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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  • Ellen M.

    Hey guys, due to the icy/snowy conditions and the low temps, we're cancelling this week's workout at the track. Please see below for alternatives:

    Go to Brooklyn, very convenient on the 2/3 train: http://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets/events/160703022/ Go to track meet in Upper Manhattan ($25 but worth it): http://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets/events/155981912/ Treadmill suggestion: Warm up, then do 3-5 segments of 4 minutes at estimated 10K speed and an incline of 1-2%. Do 4 minutes of slow jogging after each segment, and add a substantial cooldown at the end (at least 15 minutes, preferrably a little longer).

    January 23, 2014

  • Scott B.

    Recommended workout for January 23: 20-minute warmup, including jogging, form drills and strides. Then...

    HALF MARATHONERS and 5K/10K COMPETITORS (with a solid base of speedwork): 3-5 supersets composed of[masked]K)400(5K), which is 800m at 10K pace followed by 400m at 5K pace, with no rest between pace changes. Jog 800m to recover after each. RUNNERS BUILDING A BASE (new to speedwork, or returning after time off): 3-5 repeats of 800m at 10K pace with 400m recovery after each.

    SPRING MARATHONERS: 64 minutes at 45-60 seconds per mile slower than marathon pace, followed by 5x100m strides.

    Use the Daniels VDOT formula to estimate your race/training pace: http://www.runbayou.com/jackd.htm

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

    * 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.

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Scott B.

    I will be running on the indoor track on Jan. 9 & 23. Have a great workout, everyone!

    December 17, 2013

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