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Training Tips 2017-10-02T11:20:08+00:00

Summer Hydration Questions Asked and Answered

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Despite the Great Flood of 2015, summer hydration is still an important fact of our running life in Texas. Certainly, we all have had the wisdom of drinking plenty of fluids in summer drummed into our collective heads. Drink before, during and after hot, steamy summer runs is clearly part of our summer running lifestyle. Our bodies are mostly water so it’s obvious that hydration is key to maintaining a proper balance of fluids that allow us to run despite our brutal summer heat. (Point of fact, summer doesn't officially begin until June 21st but my reckoning it's already here.)

The Runner’s High: Urban Myth or Reality?

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The Runner's High? We've all heard about it, but is it real? Yes and no. A runner's high is a very real, tangible by-product of running. So yes it exists and it's not an illusionary, mythical condition.

Heat and Humidty Getting You Down? How To Pool Run This Summer

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My calendar says it’s still spring, but sure feels like we're already knee-deep into summer. Don't let this brief cold front fool you after last weekend's temps topped 90 degrees. It hasn't gotten disgusting quite yet, but it's just around the corner (otherwise, known as May). You don’t need me to tell you that the heat and humidity around here makes running pretty darn tough. That is, running on dry land.

Reach A Mental Peak for 3M and/or Austin Marathon

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As two of the most important races on the ATX race calendar approach - 3M Half Marathon (this Sunday, January 25) and the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon (February 15) - many Austin runners will be aiming for a peak performance and/or PR in either one or both of these key races.

Dealing With Winter Winds On The Run

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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 [...]

10 Tips to Stay Motivated This Winter

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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 [...]

The Runner’s High: How To Get A Good Buzz

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The runner’s high is getting some good press again as researchers have concluded that it is a very real, tangible by-product of running. Simply said, the runner’s high does exists. It is not an illusion [...]

The Joys of Solo Running

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For most runners—especially beginners--the advantages of training with a group are almost too numerous to mention. But for many runners, group running is simply not an option. Whether it’s lack of time, schedule conflicts or [...]

Making The Long Run Easier

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There’s just no way of getting around the fact that the most important element of any marathon or even half marathon training program is the long run. It is absolutely essential that every aspiring marathoner [...]

Marathon Mileage: Finding the Right Balance

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Nobody can tell you precisely how many miles per week you need to run to successfully complete your first marathon or half marathon. Every runner is different as are the individual goals and levels of [...]