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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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  • Scott B.

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

    NYC HALF RACERS, as well RUNNERS WHO ARE BUILDING A BASE (new to speedwork or returning after time off): Do 3-4 easy miles, with a 100m stride (accelerate to near-sprint) every mile.

    10K COMPETITORS (with a solid base of speedwork): 4-5 x[masked]K)400(5K) supersets, which is 1200m at 10K pace immediately followed by 400m at 5K pace (no break between pace changes).

    SPRING MARATHONERS and BROOKLYN HALF COMPETITORS: Canova Miles: 4-7M of steady running, alternating between half marathon pace and marathon pace every mile, with no breaks between pace changes.

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

    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.

    March 17, 2014

    • Scott B.

      Forgot to say: For 10K competitors, there is a 400m recovery after each superset. Pace yourself!

      March 17, 2014

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