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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, you can drop them off at Ace Bar (531 East 5th Street between A and B) -- ask for Justin or Charlo and tell them you run with the team.  They will store our belongings for us.  ***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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    December 19, 2013

  • Scott B.

    My situation changed this week so I have to miss the workout tonight. Enjoy, everyone!

    December 19, 2013

  • Scott B.

    Recommended workout for December 19: 20-minute warmup, including jogging, form drills and strides. Then...

    SPRING MARATHONERS: 3-5 repeats of 1600m at slightly faster than half marathon pace, with 75-second jogging recovery after each.

    NON-MARATHONERS IN GOOD SHAPE: Mini-Michigan workout. Do this sequence with 800m at MARATHON pace after each:
    1. 1600 @ 15K pace (then 800m at marathon pace)
    2. 1200 @ 10K pace (then 800m at marathon pace)
    3. 800 @ 5K pace (then 800m at marathon pace)
    4. 400 @ mile pace

    EVERYONE ELSE: Descending ladder, do all of these at between 10K and 15K pace: 1600, 1200, 800, 400. Jog 800m easy after each repeat.

    Everyone should finish with 15 minutes of jogging/stretching/core strength work to cool down.

    PACES:
    * 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.

    December 15, 2013

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