Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for Austin Runners

With a new year comes a new set of resolutions. We're making it easy for you to think about your running goals for the year by giving you our Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for Austin runners.

1. Brush up on your Austin running trails.

Austin is full of beautiful trails and greenbelts that are right in our own backyard! Check out a few at this link: http://365thingsaustin.com/2013/01/23/best-places-to-run-in-austin-texas/

2. Train for an annual Austin race: the 3M Half Marathon, Austin Marathon, or Cap 10K.

These three classic races offer stunning views of our city and you can choose whichever length best fits your training schedule: full marathon, half marathon, or 10K.

3. Run in a race that keeps Austin weird.

The Keep Austin Weird 5K (http://keepaustinweirdfest.com/) and the Gorilla Run (http://austingorillarun.com/) embody Austin's spirit of originality. Your registration fee will also help fund their non-profit partners.

4. Stay motivated through a running group.

Austin is a city full of runners and there's no shortage of groups you can join to keep you motivated. May we suggest bRUNch Running? ;)

5. Keep track of your runs to track your progress.

Using an app like MapMyRun (http://www.mapmyrun.com/) allows you to log your workouts and create goals for your running. You can also add your friends to share your routes! 

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