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.
BAA Half Marathon -- Join SRR members at the finish line of the B.A.A. Half Marathon at White Stadium in Franklin Park to hand out medals to race finishers. It's a great opportunity to support both the club and the B.A.A.
We'll be handing out medals from 8am till noon on Sunday, October 12. To sign up, go to the BAA Volunteer Registration Site and enter SRR as both login and password.
Or contact Carrie-Anne if you can assist at any other upcoming events!
Tatyana Podznyakova Workout
This workout is one continuous run on the track. It will be either 4800, 6400, or 8000 meters, depending upon your current, weekly mileage. During this run, you will alternate the pace every 800 meters back-and-forth between THRESHOLD pace and MARATHON pace. For those running an upcoming marathon, I would suggest you use your *goal* marathon pace, rather than what the chart says. For anyone else, well... the chart does have a pace you can used (based upon your current VDOT). However you may also, as a rule of thumb, just use a 15-second difference per 800
I recommend starting out at THRESHOLD but it's up to you
If you are running a lot more than 45 miles per week, feel free to make that 8000 meters (i.e. 10 x 800) but it's up to you.
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: