Making Plans

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By Ambassador Eileen Wright It’s that time of year again! While some runners are training for a fall marathon and are well into their training plans, others of us plan for a winter race and start training later in the summer. We endure our sweat fests with thoughts of cooler days for longer runs and “thank…

Friendly Running


By Ambassador Daniel Barron I consider myself a friendly runner. Earlier this year I decided to conduct an experiment and put my friendliness to the test. For the entire month of April I would say “hello”, “good morning”, wave or give a head nod to every runner or walker I crossed or passed.  Considering one…

Training on the Go


By Ambassador Lindsay McClelland In many cases, summertime is synonymous with travel. For runners this means kinks in training and the possibility of losing critical miles. I’m a true believer in the importance of travel and seeing the world. In my opinion, running in new places is one of the most enjoyable ways to run….

Finding your why


By Ambassador Bryan Kreitz Why am I waking up at 4:30am to run. Why am I running 13.1 miles. Why did I let my friends talk me into this? Why? That word plagued me for years as I started becoming active in the running scene. The problem was, I did not have a “why” that…

Training Season Is Almost Here


By Ambassador Heather Foley “I have to am running tomorrow.” The beginning of marathon training season is almost here and it is one of my favorite times of year second only of course to Houston Marathon week!  The air is thick with the collective optimism and excitement for the adventure everyone is about to take…

#tbt National Running Day with the Houston Marathon Committee


By Ambassador Lindsay McClelland These days there seems to be a “holiday” for just about anything. It’s probably no surprise that National Running Day takes the cake for being my favorite. This year, I headed out to Memorial Park to celebrate with the Houston Marathon Committee. I love these type of events. They remind me…

Summer time training


Check out Eileen’s and Lisa’s blogs below, where they talk about their summer training plans. Sweatin’ in my Oldies By Ambassador Eileen Wright This morning I set off on my usual comfortably paced run. The weather was pretty much a repeat of last week: 76 degrees, 80% humidity. That’s why I was surprised to feel…

It’s ok to put yourself on the DL


By Bryan Kreitz PR – those letters cause high fives to be passed around like a Hail Mary touchdown pass. Ok, maybe not that much, but it’s still awesome to say. I’m ready to hand out high fives now because I PR’d at a hot and humid June 7th race. Know how I am going…

Time to Train


By Ambassador Lindsay McClelland Waking up at 4:30 a.m., hungry all the time, and remembering how much I love vaseline can only mean one thing…it’s marathon training season. My training has begun and I’m on my way to running my eighth and ninth marathons this year. I’ll be heading to the windy city to run…

World’s top runners build on success in Houston

2014 Houston Marathon Weekend

Register on June 4th for the chance to run with the best HOUSTON – Over the past decade, the Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend of Events has proven to be a breeding ground for the up-and-coming and resurgent distance runners on the international scene. Americans Ryan Hall, Meb Keflezighi and Shalane Flanagan, along with Ethiopians…