Join us for one weekend 'long run' for only $5! Print out the 'LONG RUN' coupon, lace up your shoes & come run with us! We encourage you to try Rogue on for size!
Rogue Running is a locally-owned training organization and running specialty retailer. As the premier
training group in Austin, we train nearly 3,000 athletes annually through 53 different programs and
have been selected as the #1 Running Club in Texas four years in a row. Our retail side serves local
athletes with an extremely knowledgeable staff of runners, custom shoe fits and a wide selection of
the latest apparel, accessory and nutrition products.
Rogue's founder and head coach, Steve Sisson, has been named one of the nations 'Top 10 Super- Coaches' by Runners World magazine, and we have been twice selected as the 'official training program' of the Austin Marathon.
Rogue's mission is to create an authentic community of athletes, discovering running as a path to their physical, mental & spiritual potential.
•Rogue offers more than fifty training programs each year and while road running is our primary focus,
we also offer triathlon training, swim instruction, core strengthening and trail running groups. Many
programs are seasonal, so we encourage you to continue checking our website for a program that is
ideal for you!
The majority of Rogue programs are 'event based' - training and preparing you for a specific event, such as the Austin Marathon/Half, the San Antonio Marathon/Half, Cap10K, CapTexTri, Boston, etc.
That depends on the program! Rogue offers a wide range of classes, set up for a wide range of ability
levels. General guidelines include:
Basic Training: Participants must be able to run or run/walk at least 20 minutes.
Half Marathon training: Participants must be currently comfortable with a three mile long run.
Marathon training: Participants must be currently comfortable with a five mile long run.
Team Rogue (performance group): Participants must be currently comfortable with a ten mile long run.
The majority of our groups meet at our central downtown location, but we offer convenient satellite locations throughout Austin during the week - North, Circle C, Pflugerville and Westlake. We encourage you to check individual programs for specific locations and times of training groups.
•Most Rogue training programs meet twice a week for group run workouts - Tuesday or Wednesday
for the quality workout, and Saturday morning for the long run. The duration of workouts is dependent
on program and will frequently increase as program progresses. Depending on the mileage covered,
workouts will range between 50-90 minutes. Additionally, we offer three optional weekly core classes,
free for all members!
Triathlon training, Team Rogue and swimming groups follow a somewhat different format.
Equipment depends largely on the program and season. For running programs, participants will need, at a minimum, running shoes, socks, shorts and a tech tee. All runners should be properly fitted for their shoes at the beginning of the program, which our retail staff specializes in. They can also explain the benefits of technical fabrics and help get you into what you need.
All Rogue programs are conducted by experienced and certified coaches. We encourage you to visit the 'Bios' page for more information on each one and their individual philosophies.
Attendance is encouraged at every workout, but not mandatory. Remember that consistency is key
to any training program! We do ask that you communicate with your coach when you are unable to
Workouts take place in all weather, with the exception of lightening or extremely hazardous conditions (ie icy roads). Your coach will make the decision to continue or cancel on the day of a workout, though conditions are rarely severe enough in Austin to warrant a cancellation. Swim practices are at the discretion of the City of Austin.
Rogue training schedules allow for walk breaks in beginner classes such as Basic Training and beginner level half marathon programs. We will encourage athletes to phase out walk breaks as their training progresses.
While we do all we can to properly educate and prepare our runners to train injury-free, they do happen. Between the knowledge of our coaches and an extensive network of trusted sports practitioners, most injuries resolved relatively quickly - this of course requires the athlete to communicate with their coach about any issues as soon as they arise! In the event that an athlete cannot complete a training program due to prolonged injury, we will credit their next program accordingly.
Yes, there is a cost for training, and will vary depending on the length of the program. Most programs
are priced at a set cost, though there are several ongoing (monthly) groups. Prices for individual
training programs are available online, and partial payment options are available for any training
program over $150.
You can register for a training program by simply clicking on the 'sign up now' button next to your desired program.