SSRC track workout update June 1, 2020

Hello SSRC members,

We hope that you and your families are well. We miss seeing everyone at the track on Wednesday mornings and hope to be back soon. We are still waiting for Governor Baker’s announcement when groups of over 10 can gather and sports fields/tracks can open. This will most likely be in Phase 2. We will update the members next week when the details of the plan should be clearer.  As soon as we get the green light, we will send out a notice that we may resume our weekly track practices and which protocols we must follow. Until then, keep using our website to access the workout of the week. Coach Kathy has been posting creative workouts and  I have enjoyed following them. I am certainly looking forward to running with SSRC again soon! If you have any questions, please let us know.

Sue McNatt and the SSRC Board: President Mary Worthington, Hilda Chow, Kathleen Woodward, Kristin Donahue, Martha Cooney and Coach Kathy Fleming

Coach Kathy will continue to post workouts every week-Let’s stay connected!

Dear SSRC members,

I hope that everyone is doing well during these challenging times. Even though we can’t meet as a club right now, Coach Kathy will continue to post workouts for everyone to view. These can be done on the roads, trails, treadmill or even adapted to a stationary bike or elliptical. If you have any questions about the workouts, please let us know. I certainly look forward to checking the website with eager anticipation every Wednesday morning, almost like opening a present! This will help us all stay connected until we can meet again to run on the Wellesley High Track.

Let’s also stay connected through conversations on our google list, emails, texts, phone calls or video chats. This is an amazing group of supportive women: athletically, socially and emotionally and we encourage our members to reach out to each other during this challenging time. Please share stories, funny anecdotes, tell us about your workouts and runs, ask for help, advice and anything else you want to talk about.

Be well- take care of yourselves, your family, elders, neighbors, friends and pets. Keep running, smiling, laughing and supporting each other. Remember, we are all in this together!!

Sue McNatt and the SSRC Board: President Mary Worthington, Kathleen Woodward, Martha Cooney, Kristin Donahue, Hilda Chow and Coach Kathy Fleming

 

SSRC Workouts Suspended 3/17/2020

SSRC members,

We have suspended our workouts until further notice.  The Town of Wellesley has closed all parks, playgrounds and playing fields which includes the high school outdoor track.  This is to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Below is the notice from the Town of Wellesley:

Parks, Playgrounds and Playing Fields Closed: All Town open space areas are closed for activities until further notice. Playground equipment is not cleaned and may harbor viral material for many days. Residents are asked to exercise, walk dogs and enjoy other activities individually and not congregate. Fields and parks should not be used for pickup games of any kind. Families and children should not use play equipment. Wellesley’s trail system and larger reservations remain open, but when encountering others, please respect social distancing guidelines (6 feet).

Kathy will have weekly workouts posted for us to use on the roads until we can resume our outdoor workouts.  The workouts will be available on our website each Wednesday.

As Sue said in her previous post, “It is imperative to take care of yourselves and your family, get plenty of rest, eat well and continue to exercise alone or in small groups.  We are all in this together.  Stay healthy and keep running!”

SSRC track workout-3/18/20

Good afternoon SSRC members,

We will begin holding our weekly track workout outdoors at the Wellesley High Outdoor track on 3/18/20. This date is a few weeks earlier than anticipated, but it is necessary to follow these guidelines to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 in our communities.  When we meet on Wednesday, we will be careful to practice social distancing during the workout and to reduce any physical contact between members.  By now, everyone knows what this means.  Please bring your own water bottles and hand sanitizer as well.

We will meet as usual for the dynamic warmup at 9:00, a quick meeting and Kathy will explain the workout of the day.  We will keep the workout groups small.

It is imperative to take care of yourselves and your family, get plenty of rest, eat well and continue to exercise alone or in small groups.  We are all in this together. If anyone has further thoughts or suggestions, please let us know. If anyone has any questions, please ask.

Stay healthy everyone and keep running during this very challenging time in our world.

Sue McNatt, SSRC Board Member

Runners Raising Funds

It’s Boston Marathon training season and we have a number of members running Boston for charity.  Our Runners Raising Funds  page lists our runners who are raising money for charity.  If you are running Boston for a charity and would like your fundraising page to be listed on this page, please email Hilda.  Also, if you have fundraising events that you would like posted to the website, please email those too!

Babson Indoor Workout Information

We had a great turnout last week at our first indoor workout of the winter season! For those of you that missed it, here are some things to know.

Please enter through the new facility entrance and tell the front desk staff that you are running with SSRC. They will direct you to the track entrance.  The track is the same, but getting to the track from the new facility is slightly different.  You can exit the track using the doors we’ve always used in previous years.  You just have to enter through the new entrance.

Please park in the large lot on the opposite side of the road of the track entrance (this is the same parking lot as in previous years).  We do not need parking passes at this point.

We have the track rented from 8:30 to 10:30. We will begin our dynamic warmups at 9:00, followed by our meeting with the group and Coach Kathy will outline the workout of the day.

You can pay the winter track fee at:
https://runsignup.com/Club/Store/MA/Weston/SuburbanStridersRunningClub

 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!! We begin indoor track workouts at Babson’s Webster Center on January 8th!  If you have not already done so, please sign up and pay the winter fee clicking here.   Make sure your USATF membership is current.  We have the track from 8:30 – 10:30 each Wednesday morning through March.  Drills begin at 9 am followed by Kathy’s workout.  See you all there!

December Workouts

The December 4 workout was cancelled for snow.  Please assume we will not be holding anymore outdoor workouts in December UNLESS an email is sent out stating we are meeting for an outdoor workout.  We will be going indoors for our workouts at Babson’s Webster Center starting on January 8.  There is an additional facility charge ($100) for Winter Track.  Please go to runsignup to pay and sign up.

November 27 Workout

We are canceling the Wednesday November 27th workout due to pre-Thanksgiving preparations and many people are racing on Thanksgiving and also traveling.
The workout is posted on the Weekly Workouts page.
See you all next Wednesday for our usual track workout at the Wellesley High school track at 9:00 AM. Remember to bring your books for Carla and Mary to collect.  Also, please sign up for Winter Track on the Runsignup page if you will be running indoors at Babson with us (see the previous post for information!).
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

2020 Winter Track

We will be going indoors from January 8 – March 25.  Our indoor track workouts will be held from 9am – 10am at Babson College’s Webster Center.  We can come as early as 8:30am to warm up and stay as late as 10:30am to warm down.  There is an extra $100 fee to participate indoors for the 3 months.  To pay your fee please go to the SSRC Store here.  You also must hold a current USATF membership for insurance purposes.  You can check your USATF membership status here.