Armadillo Running is out with another article! It's always cool to hear stories of local Austin runners. I love learning how someone became interested in running, and what has pushed them to train and improve their racing year after year. We are getting very close to the Boston Marathon. We have a handful of runners from Trail Roots Running that like to return to Boston each year. For returning Boston Marathon runners, this is the peak of their training season. They have qualified, have spent months training, and are ready to go.
Matt's Notes on Boston Marathon, and Thomas Orf- From Smoking a Pack of Cigarettes a week to running 100 Miles a week
One of our long time Trail Roots members, Matt, talks about his experience leading up the Boston Marathon. When Matt first joined our Austin running club, he had a big goal to qualify for the Boston Marathon. He had already begun the process of training, tweaking his diet, and learning how to race a marathon. We helped build him a marathon training plan to set him up for success. This plan usually is a 9-12 month progression. With a mix of summer trail running in and around Austin combined with a few road races in the winter, we found a perfect combination for Matt. He is headed back for his 3rd time this year! Read more
Another cool story from the Armadillo Running is about Thomas Orf. From a pack of cigarettes a day to 100 miles in just a few years, we hear how he became one of Austin's great trail runners. Here a bit more about local Austin runner Matt and his preparation for Boston Marathon, and hear more about Thomas's plans for completing a 24 hour race at Austin's best running news source, Armadillo Running