Running Blog

The Sprint for Monroe’s Running Blog.   New content added regularly from a variety of authors!

The Benefits of a Virtual Event

Posted by on Jun 22, 2020 in Running, Virtual Races | 0 comments

By Amy Primorac.  Amy is a teacher by day and the race director for the Sprint for Monroe in her off hours. As we inch into summer and past the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak, we’re all itching to get back to our usual activities.  Getting our haircut, meeting up with friends, enjoying a meal at a restaurant are all possible now.  Even gyms are starting to open up, and the fitness community is ready to roll. The one thing that hasn’t returned, nor will it any time soon, are large scale running events.  In the early days of COVID,...

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Yoga and Running

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Running | 0 comments

Yoga and Running

By Lilia Wills.   Lilia is an active runner who has run distances from 5K to 55K all over the globe.  She is also a certified yoga instructor and owns Bliss Yoga on Main Street in Monroe.  You often hear yoga is great for runners, but most runners are intimidated by yoga, especially since running is a somewhat solo sport unless one is participating in a running club and even then everyone runs on their own. There are really no excuses for postponing, or not trying yoga. One doesn’t even need to attend a formal class, however a class led by a...

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Coming Back from Injury: My Story

Posted by on May 5, 2019 in Running | 0 comments

By Amy Primorac.  Amy is a teacher by day and the race director for the Sprint for Monroe in her off hours.  I never thought I’d be someone who ran. I used to quote that line from the movie Real Genius: “Do you run?” “Only when chased”. But once I started with the Couch 2 5K program, I couldn’t stop. I ran my first 5K in November, 2011. I ran it in 43 minutes and change and couldn’t wait to do it again. I started pushing further, trying to go faster. I increased my mileage and my duration. Eventually...

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Sprint for Monroe Course

Posted by on May 2, 2019 in Running | 0 comments

Sprint for Monroe Course

What’s the course like?  Every runner worth their singlet asks this prior to a race.  If you’re competitive, you might stake out the course ahead of time to get the lay of the land.  If you’re new to the Sprint for Monroe, we’re here to tell you:  it isn’t a flat course.  But despite the “rolling hills” that do provide a heart pumping challenge, the course is an actual net decline. Darrin Fodor, a competitve runner and member of the Manchester Running Club, runs the course regularly on his training...

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Love Kids, Love Running…Love Kids Running!

Posted by on Apr 29, 2019 in Running | 0 comments

Love Kids, Love Running…Love Kids Running!

By Heidi Langan. Heidi is a fitness instructor and running coach. In addition to private coaching she works with the Race4Chase Triathlon program. More information on Heidi Langan can be found at her website: www.h4fitness.com. I recently just started another group training for a 5K race. I can’t remember how many groups I have coached over the years but this is definitely one of the best. Why? Because the athletes are all kids. I train from ages 7 and up, this particular group cuts off at age 14…really a great window to lay the groundwork...

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