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!”


March 9, 2022 34 min

3 Bros Running Co YouTube 

Houston Marathon pacing
Never say anything negative

Found a need for races in the golden triangle area
If not who and when

First race Orange, Texas May 14th
Shannon’s Run 5K/10K
Rock concert t-shirt

Iram Leon episode 

What make a great race
Supporting local business
Using ORARC Signs, Trophies and Engraving “Helping Our Special Needs Clients Help Themselves” for overall awards 

Beaumont Enterprise article 

What to ha...

Mark as Played

Bayou City Classic 10K and 5K
Saturday March 5th
10K and 5K distances
45th running of the 10K

New - Finishers Medal for 10K and 5K
Getting feedback from the runners

Served on the Houston Area Road Runners Association (HARRA), Bayou City Road Runners (BCRR) and Houston Striders boards

After party
Saint Arnold beer
Coffee cake, tacos, Dave's Killer bread bars, chips, cookies, crackers, all prepackaged 

Houston Dynamo kick booth
Blues Brot...

Mark as Played

Snowdrop Ultra 55 Hour Race and Relay
Captained top relay team for miles and fundraising

Couch to Half Marathon in 4 weeks
To help lose weight
Running friends peer pressure
Charity miles 300 miles in a month
25 miles Cactus Rose relay team
Bandara 50K first ultra
Rocky 50 miler
Snowdrop Ultra 100 miles solo 

Focused on fundraising
Increase donation if he ran over 100
Increase donation if he ran over 150

Smarter to relay to increase donatio...

Mark as Played

Started 2009 as a walker

Founded Golden Triangle Strutters

Wanting an all-inclusive running club of all paces

Angie’s Half Marathon

2013 started the Goku Runner YouTube channel 

360 camera

2020 Chevron Houston Marathon video clip (24:13 cameo appearance)

Marathon food TikTok video (2.6 million views)  

You don’t have to be the typical runner's body or speed to be a runner

Anyone can be a runner

Now an ultra runner 

Trail Racing Over Texas...

Mark as Played

Lisa Decker on Instagram 

50K, 100K, 50 milers and 100 mile runs
Making time to train

Coaching around work schedules
Tommy Gulch

Houston Area Trail Runners 

Trail Racing Over Texas 

Community makes the races

The positive cult addiction of trail running with Rob Goyen podcast episode

Snowdrop Ultra 55 Hour Race and Relay 


Mindset around the back of the pack
You don’t have to run the entire race
Just start and walk
Continue to increase

Mark as Played

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:...

Mark as Played
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

Mark as Played
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 

Mark as Played

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 ...

Mark as Played

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


Mark as Played

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

Mark as Played

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 ...

Mark as Played

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 

Mark as Played

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...

Mark as Played

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

Mark as Played

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...

Mark as Played

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



Mark as Played

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...

Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    Crime Junkie

    If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

    Morbid: A True Crime Podcast

    It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.

    Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

    Sympathy Pains

    Hosted by Laura Beil (Dr. Death, Bad Batch), Sympathy Pains is a six-part series from Neon Hum Media and iHeartRadio. For 20 years, Sarah Delashmit told people around her that she had cancer, muscular dystrophy, and other illnesses. She used a wheelchair and posted selfies from a hospital bed. She told friends and coworkers she was trapped in abusive relationships, or that she was the mother of children who had died. It was all a con. Sympathy was both her great need and her powerful weapon. But unlike most scams, she didn’t want people’s money. She was after something far more valuable.

Advertise With Us

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.


    © 2022 iHeartMedia, Inc.