Nature Trail Runners

A running club with weekly Group Runs in Aurora, IL., Montgomery, IL. and Oswego, IL.

How I became a minimalist (Well…sort off)

Ah-a! Got you with that title didn’t I? Well, it was just a little teaser to get your attention…For the record, I am not talking about shoes… This is a … Continue reading

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That first race in Spring

It has been another character building winter of running. But after a while, the single digit temperature runs and those in 10+ inches of snow (Kelly and Jonathan, remember this … Continue reading

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Yearly Donation Call-Out

***Important Announcement, Please read in full*** It is time for our once-a-year Call For Donations! While we do not charge to participate in our club, there are are number of … Continue reading

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Intro to Trail Running Class

***Save the Dates(s)!*** In June I will be leading a 4 week “Intro to Trail Running Class”. While June is a ways off, I want to give everyone a heads … Continue reading

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For all of us who run at a 10:00min/mile pace or slower

  Did you know that you actually make up the majority of our group? For every ONE member you see with a speedy marathon time, there are FIVE of you … Continue reading

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The Love of a lifetime – Harish Pai

Psst.. I have a secret. I am in love again. Yes, I have been happily married for 20 years, but in the last few years, I have developed an attraction … Continue reading

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The Winter of running

So there you have it…It’s late fall. All the major local races are in the books. The plethora of social media newsfeeds of runners with their newly acquired medals, sharing … Continue reading

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The Forever First Date by Harish Pai

An innocuous little booklet was delivered in the mail this week. The 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon participant guide. And along with it, was my bib# and packet pickup … Continue reading

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The Chicago Marathon – 1 magnificent thrill! -by Harish Pai

  The collective roar of the million and a half lined up on the streets for hours on end; the pounding footsteps of 45000 fellow runners gutting it through 26.2 … Continue reading

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Zero to 26.2 in 18 Months -by Harish Pai

“Mile 26” the big blue sign said. “Those damn British” I muttered to myself. “They just HAD to go by the book and make the modern day marathon the EXACT … Continue reading

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Just some updates

Welcome all! This post is just to let you know about a few small updates and also to encourage you to get some chatter going on the Facebook page so … Continue reading

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One Year Anniversary Picnic!

Whoooo! In just about a month we will have been a club for a full year! We had our first group run on June 4th last year. To celebrate, Nature … Continue reading

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Just Keep Doing Things -by Caroline Tonozzi

“But I don’t want to go!” The Illinois marathon is in 5 weeks. As part of my training, I’m running what seems like all of the time. Running doesn’t always … Continue reading

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Did you know we have a Meetup Group?

                You probably did not. That is because, until recently, I had not been sure if I was going to continue to use … Continue reading

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