Running was popular in Europe long before it caught on in America, which is why most races are measured in kilometers instead of miles and why most of the Pilgrims were eaten by bears. Race to the top of the food chain with today’s Groupon to Rogue Running, redeemable at its downtown Austin and Cedar Park locations. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get one month of Running Resolution training for one person (a $70 value).
- For $67, you get one month of Running Resolution training for two people (a $140 value).
Founded in 2004 to introduce elite training principles to the everyday runner, Rogue Running fields an experienced team of certified coaches that challenges athletes to train effectively. Running Resolution training offers joggers an avenue for learning a disciplined running regimen, built specifically for beginners, those looking to restart a program, and the chronically late for flights. A coach designs the four-week program around three guided group workouts per week—including two running workouts and one core workout—and assigns daily training homework for students to complete on their own. Students also gain access to the Rogue Running online training locker room, where they can find articles and tips on running, announcements from the coach, mileage tracking, and a safe way to wire a speedometer to your running shoes. Groupon customers also receive 15% off running shoes and gear at the two listed Rogue Running stores.
Most runners simply want to cross the finish line of their first marathon. Steve Sisson wanted Austin’s runners to set loftier goals, so he created Rogue Running and hired a staff of experienced and decorated coaches. Steve himself is tribute to what drive can accomplish: he was a three-time all-American cross-country and track runner at the University of Texas, and is currently the assistant coach for the women’s track-and-field team.
His vision is to pass on that sense of discipline as well as advanced running techniques in a training program tailored according to how hard runners want to work, rather than how frequently they’ve spotted Jesse Owens in the supermarket. Using this method, the Rogue crew has readied runners for everything from 5K races and marathons to triathlons and trail runs. One of Steve’s ultimate goals is to create a thriving running community. To this end, Rogue Running has trained more than 10,000 runners of varying skill levels, and opened retail stores that outfit the community with athletic apparel and running shoes.