News – Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio Just another Run Rock N Roll Sites site Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:24:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.2 Treadmills are boring. Here are 8 of the hottest fitness trends around the world that put the fun first http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio/news/2017/09/treadmills-boring-8-hottest-fitness-trends-around-world-put-fun-first/ Thu, 07 Sep 2017 23:37:03 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio/?p=94796   Fitness Trends from Around the World  There is one thing, for sure, that our entire nation can agree on: […]

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Fitness Trends from Around the World

 There is one thing, for sure, that our entire nation can agree on: treadmills are boring. So are ellipticals. And stationary bikes. Actually, most of the ways we Americans get our exercise are boring. Which has led the adventuresome souls here at SmartyPants to cast our eyes (and Google searches) around the globe looking for ways to bust aerobic monotony. Here were a few examples of what we found.

 

Unicycling

Origin: Great Britain

Leave it to the home of Monty Python to come up with a seemingly absurd yet ultimately brilliant workout. Nothing will work your core, legs, and balance better than a unicycle. It’s a serious sport with many styles to choose from including touring, mountain, trials, freestyle, and even an ultimate model that is seatless (OUCH!). Start small and please keep the seat on for your safety.

 

Parkour

Origin: France

Developed from military training, parkour makes obstacle courses out of the natural environment. Parkour enthusiasts interact with buildings and structures in a series of moves with truly fantastic names like the “tic tac”, “Kong vault”, and “gap jump”. It can be a dangerous sport when people overestimate their abilities, but otherwise parkour is a fun means of testing strength, balance, and flexibility.

 

Aikido

Origin: Japan

is a modern Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Aikido is often translated as “the way of unifying (with) life energy” or as “the way of harmonious spirit”. Ueshiba’s goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury. It does that – plus gives the practitioner mental agility, whole body movement, and balance.

 

Laughter yoga (Hasyayoga)

Origin: India

Practitioners call it the “happiest wellness program in the world” for a reason. Started in public parks in India during the 1990s, hasyayoga combines deep breathing with laughter exercises. Laughter yoga is proven good for cardiovascular health and as a means of fighting depression. The laughter probably covers up the sounds of the inevitable yoga farts, too.

 

Trapeze

Origin: France

We’ve all seen how svelte circus acrobats are, and that’s what has inspired people to take up outdoor trapeze. Flying through the air with the greatest of ease not only offers up an adrenaline rush, but also a great workout. It’s similar to gymnastics – good for the lats, abdominals, and shoulder muscles.

 

Paddleboard Yoga

Origin: India

Coming from Rishikesh, India, this practice brings together old and new: stand up paddle surfing and hatha yoga. Practitioners balance on surfboards while going through traditional poses – out on the water, of course. This exercise focuses on balance and core strength, while soaking up the scenery – sometimes literally if you fall off your board.

 

Hula Hooping

Origin: Australia

Hula hoop fitness classes are getting popular right now in parks from London to San Francisco. Some pros make the exercise one step harder, by using weighted hoops to get extra resistance on the abs. Hooping is going to work your core, hips, glutes, and legs. Not too bad for a child’s toy originally developed by a company named Wham-O.

 

Prancercising

Origin: Only in America

You may recall Prancercise from YouTube as it made its rounds on social media a while back, but it’s a legit workout. It’s basically a form of power walking, although some compare it to low impact aerobics. Founder Johanna Rohrback describes it as a holistic fitness method, “similar to a horse’s gait and ideally induced by elation”. If you can control the giggles and ignore the stares, get your prance on!

 

You now have zero excuses to just run on the treadmill. Unless that’s your thing – you do you. Whatever you do, please consult a physician before you begin any exercise program and be sure to tag us on Instagram @SmartyHealth!

 

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Celebrate Global Running Day in San Antonio http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio/news/2017/05/celebrate-global-running-day-in-san-antonio/ Wed, 31 May 2017 21:49:45 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio/?p=94526 Join San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley, women’s running pioneer, Kathrine Switzer, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series officials for […]

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Join San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley, women’s running pioneer, Kathrine Switzer, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series officials for a special Global Running Day announcement and fun run with Kathrine!

FUN RUN DETAILS:

  • Date: June 6, 2017
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Location: Pearl Amphitheatre (303 Pro Parkway)
  • Plus raffles, giveaways, sale information & more!

ANNOUNCEMENT DETAILS:

  • Date: June 7, 2017
  • Time: 10:30am
  • Location: Hemisfair Park (Nueva & S. Alamo)

Don’t forget to save the date for the 24-hour Global Running Day Sale on Wednesday, June 7! 

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2017 Marathon Finisher Jacket http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio/news/2017/05/2017-marathon-finisher-jacket/ Tue, 23 May 2017 19:33:41 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio/?p=94520 The Marathon Finisher Jacket is back by popular demand in 2017! When it comes to a will to ROCK 26.2 […]

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The Marathon Finisher Jacket is back by popular demand in 2017!

When it comes to a will to ROCK 26.2 miles from the Start Line to the Finish Line, it takes a special kind of rock star. If that special kind of person is you, then get ready to add this jacket to your collection.

The Marathon Finisher Jacket is our FREE bonus gift for those willing to go the distance. The 2017 design features a light chevron pattern on the sides, showerproof fabric and a convenient travel pouch to take it on-the-go.

26.2-miles. 42.1-kilometers. 50,000 steps. However you measure it, you’ve got what it takes to crush 26.2, then you deserve to look the part, too.

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Episode 1 of Milestones: The Game Changer http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio/news/2017/05/episode-1-milestones-game-changer/ Mon, 15 May 2017 17:10:01 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio/?p=94516 How has the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series changed the sport of running? Watch our Series premiere of Milestones: The Game Changer and find […]

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How has the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series changed the sport of running? Watch our Series premiere of Milestones: The Game Changer and find out how the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon became the start of something so much bigger than just a road race.

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Landmarks on Course http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio/news/2017/05/landmarks-on-course/ Wed, 10 May 2017 20:39:09 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio/?p=93803 Check out the many noteworthy San Antonio landmarks below and make sure you’re registered for your own up-close-and-personal tour of […]

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Check out the many noteworthy San Antonio landmarks below and make sure you’re registered for your own up-close-and-personal tour of them as you see them during race weekend!

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Downtown Start: Start your race in the historical downtown of this ole’ frontier town.

San Antonio River Walk – lined by bars, shops and restaurants, the River Walk is a must-see attraction

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San Fernando Cathedral – the first church built in Texas (in the 18th century)

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The Alamo – a former mission turned legendary battle site

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San Antonio Museum of Art – a former brewery remodeled to house many art exhibitions

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Brackenridge Park – home to a stretch of the San Antonio River, the Japanese Tea Garden, Sunken Garden Theater and the San Antonio Zoo

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Tower of the Americas – an iconic 750 foot tower located in HemisFair Park

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Mission Concepcion – the best preserved of all Texas missions

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To learn about more landmarks you can explore while visiting San Antonio, check out Visit San Antonio.

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Earn This Celebratory Swag in San Antonio http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio/promotion/2017/05/celebratory-swag-san-antonio/ Mon, 08 May 2017 17:53:12 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio/?p=94500 Get ready for the tenth annual Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon by previewing the official […]

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Get ready for the tenth annual Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon by previewing the official swag lineup for 2017 – the biggest running celebration yet.



Saturday 5K presented by Brooks Participant T-Shirt



Saturday 10K Participant T-Shirt



Marathon, Half-Marathon and 2-Person Half Marathon Relay Participant T-Shirt



Marathon Finisher Medal



Half Marathon Finisher Medal



2-Person Half Marathon Relay Finisher Medal


10k Medal



5k Medal 



Kids Rock Medal



Remix Challenge Medal


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Earn This Lone Star Legend Medal http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio/news/2017/02/earn-lone-star-legend-medal/ Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:12:30 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio/?p=94365 Everything is bigger in Texas! You can earn the Lone Star Legend Limited Edition Medal. Complete the marathon or half […]

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Everything is bigger in Texas! You can earn the Lone Star Legend Limited Edition Medal.

Complete the marathon or half marathon distance at both the 2016 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon and the 2017 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon.

Now that’s bling to brag about!

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2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Military Challenge Results http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio/news/2017/01/2016-rock-n-roll-san-antonio-military-challenge-results/ Tue, 03 Jan 2017 22:44:03 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio/?p=94343 Results for the 2016 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Military Challenge are finally here! The overall […]

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Results for the 2016 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Military Challenge are finally here! The overall top three male and female finishers and the top three male and female finishers within each Military branch are listed below for the Marathon and Half Marathon. First, second and third place awards will be sent to the overall distance finishers in the next two weeks. Thank you to all who participated and thank you as always for your service. Congratulations to all winners!

2016 Military Challenge Results

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2016 Race Day Highlight Video http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio/promotion/2016/12/race-day-recap/ Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:44:42 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio/?p=94278 Press play to see how much fun we had at last year’s race and make sure you don’t miss out […]

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Press play to see how much fun we had at last year’s race and make sure you don’t miss out this year!

Get ready to join us for some fun of your own in 2017! Register now at the current prices, before they increase on May 15!

P.S. Don’t worry about the weather, we’ve already talked to Mother Nature about giving us a nicer day this year…

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Mark Pinales Triumphs in Half Marathon at Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio/news/2016/12/mark-pinales-triumphs-half-marathon-humana-rock-n-roll-san-antonio/ Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:11:54 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio/?p=94255 Anita Perez placed first in the women’s half marathon Joel Harris and Liza Hunter-Galvan won the men’s and women’s marathon […]

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  • Anita Perez placed first in the women’s half marathon
  • Joel Harris and Liza Hunter-Galvan won the men’s and women’s marathon
  • Guster headlined the post race Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series
  • Perseverance was the name of the game at the 2016 edition of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon on Sunday. With temperatures in the 50s and in rainy conditions, thousands of participants gutted through the 13.1 miles in the half marathon and the 26.2-mile marathon distance.

    The first runner to come across the finish line on Sunday in the half marathon was 23-year-old University of Texas graduate, Mark Pinales, who clocked one hour, five minutes, and 27 seconds. “It was a fun course,” he said afterwards. “There were a lot of great guys out there. I was nervous about the rain last night. The point of coming here was to give it my all. It was a mental battle to do this in the rain with the slippery roads.” Pinales recalled that a pack of seven runners formed early in the race and that it came down to trying to position himself within the pack in order to shield himself from the wind and rain. “About mile seven or eight, I decided that I was going to go for it at mile 10 and increase the pace to try and drop people. It was a battle of wills from there.” Pinales said that once he made it to the front, he told himself not to look back. “I didn’t care if there were seven guys or one behind me at that point.” Pinales’ win Sunday was his first Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series race. Second and third in the men’s half marathon were Nicholas Too (1:05:42) and Paul Sugut (1:05:50) respectively.

    The women’s half-marathon champion was Anita Perez (1:20:46).

    “Coming into this, I wanted to get top five, so I am very excited to win it,” Perez stated. She said that when she woke up in the morning she realized it wasn’t raining like the forecast had called for so she and her coach decided to head out at 6:00-per-mile pace and take it from there. Perez admitted that the conditions weren’t the only challenge for her. At mile nine, she said her hamstring tightened up. “I was worried about that but was able to nurse it through to the end.” Perez was using Sunday’s race to gear up for a marathon in January. Perez’s nearest rival was Kara Ford (1:21:59) who took second. Third place went to Nora O’Malley (1:24:17).

    In the marathon, Joel Harris triumphed with a thrilling sprint finish in 2:36:41. “I tried to stay at a 5:50-5:55 pace at the start. I got in with a good group through mile 16,” he recalled. “At mile 21, I saw the lead runner and a lot of great support encouraging me to go after him. The gap started closing and I made it my goal to stay right behind him. I was an inch away from him and when I saw the finish I gave it everything I’ve got.” Harris’ nearest rival was Chris Frisch (2:36:42). The final podium slot was awarded to Ricardo Carrillo (2:39:06).

    Liza Hunter-Galvan won the women’s marathon in 2:57:17. “In my 24 years running marathons, I’ve never run one in the rain,” she said. “I’ll take this any day. It could be worse with the heat.” For Hunter-Galvan, Sunday’s race was the last marathon in her long career. “It’s very emotional for me. This was where I ran my first marathon and how fitting it was to run my last in San Antonio,” she said holding back tears. Second place was awarded to Janessa Dunn (3:08:00), while third place went to Jennifer Kimoto (3:09:10).

    As with all Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events, entertainment was never in short supply as bands and cheer zones bolstered all the participants along the streets of San Antonio. The Boston-based alternative band Guster took to the stage at the post race Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series to give everyone something to smile about.

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    Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Start Line

    Joel Harris

    (Photo Credit: Kevin Morris – PhotoRun)

    2016 Race Results

    Name, Age, Hometown, Time, Prize

    Men’s Marathon

    1. Joel Harris, 36, San Antonio, TX, 2:36:41, $500
    2. Chris Frisch, 32, Houston, TX, 2:36:42, $250
    3. Ricardo Carrillo, 39, Castroville, TX, 2:39:06, $100
    4. Jonathan Corsini, 29, San Antonio, TX, 2:39:19
    5. Luis Gutierrez, 31, Austin, TX, 2:42:25

    Women’s Marathon

    1. Liza Hunter-Galvan, 47, San Antonio, TX, 2:57:17, $500
    2. Janessa Dunn, 24, San Antonio, TX, 3:08:00, $250
    3. Jennifer Kimoto, 26, Canada, 3:09:10, $100
    4. Crystal Kent, 35, Kyle, TX, 3:12:15
    5. Leah Jabbour, 40, Canada, 3:20:42

    Men’s Half Marathon

    1. Mark Pinales, 23, Round Rock, TX, 1:05:27, $500
    2. Nicholas Too, 23, Kenya, 1:05:42, $4oo
    3. Paul Sugut, 30, Kenya, 1:05:50, $300
    4. Phillip Baar, 24, Corpus Christi, TX, 1:06:01, $200
    5. Evans Tuitoek, 23, Lubbock, TX, 1:06:10, $100

    Women’s Half Marathon

    1. Anita Perez, 33, San Antonio, TX, 1:20:46, $500
    2. Kara Ford, 38, Broomfield, CO, 1:21:59, $400
    3. Nora O’Malley, 27, Broomfield, CO, 1:24:17, $300
    4. Emily Parker, 32, Kerrville, TX, 1:24:52, $200
    5. Rebecca Bennion, 36, Murray, UT, 1:25:15, $100

    For complete results, photos and more, visit RunRocknRoll.com/San-Antonio

    2016 Rock n Roll San Antonio Marathon San Antonio, TX Dec 3-4, 2016 Photo: KevinMorris@PhotoRun victah1111@aol.com 631-291-3409 www.photorun.net

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