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For beginner runners, casual runners, and experienced runners who are looking to meet new people, get some exercise, and have well earned brunches, dinners, happy hours (and more!) with new friends. Come run with us!

We are always beginner friendly and make it a point to make sure no one feels like they are left behind!

Upcoming events (5)

Sunday fun run + brunch*** - Central Park

Central Park S & Center Drive

A 2 to 4 mile Central Park run followed by brunch***! As always, all levels are welcomed, and the goal is to meet some new running buddies and have fun. You can pick your distance and pace from the options below, or make your own route. We head to brunch as a group after the run. ***Covid update: Please check the comments here the day before the run for updates on where we will be going for brunch and any adjustments to the usual run. [Run info] - End-of-run meetup point: I will announce the end meeting point before we start running. We typically meet back at the starting point. - Run timing: We will wait until everyone has finished, or up to 60 minutes. If you are not done by then and want to come to brunch, please check the comments for the brunch location, or message the host if it is not posted. [Pace Groups]: Please comment with your pace group, so that we can get an idea of how many pace groups we will have - Group A: 9:00 per mile or faster - Group B: 9:00 - 9:30 per mile - Group C: 9:30 - 10:00 per mile - Group D: 10:00 - 10:30 per mile - Group E: 10:30 - 11:00 per mile - Group F: 11:00 - 12:00 per mile - Group G: 12:00 - 14:00 per mile - Group H: 14:00 - 16:00 per mile [Distance/Route]: You can choose the distance you'd like to do, as we all finish at the same spot and wait for the group to gather before heading to brunch. -- Route options for this week ----- 4.25 miles: To the reservoir and back: map: https://havethelink.com/nssr-group-run-route-central-park-4_25-miles ----- 2.5 miles: 79th Street transverse and back map: https://havethelink.com/nssr-group-run-route-central-park-2_50-miles ----- 1.75 miles: 72nd Street transverse and back map: https://havethelink.com/nssr-group-run-route-central-park-1_75-miles -- More info on these routes for anyone new: https://www.meetup.com/Not-So-Serious-Running-Group-NYC/messages/boards/thread/52972581/#[masked] [Bag drop]: If you are looking for a place to drop a bag, I suggest checking out the NYRR RUNCENTER (https://nyrr.org/runcenter) page for information. They have lockers available there. *** Please confirm if they are open at the time of the run. Looking forward to running with you! -Bryan and the team [The not-so-fun but necessary fine print]: Attending is at your own risk. No guarantees are made about weather or route conditions, so please check for yourself and only run if you are comfortable. Please do not attend if you feel sick. Also note that we try to enforce Covid best practices but cannot make guarantees around exposure to members, so only attend if you are comfortable with the risk of meeting new people. If you have any issues or concerns with a run event or a group member's behavior, please reach out to Bryan or the event host.

All-level track workout/run and social hour - McCarren Park Track

For all levels of runners looking to do some training at the track with the support of other runners in the group. We will have an informal social hour afterwards at the track or a restaurant nearby. Please come try even if you have never done a track workout - we are here to support you, and the goal of this group is to get runners of all levels involved. You can choose a workout below that matches your current fitness level, or create your own based on what you are comfortable with. Feel free to ask for other options depending on your goals, and the group will help you find a workout that fits. You are encouraged to post what workout you plan on doing in the comments if you'd like to find others to do it with. Training options for this session (choose based on your level of fitness): Option 1: 1 minute running, 1 minute walking recovery - repeats Option 2: 2 minutes running, 1 minute walking recovery - repeats Option 3: 2 minutes running, 1 minute jogging recovery - repeats Option 4: Intervals 400m x 4-6 Option 5: Intervals 800m x 6-8 To adjust any of these, feel free to: - Set your own effort level for the running portion. You can run them at conversational pace, or at harder effort, depending on your level of experience. - Substitute walking for jogging, or jogging for walking during the recovery periods.

Sunday fun run + brunch*** - Central Park

Central Park S & Center Drive

A 2 to 4 mile Central Park run followed by brunch***! As always, all levels are welcomed, and the goal is to meet some new running buddies and have fun. You can pick your distance and pace from the options below, or make your own route. We head to brunch as a group after the run. ***Covid update: Please check the comments here the day before the run for updates on where we will be going for brunch and any adjustments to the usual run. [Run info] - End-of-run meetup point: I will announce the end meeting point before we start running. We typically meet back at the starting point. - Run timing: We will wait until everyone has finished, or up to 60 minutes. If you are not done by then and want to come to brunch, please check the comments for the brunch location, or message the host if it is not posted. [Pace Groups]: Please comment with your pace group, so that we can get an idea of how many pace groups we will have - Group A: 9:00 per mile or faster - Group B: 9:00 - 9:30 per mile - Group C: 9:30 - 10:00 per mile - Group D: 10:00 - 10:30 per mile - Group E: 10:30 - 11:00 per mile - Group F: 11:00 - 12:00 per mile - Group G: 12:00 - 14:00 per mile - Group H: 14:00 - 16:00 per mile [Distance/Route]: You can choose the distance you'd like to do, as we all finish at the same spot and wait for the group to gather before heading to brunch. -- Route options for this week: ----- 4.25 miles: To the reservoir and back: map: https://havethelink.com/nssr-group-run-route-central-park-4_25-miles ----- 2.5 miles: 79th Street transverse and back map: https://havethelink.com/nssr-group-run-route-central-park-2_50-miles ----- 1.75 miles: 72nd Street transverse and back map: https://havethelink.com/nssr-group-run-route-central-park-1_75-miles [Bag drop]: If you are looking for a place to drop a bag, I suggest checking out the NYRR RUNCENTER (https://nyrr.org/runcenter) page for information. They have lockers available there. *** Please confirm if they are open at the time of the run. Looking forward to running with you! -Bryan and the team [The not-so-fun but necessary fine print]: Attending is at your own risk. No guarantees are made about weather or route conditions, so please check for yourself and only run if you are comfortable. Please do not attend if you feel sick. Also note that we try to enforce Covid best practices but cannot make guarantees around exposure to members, so only attend if you are comfortable with the risk of meeting new people. If you have any issues or concerns with a run event or a group member's behavior, please reach out to Bryan or the event host.

All-level track workout/run and social hour - McCarren Park Track

For all levels of runners looking to do some training at the track with the support of other runners in the group. We will have an informal social hour afterwards at the track or a restaurant nearby. Please come try even if you have never done a track workout - we are here to support you, and the goal of this group is to get runners of all levels involved. You can choose a workout below that matches your current fitness level, or create your own based on what you are comfortable with. Feel free to ask for other options depending on your goals, and the group will help you find a workout that fits. You are encouraged to post what workout you plan on doing in the comments if you'd like to find others to do it with. Training options for this session (choose based on your level of fitness): Option 1: 1 minute running, 1 minute walking recovery - repeats Option 2: 2 minutes running, 1 minute walking recovery - repeats Option 3: 2 minutes running, 1 minute jogging recovery - repeats Option 4: Intervals 400m x 4-6 Option 5: Intervals 800m x 6-8 To adjust any of these, feel free to: - Set your own effort level for the running portion. You can run them at conversational pace, or at harder effort, depending on your level of experience. - Substitute walking for jogging, or jogging for walking during the recovery periods.

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