Chevron Houston Marathon training update

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By Ambassador Steph Fraser I know what you’re thinking, you didn’t even know I’d started training for the Chevron Houston Marathon, and here I am about to unload an update on you. Oh well, these things happen and we just have to move on. Training actually started at the end of August, making for a…

Lessons Learned in Chicago

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By Ambassador Lindsay McClelland On October 12th, I ran my 8th marathon, The Bank of America Chicago Marathon. While I didn’t PR (personal record), I did learn some important lessons that I’m confident will make the Chevron Houston Marathon a successful race! Chicago, like Houston has great crowd support and it’s always fun to run…

Double Digits + Reworking the Plan

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By Ambassador Melissa Carlson Last night I overhauled our training plan for the Chevron Houston Marathon. Again. Sunday long runs just weren’t working for us. The only thing we really enjoyed was the ability to sleep in on Saturday morning after a long work week filled with 3:45am alarms. Let’s not talk about how at…

Houston Marathon Committee Announces Course Changes

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HOUSTON (October 8, 2014) – The Houston Marathon Committee announced on Wednesday the course changes for the 2015 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon. Slight alterations were made to both courses to accommodate civic enhancement projects downtown and on Shepherd. The 2015 races will start at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 18. “Downtown…

Houston Marathon Foundation’s Students Run Houston kicks off at Sharpstown High School today

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By Sarah Kingston, founder and coach of the Houston Marathon Foundation’s Students Run Houston program The Houston Marathon Foundation is working with five area schools in the Students Run Houston program.  More than 250 students will be participating in the Chevron Houston Marathon race weekend of events. Good luck to all of our new student…

And So It Begins

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By Ambassador Melissa Carlson Marathon training, that is. To be honest, I didn’t think another marathon was in my future. The idea of it seemed fun as I tracked fellow runners’ training and PRs each spring and fall. I wanted to run the five boroughs in New York, snag a fresh PR on the flat…

Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Charity Program hits $20 Million Mark

HOUSTON (September 24, 2014) – The Houston Marathon Committee announced on Wednesday that the Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason charity program has surpassed the $20 million fundraising mark since its inception in 1995. The charitable program is designed for runners to fundraise for local charities. In 2014 alone, over 16,000 donations were made…

Sometimes you need to be a little crazy

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By Ambsassador Bryan Kreitz This is hard work! Notice, I didn’t say it was work, but that it is hard work. What am I talking about? Training for the Aramco Houston Half Marathon or Chevron Houston Marathon of course. It takes time, commitment, and a little bit of crazy to wake up day in and…

Life Happens

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By Ambassador Bryan Kreitz Yes, that’s my clean way of saying another common expression, but I believe it also conveys a greater sense of the expression. When people utter $@!& happens, it implies that there is a negative issue at hand and we just need to grin and bare it, but when life happens, there…

What’s Your Reason to Run?

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By Ambassador Lindsay McClelland Everyone has a reason to run. For some it’s exercise, for others it’s competition. There’s no right or wrong reason to run, unless you stop having fun. I recently had the opportunity to spend an hour with Don Hall, a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and personal trainer at SEARCH Homeless Services.*…