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Core strength is an essential element of successful running, and Galvestonian Tatiana Verega is the new leader in harnessing that strength and determination. Last week, she became the Guinness World Record holder for maintaining a plank position for three hours, 45 minutes, and 21 seconds.

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Texas City’s upcoming Bay Street 5K combines a week-known course with a weekend of related events, making the May 18 run a highly anticipated one. “The 5K kicks off the Saturday portion of the Firefighter Games,” race coordinator Randall Cooley said.

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Of all the folks going on a beer run this weekend, only a handful will get a medal in recognition of their endeavor. Those lucky few will be running in the Galveston Island Brewing Company 5K Beer Run, scheduled for 8 a.m. May 4.

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It’s time for runners to dust off their tutus and tiaras for Sunday’s Divas Half Marathon and 5K, an annual celebration of springtime, exercise, and sparkle. The run/walk event takes place at Moody Gardens, and draws thousands of participants, both male and female.

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Easter weekend may be one of the best weekends of the year for running a race. Many people have an extra day off, or are looking for a way to rationalize eating chocolate bunnies and candy eggs, and the weather is usually still mild. There’s only one race scheduled in our area this weekend, …

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More than 800 women are expected at Moody Gardens in Galveston Saturday to run, climb and crawl through five kilometers of dirty fun at the Gritty Goddess. The annual event features more than a dozen challenging obstacles that feature climbing walls, cargo nets and most of all, mud.

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One lesson taught with each of my clients is about control. While lifting weights, you must learn to control the weight and not let the weight control you. It’s the only way to prevent injury.

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If you can’t decide between taking a camping trip or running a race this weekend, the Brazos Bend 50 can solve the dilemma. The race, which offers six distances ranging from 5 kilometers to 100 kilometers, takes place at one of the area’s premier camping venues, Brazos Bend State Park. The r…

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Next week’s Ironman 70.3 Galveston event might look a little different from past years. The challenging course will be just as tough, the spectators will be cheering just as loudly, but the crowd of participants might look a little more female. That’s due to a new initiative from the Ironman…

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There are hundreds of books written about how to run faster, more efficiently or more enjoyably, but a new book covers the 95% of the time when we’re not actively training. “Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery” explores how—or if—our bodie…

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Doing the same thing over again day after day is more of a Groundhog Day thing than St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s an option for runners and walkers at the Seabrook Lucky Trails races next weekend. With seven races scheduled over three days, there’s a distance and pace for everyone, whether the…

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After a soggy week, runners may be looking for somewhere high and dry for a run tomorrow, and the On the Road for a Reason 5K fits that description. The 5K course takes in a big swath of the NASA Bypass near the Gulf Freeway.

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Last week’s fatal shootout that left five Houston police officers wounded caused many people, including runners, to ponder how they could support law enforcement in their community. Coincidentally, February brings three nearby races that have the goal of benefiting local police departments.

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As Mardi Gras approaches, a full slate of related running events fills the February race calendar. All the Mardi Gras races feature beads, costumes, enthusiastic crowds and an emphasis on fun as well as speed.

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The 2019 Chevron Houston Marathon is in the record books now, but area runners have another long-distance race right around the corner. The Surfside Beach Marathon is scheduled for next weekend, taking place on February 2.

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Need a good incentive for getting up and going for a run on a chilly morning? How about knowing that a short run would benefit more than 2,000 area athletes with intellectual disabilities who compete in lifelong sports?