The Houston Running Zone

The Houston Running Zone

The ultimate podcast for runners in the Houston area, featuring the everyday runners who inspire us, clubs, gear, races and runcations. Houston “We’ve got the runs!”


January 5, 2022 36 min
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Featured on ESPN, Runner’s World, Today Show, NBC nightly news, Wall Street Journal, Houston Chronicle...

11 year brain cancer survivor
10 year survival rate is 12%

Training for his 2nd marathon, grand mal seizure
Decker Challenge Half Marathon
Austin Marathon qualified for Boston
Running with the stroller to spend time with his 4 year old daughter

Winning The Gusher Marathon media coverage
30 races with the stroller within 3 years
ESPN E:...

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November 17, 2021 18 min

1050 days of  streaking and still going

Run or walk an intentional mile every day
Freezing pivot, 4 miles inside the house
Injury pivot

Camp Gladiator

Distance PR 50K

Gordon Street Tavern run club every Monday
Bring a medal, they’ll buy you a beer

Dopey Challenge
Beneezy Purple Monkey Fun Run
Trail Racing Over Texas

Easy to keep going then it is to start over

Galveston Marathon virtual experience

Dingle Marathon

On the Run Clear Lake

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October 20, 2021 23 min


1 - Overtraining
Time to recover and rest
10% rule of total weekly mileage
Perceived exertion
Don’t discount the easy runs

2 - Mobility and strength
Hip strength
The running man exercise on YouTube 

3 - Sleep
7-9 hours
Rejuvenate and recover

Podcast recommendations
The Strength Running Podcast
JOSPT Insights

Instagram performativept  

If-then statements

Running with the Bulls 5K 

Bayou Bucket 5K/10K 

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Saturday November 6th
McGregor Park
Register today
Use the code “RUNS” for a $5 discount

To honor his memory and to raise money for autism charities

100% of the proceeds go to
Autism Speaks
Avondale House
The Westview School
$160,000 over the past 10 years

After race party
Beans and rice
Breakfast tacos
Saint Arnold beer
Kids activities

Power in Motion goal race with HARRA

Cash awards
5 year age group awards - artwork designed by ...

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Instagram athletic.syl 
Ambassador of Athletic Brewing
Low calorie, crafted to remove gluten

Looking for healthier options while being social
Running clubs and events with Athletic Brewing

Houston Striders track and long runs 
FFP running clubs  
West End Running Club
Memorial Trail Running Club
Kung Fu Running Club

Second time running the Boston Marathon
2014 the year after the bombing

Ali on the Run podcast episode with Dave McGillivray


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Previous podcast episode: Nutrition tips with Lisa Ferrara Focused Fit Nutrition (episode 7) 

Focused Fit Nutrition website
Facebook page

Small upgrades in nutrition
Make a better choice
Not seeking perfection, small things make changes

Creating balance
Room for some treats

Chips upgraded to nuts
How to portion out in advance
Measuring cup and baby food containers
Food scale

Sugar cravings go to dark chocolate 75-85%
Low sugar

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slowkenyanrunner on Instagram

Food and lifestyle choices made the decision to start running
You can run anywhere, convenience

To accommodate around her daughter’s schedule
Couch to 5K app
Thanksgiving 5K
Overcoming the mindset to start
Inspiring others to run

Cypress Running Club

Katy Area Running Club
Powerful to run with others
Social and training runs

Cypress Half Marathon 

Club members give you a health push
Disciplined with a routine

Being ...

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Beach Girl Triathlon
Saturday September 18, 2021
Moody Gardens

Super sprint tri
Super sprint relay

Swim in the shallow lazy river
Bike on Moody and secure roads
Run on the Moody property

For ages 10 and above

Handmade wood metals

Name of all athletes on the back of the shirt

After party
Mimosas, fruit, cake, beer etc

Volunteers receive a complimentary future races

Upcoming Bolivar Triathlon in October 

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Autism Speaks 8K, 5K and 1K presented by Novum Energy

Saturday September 18
Sugarland Town Square
Register today 

Finisher medals puzzle piece theme
Long sleeve tech shirt

8K stands for 1 in 8 found on the spectrum
5K and 1K distance options

Family friendly after party
Rides for the kids
Games for the kids
Food and drinks
Community connections
Sugarland fire department ladder truck
Katy police department cruiser

Affordable pricing
Fundraising avai...

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Any distance or pace

Training, accountability, and community

Bakfish Running Club

Addition Houston run club resources
Houston Area Road Runners Association
FFP Running Clubs

Pearwood Skate Center

Toughest 10K Galveston

Galveston Island Running Co 

August 3rd, 5 year anniversary of the running club
Facebook event page

Brooks shoe demo

Raffle prizes

On the Run Clear Lake 

Massage Heights 

Club incentives
Shirt, singlet, mug, vinyl stickers, koozies

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50th Anniversary of the Chevron Houston Marathon

January 14-15, 2022 Houston Marathon Health and Fitness Expo presented by Houston Methodist

January 15, 2022 We are Houston 5K presented by Chevron and Aramco 

January 16, 2022 Chevron Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon 

Houston running community

A faster Aramco Half Marathon route

Economic impact of over $51 million per year

Run for a Reason charity program $32 million since the inc...

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Captain Kids Triathlon

September 12, 2021


Facebook page 

Hosted at Moody Gardens


For all paces

Affordable pricing

Beginners to the elite Captain’s Wave

Taking feedback to improve the race every year


Post race party for the family at the lazy river

Water park passes for the family


Unique overall and age group awards

Unique Finisher medal


NextGen Tri Club, League City and other clubs in your local area



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Previous episode with Jeff - The Healthy Addiction of Running, episode #5

Scheduling in workouts with other family obligations

Creative planning

If you want it bad enough, you can absolutely make it work

Pearland Bicycles

Ironman 70.3 Lubbock

Jogging stroller

Bike trainer for safety

Logistics of out of town races

Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Sylvan Beach Tri

Qualifying for the Boston Marathon at The Woodlands Marathon

Chevron Houston Marath...

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September 18 and September 19, 2021

6-16 years old



Facebook page


All levels of athletes

Perfect for first timers to elites


First timer clinics and race preps

6 week race prep for next level athletes


Free ticket to the water park after the race


Finisher medals - belt buckle

Race photos


Youth Multisport Financial Assistance Program https://mynegat...

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Benefiting The Refuge for SMST in Austin

July 31, 2021

8AM - 2PM

Walter Hall Park

5K or choose your distance

Family friendly

All paces


Registration and vendor info:

Includes shirt and custom medal


Rob’s Mini Donuts

Kettle Corn of Texas

Outriggers Taco Truck

Gulu Ice Cream https://www...

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June 19, 2021 8am

Santa Fe High School

5K family friendly

Live and silent auction


Register today:

All events:


More information about the Snowdrop Foundation

Snowdrop Ultra 55 Hour Race and Relay

Bling for Bravery

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45th Beach to Bay Relay Marathon

6 legs to complete the marathon distance

Medas and shirts

Pizza and beer - adult spring break (typically in May)

Finish line across the street from the bay beach

October 30, 2021 

Most teams are about the fun (all paces)

Logistics on transportation

Host hotels close to the finish line

Facebook page 

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Megan Grove - Chair Faculty Associate

Robin Treat - Family Director

Marilyn Richardson - Volunteer


The Santa Fe Ten Memorial Foundation 


2021 Run in Remembrance 5K, May 22 

Volunteers needed, sponsoring students and general communication email


The Memorial 

Other upcoming events 


Facebook page 

Thank you founders 

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