SRRC Club News

August 7, 2018

This week there are several events going on.  Wednesday, Jack Belmer is sponsoring a Kids Run at the SHG track.  Also on Wednesday there is packet pick-up for the State Fair Parade Run and the race is on Thursday evening.  Wednesday is also the first practice for my Ro...

July 30, 2018

THIS WEEK WE WILL BE HOLDING OUR SPEED WORKOUT ON TUESDAY EVENING AT 5:45.  WE WILL BE MEETING IN THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR GROUNDS AT THE EXPO BUILDING.

With the St. Jude's Mile and a lot of other great training behind us, it is time to try some SRRC racing.   For t...

July 17, 2018

1 and 2 and 1 and 2 and.....  This week we are running a Fartlek on the track.   "Aww that stinks!" says Tommy.   "I don't like dancing," says Paul.   Not that kind of Fartlek!  A running fartlek.  And we aren't going to be dancing!   The fartlek will be a timed run wh...

July 10, 2018

How many times have you heard that kids?  I know recess is more fun but we need to get back to getting speedy.  This week we are taking a workout right out of the Henry Jansen playbook.  The workout is called 300/100.  Clever name and you guessed it, it involves  300m...

July 1, 2018

Yes, that's right...this week i've planned a crazy workout where we all skip in unison to Pharrell Williams' song "Happy".

The two happiest guys in town, Tommy Dale and Paul Turner, will be leading the act with Wes Johnson as color coordinator...........screech!   Scrat...

June 26, 2018

Are you feeling lucky?  I am!  So this week's workout is called "Roll the Dice".   We will start with our normal routine of stretching, yada, yada, yada.  Then we will select individuals to roll some dice.  We will need 12, so if you're feeling lucky volunteer.  Next,...

June 19, 2018

if you're hip and cool like me you know that symbol means sMILE.  That's right it's mile repeat time! Why the face (WTF)?   Miles are the basis of everything we do!

How many MILES did you run this week?  Are you in the 1000 MILE group?  What was your...

June 11, 2018

Well we climbed the mountain and came back down.  The Deadwood-Mickelson Trail Marathon was fun but it's time to get back to speed training. 

This week we will be running 800 meter repeats.  We will start with our usual warm-up routine and introductions.  Then you...

May 22, 2018

It's finally here.....track time!   This week we move from Washington Park to the track for our speed workout.  The track is at "West Campus" of SHG (my alma mater) 1615 W Washington, at 5:45 pm on Wednesday.  Besides having graduated from SHG, I also did my first stin...

May 15, 2018

The word Fartlek which means "Speedplay" is Swedish and is a method of training that incorporates periods of fast running on a distance run.  This week we will be running a variety of Fartlek type runs within our workout.  This is a training method I've used for years...

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