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The Simple 3-2-1

Want to really kick your cardio and speed into a high gear. Incorporate this exercise while you’re running. It’s simple but it’ll get your butt in gear. Jog is to warm up, sprint is to fire your muscles into high gear and the walk is an active rest meant to open your lungs without going […]




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Keep training strong. You’re weeks away!

The South Padre Marathon is a month away! We know our runners have ramped up their training for the big run across the Queen Isabella Causeway and down South Padre Island  Boulevard! For many of you, this may be your first marathon or half marathon. Don’t be afraid. You can accomplish anything you set your mind […]




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Striving for Progress NOT Perfection: Pancho’s Amazing Weight Loss Journey

We’ve met some incredibly inspiring people since the launch of the South Padre Island Marathon Facebook page. Pancho is one of those. To date he’s lost over 100 pounds and his work ethic is as cool as lemonade on a hot day. He’s come a long way and we wanted to share his story from […]




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Improve Your Stride, Try This Yoga

These 20 Minutes Might Be The Best Thing To Improve Your Stride. Stretching is a no brainer but all to often sports related injures happen because we think we’ve done enough. False. More than likely you haven’t and spending extra time stretching will only help your stride, recover and joints. Do yourself a favor listen […]




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Your next cross training experience

Total body fitness is the best way to make you a more conditioned athlete and a runner. Finding ways to engage your muscles at proper times like going up hill or hooking a turn take cross training. Sometimes you’ll need to just kick it into 5th gear. You can’t just do that willy-nilly training your […]




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26 Tips to Get Ready… Get Set… #RunSPI

The South Padre Island Marathon is just weeks away! You have been training your heart out, and our team is so excited to see everyone accomplish their goals from start to finish. By running this inaugural race, you are becoming a part of history. We want you feel your best and confident as ever before. […]




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Bye Bye Back Pain, Hello Abs

Pro athlete trainer/ Physical therapist Jeff Cavaliere beaks down what to do with that nagging back pain while doing ab exercises. Sometimes our willpower is stronger than our bodies but all it takes is some tweaking and solid advice. Jeff says, when the hip flexors dominate ab exercises, the end result is an ab exercise […]




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A Runner’s Favorite Warm-Up

For months, the RunSPI team has brought you cross training workouts to help shed fat, boost your metabolism and get you in running shape. Now, it’s all about putting in the miles. Active.com clears up the guesswork and shares a hot warm up that’ll get you pounding the pavement. Do each for 45 seconds and […]




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Three benefits of exercising with others

Whether you go to workout classes with strangers or you hit the trails with friends, exercising in groups has its advantages. Even just including one additional person into your workout routine will help you get more involved and even push yourself. This is also a way for you to make new friends, but also strengthen […]




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Pushing through, getting family involved and overcoming injury to run SPI

Healing from a torn rotator cuff, Dayna Mendez has been counting down the weeks till she can run again. “As soon as my surgeon give me the green light, I’ll start training for the SPI race,” said Dayna. She and her husband registered as early as they could to run the South Padre Island Marathon […]




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