Category: "Run" Articles

statesman cap 10k
December 10, 2021
The AFM Team is getting to shine the light on the ‘21-’22 Cap10K race ambassadors. Sabrina Nyitrai is one of the race ambassadors for the upcoming 45th anniversary of the race who is excited...
A man running on Slaughter Creek Trail.
December 10, 2021
Runners have strong opinions, especially when it comes to gear and shoes. At Trail Roots, we love a good survey and asked our group of over 100 active trail runners what their favorites of...
The city of Austin.
November 16, 2021
The Austin community’s favorite race, the Statesmans Capitol 10K, is continuously preparing for its race in April 2022. The AFM Team got to speak with another Cap10K race ambassador, Mark Holocomb, for the upcoming...
June 1, 2021
In early April, 20 adventurous trail runners headed west to Big Bend for Trail Roots’ first Runcation of 2021. Just after the 2019 trip, the world closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic and,...
trail roots
December 5, 2020
Each Saturday (pre-COVID-19), our entire Trail Roots community would meet at 7 a.m. to go trail running. Now, during the pandemic, we have adjusted to help keep our runners comfortable and safe by meeting...
November 1, 2020
In the morning on a couple of Sundays a month, a group of Austinite runners gather along one of the many trails in the area — not to run or make their new PR,...
November 1, 2020
Over the years, I’ve noticed that the times when I am the happiest and feel the most fulfilled is when I am doing something meaningful for someone else. I hear the saying, “You have...
October 15, 2020
THE WARM UP Warm ups are crucial for preventing chronic injuries. They reset length-tension relationships between muscles and mobilize hormones and energy supplies like adrenaline, carbohydrates and fats so that you’re not running on...
marathon kids
October 1, 2020
It’s safe to say that, with the circumstances of the pandemic, many people have become more sedentary. With more time spent at home, it’s easy to skip a run or a workout and opt...
trail roots erik stanley
September 1, 2020
Erik Stanley’s affinity for running first began in elementary school when he would visit his mother in Las Vegas and accompany her during her runs. The duo would play 90s country music and run...
September 1, 2020
Interwoven throughout the city, Austin’s elaborate trail system makes it easy to escape the congestion of the city and get in touch with nature in just minutes. What is not commonly discussed however, are...
July 1, 2020
Every summer, Mallory Brooks, coach for Team Rogue and owner of Spectrum Trail Racing, along with her husband and their 7-year-old son, pack their things into a truck and a soft topper camper shell....
July 1, 2020
Integrate this strength training workout into your routine to help your body pre- and post-run, designed specifically for runners. Warm Up Drills: 1. Side Shuffle 2. Karaoke (grapevine) 3. Forward Arm Rotation with A...
June 1, 2020
Everyone is familiar with the benefits of exercise for physiological functioning, health and well-being. But did you know that running can boost your brain power, too?
February 1, 2020
Each year, members of the running industry head to Austin for the Running Event — a conference and trade show for running specialty stores and brands to share practices and showcase their latest in...
December 1, 2019
Cynthia Salazar never dreamed she would have the opportunity to run an international race. As a local Austinite working full time and owning her own physical training business, at 40 she decided to compete...
July 31, 2019
In 1982, Wichita Falls was on the hunt for some grand new way to celebrate their centennial. For many towns, that kind of celebration usually ends up looking a lot like a big block...
June 1, 2019
There is something special about visiting new places. But for the adventurous athletes out there, there’s something even grander about pushing your physical limitations and competing in a new place. There are so many...
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