2014|

How many times have you heard this one? “If you keep up with all that running you do, it’s going to ruin your knees.” Typically, such advice is from some well-meaning, non-runner who knows as [...]

Developing Your Core For Better Running

March 17th, 2014|

Glance at just about any issue of a men's fitness magazine (and some running magazines) and you’ll likely see a cover proclaiming the need for “rock-hard abs.” That is, a six-pack of abdominal muscles that [...]

Photo Essay: Big Sexy Training Camp

March 3rd, 2014|

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 [...]

Austin Marathoners: Here’s How To Recover

February 17th, 2014|

If you finished the Austin Marathon or Half Marathon on Sunday, congratulations. Clearly, it was a tough race with plenty of challenges. The oppressive humidity made for difficult conditions and the up-and-down course is never [...]

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