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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.   http://www.acebar.com/about.html

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

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  • Emily R.

    Ran this AM, going to head to the pool instead. Have fun!

    1 · June 27, 2013

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    A former member

    Given the forecast, I thought I would post this reminder:

    Whippets ALMOST ALWAYS maintain our workouts even when there is heavy rain. Races aren't canceled due to wet conditions, so we train in wet weather. Bring it, we're ready!

    The ONLY EXCEPTION is when a run organizer judges that things are truly dangerous to runners -- for example, lightning storms, hurricanes or thick ice. You should always assume we're practicing unless you see an update to the contrary.

    See you on the track tonight! --David
    (Thanks Scott for the language)

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Scott B.

    Recommended workout for June 27: 20 minute warmup, then...

    ALMOST ALL RUNNERS (especially anyone racing this weekend): 30-40 minutes of running at 300m easy, 100m stride (steady acceleration to 90% top speed and then steady deceleration).

    TRACK MEET SPECIALIST WORKOUT: Tempo run: 2 miles @ 5k to 10k race pace, 3:00 rest. Then 4x200 @ faster than 1-mile race pace w/1:30 recoveries.

    Everyone should finish with 15 minutes of easy jogging, core work and stretching.

    June 23, 2013

  • Scott B.

    I'm missing this one. Enjoy!

    June 22, 2013

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