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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:

http://www.shopsatcolumbuscircle.com/directions-address/

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:  http://www.therunningcompany.net/new-yorks-homepage

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

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  • Iain

    Great to see a large turn out of Whippets tonight. Lovely night for a run, even with a little rain shower in between. Good luck to all those racing this weekend !!!

    April 22, 2014

  • Scott B.

    Recommended workout for April 22: 1 mile warmup. Then...

    BROOKLYN HALF COMPETITORS: 3 repeats of 2 miles at 15K pace, with a half-mile jog recovery after each.

    NEW JERSEY MARATHONERS: 45-55 minutes at easy pace, followed by 5x100m strides. EVERYONE ELSE, INCLUDING 5-15K SPECIALISTS (well-trained) AND RUNNERS WHO ARE BUILDING A BASE (not much recent speedwork): 8-16 repeats of 200m uphill at faster than 5K pace -- jog back down to recover.

    Everyone should finish with 1-2 miles of easy jogging 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.

    1 · April 20, 2014

    • Patricia T.

      For the 2 mile repeats what is the route you all normally like to use? Lower loop?

      April 22, 2014

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