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.   http://www.acebar.com/about.html

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

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  • Patricia T.

    Great group and challenging workout. Also, yes, what Simon said!

    May 3, 2013

  • Simon D

    This was an excellent workout and I thought the Whippets really brought it. Not a hammer was left in its tool belt tonight.

    2 · May 2, 2013

  • Scott B.

    Recommended workout for May 2: 20-minute warmup, then...

    BROOKLYN HALF ATHLETES: 3-4 supersets of 1.5 miles each as 1600(HM[masked]K). This is 1600m at half marathon pace followed by 800m at 15K pace with no break between the pace changes. Jog 800m after each to recover, and finish with 15 minutes of jogging and stretching.

    NEW JERSEY MARATHONERS: Just do 2-4M easy followed by 10x100m pickups.

    IF NEW TO SPEEDWORK: 3-4 repeats of 1200m at 15K pace, with 800m jog recovery. Finish with 15 minutes of jogging and stretching.

    April 28, 2013

    • Hilary L.

      Hi Scott, I may get started on this earlier if I get home in time. For the BK half people, doing the 4 super-sets plus 800 recover, that equals 8 miles on the track, is that correct? I am just mentally preparing myself.

      May 2, 2013

  • Patricia T.

    Jyrki's back! We should go to ACE Bar after. Or scratch that...I'm GOING to ACE Bar after and if you would like to join, be sure to bring ID.

    May 2, 2013

    • Scott B.

      I'm so glad Jyrki is back! And so bummed that I have to rush home and can't hang out after.

      May 2, 2013

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