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

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

The first thirteen

This month's 13 Fast Facts takes a trip down memory lane. Here's a quick glance back at the first thirteen winners of the men's and women's Houston Marathon. Danny Green won the men’s race in the 1972 Houston Marathon in 2:32:33, while Tanya Trantham won the women’s in 5:11:55. In 1973, Juan Garza won the

How Run for a Reason Makes a Difference

Your fundraising and donations at work. Each month we are sharing "13 Fast Facts" about the Chevron Houston Marathon as we countdown to the annual Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon on 1.13.13.  Thanks to you, the Chevron Houston Marathon's Run for a Reason charity program and your donations and fundraising

The Streets of Houston that Led to London

History in Houston As London prepares to welcome the world on Friday, July 27th, at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, the Houston Marathon Committee looks back six months ago when the Bayou City hosted the country’s finest long-distance runners at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon. The first U.S. Olympic

Ways to be a Green Runner

The Houston Marathon Committee is "going green," and making history in the process. For the first time in the U.S., we have pursued a green certification for two separate sporting events in a single weekend – U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon and Chevron Houston Marathon. During race weekend, we collected 21.55 tons of waste and diverted an impressive 79% of collected