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  • second wind events 8/14-8/21

    Our summer cookout is TOMORROW!!! That would be Tuesday, August 15 at Meadowbrook after the fun run.

    You should bring:

    • your own (non alcoholic) drinks (booze is NOT allowed at Meadowbrook)
    • a side to share (bring as much food as it would take for everyone in your group PLUS ONE person to be satisfied)
    • a chair if you want to guarantee you can sit
    • bug spray if you need it
    • your own reusable plate/utensils if you want to help the environment get lucky
    • something not sweaty to change into if you're running and don't like mosquito bites

    Second Wind will provide burgers, buns and condiments. There will be some veggie burgers but no gluten free bread. Marc will be running the grill, and thanks to everyone who has done the work to make sure this cookout will go smoothly

    Registration is open for the Women's Fitness 5k, on Sunday, October 1! This is the 32nd year for this club event. Get more details and sign up online here - it's a great race for a great cause. We will be recruiting volunteers soon, so guys can mark their calendars too.

     

    Fun Run: Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Meadowbrook Park in Urbana (at the intersection of Windsor and Vine - there is a parking lot and you can park on both sides of Vine as you approach the park). We will start out with a timed-ish mile running west and then south, followed by one or more two mile loops  continuing in the same direction. Not sure you're up for a fast mile? The Relaxed-Pace Running Group (RPRG) does a 11-15 minute mile pace and walking is welcome. Both these groups go in the opposite direction, so no matter your speed you'll see other club members!

     Post Run: Potluck Cookout at Meadowbrook.  Got an idea where we should go? Or feedback (good OR bad) about a place we went? Email me! Speedwork: Wednesday at 6pm. This week, we will meet at Orchard Downs in Urbana. Come participate in a fun and different workout each week. Runners of all speeds are welcome to attend and speedwork will alternate between meeting at Centennial and at Orchard Downs.

    Saturday group run (marathon training): Saturday at 7am. This week we meet at the Law Library Lot at 4th and Pennsylvania for 12 or 18 miles (on a 6 mile loop!). Even if you're not planning on running a fall marathon, there's a group run distance for you since all routes have an easy way to make a shorter run. Unlike our Spring training program, these runs are open to all club members. Check out the schedule here - routes are not final for all weeks, but starting location and distance options are listed. Maggie Falenschek is this week's coordinator. The route is here: http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=592008 
     
    Summer weather and water reminder:
    The club brings a cooler of water to the Tuesday night and Saturday morning group runs, but no cups - bring your own bottle. Water is not provided at speedwork. In the event of severe weather/electrical storms, use caution and common sense when going on a run. Decisions to cancel fun runs and speedwork due to weather will be made in as timely a matter as possible.

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    Monday, August 21, 2017
  • second wind events 8/8-8/15

    One week till we get potlucky at Meadowbrook! Our summer cookout will be Tuesday, August 15 at Meadowbrook after the fun run.

    You should bring:

    your own (non alcoholic) drinks (booze is NOT allowed at Meadowbrook)
    a side to share (bring as much food as it would take for everyone in your group PLUS ONE person to be satisfied)
    a chair if you want to guarantee you can sit
    bug spray if you need it
    your own reusable plate/utensils if you want to help the environment get lucky
    something not sweaty to change into if you're running and don't like mosquito bites

    Second Wind will provide burgers, buns and condiments. There will be some veggie burgers but no gluten free bread. Marc will be running the grill, and thanks to everyone who has done the work to make sure this cookout will go smoothly

    Know a lady who wants to start running? Our Fall Women's Beginning Running Group starts tomorrow, August 8! More experienced runners who want to join, either with a friend who is new or just for the group are welcome too. We start out with anywhere from all walking to 2 minute running and 2 minute walking intervals and add a few minutes to our group run/walk each week. Find more details here: http://secondwindrunningclub.org/events/training/womensrunning/fall  (the program isn't full yet so if you're planning to join - or get a friend to join with you - register ASAP).
     

    Registration is open for the Women's Fitness 5k, on Sunday, October 1! This is the 32nd year for this club event. Get more details and sign up online here - it's a great race for a great cause.

     Fun Run: Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Meadowbrook Park in Urbana (at the intersection of Windsor and Vine - there is a parking lot and you can park on both sides of Vine as you approach the park). We will start out with a timed-ish mile running west and then south, followed by one or more two mile loops  continuing in the same direction. Not sure you're up for a fast mile? The Relaxed-Pace Running Group (RPRG) does a 11-15 minute mile pace and walking is welcome. Both these groups go in the opposite direction, so no matter your speed you'll see other club members!
     Post Run: Guido's in Champaign ! Don't plan to run? Come out at 7:30.  Got an idea where we should go? Or feedback (good OR bad) about a place we went? Email me! Speedwork: Wednesday at 6pm. This week, we will meet at Centennial High School in Champaign. Come participate in a fun and different workout each week. Runners of all speeds are welcome to attend and speedwork will alternate between meeting at Centennial and at Orchard Downs.
    Saturday group run (marathon training): Saturday at 7am. This week we meet at Meadowbrook Park at the Windsor St Lot for 12 to 16 miles (on a 4 mile loop!). Even if you're not planning on running a fall marathon, there's a group run distance for you since all routes have an easy way to make a 3-5 mile run. Unlike our Spring training program, these runs are open to all club members. Check out the schedule here - routes are not final for all weeks, but starting location and distance options are listed. Letitia Moffit is this week's coordinator. The route is here: http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=591952 .The course will be marked with chalk at important turns.
     
    Summer weather and water reminder:
    The club brings a cooler of water to the Tuesday night and Saturday morning group runs, but no cups - bring your own bottle. Water is not provided at speedwork. In the event of severe weather/electrical storms, use caution and common sense when going on a run. Decisions to cancel fun runs and speedwork due to weather will be made in as timely a matter as possible.

     

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    Wednesday, August 16, 2017
  • get (pot)lucky Tuesday, August 15

    Come to our summer cookout on Tuesday, August 15 at Meadowbrook after the fun run.

    Bring:

    your own (non alcoholic) drinks (booze is NOT allowed at Meadowbrook)
    a side to share (bring as much food as it would take for everyone in your group PLUS ONE person to be satisfied)
    a chair if you want to guarantee you can sit
    bug spray if you need it
    your own reusable plate/utensils if you want to help the environment get lucky

    Second Wind will provide burgers, buns and condiments. There will be some veggie burgers but no gluten free bread.

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    Wednesday, August 16, 2017
  • 2018 half/full marathon training registration opens soon

    Want to run an event at the 10th annual Christie Clinic Marathon on April 28, 2018? Our full and half marathon training programs will help you feel confident and make sure you are prepared to run this race, no matter if it is your first or fifty-first marathon.

    Registration opens soon - check out the training program page here!

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    Thursday, August 31, 2017
  • summer/fall long runs begin June 24 and end October 28

    Looking to run a fall marathon? We've got Saturday morning group runs at 7am every week from June 24 through the end of October! With distances for those training for the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon/Half Marathon, plus longer distances for early-season racers and a way to make every run a shorter distance for those of you just looking to get out for a few miles with a group, this summer is the one to not let the heat get to you.

    Find the schedule of where we are meeting and links to the ALL NEW routes here! Routes may still be in development and subject to change but starting locations are final.

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    Wednesday, November 1, 2017