Central Park Training Run

Our Tuesday night Central Park training workouts are typically tempo runs or hill repeats.  These workouts are usually very well attended with a wide variety of paces.

The meeting spot is inside the Time Warner Center in front of the main floor escalators leading to Whole Foods. (Do not go down the escalator into Whole Foods.) Transportation and directions:


We will leave the Time Warner Center atrium at 7pm sharp but will regroup at 7:15ish at 72nd transverse to give the full workout details, including distance, pacing groups, expected run time, and where we plan on meeting at the end. You can expect a typical workout to be between 5 and 8 miles (or less during hill workouts).

If it's your first time meeting us, find us at the Time Warner Center atrium instead of looking for us at the 72nd transverse.  It's much easier to link up with us at 7:00 at the TWC if you don't know what our group looks like -- there are many other groups who meet on 72nd St.

Please note that there is no place to store bags inside Central Park. Pack light, or store your bags at a nearby gym if you are a member. Another option is the New York Running Company at the Time Warner Center, which stays open until 9pm:  http://www.therunningcompany.net/new-yorks-homepage

When you RSVP, please post your pace time and/or training run distance for the day.

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  • Scott B.

    Great workout. Thanks for pacing me, Jeremy!

    April 10, 2013

  • Jonathan Kline


    April 9, 2013

  • Katie

    Will probably meet up at 72nd.

    April 9, 2013

  • Paul Wilson

    Is anyone else meeting up to run easy? I ran a strong effort in the Scotland run and would be happy to do an easy run with a group if anyone is doing that?

    April 8, 2013

  • Jee Pea

    I'm tempted by the hills workout. Where are you guys planning on doing it? I don't see any other half mile hill beside Harlem Hill.

    April 8, 2013

    • Scott B.

      There's no ideal hill for this -- even Harlem Hill is too short. But we have traditionally done long hills on the east side from the Boat House to the traffic light just north of the Met Museum. While it is not 100% uphill, it is mostly up and just over 800m in length.

      April 8, 2013

    • Jee Pea

      Ok. Thanks Scott. I'll see you tomorrow at the transverse!

      April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    yay! my first meet up! i usually run 9.5-10min/mi pace.

    April 8, 2013

  • May Ling Lai

    Fingers crossed I'm able to make this run.

    April 7, 2013

  • Scott B.

    Recommended workout for April 9:

    Did you race hard in the SCOTLAND 10K? Then make tonight a recovery run, doing at most 4-5 easy miles. Otherwise: 1 mile warmup, then...

    NEW JERSEY marathoners: 3 repeats of 3 miles at marathon pace, with a half mile recovery after each (vary the pace of the recovery to increase the challenge). Finish with 1 easy mile to cool down.

    BROOKLYN HALF competitors: 4-6 repeats of 800m uphill @ 15K pace; slowly jog back downhill to recover. Finish with a one mile cooldown.

    RUNNERS WHO ARE BUILDING A BASE (not much recent speedwork): 2-4 repeats of 800m uphill @ half marathon pace; slowly jog back downhill to recover. Finish with a one mile cooldown.

    BOSTON marathoners: 7-8 mile run, the first half at long run pace, the last 3 miles at marathon pace.

    March 29, 2013

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