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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  • Kaj J.

    anyone interested in started early tonight? i need to get home to shower and back out for the heat/spurs game at 9. i'm looking to do 7 repeats at 6:30 pace. i hope to get out to start around 6:30. any takers?

    June 12, 2014

  • Patricia T.

    Getting up early to leave for Ragnar relay in WV the next morning. Have fun all!

    1 · June 12, 2014

  • Scott B.

    Recommended workout for June 12: 20 minute warmup, including drills and strides. Then...

    IF YOU WILL BE RACING THIS WEEKEND: Do 3 repeats of 800m at targeted race pace, with 400m jog recovery after each. Then finish with 20-30 minutes of easy jogging to cool down.


    IF YOU ARE NOT RACING: 3-7 repeats of 1600m at 15K pace, with 400m recovery after each. Do 6-7 of these if you are well trained; stop at 3-4 of these if you are building a base. Finish with a 15-minute cooldown, including jogging and stretching.


    Reminder: All training paces (other than marathon pace) should be done at the speed you could do the race THIS WEEK, not your goal or PR pace.

    June 10, 2014

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