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Monday Motivation: Running in Water

By: Erika Tallan Email
By: Erika Tallan Email

If you are interested, you can sign up for the group through January 22nd at Madonna Proactive.
The program runs for 14 weeks.
There are a number of other running clubs in Lincoln:
Lincoln Track Club

Lincoln Park Pacers

Freaky Fast Runners


If your goal is to run a marathon this spring, or if you just need that extra push to get started running, here's some help.
But be prepared to get soaked and not just from sweat.

The aqua track is unique to Madonna Proactive.
Julie Groeteke, a fitness trainer at Madonna Proactive, uses the pool to cross-train her running group.

"It is running without putting any stress or strain on your joints. So it's great for therapy if you are nursing an injury," said Julie Groeteke. Or better yet, it's great for preventing injuries."

"You can definitely feel you're working your muscles a lot more than usual," said Nate Shapiro. Shapiro is considering joining the running group. He tried out the aqua track for the first time.

"You're going against the current. There's a lot of pressure pushing you back so it's good resistance training," he said.

Along with the aqua track, Groeteke's program offers treadmill workouts and outside runs personalized to your fitness level.

"Some people will start out with one mile. Some will start with 5 miles. So you can achieve your own goals," said Groeteke.

Patty Daberkow runs but doesn't consider herself a runner.
She joined to keep her on track to run a marathon some day.

"It's really nice to know that someone is monitoring what I'm doing every week so I know I have to go out and do the running to progress up," said Daberkow.

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