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Raising the Barre BY KAREN LITTLE PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN FITZSIMMONS

The new fitness trend strengthens and lengthens average bodies into a professional dancer’s posture. (page 20)

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TAKING A BREAK WITH MARION JONES BY MELANIE P. MOORE | PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN FITZSIMMONS

The former track star and WNBA player opens up about life at home in Austin—PTA meetings, kids’ soccer games, and working out at the Y.

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The Mind & Body Guide “Make better choices.” -Marion Jones

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The 2011 Fall Shoe Review BY CREGG WEINMANN, RUNNING NETWORK FOOTWEAR REVIEWER

Kick up your marathon training with the best new running shoes in our Fall Shoe review. (page 60)

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Girls on the Run BY KAREN LITTLE

Girls on the Run teaches elementaryage girls the importance of being healthy through running skills, selfworth, and teamwork. These lessons reach the girls, their families, and their communities. (page 38)

The Training Log: Critical Training Tool BY PATRICK EVOE, PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETE

Patrick Evoe logs the benefits of recording the details of workouts. (page 65)

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Grilled Romaine Hearts and Sliders BY ANNE L. WILFONG, RD, LD AND ALEXA SPARKMAN, MA, RD, LD PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN FITZSIMMONS

Summer may be coming to an end, but there’s still time to please everyone’s taste for dinner. Try serving grilled romaine hearts as a fresh new accompaniment to traditional beef sliders. (page 42)

Monica Brant Gets Her Butt Kicked by Rogue Running BY MONICA BRANT PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN FITZSIMMONS

After a 40-minute run, these corestrengthening sets make even our expert’s muscles tremble. (page 78)

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Our issue this month focuses on the fascinating duality between mind and body. To help us explore this intriguing topic, we are excited to feature Marion Jones. Once heralded as the fastest woman on earth, Marion has a unique view of how our decisions impact our lives and how to move forward in a positive way through difficult times. Her story is one of courage and commitment; of how she “took a break” to make people’s lives better. We tend to think of ourselves as one unified entity with synchronized functions. The reality is that we are constantly balancing these often dichotomous aspects of ourselves. This silent dialogue between mind and body is visible in how we address our health and fitness. Consider the concept of a “winner’s edge” in competition. How many times have you seen a champion, “pull out” when she seemed outclassed? Her mental state as an experienced winner and her belief that she could win, even in the face of overwhelming odds, pushed her into overdrive and somehow convinced the body to do more. Or what about the bench press that you couldn’t imagine, but when all your friends show up to cheer you on, you shove the bar off your chest and into the air.

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It’s fantastic when you think about this partnership. The mind establishes a goal and the body executes. Along the way, all kinds of discussions are going on. “Hey mind, I’m getting tired and I’m out of breath, let’s stop for a while”. “No way body, stop your whining, we’re almost at the end of this 5K and we’re about to break our PR.” Sometimes disease can be affected by our mental state. History is full of examples of those who have beaten back serious illness through a positive attitude and a strong “will to live.” Our minds drive our passion, commitment, attitude and sentience. It has the power to make us happy or sad, strong or weak, and often healthy and fit or not. Our bodies can execute the most delicate tasks with alacrity or provide blunt power when required The complexity and beauty of this arrangement is awe inspiring. But it is up to us to manage and fortify this relationship. Each of us has the opportunity to optimize our mind and body and the rewards are significant for those who do. The very “quality of our lives” is at stake and what could be a more important investment than that? Keep Austin Fit,

PS: After seven years with Austin Fit Magazine, Drex Earle, our Editor-in-Chief has left the company to pursue other interests. We want to thank Drex for all his contributions to AFM and wish him all the very best in his new endeavors. We are delighted to announce that Melanie Moore has joined our team as the new Editor-in-Chief. We look forward to Melanie’s vision and contributions as we continue to grow and improve AFM for the benefit of our loyal readers and wonderful advertising clients. You can learn more about Melanie on the side bar of this page.

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am thrilled to join the outstanding team at Austin Fit Magazine. I bring a passion for health and fitness, a strong background in writing and editing, and years of active participation in the Austin community. As a cancer survivor, I have spent my life paying close attention to nutrition and exercise. I’m from Georgia where I played college tennis, ALTA and USTA league tennis in Atlanta, ran the Peachtree Road Race every Fourth of July, and competed with my Masters swim team at meets in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. After moving to Austin in 1999, I bought a bike and participated in my first sprint distance triathlon—now my favorite endurance sport. An avid (but not expert) sailor, I have owned 14- and 16-foot catamarans, sailing on Atlanta-area lakes and the beach at St. Simons Island where my parents lived; I also crewed on a J24 keelboat in weekly regattas on Lake Lanier. I’ve been writing and editing since 1982. In 2003 I founded Badgerdog Literary Publishing, an Austin nonprofit created to publish and to teach creative writing. There we revived the acclaimed literary quarterly American Short Fiction and began Austin’s largest, most robust creative writing workshop program to help writers of all ages and skill levels ‘author their own lives.’ A graduate of Young Harris College and the University of Georgia, I earned my graduate degree in Creative Writing from Georgia State University. I now serve on the board of Badgerdog Literary Publishing, am a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church and the West Austin Rotary Club. I live in Westlake with my family where we run the Lady Bird Lake Trail every weekend, play tennis, golf, and swim. I look forward to a spirited dialog with our readers, advertisers, friends, and critics as we all work to be more fit! Chat with Melanie on Twitter @Moore_Fit


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THE BARRE SCENE

RAISING THE BARRE Ever wondered how ballet dancers have such long, strong, balanced bodies? A unique fitness craze spreading quickly around Austin promises to help the rest of us attain that shape and strength. It’s called barre, and it combines ballet, yoga and pilates for an intense sixty-minute workout. The ballet barre, used by ballet dancers for balance during exercises, can be used as a point of resistance in the barre fitness workouts. Barre fitness leads to long, lean muscles and overall body benefits such as long-term postural improvement and deep muscle conditioning, according to Jennifer McCamish, owner of Dancers Shape in Austin. McCamish, 41, is a University of Texas graduate and former Radio

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City Rockette, with more than 30 years of dance experience. She said barre originated from the Lotte Berk method. Berk was a ballet dancer in the 1930s who suffered a back injury. She had the idea of incorporating the ballet barre with her orthopedic exercises during her recovery. To this

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day, barre work is successful in studios across New York. However, McCamish cautioned that dancers’ exercise routines are not meant for the general public. “There are a lot of things dancers can do with their knees and backs that aren’t safe for everyone,” she said. “Many people have taken care to implement pilates to keep spinal alignment,” she said, explaining how the layperson might achieve some dance-regimen benefits. The adaptation of ballet barre exercises for non-dancers became the fitness phenomenon known as barre. McCamish’s version of barre is influenced by her background. Her fast-paced, high-powered Shape class has only been around since October, but she has loyal clientele spanning in age from 20 to 60. “I think my variation has a little

more fluidity to it,” McCamish said. “It’s choreographed to music so you are moving to the rhythm. Mine is an athletic approach because dancers are athletes.” McCamish said she gets a lot of athletes in her studio because barre is good for joints and core strength. Essentially, the entire body is put to work. “The shoulder girdle, hips, abs, back, glutes, hamstrings, and thighs are all exercised,” she said. “It’s not just the belly region. “If you’re doing a lot of running or cycling, a lot of times you don’t get to build strength in the lateral rotators, which, in those sports, is helpful to keep them safe.” Tiffany Loos, barre instructor at Reform Pilates, likes to incorporate cardio into her routine. Clients start with a warm-up and continue with target-specific exercises.


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There are a lot of things dancers can do with their knees and backs that aren’t safe for everyone. Jennifer McCamish

an avid participant at “I like to add an aerobic BARRE IN BALLET: Dancers Shape for eight component to my classes “Classically trained dancers months. She started taking so it’s a little more caruse it to find their center. It’s barre-based courses as a dio,” she said. “I also like not a life support; it’s more substitution to yoga. to add stretching after of a means for balance,” said “It’s definitely replaced my each segment because yoga,” Rubio said. “I’ve toned you’re burning out a Elise Pekerak, 22, Ballet muscle group.” Austin company dancer and my entire body, especially my legs and core. I can tell She uses the term Ballet Fit instructor. by the way my clothes fit and “burning out” to mean the way I feel.” overworking a muscle Rubio only goes to class group. Loos, 41, said this clients love the speedy results once or twice a week, and method is effective because the most. Loos said her clisometimes visits the gym as you’re changing your body by ents notice toned glute musa compliment to her regimen. quickly building muscle mass. cles, as well as a change in Even so, she said she is in her Loos, like McCamish, said their arms and legs. The legs best shape yet. that any barre-inspired class are a particular focal point. “I had a baby a year ago, is going to have a very simi“Your thighs look longer and Shape definitely helped lar format: a full-body workand more chiseled—like a me lose all my excess baby out focusing on strengthendancer,” Loos said. weight,” Rubio said. “I look ing your core. Funte said clients slim better now than I did before I “You’re doing small, isometin areas that are harder to was pregnant.” ric movements so you’re not target, such as the inner and Although Rubio only goes using momentum,” she said. outer thighs. It’s definitely a couple of times a week, “Since you’re staying in the an intense one-hour workout, McCamish said the frequency muscle for the whole set, you but according to McCamish, for taking classes depends on quickly build your strength.” the pace of the workout also what you want. Everyone is Tobie Funte, owner of seems to speed up the time. different, and their workout Pilates Bodies and Barre “It moves quickly so you regimen should reflect his or Austin, also infuses cardio don’t feel like you’re torturing her personality. into her classes with her stuyourself for three hours,” she “We’re not doing strength dio’s patent-pending Beyond said. “At the same time, you training; we’re not lifting Barre Glide Board. Funte, 37, must press through threshweights at the gym,” she said. said that by raising your heart olds to challenge yourself, “Everyone’s resilience is going rate, you burn more calories. making your muscles shake to be different. When you’re “The Glide Board is side to and burn,” she said. “It’s very working out, you need to find side so the work is lateral,” challenging, but customsomething you like. If you’re she said. “We focus on endurers want the most for their tired, don’t risk coming in ance, stamina and heart money, and with barre, you’ll and injuring yourself. Just health at the same time.” get an excellent workout.” listen to your body.” afm All instructors agree that Sue Rubio, 35, has been

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arion Jones is taking a break. After playing one season with the Tulsa Shock WNBA basketball team, she is heading into the Fall of 2011 not as a professional athlete, but as the Austin-based wife of Obadele Thompson and mother of three children, ages 3, 5, and 8. “I was playing basketball with the Tulsa Shock and a couple of weeks ago I was waived, so I’m back here in Austin,” she said in a relaxed conversation on a bright and steamy Tuesday morning in north Austin. “Over the past few years, because of some really difficult times years ago, I developed this idea of Take a Break, of stepping back and thinking about the decisions that you make and the consequences they might have. I spend a lot of time speaking at schools and to young people all over the country.

Jones, who most people know as a sprinter, played basketball at the University of North Carolina, leading the Tar Heels to the 1994 National Championship. Today she calls Austin her home base and travels several times a month to speak to children and youth through her “Take a Break” program. “I’m trying to make the Take a Break message known. It’s powerful and personal and I’m passionate about it. It’s my way of giving back. I made some poor decisions in my past, about a lot of things, and so many people along the way supported me and just loved on me. It’s the least I can do. I want to help people make better choices in their own lives, so I sacrifice some of mine to do that.

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“My competitive drive is certainly still there,” said Jones. “This whole idea of winning and success is still very much a part of who I am. It’s different than it was 10 years ago, for a lot of reasons. I’m older, more mature, and you realize there are things that are more important than what you thought was important a decade ago. For me, it’s about how many people I can help. I don’t base it on how many, or how fast, or how many points. When I speak and young people come up to me, or their parents say to me, ‘Marion, thank you; we needed somebody to tell this little girl, x, y, and z because her life was headed in the wrong direction.’ “I’m at a point where if I’m able to change one person’s life so they don’t have to go down a certain path, or can make better choices to live a better life, then what I’m doing is worth it.” “I like to tell the kids that I’m not one of those teachers or parents who tell you ‘don’t do this because you might wind up here,’” she said. “I’m one of those people who has lived it. I’ve been through it. I’m your example.” She’s not kidding. Hailed as the fastest woman in the world at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, she was the first woman to win five medals in a single Olympic Games. And then, on October 5, 2007, she voluntarily pled guilty to one count of making false statements to federal agents about her use of performance-enhancing drugs and one count of making false statements to federal agents in connection with a separate check

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fraud case. Dick Pound, then chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and a member of the International Olympic Committee was quoted in the New York Times that day saying, “It’s the destruction of a heroine of the day.” Jones was sentenced to six months in jail—the maximum sentence—and served the time at Carswell Federal Prison in Ft. Worth, including 48 days in solitary confinement after fighting with another prisoner according to her memoir, On The Right Track (Howard books © 2010). Her children were ages 5, 2, and 6 months when she voluntarily surrendered to serve her sentence on March 5, 2008. The average person struggles to understand what Marion Jones was thinking. “You have to, for a moment, take yourself away from what you know. Put yourself in a situation where you are the best of the best and you have surrounded yourself with people you absolutely believe would do nothing wrong—who have your back. And you fully rely on them. You make a decision based on giving your trust to somebody else. I made the choice not to ask questions of the people around me when they were saying things or giving me things. When I’m coached, I do what they say, I don’t ask why. “I didn’t realize until the federal investigators slid it across the table and said that’s what it was,” she said. “In the span of 15 sec-

onds I realized that what I had been taking was [a] performance-enhancing [substance].” Jones had been taking THG, also known as “The Clear,” a designer steroid. She said she had been told it was flaxseed oil. “That’s the moment I can look back on and say I wish I had taken a break. I wish I had stopped for a second, consulted with my attorneys, and said ‘This is a bad situation. Help me out of this.’ Instead, I decided to continue to say ‘I don’t know what it is.’ “I realized at that moment if I said that it was [what I had taken], a lot would change. But what I didn’t realize was that a lot was going to change by not telling the truth. And a whole lot worse.” Jones’ book vividly details the harrowing and humbling experience of serving time in prison. She pre-recorded messages for her children and prepared cards and gifts for friends and family to be sent while she was away. She taught an essay class to fellow inmates and navigated racial tensions by speaking Spanish and English to different groups. She found ways to work out daily and to fuel her positive attitude. “When you’re young you think you have all the answers, and then something happens in your world and you realize you don’t. At some point everybody hits that moment. I think it’s what you do after that moment. You can certainly wallow in the deep, dark places of despair or you can figure out, ‘You know


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what, this happens to everybody. How am I going to make it better? How am I going to make someone else’s life better?’ “In some ways, it’s difficult for me to say, but so much of what I’ve been through is a blessing because it forced me to slow down and think about what’s important. I am not certain that if my world had not come crashing down that I would have slowed down enough to figure out what’s important in my life. A lot of times it takes something catastrophic.” Engaging and charming in conversation, Jones’s down-to-earth demeanor can make you forget that she’s lived the superstar life, chatting up Oprah and Nelson Mandela, along with heads of state and celebrities with household names. Her passion for sport and competition still in tact, she channels much of it into her family life. “My world is PTA and play dates and the gym. My gym is the Y because they have programs for kids, the family, and my husband can play basketball. I wouldn’t say we’re this ultra-fit family, but it’s what we know. It’s how we live. We’re the type of family that’s always on the go. We play, we run around, we have the Wii Fit. I’m an athlete; my husband is a former athlete. We love sports. We watch it on TV; we go to sporting events. We’re part of the community. My kids swim, play basketball, play soccer. I wouldn’t know it any other way. Jones credits her life in athletics with refining the strength of her character. “[Athletics] helped me mold it. I can certainly remember—when my mom was a single parent, taxi-ing me around to practices—being this not really shy, but quiet, reserved young girl who was trying to figure out her body and her world and how [she] fit into it. Over the years, sports helped me build my confidence, my character, and my mom was always there to make sure. She acknowledges that her competitiveness is a force in all aspects of her life—including her motherhood. “It’s off the charts,” she confessed. “You don’t understand, when I

ver had a cup of water or Gatorade at a race? Do you start your morning run with a mug of wake-up coffee? Have you required a massive steroid shot during allergy season, just to go outside and breathe here in Austin, much less run? Welcome to the world of doping. Doping (using performance-enhancing substances) is a wide-reaching problem, encompassing many drugs and other substances. Track and field’s governing body, the United States Association of Track and Field (USATF), states: “There is no complete list of prohibited substances. New names and new products are available daily and foreign drugs may not appear in U.S. drug reference books. The list of prohibited substances is subject to change without notice. In addition, drugs not listed or different formulations of the same brand name may not be allowed. For any of these reasons, a ‘complete’ or ‘safe’ list is not available for distribution.” While USATF provides a list of examples online, the burden is on the athlete to determine what is and is not an illegal substance. Ultimately, the athlete is responsible for what goes into her body.

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n the 1890s, alcohol was thought to decrease fatigue and it was acceptable for runners to take a nip—at the 1924 Paris Olympics, runners could pick up a cup of wine at fluid replacement stations. In 1970, Gatorade was considered performance enhancing as marathon rules forbade runners to have fluids before they had run 10 kilometers; fluids were believed to be equivalent to performanceenhancing drugs. Amphetamines, dispensed to soldiers by the U.S. Army during World War II to combat fatigue, became popular among cyclists in the 1950s and 1960s; caffeine landed on the banned substance list in the 1980s. Today, alcohol is on the list of banned substances and amphetamines were banned in 1968 following several cyclists’ deaths during competition. It is standard now to have sports drinks such as Gatorade with electrolyte replacement at almost every road race. Caffeine was removed from the list in 2004. These changes can be confusing. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the current world-wide agency devoted to doping control in sports, has three criteria to help deal with changing science and knowledge. A substance must meet at least two of the following criteria to qualify for the WADA Prohibited List: 1) it is performance enhancing; 2) it is harmful to the athlete’s health; and 3) it violates the spirit of the sport. Testing, initiated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) during the 1968 Olympic games, was instituted to protect the athlete, to provide equality in competition, and to ensure respect for medical and sports ethics. WADA was created by the IOC in 1999. (Continued on page 32)

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stopped running and I had a couple of years of no professional sports, I had no outlet for something that I had been doing for most of my life. There’s only so many games of Boggle you can play. Basketball, for a while, offset that. But as a mom, it’s really tough. “I want my kids to be armed with everything they need to just be great, at whatever it is. People ask ‘Are they going to be athletes?’ I don’t care if they’re athletes, really I don’t. But whatever they do, I want them to be great at it. It’s just who I am. I don’t do well with mediocrity. I want to expose them to as much as I can and let them find what they want to do. “I understand, especially when they’re young, on their teams, it’s about playing fair and they don’t put the score on the scoreboard. My kids get so excited to get a trophy

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and I’m happy because they’re happy. Thankfully, in our family, you are rewarded when you deserve it. I’m concerned for the millions of other kids who don’t have that reinforcement at home; that every time you pay your 70 dollars you’re going to expect a trophy no matter what. I’m old school; that’s not how it happened in my day. It’s unfortunate. Kids are not going to crack because you don’t give them a trophy, because someone is better than them at something. They’ll be okay. They’re going to have to figure out ways to keep working, and keep trying. They’ll get it. This idea of ‘work hard and there are rewards’ is not as prevalent in team and kid sports. How can they learn from failure if they can’t see on the darn scoreboard who’s failing! “That’s my world right now. My oldest will say, ‘We didn’t win that

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Competitive world-class athletes are regularly tested for banned substances, but what of the average athlete in Austin? Where are Joe Runner, Suzy Triathlete, and Pat GymRat going to run into drug testing for banned substances? The primary way for non-elite athletes to encounter drug testing is as student athletes in Texas high schools. The University Interscholastic League (UIL), a non-profit organization, governs high school extracurricular competition throughout the state. According to Dr. Mark Cousins, UIL athletic director, more than 4,000 student athletes were tested for anabolic steroid use during the 2010-2011 school year. To put this in perspective, the NCAA tests 13,000-student athletes each year; the United States Anti-Doping Association tests approximately 7,000 amateur athletes. While professional (Continued on page 35)


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“You guys gotta do better next time. There’s nothing wrong with saying that.”

one. We were horrible today.’ Even my 3 year old, who played soccer last year, said, ‘We didn’t score any, and they scored 2. So that means we lost.’ ‘Yes, that means you lost. You guys played hard, but that means you lost. You guys gotta do better next time.’ There’s nothing wrong with saying that.

“It’s been a challenge for me to have to sit on my hands and bite my tongue. Like my oldest, and I don’t want to be too specific, but [only] recently has he shown any interest [in being] competitive. He’s a great kid, he’s sweet, lovable, caring and all that. It’s been a challenge for me to step back for a second and say, they’ve got to develop in their own way. I realize that everybody’s not me. My kids are not me. They’re a product of me, and I see certain parts of me in them, but they’re not me and they have to learn on their own. My husband and I can teach fair play and working hard, but at some point they have to figure their way out in the world. Jones said exercise keeps her grounded. “Exercise in general has always been my form of solitude. The way that I am able to best be me, to make the best decisions for my life, my family, my kids, my career, to be at peace with who I am. People are always surprised to hear that I deal with a lot of self-conscious issues about my body, little things you would probably be surprised by. I’ve heard other professional athletes say the

same thing. We’re women. We still deal with certain issues. “If I don’t get exercise on a daily basis, I am off somehow. I’ve said this before but even when I was away for the six months, it’s what helped get me through, in addition to my faith. That’s one of the reasons I said I can exercise anywhere. It has been my grounding force. I feel better about myself, my head is clear. It’s amazing what it can do besides just for your body. You wish more people got a taste of it. I think there would be less crime, there would be nicer people. We [in the fitness community] are all biased when it comes to that.” Reflecting on her accomplishments, Jones shares an existential insight. “My proudest accomplishment is finally realizing that my priority in life is not to be the fastest, strongest person in this world, but that my priority is God, family, and making people’s lives better. That absolutely is my biggest accomplishment, the realization, because some people never get it.”

(Continued from page 32) “Of the students sports organizations don’t release numbers, it has who’ve tested posibeen estimated that 22,000 drug tests are administive for anabolic stetered annually. roid use, all knew UIL is the largest student governing body of its kind. what they were Athletes are randomly selected from all sports statedoing,” Cousins said. wide and are tested for anabolic steroids under a strict- “We’ve never had a ly monitored protocol. UIL provides information and student who claimed education through the Resource Exchange Center and accidental use. The a hotline available by phone (toll free: 877-733-1135) UIL position is that students are responsible for what and email (www.drugfreesport.com/rec); the password goes into their bodies.” for Texas high school students is texashs. Discussions The possible source of accidental steroid conare confidential and contact can be anonymous. tamination is nutritional supplements, according to Only one Texas high school student tested positive Cousins. Many student athletes (and their parents for anabolic steroids in 2010. Cousins said 50 percent who are athletes) look to increase performance of students who state they’ve had some exposure to through better fuel, such as dietary supplements, anabolic steroids said they were influenced by profeslargely unregulated by the United States Food and sional athletes. Drug Administration. (Continued on page 36)

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(Continued from page 35) It is possible for these materials, especially those purchased online and manufactured elsewhere, to contain unknown ingredients or be contaminated by anabolic steroids.

WALKING THE LINE Creatine is an example of a popular supplement used by non-elite athletes in hopes of increasing creatine phosphate, which in turn produces adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the chemical that provides all the energy for work performed by muscles. It’s of particular benefit to people who do intense, short bouts of exercise (think sprinters or weight lifters). Though creatine is not currently banned, the ethics of using it are hotly debated. There is a lack of research on long-term side effects, (usage over time does appear to decrease the body’s natural production of creatine). Should science prove creatine to be detrimental to the athlete’s health, then it meets one of the WADA criteria; whether it is ethical or performance enhancing can be debated. Another example is recreational athletes seeking to increase the amount of oxygen in their blood by “training high, racing low” or sleeping in an oxygen tent. While

blood transfusions and the use of EPO (erythropoietin, a naturally occurring hormone secreted by the kidneys that regulates red blood cell production) are banned by the WADA, the “natural” methods are not currently banned. By “training high, racing low,” an athlete builds red bloods cells at higher altitude, which gives an oxygen-carrying advantage at lower altitudes. Sleeping in an oxygen tent or using a chamber has similar effects. Like the use of supplements such as creatine, these methods provide a non-banned method to accomplish chemical changes in the body that may produce an advantage. While the recreational runner out to compete for a personal best at a local 5K will likely never face the testing that professional athletes such as Marion Jones encounter, there are personal and ethical considerations to debate. How far are you willing to manipulate your body to achieve desired results? Is it in the fair spirit of competition to do so? Then there are the products and methods to investigate: How safe is this supplement? What do you know about it? Are you ultimately helping or hurting your body by using this? And remember, today’s acceptable practice may be tomorrow’s banned substance.

Marion Jones adroitly tells the story of being interviewed by federal investigators and of, much later, stepping forward to confess that she had not told the truth. In vivid detail, she courageously tells about her experiences from voluntarily surrendering, to serving the maximum sentence, to signing with the WNBA.

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friend, what’s dangerous and how to say no,” she said. “They’re very open and honest. I think that’s from focusing on teamwork and being in a safe environment.” Ervi said it’s important to simply give them opportunities to talk about issues. Learning to find a suitable solution also gives them accountability. Issues most common at her school include obesity and, according to her GOTR students, parents who smoke. The lessons in GOTR aren’t just for the girls, but for the whole family. Daughters are pushing for parents to be more active. She said their campus likes to promote family involvement, like asking the parents to be their daughter’s running buddy at the 5K. Regularly she hears how GOTR has affected the family when school is on break. “We tell them ‘If you don’t use it, you’re going to lose it,’” Ayers said. “The parents will say, ‘Oh my gosh, we ran so much over Christmas.’” Above all else, the coaches want their students to take skills they can use for the rest of their lives. They want the girls to know how to compliment one another, be more active, and be able to measure their self-worth. “They’ve struggled with these girls [they’ve run with],” Ayers said. “It’s hard, and there are tears sometimes. They’ve been through that kind of war, so when they do go to middle school, they have these relationships they can lean on.” afm EVENT PREVIEW GIRLS ON THE RUN

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READ WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY: "Thank you PURE! I'm celebrating my one-year anniversary this week since becoming a regular practitioner of Bikram Yoga. 300+ classes later, I am running injury-free and faster (3 marathons this year). My blood pressure, which has always been low, is even lower, and my bone density has actually increased (not common for women my age)." -Loretta G. "After seven years of poor ergonomics in corporate America and six months of medical leave, I vowed never to return to a desk job again. My spine, back, shoulders, arms, and fingers were ruined. The diagnosis was carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, sciatica, thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), and herniated disks in my neck and lower back. I tried every form and combination of physical therapy and prescription medication. Now, after 60 days of HOT Bikram Yoga, I gotta tell ya, I'm not the same person anymore. My sciatica vanished after the third class. Tendonitis and TOS - gone after two weeks. Carpal tunnel syndrome - healed! To top it off, I lost 17 pounds, eat and drink healthier, sleep less, worry less, and have a more positive outlook on life. I have better concentration and patience at work. I never thought I would ever be pain-free again. I am healthier and happier than I've ever been in my entire life. I am a student for life." -Tedd L. WHY PURE BIKRAM YOGA? t takes more than a hot room and a list of postures to make your Bikram Yoga practice a safe, rewarding experience. Bikram Yoga is a specialized form of yoga, requiring appropriate training and knowledge to teach it effectively. Bikram Yoga is a system of 26 postures performed in 90 minutes in a room heated to 105 degrees led by a Certified Bikram Yoga instructor. Practice this sequence and guarantee that you will work every muscle, tendon, joint, ligament, and every system and every cell in your body. Sweat, detoxify, and increase your flexibility and strength. Bikram Yoga is a beginning hatha yoga practice, safe for people of all ages, levels, and health conditions. Performing the prescribed sequence class after class allows you to rapidly improve your powers of concentration, determination, and self-control. While students notice significant benefits even after their first class, Bikram Yoga is best introduced to new students over 10 to 15 classes taken in their first month. The Beginning Hatha Yoga Series provides a foundation for the 84-posture Advanced Series for those who wish to deepen their practice. Invest the time and change your life. Register online at www.purebikramyoga.com/signup.html. Select "Austin Fit" under "How did you hear about us?" and SAVE $10 off our standard Introductory Month (offer is valid for first-time students to PURE Bikram Yoga studios and expires December 31, 2011).

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t Customized Pilates, you truly get personal attention because the focus is all on you. Rhea Willis has converted her home into a Pilates studio, so just one person at a time is trained in a quiet, comfortable home studio environment: boutique Pilates, so to speak. I discovered Pilates in 2003 when my doctor told me to lower my cholesterol through diet and exercise or she would medicate me. That was motivating enough for me to search for an exercise method that I would stick to for life. The fact that I was able to reduce my cholesterol level significantly and feel stronger, with a newfound core that improved my posture and changed my physique, got me on track to have exercise become a natural part of my life. I liked Pilates so much that after over 20 years of being a Professional Makeup Artist, I decided to embark on the year-long Teacher Training Certification program to teach Pilates on the equipment. I then sold my furniture to make room for the apparatus: a Reformer, Cadillac (Trapeze table), and a Combination Chair; I was ready to assist others in finding a way to make exercise a regular part of their routines. That was several years ago and it is wonderful to be able to turn one’s passion into one’s profession. Everyone Benefits! Students learn best from a happy, motivated teacher who believes Pilates can be fun as well as challenging netting visible results that make the effort worthwhile.

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“Balance Yoga is one of the best studios I have found. I have practiced yoga in Thailand, Seattle, Hawaii, New York City, and Los Angeles and Balance Yoga is the complete package! I recommend this studio to everyone I come into contact with!” ~ Mindy B.

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alance Yoga, Lakeway’s original yoga studio, offers the largest variety of yoga classes and styles in the Lake Travis area. Explore Power Vinyasa Flow, Hot Yoga, Hot Power Fusion, and Restorative Yoga classes daily. Balance also offers Paddleboard Yoga on Lake Travis, as well as frequent workshops. All levels of expertise are welcome! Our instructors, led by owner, Nani Bacon, are an incredible collection of experienced professionals, all dedicated to their students and the studio. Your instructor will greet you before class, lead you in class with warm and supportive instruction, and be available for questions and conversation after class. Our instructors are there for you--to guide, to support, to nurture. The Balance Yoga studio is state-of-the-art, with professionally designed heat and humidity systems, beautiful bamboo floors, rich stereo sound, and two walls of windows for an inviting, warm, and completely authentic yoga experience. Balance Yoga offers great value and pricing specials. All new students get a FREE WEEK. Take all the yoga you want for free for seven days with no obligation. At the end of that week, explore our menu of packages, tailored to make yoga affordable regardless practice frequency. We also feature daily HAPPY HOUR CLASSES — $8 classes offered weekdays at 4:30 p.m. Shop the Balance Yoga Boutique for the largest selection of gear and apparel available in the Lake Travis area. We feature the latest styles from the best and most popular brands, as well as a full selection of yoga gear and necessities. Come experience the studio that has the Lake Travis yoga community buzzing. MIND & BODY BEST IN #AUSTIN

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evelop your Yoga teaching as part of your own unique life vision and mission. The Integrative Yoga Teacher Training Program is based in the vision of Yoga Therapy using an individualized approach with the understanding that the needs of students are unique. Each Yoga teacher will receive comprehensive and in-depth instruction in the wider vision of Yoga as well as detailed experiential instructions in the tools and techniques of Yoga. With this foundation, each teacher is given a range of possibilities with which they can evolve their own vision of the teaching process. Our intensive training will incorporate a variety of specializations and complete the Yoga-Alliance-approved 200-hour Yoga teacher certification program. We are a Registered Yoga Alliance School.

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s a lifelong competitive athlete, the last thing Ashley Hartley thought she would be interested in was yoga. Surprisingly, this Harvard graduate fell in love with yoga shortly after retiring from collegiate sports. “Years of recurring injuries from athletics had taken their toll and I was looking for a form of physical exercise that would deliver a great workout and keep me injury free.” Yoga delivered just that, and upon graduating from Harvard she took the road less traveled and became a professional yoga instructor. Ashley spent years training with some of the best teachers in the world, where she gained extensive knowledge of the body and biomechanics. Her expertise keeps students safe in class and gives them longevity in their activities off the yoga mat. Ashley now enjoys working with people on a variety of health and wellness goals. “What excites me is when a client comes to me with a goal and we are able to heal the injury, improve athletic ability, or prevent a trip to the doctor as a result of my classes. Everyone wants to slow the aging process and be able to participate in the activities they love well into old age. Whether you want to improve your golf swing or release stress to succeed in corporate America, my commitment is for yoga to enhance the rest of your life.” Ashley is the owner of Empower Yoga, located at the corner of 5th and West Lynn on the edge of downtown Austin. Whether you are an experienced yogi or just a beginner, you will find a class at Empower that moves at your pace. Mention reading this piece to receive a special gift at Empower Yoga!

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The result is a recognizable ‘Bar Method Body’ that sculpts the arms, creates flat abs, a lifted seat, and long thighs. There is no other non-impact workout that can target every major muscle group to improve posture, increase strength, and rehabilitate from injuries. The Bar Method has a new-client special for an entire month of unlimited classes for only $125. With tons of classes throughout the week on the schedule, there are plenty of chances to make it to the studio. The one warning: schedule your classes ahead of time online so you can be guaranteed a spot! For information about class schedules and membership, please visit www. austin.barmethod.com, and be sure to stop by their Facebook page for the latest updates on specials, giveaways, and info on after-hours parties!

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OFFERINGS: Private, Duo and Trio, small reformer, mat, and tower classes, studio rental. ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Nancy Hurd holds a BFA in Dance and MEd in Education. She is certified through The Peak PilateSystem®, The Pilates Method Alliance, The PilateSystem® , Gyrokinesisâ®, Gyrotonic Expansion System®, and Pilates for Golf. She is listed in Who’s Who among America’s Teachers. Nancy is a PeakPilates® Certified Teacher Trainer, PMA and ACE CEC provider throughout the US and in Turkey.

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age Anderson and Brenda McAuliffe combined their extensive professional Pilates training with their diverse business experience to create Pilates 360° in 2002. Their studio, located in Westlake Hills, offers a unique, relaxed atmosphere for people of all ages and fitness levels. Pilates 360° has eight fully-certified instructors coming from differing Pilates backgrounds offering a variety of styles for the client to choose from. They specialize in private and semiprivate training on the Pilates equipment as well as mat and equipment classes.


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As we bask in the hot running days of summer, it’s just a short time until the promise of cooler weather and the start of the Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge. The running series originated in 1995 as a way for runners to work up to the Austin Marathon. It has since become the premier racing series in the Austin area and an integral part of training for many runners. The series includes five races, starting with the IBM Uptown Classic 10K race on October 2, 2011, and builds in distance until the February 19, 2012, running of the Livestrong Austin Marathon & Half Marathon. Participation is open to all runners who plan to do all five races and is a fun, rewarding way to encourage runners toward new accomplishments. It appeals to experienced runners who like to commit themselves to new goals each year as well as

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helping new runners complete a successful running season. It doesn’t matter how fast you are, simply completing all five of these races is a major achievement for any runner. Why do some runners take on all five of these races? The two most common reasons are to achieve the personal goal of completion of the series, no small task when the total distance is 68.6 miles over the five courses, and to compete for competitive times against other runners. Distance running, like most fitness activities, relies on discipline and commitment. For many runners, training improves with a support group and meaningful goals. The Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge has both: you run with others who have committed themselves to the same goal of completing five meaningful races. You can share experiences and accomplishments while giving support to other like-minded runners. The series increases your fun, appeals to your competitive nature, and distinguishes you as

part of a unique group taking on one of the most difficult running challenges in Texas. For 2011-12, there are two options. The Full-Track option is the full distance in all five races including the marathon distance at the Livestrong Austin Marathon & Half Marathon. The Half-Track option is the same, except runners complete the half marathon portion of the Livestrong Austin Marathon & Half Marathon. All runners who participate in the Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge receive a custom-printed long-sleeve technical running shirt, a free one-year membership to the Austin Runners Club (non members only), VIP treatment at each race with a Distance Challenge tent at the finish area where they can enjoy beverages, snacks, and compare race stories. All participants are invited to attend the March Celebration party. Runners who complete all five races, either Full- or Half-Track, receive a Completion Certificate, a custom-printed running jacket,


(blue this year), and compete for awards. Trophies are given for Top Male and Female finishers, Overall, Masters, and Age Groups (five year groupings), for both the Full- and Half-Track programs. Winners are determined by the lowest total time combined for the five races. Certificates, jackets, and trophies are then presented at the March Celebration Party. This year the series is sponsored by Austin Fit Magazine. “As a local company, we seek to support many local events, specifically those that promote a healthy and active lifestyle,” said Alex Earle, Vice President of Sales. “The Austin Distance Challenge is rich in tradition and includes five highly anticipated events that not only increase the number of runners in Austin, but provide great support for local businesses. As a voice for Austin’s active community, it’s important that we do more to spread the word and motivate others to participate in more running events. This challenge is a great way to set goals and go for it. By specifically completing the five races, participants will have completed nearly 70 miles of running. Additionally, all finishers achieve an impressive goal – finishing a half or full marathon. “Our involvement is perfectly aligned with our mission – to educate, inspire, and engage others to lead healthier and active lifestyles, what better way than to get out there and run,” said Earle. Several changes have been made for the 2011-2012 series, all geared towards increasing the runners experience, fun, and value. The Austin Runners Club (ARC) is now managing the series, adding prestige and benefits for the runners. ARC is made up of runners and has been supporting the running community in Austin since 1974. Another change is the selection of The Trail Foundation as the sole beneficiary. All net proceeds will be donated to The Trail Foundation, a nonprofit organization that beautifies and maintains the trails along Lady Bird Lake, a vital service to all runners, walkers, and bikers who traverse ‘The Trail.’

BE IN THE MAGAZINE! The male and female winners of the Distance Challenge will be featured in AFM.

The 2011-2012 series kicks off on Oct. 2, 2011, with IBM Uptown Classic 10K race running through the Domain shopping center. On Oct. 30, 2011, the scene shifts to downtown as the Gazelle Foundation Run For The Water ten-mile race takes runners from the First Street Bridge out west, along Scenic and Exposition and then back. Dec. 11, 2011, east of downtown at the ARC Decker Challenge Half Marathon, things get more serious as runners get to see how their training is working and can make any needed adjustments. Jan. 29, 2012, is the 3M Half Marathon & Relay starting at the Gateway Shopping Center north of downtown and ending with a fast finish downtown. Then it’s Feb. 19, 2012, the day of the Livestrong Austin Marathon and Half Marathon. Runners have trained, mended sore muscles, and are ready for this marquee race. This course has it all, fast flat areas, muscle-straining uphill climbs, fast downhill slopes, and varied scenery. The Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge can’t promise you perfect weather or a personal record at each race. What it can help with is the full sense of accomplishment, the company of other fun runners, and a memorable fall running season. Runners interested in registering or learning more about the 2011-12 Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge can check out the website www.austindistancechallenge. com for details. RACES AUSTIN FIT MAGAZINE DISTANCE CHALLENGE

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IBM Uptown Classic 10k – Oct. 2, 2011 Luke's Locker is proud to present the 2011 IBM Uptown Classic 10K. Through the years, the Uptown Classic has benefitted many local nonprofits. The 2011 event will benefit the YMCA of Austin. The Uptown Classic is considered to be one of the fastest race courses in Austin and is the kickoff event for the Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge race series. For information and to register visit www.uptownclassic.com.

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ARC Decker Challenge Half Marathon – Dec. 11, 2011 The first Decker Challenge race was organized by the Austin Runners Club 33 years ago. The challenging race of rolling hills, unpredictable weather, and beautiful running in the country around Decker Lake began because the University of Texas cross-country team trained on these roads. The actual race distance has varied over the years, but is now a 13.1 mile halfmarathon course or a full marathon with 2 loops of the course (known as the Double Decker). This has always been, and remains, a true race “for runners, by runners.” For information and to register visit www.austinrunners.org

3M Half Marathon & Relay – Jan. 29, 2012 A perennial favorite with runners, the 3M Half Marathon & Relay is the capital city’s second-largest distance road racing event. Scheduled for Jan. 29, 2012, it is one of the fastest USATF-certified half marathon courses in the country. The event has been conducted annually since the early 1990s. 3M has sponsored and owned the event since 1995. For information and to register visit www.3Mhalfmarathon.com

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LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon & Half Marathon – Feb. 19, 2012 The Austin Marathon started in 1992 and while the course has changed over the years, its place in the hearts of Austin runners hasn’t. Run as a large loop that starts and ends in downtown Austin, the course provides a scenic view of the Austin area. Participants include elite runners and novices, marathoners and half marathoners. This course has fast flats, challenging climbs, and quick down hills. Set aside Feb. 19, 2012, on your running schedule and join in the fun. For information and to register visit www.youraustinmarathon.com For information and to register for the Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge visit www.austindistancechallenge.com afm

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Network publications and coming soon to the RN website (runningnetwork.com). So, how long will it take for us to get through this period of equilibration, and what will the balance be when we do? I would venture to say that it won’t be very long and, at the end, we’ll see more new models than have been introduced in quite some time. One thing is certain: Regardless of the various approaches, opinions, and products, knowledge remains your biggest ally in your search for shoes. Runners with an understanding of what their feet are like and what those characteristics (shape, motion, volume, etc.) require—or runners who know where to get that advice— will find that there are more shoes than ever to meet their specific needs.

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important to choose information that you know you’ll maintain over time. If you start by recording every little piece of data about your day, unless you are very disciplined, you may fall out of the practice and abandon your log if it becomes too much of a time commitment. Try starting your log to see what information you can easily keep up. Once you’ve started your log, make it part of your routine. If you miss a few days, try to jot down as much information as you remember. After a period of time, you can begin to use it as a reference tool in your training. If you have a coach, it’s critical to share that information with your coach. If you’re self-coached, its one of the best ways to look at yourself and your training objectively.

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SEPTEMBER 3 THRU 24: FARMER’S MARKET Come to the Austin Farmers’ Market to support local farms and businesses in central Texas. The Farmers’ Market increases awareness about our food system and individual health. Every Saturday, 9 a.m. Republic Square Park, 400 W. Guadalupe St. sfcfarmersmarket.org

SEPTEMBER 24: CURESEARCH FOR CHILDREN’S CANCER: AUSTIN WALK Join pediatric cancer families, local hospitals, corporate and community teams to raise funds for children’s cancer research as well as raising awareness of it’s devastating effects on children and their families. Saturday, 8 a.m. • Mueller Lake Park Amphitheater, 4550 Mueller Blvd. curesearchwalk.org/austin

SEPTEMBER 11: TEEN AND PARENT: SUSHI 101 Parents and teens will practice traditional sushi making techniques and create modern flavors, as you create and enjoy miso soup, Tuna Texanese, Sakemaki, California roll, Tiger Eye roll, Hara-Kiri roll and Nigiri. For Teens Ages 13-17. Sunday, 11 a.m. • 4001 N. Lamar Blvd. • centralmarket.com

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FITNESS SEPTEMBER 4: AUSTIN FREE DAY OF YOGA OPENING FESTIVAL Bring your yoga mat and participate in the free yoga classes, drawings for yoga gear, and more. Prize drawings are after classes. You must be present to win. Saturday, 10 a.m. • Whole Foods Upper Deck, 525 N. Lamar Blvd. • freedayofyoga.com SEPTEMBER 5: FREE DAY OF YOGA Studios all over Austin celebrate with a free day of yoga! Monday • freedayofyoga.com

SEPTEMBER 23 THRU 25: BALANCED LIVING: A WEEKEND WOMEN’S YOGA Retreat with Jenn Wooten & Angie Knight Each morning will begin with an empowering hatha flow session and will end with a long Yin and restorative practice. There will also be an afternoon of a Thai Yoga Massage workshop where each participant will experience the relaxing benefits of this traditional healing technique. Friday thru Sunday • Margaret Austin Center, Chappell Hill, TX • yogayoga.com

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(AUGUST 31) THRU SEPTEMBER 5: OUT OF BOUNDS COMEDY FESTIVAL This live performance festival showcases some of the best in improv, sketch and stand-up comedy — 500 performers, 80 shows, in seven days. Wednesday thru Sunday • The Hideout Theater, 617 Congress Ave. (among others, check website’s calendar for complete listing) outofboundscomedy.com SEPTEMBER 3 THRU 5: X-MED An intensive 3-day seminar and concert series in Experimental Middle Eastern Dance and Theater. Saturday thru Monday • Galaxy Dance Studio, 1700 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 338 eemed.com/xmed SEPTEMBER 3: TEXAS FOOTBALL VS. RICE The first University of Texas football game of the season. Saturday, 6 p.m. • University of Texas at Austin: Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium • mackbrown-texasfootball.com SEPTEMBER 4: BEER & BAR-B-QUE FESTIVAL Beer, BBQ, Live Music, and Games. Free BBQ Samples so you can judge the contestants. Sunday, 11 a.m. • Buda City Park, 121 Main St., Buda, TX • roadwayevents.com

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SEPTEMBER 10: TEXAS FOOTBALL VS. BYU The second game of the UT football season. Saturday, 6 p.m. • University of Texas at Austin: Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium • mackbrown-texasfootball.com SEPTEMBER 11: AUSTIN MUSEUM DAY Thirty Austin museums—all free, all day, plus special Museum Day events. Sunday austinmuseums.org SEPTEMBER 22 THRU 29: FANTASTIC FEST This batch of 20 films spans the globe, with the best in action, horror, science fiction, and fantasy to the truly bizarre in contemporary cinema for your viewing pleasure. Thursday thru Thursday • Paramount Theater, 713 Congress Ave. and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd. fantasticfest.com SEPTEMBER 24 THRU 25: AUSTIN PECAN STREET FESTIVAL Twice a year local musicians provide entertainment on three stages, and proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations. Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. Sixth Street • oldpecanstreetfestival.com


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September 2 ZILKER RELAYS The ninth annual Zilker Relays is a four-person relay race. All relay legs start & finish at same location near the Mopac footbridge on Stratford Road. Friday, 6:30 p.m. • Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road • zilkerrelays.org

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September 5 TEXAS TRI SERIES: 2011 AVIA AUSTIN TRIATHLON The 2011 AVIA Austin Triathlon is a large event with the atmosphere and intimacy of a small hometown race. Athletes bike down the most historic street in Texas and run through Austin's beloved parks. There is a free postrace party. Monday, 7 a.m. • Auditorium Shores, 800 W. Riverside Drive • theaustintriathlon.com

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BRUSHY CREEK MUD HAIRY MAN 5K 16318 Great Oaks Drive, Round Rock • bcmud.org

TERRA FIRMA ADVENTURE RACE 105 Country Road 114, Burnet • terrafirmaracing.com September 25 CASA SUPERHERO RUN Join us for this chip-timed 5K and kids K with a superhero costume contest, obstacle course, photo booth and much more. This event is CASA of Travis County’s chance to honor all of our own superheroes, our CASA volunteers. The Domain, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace • casatravis.org/casa5k/aspx NAKED FOOT 5K 3300 Brushy Creek Road thenakedfoot5k.com SILICON LABS AUSTIN MARATHON RELAY 800 W. Riverside Drive • austinmarathonrelay.com September 30 CRITICAL MASS West Mall, University of Texas, 2231 Guadalupe St. • critical-mass.info/austin.html

OCTOBER October 1 FAAN WALK FOR FOOD ALLGERY 4550 Mueller Blvd. foodallergywalk.org HARVEST FEST 5K AND FAMILY FUN RUN San Gabriel Park, Georgetown • harvestfest5krun.org THE KERRVILLE TRIATHLON FESTIVAL downtown Kerrville • kerrvilletri.ocm MUDDY OUTLAW DASH AND CHAINRING CHALLENGE 7311 Decker Lane • racetechs.com/ register/austin-outlaw-dash-2011


FEATURED EVENT SEPTEMBER 25: CASA SUPERHERO RUN You can be a superhero for abused and neglected children at the 2011 CASA Superhero Run. Join us for this chip-timed 5K and kids K with a superhero costume contest, obstacle course, photo booth, create your own super-name and symbol, and much more. This event is CASA of Travis County’s chance to honor all of our own superheroes, our CASA volunteers. Sunday, 7 a.m. • The Domain, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace • casatravis.org/casa5k/aspx

PET FEST 5K & FUN RUN/DOG JOG 170 Charles Austin Drive, San Marcos • signmeup.com/77086 TEXAS MAMMA JAMMA RIDE FOR BREAST CANCER 850 Country Road 255, Georgetown mammajammaride.org WALK LIKE MADD Barton Creek Square Mall walklikemadd.org/Austin THE 24/7 SUPERHERO OBSTACLE COURSE CHALLENGE The Ranch at Flat Creek Crossing, Johnson City • 247superhero.com October 2 IBM UPTOWN CLASSIC The Domain, 11501 Burnet Road • uptownclassic.com TREK WOMEN TRIATHLON SERIES Pace Bend Park, Spicewood • trekwomenstriathlonseries.com October 8 8TH ANNUAL LAKE TRAVIS RELAY 5973 Hiline Road laketravisrelay.com FROM HERE TO ETERNITY 5K RUN/WALK 500 Hutchison Street, San Marcos • sanmarcosrunners.org RUN FOR THE ARTS Main St., Round Rock runforthehearts.com

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October 8 and 9 TOUGH MUDDER TEXAS 2924 Highway 21 East, Paige toughmudder.com October 9 SEE JANE RUN WOMEN'S HALF MARATHON AND 5K 4550 Mueller Blvd. • seejanerun.com October 14 KLAYS FOR KIDS 8707 Lindell Lane • nflaaustin.org October 15 PFLUGERVILLE PFAMILY PFUN RUN Lake Pflugerville, Pflugerville • pflugervillepfamilypfunrun.com

LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK 4550 Mueller Blvd. lightthenight.org PURPLESTRIDE AUSTIN downtown Austin purplestrideaustin.info WILLIAMSON COUNTY GREAT STRIDES 5K1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park • cff.org/great_strides 2ND ANNUAL PINK HEALS 5K RUN/WALK Georgetown Square, Georgetown • pink.georgetown.org

October 15 and 16 LIVESTRONG CHALLENGE AUSTIN downtown Austin and Dripping Springs Middle School teamlivestrong.org

October 23 RACE WITH ADVOCARE 10K/5K 3005 County Road 175, Leander • racewithadvocare.com October 29 CHOSEN: MARATHON FOR ADOPTION 1405 Gruene Road, New Braunfels • marathonforadoption.com

October 22 DONKEY DASH 5K AND DOGGY DASH 5K 5207 Brodie Lane, Sunset Valley • donkeydash.com

3RD ANNUAL DELL CHILDREN'S 5K AND FAMILY FUN FAIR Dell Children’s Medical Center childrensaustin.org

FRANKENTHON MONSTER MARATHON 3300 Brushy Creek Road, Cedar Park • frankenthon.com

October 30 RUN FOR THE WATER S. First St. Bridge runforthewater.com

GREAT PROSTATE CANCER CHALLENGE: DASH FOR DAD 5K Camp Mabry • greatprostatecancerchallenge.com

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By the numbers #TooHot

How Hot is Too Hot? With Austin’s multi-month streak of 100+ degree days, and with marathon training in full swing, you may wonder how hot is too hot to run? Or walk. Or cook an egg. We decided to let the numbers tell the story.

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1440

145

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Number of Texans who finished the Death Valley Badwater Ultramarathon 135-mile run in 2010

Gallons of water put into coolers by RunTex at the Lady Bird Lake Trail under the S. First Street and Mopac bridges

Possible high temperature of hot pavement on a 108 degree day

Number of workout days needed to acclimate to heat

118

16,000

High temperature at the July 2011 Badwater Ultramarathon

Cups of water consumed from the coolers on a summer day

10,000

106

Number of runners who did not show at the start of the 2007 Chicago Marathon, the year it was cancelled midway due to excessive heat

Core body temperature worrisome for heat stroke

21

Degrees of heat needed to cook an egg

Body-weight pounds the average runner loses in conditions of 85 degrees and 40 percent humidity

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1700

Internal temperature of a closed car after 60 minutes on an 80-degree day

Hottest time of the day in Austin (military time)

Air Temperature (F)

88 Temperature of the 2007 Chicago marathon that was cancelled due to heat

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155

80

85

90

95

100

105

110

120

103

107

Apparent Temperature (what it feels like) Relative Humidity 0%

73

78

83

87

91

95

99

10%

75

80

85

90

95

100

105

111

116

20%

77

82

87

93

99

105

112

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130

123

135

148

137

151

Pounds of ice per person used during the May 2011 Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas for the 2,160 triathletes participating

30%

78

84

90

96

104

113

40%

79

86

93

101

110

123

308,000

50%

81

88

96

107

120

135

150

60%

82

90

100

114

132

149

Number of visitors to Barton Springs in June and July of 2011

70%

85

93

106

124

144

80%

86

97

113

136

122

350,000 Total number of visitors to Barton Springs June, July, and August of 2009

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90%

88

102

100%

91

108

Apparent Temperature

Heat Stress Risk with Physical Activity and/or Prolonged Exposure

105° - 130°

Heat cramps or heat exhaustion likely; heatstroke possible

130°+

Heatstroke highly likely

Reprinted with permission from www.marathonguide.com Sources: badwater.com/info; abclocal.com digital weather; thewoodlandscvb.com; Austin American-Statesman; keepaustinbeautiful.org; RunTex; homeenergyweb.com; Austin American-Statesman; National Weather Service; timeanddate.com; Journal of Physiology (1993). 460. pp. 467-485 467; from tests conducted by the Gatorade Sports Science Institute reported in Runner’s World, August 2004.

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