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

Lessons from a National Championship

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On Sunday fans all across Central Texas celebrated an NBA National Championship as the San Antonio Spurs dominated the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.  A much smaller but equally rabid fan base celebrated another [...]

Preparing Your Training For Summer Heat

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The official first day of summer isn't until June 21st but if you've stepped outside recently you aren't fooled by some date on the calendar. The wonderful world of Central Texas summer running is here. [...]

Passing Time on a Long Run

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One of the questions runners are invariably asked by non-runners is: "What in the heck do you think about while running? What do you do when you're out there all that time by yourself?" Good [...]

Abdominal Strength Leads to Better Form and Endurance

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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 [...]

How To Carbo Load for Austin Marathon

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If you’re running the Austin Marathon next Sunday (February 16th) , you’ve probably heard of the concept known as “carbohydrate-loading.” If you're new to marathoning and have never heard of this, it's an important concept [...]

Maintaining Motivation To Run This Winter

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OK, we have it pretty good here here in Central Texas. Winter is just something we hear about from other parts of the country. Even so, winter running in Austin does take an adjustment. Obviously, [...]

What To Wear On Cold Weather Runs

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With the first real blast of cold air from the north, what suffices for winter has arrived in Central Texas. In some ways, that’s a good thing for folks who are in the middle of [...]

Getting Motivated for the Long Runs

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We've had a few questions from beginning runners on some of our long-run articles, but the one that keeps cropping up the most is how do you get motivated to do a long run? It's [...]

Marathon Mileage: Finding the Right Balance

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As the weather starts to cool ever so slightly, many Central Texans are either close to putting the finishing touches on training for a fall marathon or are just starting their build up for one [...]