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December 2017

Setting Goals

How do you choose your race pace? My old coach would say that your marathon time is not like something you would choose from the grocery store. For me, reaching a specific time goal has always been satisfying. I would set a goal for each of my marathon races, and in four out of six of those

Master the Long Run – Mentally

The Chevron Houston Marathon is rapidly approaching which means those weekend long runs are getting longer! As the mileage increases finding ways break it up mentally can help. Here’s my tried and true tip (with some example methods) to manage the mental aspect of long distance running. BREAK IT UP We all have our methods

November 2017

Houston Marathon Committee Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

HOUSTON (November 29, 2017) – The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) announced the election of long-time Houston Marathon live coverage anchor, Tom Koch and the posthumous induction of Allen "Yogi" Jogerst into the Houston Marathon Hall of Fame. Koch and Jogerst will be honored and celebrated by the HMC on Nov. 30, 2017, at the 2018

Let’s Talk Training

With humidity dropping and awesome weather approaching, runners are eager to train for those long runs in preparation for the Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Half Marathon.  You are probably counting down to race day, anticipating that moment you cross that finish line.  But, before you get to that finish line, you will need to stick

4 Tips to Prevent Injury

Injury — the one word that strikes fear and distress into every runner’s heart. When I initially decided to write about injury prevention for this blog post I’d never experienced an injury before (besides a painful bout of Plantar Fasciitis here and there). I must have been sending a sign to myself because just a

Chevron Renews Title Sponsorship of Chevron Houston Marathon through 2020

HOUSTON (November 1, 2017) – The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) announced on Wednesday that Chevron Corporation has renewed its title sponsorship of the annual Chevron Houston Marathon road race, extending their partnership through 2020. The 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon will be hosted by the HMC in downtown Houston on Sunday, January 14. “For the 13th

Striking a Balance

I’ve run over 100 miles worth of the Chevron Houston Marathon course throughout the years and the highlight at the top of the list has always been seeing my wife and now daughter at the finish - regardless of how the race went. (But let’s rewind) In a perfect world we would all wake up

October 2017

Running With Heart – the Run for a Reason Program

Run for a Finish Signing up to run my first marathon was a big deal for me.  At that point I had run a half-marathon and several 10K's, but the thought of 26.2 miles seemed like a huge mountain that was impossible for someone like me.  I did not grow up athletic, nor participated in

September 2017

It’s About the Journey – #HouAmbassador Blog – Jeff Douse

Photo Credit: Payton Ruddock, Ruddock Visuals In a perfect world, marathon training goes something like this: (1) sign up for the race with ample lead time, (2) develop a training plan that optimizes the workload based on your unique running ability and goals, (3) execute the plan flawlessly, without injury and feel confident

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