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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.

3rd ANNUAL RACE TO THE ROW 5K - Fast Mile - Kids Fun Run

SRR Annual Event: 3rd ANNUAL RACE TO THE ROW 5K - Fast Mile - Kids Fun Run

Where: 301 Canal Street, Assembly Square, Somerville MA (map)
When: Sunday, August 23rd @ 9:00 a.m.

The Race to the Row 5K will run through the Assembly Square District and along the Mystic River, ending with a fun-filled post-party and beer garden! There's also a free Kids Fun Run, and new this year is the Fast Mile! Proceeds will be donated to the East Somerville Main Streets program and the Somerville TrackPAC.

Click here for 2015 RACE RESULTS!

Weekly Track Workout
 Tuesday August 18 and 25 - 7:00 PM - Tufts Outdoor Track

I have posted two weeks worth of workouts here as I will be away from at least one of the workouts

Aug 25 - 7:00 PM, Outdoor Track

This week we go back to some shorter, faster stuff

Groups A, B:

  • 1 x 1600 at THRESHOLD (1:00 rest)
  • 1 x 1000 at INTERVAL (half lap jog recovery + 1:00 rest)
  • 4 x 400 at REPEAT (lap jog)
  • 4 x 200 at REPEAT (lap jog)


Groups C, D:

  • 1 x 1600 at THRESHOLD (1:00 rest)
  • 1 x 800 at INTERVAL (lap jog recovery)
  • 2 x 400 at REPEAT (lap jog)
  • 4 x 200 at REPEAT (lap jog)

Groups E, F

  • 1 x 1600 at THRESHOLD (1:00 rest)
  • 1 x 600 at INTERVAL (lap jog)
  • 1 x 400 at REPEAT (lap jog) -- a little longer than we normally make you go at REPEAT...
  • 4 x 200 at REPEAT (lap jog)


September 1 - 7:00 PM, Outdoor Track

Cruise Intervals

Do reps of 1600 meters taking short rests in between.  The number of reps you do depends upon your current weekly mileage

  • 0-30 mpw: 3
  • 31-40 mpw: 4
  • 41-50 mpw: 5
  • 51-60 mpw: 6
  • 60+ mpw: 7

Note that the volumes I've listed here are what I would consider minimums.  This is a workout in which it is OK to add an extra rep or two if you feel OK.  Also, if you prefer to combine these into larger blocks of 3200 meters, feel free to do so.  Just double the rest

And what is the rest?  Well normally I schedule 1:00 rest for everyone.  But since some groups take longer than others to cover a 1600, I really should probably scale the rest.  So here is your guide:

  • Groups A, B: 1:00 rest between 1600s
  • Groups C, D: 1:15 rest
  • Groups E, F: 1:30 rest





SRR Race Results - 26x1

SRR Race Results

The 2015 SRR 26x1 Club Challenge Relay was another huge success this year, with SRR fielding two full teams and one, combined Greater Lowell/SRR team. Check out the club results

Left: Sierra will not be bound by your rules (Photo by Thomas Cole)

SRR Grand Prix Race Series

SRR Grand Prix Race Series

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.