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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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  • Michael A.

    fantastic. salty.

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Scott B.

    Recommended workout for August 22: 20-minute warmup, including jogging, form drills and strides. Then...

    NON-MARATHONERS (with a solid base): 4-6 x 800m at 5K pace, with 400m recovery. Take an extra 400m jog after the last repeat. Then mile specialists do 4x200 at 1-mile race pace with 200m recovery. Non-milers get away with just 2x200.

    MARATHONERS (with a solid base): 6-8 miles at 45 seconds/mile slower than marathon pace
    4-6 miles alternating between a half mile at long run pace (marathon pace + 45 sec) and a half mile at moderate pace (marathon pace + 15 sec)

    IF NEW TO SPEEDWORK (building a base): 3-4 x 800m at 10K pace with 400m recovery

    Everyone should finish with 15 minutes of jogging, stretching and core strengthening exercises.

    * Marathon pace = your goal pace or estimated pace if you were well-trained.
    * All other paces = your estimated pace if you ran the race this weekend, unless goal pace is specifically noted.

    August 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I like that I have trouble interpreting the instructions.. it means I'm learning.. :)

      August 20, 2013

  • Wilson

    Out of town. :-(

    August 16, 2013

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