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East River Park Track Workout

The East River Park track is east of the FDR at East 6th Street. It is a little over a mile from the closest subway stops (6 to Astor Place or L to First Ave).

Thursday workouts change from week to week and will be announced in advance.

Important Information about East River Park Track: The Whippets have been running here for three years and have experienced thefts of our belongings. We will take extra precautions to keep our bags safe, but please avoid bringing valuables -- and it would be safest to run with your wallet on you.

Please be aware that there are limited overhead lights, so it gets a little dark, and during winter months the bathrooms are locked and the water fountains are off. If you have a bike, make sure you have a lock because you'll have to keep your bike outside the track area.

If you feel uncomfortable leaving your personal belongings at the track we now have a new and much more convenient designated spot to drop off them off.  Go to Ace Bar at 531 East 5th Street between A and B and ask for Justin or Charlo and tell them you run with the team.  They will store our belongings for us.  Afterwards we will reconvene here and share some beers and replenish the lost carbs.  ***Please note that they will not let you in without your ID so please bring that with you to the track.

See you there -- and please contact a Whippet captain if you have any questions!

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  • Patricia T.

    Great track workout thanks to strong attendance and off the charts enthusiasm by all! Great job hanging tough on the core workout too. Welcome to the first-timers and glad you joined us at ACE.

    May 10, 2013

  • Emily R.

    Can't make it now- my grandma is in town! See you all next time!

    May 9, 2013

  • Sky

    Injury still not healed, will have to miss

    May 9, 2013

  • Daniela A.

    In for a celebratory strength workout and drinks... I will have just turned in my last paper of law school!

    1 · May 8, 2013

  • Patricia T.

    Project Strong Whippet workout as follows: 1) 30 second up to 3 minute planks. Try holding for minimum of 30 seconds but will max out at 3 minutes. 2) Alternating between 3 sets of the following with increasing reps a) lunges - Rep 1 = 8, Rep 2 = 12, Rep 3 = 15 b) push-ups - Rep 1 = 8, Rep 2 = 12, Rep 3 = 15 c) squats - Rep 1 = 8, Rep 2 = 12, Rep 3 = 15. Grrrowl. Feel the burn!

    1 · May 8, 2013

  • Scott B.

    Recommended workout for May 9: 20 minute warmup, then...

    NEW JERSEY marathoners should stay home or do at most 2-3 easy miles today.

    BROOKLYN HALF competitors: Descending ladder....
    * 1600m @ Half Marathon pace, jog 800m to recover
    * 1200m @ 15K pace, jog 600m
    * 800m @ 10K pace, jog 400m
    * 400m @ 5K
    * Finish with 15 minutes of jogging and stretching

    EVERYONE ELSE, including runners building a base, maintaining fitness for summer races, or getting ready for fall marathon training: Do the descending ladder (described above).

    1 · April 24, 2013

    • Scott B.

      If you are not training for the Brooklyn Half (and not recovering from this past weekend), your alternative workout option is 3-4 repeats of 800m at 15K pace with 400m recovery. See you there!

      May 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm talking at some career panel at Henry street on the LES so if you guys go out for bevs after I may drop by

    2 · May 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will come at the end for maybe an easy mile, core work, and beers.

    3 · May 6, 2013

  • Patricia T.

    We will definitely end the session with some core work, planks, and stretching! Be prepared for some push-ups and to feel the burn.

    3 · May 3, 2013

  • Patricia T.

    Post workout drinks to happen at ACE Bar. Bring ID. It's on 6th Street between A and B. Even if you can't make it to the workout, come find us at ACE around 8:15-8:30 for pool, darts, skee ball, beers, and general mingling. Great chance to meet your fellow Whippets.

    May 2, 2013

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