SRRC Club News

May 28, 2019

The time has come in our speed training to move to the track.  Running speed workouts on the track has many benefits.  The smooth consistent surface allows for development of better form, the distance is exact allowing for better pacing, and the surface is firm but not...

May 20, 2019

This week we will be running 2-person relay races.   I will give details for the runs when we meet, but I hope to foster camaraderie and team aspects of running.  We will meet again at Washington Park at the pavilion at 6pm.  We will do warm-up running and stretching a...

May 13, 2019

There there, don't be afraid!  I'll get you to be pretty fast....and your little dog too (no, not really).  So, this Wednesday's speed workout will be a prediction mile.  We will do a warm-up with light running, static stretching, and then dynamic stretching.  Everyone...

May 6, 2019

This week we will be doing a team oriented workout called an Indian Run.  The format is with a group of 6-9 similarly paced runners you run in a single file line and in rotation, the last runner speeds up and goes to the front.  The rest of the runners encourage the pa...

April 23, 2019

Day after day, alone on a hill
The man with the foolish grin is sitting perfectly still
Nobody wants to know him
They can see that he's just a fool
But he never gives an answer

But the Bill on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinn...

April 17, 2019

So much going on now that the weather is changing! Spring social, Abe's Army, speed work, races.... Make sure you know what's happening!

April 16, 2019

To the running world of the 80s and 90s, Tom Cooper was known as “Cooper” or “Coop”.  His history of running goes back to the beginning of the Springfield Road Runners Club. He served as President of the club, directed many races, scored races and volunteered. Cooper w...

April 15, 2019

Now whip it...into shape...shape it up....get straight...go forward...move ahead...try to detect it....its not too late

....to join the seed group!  Speed is fun!  The general idea is to develop more fast twitch muscles, improve form, and share in a team atmosphere.  La...

March 13, 2019

Frank was taken by surprise when his name was called out at the annual banquet for Most Improved Male Runner of 2018.  He did not considered he could have been nominated, and he didn’t really want to walk in front of everyone at the banquet to get the award.  Frank adm...

March 13, 2019

Meredith began running—really running—back in 2013.  Peoria has a training program similar to Abe’s Army for the Steamboat 4 miler, and she signed up with her son and daughter.  She kept on running and says her former high school coach (shot put and discus) gets tickle...

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