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Weekend runs are typically reserved for long runs often ranging from 12 to 20 miles, depending on the training plan. Every week features a different route, which will be posted a day or two prior. Runners are welcome to start earlier and/or cut out for their own needs. The route is provided to plan your exit or continuation strategies. PACING BUCKETS When RSVPing, we ask all of you to think about where you fall in the following buckets for your long run paces: 6C – 6:45 to 7:00 7A – 7:05 to 7:20 7B – 7:25 to 7:40 7C – 7:45 to 8:00 8A – 8:05 to 8:20 8B – 8:25 to 8:40 8C – 8:45 to 9:00 9A – 9:05 to 9:20 9B – 9:25 to 9:40 9C – 9:45 to 10:00 10A – 10:05 to 10:20 10B – 10:25 to 10:40 10C – 10:45 to 11:00 When splitting up for the pace groups, we’ll do it in big buckets of 6/7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 pace, and from that point on, we will ask you to identify each other in the sub-buckets of A, B or C. When you bucket yourself for a run, please try to stay within that range for a good portion of the run and help each other during the run. If you are doing a progression, please announce that you are splitting off so others who weren’t expecting faster paces don’t follow. Getting consistent pacing representation across a wide range is extremely difficult but it has to be a collective effort. Please RSVP to the meetups if you’re going to show up even if you are a regular. Please comment with expected distance and pace bucket!
We are now doing our Brooklyn runs on Saturdays. We'll try to mix up the routes as much as possible so we don't get too bored doing lops of Prospect Park. This will mainly serve as an opportunity for a long run. If you have any ideas for courses, please let us know!
***NOTES: We now have 3 additional spots for this meetup, with this 4th car leaving from 135th and 8th Avenue in Harlem. Any last minute attendees are welcome! Hey everyone! This year we’ll be kicking off the trail running series with a moderate trail run up in Katonah, NY at Ward Pound Ridge (approx. 1 hour 10 minutes out of the city). As with all the runs in this series, we will have lunch at a local restaurant afterwards, followed by a fun activity (this time, a historic family farm)! Even if you’re not up for a run, the trails are very nice for a hike and getting outside. All paces are welcome and we try our best to make sure everyone has someone to run with. The full itinerary is below: 1. Meet at the corner of 58th and 8th Avenue at 8:30AM. We will pick up everyone there and drive out to the trailhead. If you have a car and drive others, we will cover your gas and tolls. Otherwise, please Venmo me (@Eric-Passmore) a $25 deposit for your spot in the car. I always aim to keep the cost around $25 total for transportation and will do my best to make sure we don’t exceed that limit, to a reasonable degree. Please be sure to be on time! 2. Once there, we will run the Rock Trail Loop, which has a few lookout points and variety of terrain (mainly forest floor). There will be multiple points along the full path (7 miles) at which runners can rest, drop off, or turn around if so desired. If members of the group want to run longer or shorter, there are many alternative paths that will allow for additional or less distance. For more information, see the trail here: https://www.trailrunproject.com/trail/7005665/rock-trail-rt-loop 3. Once we are all done running, we will make our way Muscoot Tavern, a local restaurant that has been around since the 1920s… plus, the owner responds to every single Yelp review (144!), so you know they have to care! This is mainly Italian-American style food at a reasonable price point. You can see the full menu here: http://muscoottavern.com/lunch-menu-2-2/ 4. After lunch, we will go to Muscoot Farm which has free admission for an art show, access to their animals, a farmers market, and more! We will spend up to a couple hours here before heading back down to New York https://muscootfarm.org/plan-your-trip-2/families-and-individuals/ 5. We can head back once we are done with the farm, with a target arrival time back in NY around 5pm.
The VDOTO2 training program is an app-based way to follow a Dashing Whippets training plan. This service is available for free to dues-paying members. Dashing Whippets members can sign up here to enroll in our VDOTO2 training program for the SUMMER 19 5K/10K/5-MILER training plan. (If you're planning to do a fall marathon, we'll have other plans available.) To sign up for the plan: 1. RSVP to this Meetup, so we know you're interested. 2. Sign up for VDOTO2, a free app, using this invitation link: https://vdoto2.com/Coaching/Invitation?c=123123&inv=vMREucR3w0 By going to this link you are giving some DWRT coaching staff members (Megan Jones, Chris Forti, Scott Batten) access to your VDOTO2 Calendar. 3. Fill in the information needed to set up your profile and generate your current VDOT, using a recent race result. 4. One of the coaches will then launch the entire plan to your calendar. Please note that this is a manual process and may take us a few days. If you RSVP during the period of December 20-31, we may not be able to complete the upload because of other commitments, but we will tackle ASAP in the new year. 5. Use the VDOTO2 app to see what workouts are recommended, including recommended paces. As you complete your workouts, upload the results to the app. For more details, view this presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_VvWsmVSc5X0KZcKjpe93OovdC0HgnUQk5nHuZFAd_8