Ever wonder who runs with ACT Running? This week, we're featuring one of our athletes, Katie! Katie is consistent, getting stronger everyday and a blast to hang out with. She's a fantastic mentor and really embodies the ACT Running spirit!
If you'd like to become a runner or improve your skills, Register HERE
You know all the classic ways to stay cool while running in the heat of Texas: start before the scorching sun wakes up, bring ice water in a hand-held bottle, or take it inside on the treadmill. But what if that’s not enough to make your runs tolerable?
If you allow yourself to only run when the weather is perfect, you’re missing out on a whole lot of opportunities!
So this summer, try these tricks to make a “too hot” day into an accomplished workout.
Keeping up your running routine throughout the dog days of summer is possible with a few adjustments. And come fall, when the air grows cooler and crisper, you’ll be ready to crush the road!
Austinites - Join our running team for some noncompetitive and wise training. We meet Monday - Saturday at 6am. "Become A Runner" with our 0 to 5K program, improve your 5K-10K with our "Intermediate 5K" or tackle a double digit run with the 1/2 marathon program. Learn more on our Programs Page. Register Here.
New Session begins January 11th, 2016
Runners are becoming hip to the fact that their hips need just as much love as their legs.
Adding this simple hip strengthening routine to your schedule twice a week is a great way to avoid knee pain.
This is perfect to do while watching commercials, playing board games with your kids or in between meetings. You won't sweat but your hips will be working!
Do two to three sets of:
15 right side leg lifts
15 right side clamshells
15 alternating Bird Dogs
15 left side clamshells
15 left side leg lifts
1 minute rest.
For added resistence
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Tales of KinderGarten, the 6Am Club and other adventures
I just dropped my baby off at Kindergarten. He walked up to his new classroom, empty backpack big enough for him to fit inside, he gave me a hug and he marched in. There were no tears, no secret handshakes that we used to have to do in preschool before he'd let me go. Just a nod, a "love you" and he was off on his new journey.
It's not like this is happened overnight. We've been working toward this for years. Millions of incremental moments that added up to this: his grandmother holding him while I go to the grocery without him, cuddling up with books before bed, playing legos at a neighbor's house, pulling tickets out of his own pocket to pay for the preschool carnival game.
I recognize the fact that Kindergarten is just one season...before it changes again. As they say, the days are long but the years are short.
And I love the building, cyclical nature of it all. The ebb of the old and the swell of something new. The rest and rise.
Which brings me to running: our season begins soon. August 31st, in fact. It, too, is cyclical. Perhaps you had a chance to rest this summer (as I did) or you got to focus on something new. Maybe you enjoyed running in solitude or enjoyed the freedom of noncommittal running (shouldn't that make you a polydrom?).
Regardless, I invite you back to build your miles into something bigger. You may not feel like you're ready to wake up early or run a 5K, 10K or a half marathon, but we'll get you there. We'll take each day, work on a skill, build in incremental moments that will add up to a wonderful season of running, friendships and more. I can't wait to see what we'll accomplish together!
Returning ACT Runner? Pick from:
Brand New to ACT Running? Pick from:
If you are able to walk for 30 minutes, this group will help you Become a Runner, in ability and in spirit. By gradually increasing your distance and building walk breaks into the program, you'll discover that not only is a 5k (3.1 mile) distance within your reach, it is enjoyable, gratifying and quite possibly addictive.
This group is about completing not competing - there will not be a specific time-goal. By the time you graduate, you will be able to call yourself a Runner. $90 for two months
Meets at Ramsey Park.
You are fairly comfortable with 3 miles but would like to improve your speed and stamina. Compare and improve your times against yourself, with the help of a team. Work on eliminating walk breaks, increasing your distance and quality runs. Meets at Ramsey Park. $90 for two months
$175 Registration for September 1, 2015 - December 12
(race not included) for new participants.
Meets Saturdays starting PLUS Optional Tuesdays, Thursdays 6:00am
Meets at Ramsey Park.TRAINING FOR:
-Run for the Water 10 Miler
-Late November, December, January, February ½ Marathons
**Please contact me if you have questions about the training/race pace - there is flexibility.