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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:

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

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  • Soledad L.

    Are we doing this at 84east?

    October 14, 2013

    • Scott B.

      Any objection to four-mile loops (72nd to 102nd and back down)?

      October 15, 2013

    • Aaron S.

      I'm running late (again) but will try to catch y'all on the middle loop when I get there.

      October 15, 2013

  • Daniela A.

    Any recommendations if we're especially sore tonight? Maybe take the pace down a notch?

    October 15, 2013

  • Scott B.

    Recommended workout for October 15: 1 mile warmup. Then...

    FALL MARATHONERS: 2-3 repeats of 4 miles at marathon pace, with a steady half-mile jog after each.

    NON-MARATHONERS (with a solid base): 3-4 repeats of 800m uphill at between 15K and 10K pace (jog back downhill to recover). IF BUILDING A BASE (new to speedwork or returning after time off): 2-3 repeats of 800m uphill at 15K to half marathon pace (jog back downhill to recover). Everyone should finish with 1 mile of easy jogging to cool down.

    * 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.

    October 9, 2013

    • Caitlin

      I'll be doing the marathon workout!

      October 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great, thanks!

      October 15, 2013

  • Wilson

    I'm making an appearance at a Big Data lecture tonight, but plan to be there to do a few miles afterwards. I'm still a little sore from the Staten Island Half and still have the remnants of a cold. I'll catch up with everyone if I know where everyone will be at.

    October 15, 2013

  • Henrietta A.

    I'm a maybe for tonight - hope to see you guys later!

    October 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Recovering from Chicago.

    September 20, 2013

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