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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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  • Ned C.

    For those interested, here's the full version of the core workout we did today. http://bit.ly/workoutA

    H/t to FinishLine PT for inventing it and putting the video together. Highly recommend this one for strength and injury prevention but don't recommend it during an intense running period as it leaves your body (or mine at least) sore for a couple days after. Enjoy!

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • Scott B.

    Recommended workout for April 24: 20-minute warmup, including jogging, form drills and strides. Then...

    SPRING MARATHONERS should skip this workout. If you do want to come out, it should be for bragging purposes only (Boston), or for last minute coordination and encouragement (NJ). Either way, your recommended workout is done once the warmup is over.


    EVERYONE ELSE, INCLUDING BROOKLYN HALF RACERS, as well 5-15K SPECIALISTS (with a solid base of speedwork), and RUNNERS WHO ARE BUILDING A BASE: Canova Ks: 8-14K alternating every 1K between half marathon and marathon pace (no breaks).


    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.

    1 · April 20, 2014

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  • Scott B.
    Short Distance Coach/Pacer (7:30-8), Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Patricia T.
    Captain/Pacer (7:45-8:15), Co-Organizer
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