May
14
2014

Another Successful 5K for NECC

May 3rd, 2014 was a terrific day that I will remember for a long time. It was great to see the NECC Campus Classic 5k and Fun Run go so smoothly. The weather was perfect for a race and there were barely any clouds in the sky. I was extremely happy to see all the volunteers helping with the event; we could not have done it without the generous upport of so many enthusiastic community members. [...]

Apr
25
2014

Boston Strong

2014 Boston marathon was simply incredible. There was so much energy, excitement, love, emotion, passion and pure happiness out there on the course.  Even if some people did not have their best races at the marathon, everybody, whether it was walking or just slowing down to a jog, was so determined to get to the finish line. It was unbelievable to hear the roar of the city for 26.2 miles cheering along 36,000 runners. It [...]

Mar
24
2014

Run Training Methods and How to Use Them

After competing in my target race this past weekend I am look forward to beginning my next phase in my training.  There are many variables you need to consider when organizing your training plan. There are many different training run and exercises that will increase your performance when it comes time to race. I have many different training methods that I will briefly go over three of the six training techniques I use in my program. [...]

Mar
18
2014

Training How To’s

Through my job at The Greater Boston Running Company in Newburyport, I am holding a training group for beginning runners three times per week. For the first session, I put together a list of “How To’s” that gives advice to runners who are just starting out or are getting back in touch with their running lives. I thought I would share a few of the highlights in this blog. How to DRESS The weather in [...]

Mar
10
2014

New Beginnings

This time of year, so many high school seniors are considering where they will attend college. This entry written by Terry Palardy, class of 1969, chronicles her decision to attend the newly founded Northern Essex Community College. In September of my senior year in high school, many of my classmates were talking about what would come the following year. Some would be going on to college. Some would be going to work locally in family [...]

Mar
6
2014

Reverse the Course

At this time the spring half marathon I am training for is just about three weeks away and it is becoming harder and harder to remain motivated in my training. After months of enduring winter running, I decided this morning that I needed a change in my routine. Today was my fourth day of running in a row and without a day off in sight, it was hard to get myself out the door to [...]

Feb
20
2014

Staying Motivated

Hello everyone, Hope you all had a great week. I don’t know about you guys but I find it hard to stay motivated throughout the winter months. Just  in the past few weeks New Englanders have seen below to single digit temperatures, 20 plus mile wind gustsand a couple of snow storms. How in the world are we supposed to stay motivated and active in weather like this? Warm up inside-Getthe muscles warmed-up before you take [...]

Feb
3
2014

Introducing Matt Valli

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Hi everyone my name is Matt Valli and I am interning for our NECC Second Annual Campus Classic 5k and fun run. I will be blogging weekly on topics such as stretching, foam rolling, warm-ups exercises, training, and cool downs. There are many cool tips and tricks when it comes to exercising, and I want to explore many of them with you. A little about me: I grew up in Merrimac and went to Pentucket [...]

May
16
2013

The Finish Line!

It all started with my enthusiastic reply to Alumni Director Lindsey Mayo before Christmas, when she announced the first NECC Classic 5K to benefit scholarships. From there, somehow, I also took on a spotlight on my training and participation in this college initiative. To President Lane Glenn, I applaud your healthy alternative to raising much needed funds for the college. It was a perfect day, the weather was stunning. What was even more captivating was [...]

Apr
11
2013

Motivational Music

Now that the spring weather is finally here, what better way to celebrate then to get out and enjoy a run. Sometimes music can be the motivator that pushes us to the finish line. Check out the list Runner’s World compiled. One of our favorites on the list is: Anything Could Happen- Ellie Goulding What song pushes through a tough run?

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