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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:

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:

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

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  • Adilah B.

    Simon knows that I will not be able to make it tonight. Have a fun time with the hills! I'm going to miss it! :-)

    June 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What hill are we doing this on? May be late

    June 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member


      June 24, 2014

    • Jeremy

      Same here... See you there (hopefully)

      June 24, 2014

  • Scott B.

    Recommended workout for June 24: EVERYONE BEGINS with a 1-1.5 mile warmup. Then do uphill sprints at full speed, walking back down to recover after each:
    2 x 50m uphill sprints
    2 x 75m uphill sprints
    2 x 100m uphill sprint (optional if new to uphill sprints)


    WELL-TRAINED RUNNERS (with a solid base of speedwork): 6 repeats of 200m downhill immediately followed by 200m uphill at steady 5K pace (no pause between 200m segments). Jog 2:00 to recover.

    RUNNERS WHO ARE BUILDING A BASE (not much recent speedwork): If you are relatively new to speed, work you should NOT do the workout above, as there are some risks that downhill running presents. Instead, do a four-mile hill run: go very easy on flats and downhills, but surge to half marathon pace on uphills.

    Everyone should finish with a 1-1.5 mile cooldown.

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

    June 16, 2014

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