A group of employees at Human Kinetics in Champaign run together during their lunch hour.
Others use the on-site gym to play basketball, weight train, or work out on a treadmill or elliptical machine. Or they take a yoga class during the day.
So it seems natural the company would participate in Run@Work Day this week.
Michelle Mehnert, a University of Illinois junior, member of the UI swim team and triathlete, competed in the Short Course Triathlon World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, on Sunday. She finished tenth in her age group. She has been writing a series of guest blogs about her training for the world championships. This is her recap of her race this past weekend.
Michelle Mehnert — University of Illinois swimmer and triathlete — competed in the triathlon age group Short Course World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, on Sunday. (Actually, it was late Saturday night, our time.)
She finished 10th out of 55 athletes in her age group, 20- to 24-year-old women, and third among the U.S. athletes in that age group.
So next Friday, Sept. 17, is the 5th annual Run@Work Day.
The event was created by the Road Runners Club of America to encourage people to run or walk 30 minutes daily, and to encourage companies to build time into the workday for physical activity for employees.
Michelle Mehnert, a triathlete and University of Illinois swimmer, will be competing in the Short Course Triathlon World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, this weekend. She’s been writing a series of guest blogs about her training for the world championships. In her fourth guest blog for The Starting Line, she writes about preparing for the trip abroad.
Taylor Morefield skiied the Colorado mountains for the first time last February. Her goal: work up to one of the more challenging trails.
“It was tons of fun. I had snow flying in my face,” she said. “It was an amazing experience.”
Even falling was fun, Taylor said.
Lots of opportunities to run — and eat — this weekend.
— Sweetcorn 5K Classic
Triathlon training is suggesting ways for increasing heart health.
The “Monster Month.”
That’s what Runner’s World calls this time in a marathon training schedule, the four to six weeks when the long runs are hitting distances of 18 and 20 miles, or more.
Michelle Mehnert is a triathlete and University of Illinois swimmer who is currently training for the Short Course Triathlon World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, in September. In her third guest blog for The Starting Line, she writes about competing recently in a triathlon in Ludington, Mich., and starting to taper for the big race.