Welcome to the website of the Somerville Road Runners, Somerville Massachusetts' oldest running club. Bordering Boston and Cambridge, we're a motley crew that works hard, but doesn't let that get in the way of having a good time. SRR is a charitable, non-profit organization that sponsors many events a year including weekly runs, track workouts, annual races and even competitive but delicious cook-offs! Our club welcomes new members of all abilities. Read on to find out what we've been up to lately.
December 14 -- Yulefest 5K, Cambridge MA
January 18 -- Lazy Dog 3 Miler, Lynn MA
February 1 -- Super Sunday 5 Miler, Cambridge MA
March 15 -- New Bedford Half Marathon, New Bedford MA
April 4 -- Shifters 5K, Waltham MA
May 10 -- MOM's Run 5K, Somerville MA
Check out our Grand Prix web page for more details and race results.
Vermont City Marathoners:
Lou Ristaino Workout. 4800 meters continuous. Think of this as 6x800 continuous. Run the first 800 right at your goal marathon pace and then run each subsequent 800 meters four seconds faster than the previous one.
"Deek" Session. (We will do this workout at least once more this summer, possibly twice)
This workout was a favorite of the great Australian runner, John DeCastella It's good general prep for many distances.
This is 4800 meters (12 laps) continuous run alternating the pace between 5k race pace (for 400 meters) and "floats" (for 200 meters). You start off at your 5k race pace for the first 400. The "float" sections are not recovery jogs. Instead you should aim to run something close to your normal training pace for the float sections.
Congratulations to Shaun Miller who recently conquered the Vermont 50 Miler shattering a personal best by over half an hour on a challenging course.
This is just the latest in a growing SRR Ultra movement that has been going for a while but really seems to have gained momentum this year. Just a cursory scan of this years results shows: