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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.

See you there -- and please contact a Whippet captain if you have any questions!

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  • Ellen M.

    Since my plan is the marathon easy run, I'll be running to the track and able to lead the warmup, then I'm headed off.

    April 17, 2014

  • Patricia T.

    I'm going to do my warm-up and drills before so I can start the actual workout at 7. So 20 minute warm up and drills. Then I'll jump in with whomever is running my pace for the remainder of the super sets.

    April 14, 2014

  • Scott B.

    Recommended workout for April 17: 20-minute warmup, including jogging, form drills and strides. Then...

    BROOKLYN HALF RACERS, as well 5-15K SPECIALISTS (with a solid base of speedwork): 3-4 x[masked]K[masked]K) supersets, which is 1200m at 15K pace immediately followed by 800m at 10K pace (no break between pace changes). Jog 800m easy after each to recover.

    SPRING MARATHONERS: Run 25 to 40 minutes easy, followed by 5x100m strides. (No cooldown required.)

    RUNNERS WHO ARE BUILDING A BASE (new to speedwork or returning after time off): 3-4 repeats of 1200m at 15K pace with 800m jog recovery after each.

    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.

    April 13, 2014

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