Strong Sports is our BCRR Running store!! Mention that you are
a member of BCRR when you check out and get 10% your purchase then
and 5% off a future puchase (details here).
detailed weather predictions can be found at these
Running Calculator will calculate all your training
paces and predict your finishing times for
races of various distances
Every interactive calculator a runner could possibly want
resides at this site. You can calculate calories, nutrition, running
paces, VDot training values etc. See instantly just how slow
you really are or how bad you really eat. Take me to Calculator Heaven
Calculator Feeling down about your
declining race performances? Get an instant ego boost by calculating
what your time would be if you were miraculously transported back in
..even better.. calculate what your time would
be if you were miraculously transported back to a time when you occupied less
REAL AGE...What's your REAL age?
Feel younger than you really are? Take an interactive test
and discover how young OR old you really are! Plus, you'll find all sorts
of other health tips as well.
Find a running route or map your own! Using technology
provided by Google Maps, USATF Running Routes , Gmap-pedometer,
Map My Run,
or Runstoppable will map and
measure your favorite running routes and then save them to a
searchable database. You can also locate new runs here, there
Running Routes: The Bayou Run
(6.6 miles) is the usual BCRR route taken on
Wednesday evening. There are shortcuts and alternative routes as well. The Sunday BCRR
Long Run from Memorial Park
is 10-12 miles.
'EVERYTHING RUNNING' SITES
Active.com is a nationwide source for thousands of participatory sports events and secure online registration.
Cool Running has a national calendar of events, daily and regional news, weekly features, columns, club info, entry forms, etc. ..basically lots of cool stuff.
Dan Kaplan's Run-Down Site Items of note include: The Training
Partner/Resource Locator, Event Calendars, Discussion Forums, and
garycohenrunning.com : Chock full of articles, essays, interviews, coaching etc.
Jeff Galloway's Site keeps you posted on what's going on at Galloway Productions: Jeff's new projects, fitness vacations, seminar locations and dates, etc.
This site is compiled by American Track and Field.
Runner's Web is an amazing site. Everything you could possibly want to know about running is there. There are links to every possible place on the web that has to do with running! This is a site worth bookmarking!
THE HEALTHY RUNNER
Dr. Pribut's Running Injuries Page A must-read for anyone looking for good excuses for bad race times..
For corrective therapy and performance enhancement, geared
for the active individual or the professional athlete, visit http://www.multisporthealthcenter.com/.
Many BCRR ers have had
success with Dr. Sanders regarding nagging injuries, etc.
The goal of the Zunis Foundation is to make sports
safer and more enjoyable for everyone. In case you really want
to know how hot it is, Heat Index charts for 101 US cities are
posted on this website (Yep, Houston's there).
Inside Texas Running
is the "Tabloid Magazine That Runs Texas." For
dedicated runners, it offers detailed calendars, training tips, race
results, state rankings, columns, features.
Triathlete News is the best place for
up-to-the-minute race results etc.
Magazine A magazine for serious runners. Lots of articles online.
Runner's World Magazine We've all had a subscription to this magazine at one time or another. Always a great read and the online version is no exception.
UltraRunning Magazine is a magazine devoted to all those crazy distance races that many of us love doing. See what's going on in the world of ultra-distance racing.
ONLINE RUNNING APPAREL SITES
AquaJogger is a line of deep water fitness equipment that allows runners to train in the water without impact. For those of us nursing an injury, this is a way to preserve your conditioning.
you need a fuel belt for the
trail run, RRCA has arranged
a 15% discount on all
purchased on www.fuelbelt.com.
Just enter the discount code
RRCA and you'll be all set!
Smart ID... If your dog has more ID on him than you do, check out this site.
Sylvia's T-Shirt Quilts is the answer for all those precious race
shirts you have laying in your dresser drawer. The web site shows
you how many tees you need for whatever size quilt rocks your world.
UFlash.com operates an online store that is dedicated to the safety of runners at night. If you mention BCRR on the order form, they will take 10% off of your total purchase.
Marathon This marathon is one of our favorites. It used to be a fast course that produced a lot of prs.
Houston Marathon Hey, what can we say, it's our home-town marathon. It's usually warm, but there is always great crowd support.
Marathon You haven't lived until you've experienced the thrill of running Boston.
Lake Tahoe Marathon Expect altitude and hills but you can also expect breathtaking vistas to take your mind off of it.
MarathonGuide has a large listing of marathons complete with comments from runners who have done them. If you're looking for your next marathon, this is the place to shop.
One of our members, Jay Hendrickson, has developed a scientifically based marathon training program specifically designed to improve your time in the Houston Marathon: www.runbayou.com
Power in Motion ...This is one of HARRA's best programs. If
you are new to running , this is the just the thing for you. They
will help you train for a 5k, and get you on your way to the world
The Athlete's Diary is a multisport computer log, available for
Windows, Macintosh, and the Palm Computing Platform. You can log
your training, view it in a variety of formats, and analyze it to
your heart's content. You can also use the software to plan your
Coach... demos of the world's best training software as well as informative articles and workouts from some of the world's best athletes for use with PC Coach. They need a web designer but there's some good info on this site.
RUNNING CLUBS (local)
Al Lawrence Running Club This area
club hosts two HARRA Spring Series
Races: The Bayou Bash Road Relay and the Bellaire Trolley
Run 5K. Approximate membership 140.
Bayou City Road Runners (BCRR) That's us! We have the
perfect blend of competitive running and social events. Our emphasis
is on having fun as well as fitness and competition. We have
approximately 370 members.
Area Running Club (BARC) This club's
primary location is the Clear Lake area. They put on the first race
in the HARRA Fall Series- the United Space Alliance 10 miler. Their
approximate membership is 235.
Finish Line Sports Running Club This
club's primary location is the Sugarland area. They put on the 30k
(HARRA marathon warm up series). Their approximate membership is
Houston Area Road Runners Association (HARRA)
Click here for the latest news and events schedule from HARRA. This
club is the umbrella club to all the Houston running
Houston Hash Home
Page.....gotta click here, yeah you ought to get to all the stuff
you need to do done , but you said that hours ago....
Houston Masters Sports Association welcomes
not only the masters runner, but adult athletes of all ages who
enjoy being involved in the organization of the sport or socializing
with other athletes of any caliber. This club puts on the 25K (HARRA
club puts on the Houston Half Marathon (HARRA marathon warm-up
Pearland Area Road
Runners (PARC) One of the
newer clubs in the greater Houston area.
Terlingua Running Club This club
puts on the LP run (HARRA Spring series). Their emphasis is mainly
on racing rather than social events.
Tornados Running Club This club's philosophy is "To enjoy running for its
fitness and social opportunities". They host the HARRA Cross Country
Relay (HARRA fall series).
RUNNING CLUBS (other)Houston....
These guys feel like our next door neighbors! Austin Runners Club has a nice website. We all go to Austin for races (especially the Austin Marathon). Look these guys before you go, next time.
The Dead Runners Society is a discussion group for people who like to
talk about running.
Road Runners Club of America has a home page. You'll find all kinds of info about running and a listing of clubs around the country that have websites.
BCRR Blog: Our official club
Run 4 Fun: Neeraj's BCRR photo
Blogs from BCRR
members: Run-Gaslight-Run, RunBayou Blog, RunBrendaRun
and World Traveler and
Check out Run Houston, a reader blog about running on Houston Chronicle online
from Jon Walk and Ed Quarles. Local and regional races, results
and runners are chronicled on this site, a welcome addition to the
Running is Jon Walk's personal running blog- a
great place to find running news and various and sundry running
statistics (and other things that make you go hmmm...), like who
holds the record for running the most consecutive HARRA races or who
ran the top 20 times in the Kingwood Marathon, interspersed with
Jon's reflections on running.
Looking for the best Houston Home Brew? Visit Saint Arnold's Web Site or come to their
Saturday afternoon beer-tasting. The tour starts at 1:00 p.m. on
Saturdays. After doing the tour you will receive tickets for free
Valhalla is a non-profit,
graduate student pub located under Keck Hall on the Rice University
Campus, known for its eclectic clientele and cheap drinks.
BCRR is a non-profit
running club, known for its eclectic and
cheap members. Sounds like a marriage made in heaven, which is why we meet there after running on Wednesday evening! In addition, the Houston Press rated Valhalla the "Best Place to Meet Single Women." .
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E-mail us with your suggestion and you'll see it here.