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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 we now have a new and much more convenient designated spot to drop off them off.  Go to Ace Bar at 531 East 5th Street between A and B and ask for Justin or Charlo and tell them you run with the team.  They will store our belongings for us.  Afterwards we will reconvene here and share some beers and replenish the lost carbs.  ***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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  • Ned C.

    I'm walking peg-legged from that workout.

    July 12, 2013

  • Jonathan K.


    July 11, 2013

  • Simon D

    I thought tonight's efforts were really impressive. Every single whippet busted their arse tonight on a very tough workout. I tip my cap to each and every one of you.

    July 11, 2013

  • Joe D.

    Awesome. Really good work out and great to meet some more people in the group.

    July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    where are ppl putting their stuff now?

    July 11, 2013

    • Ellen M.

      We heap stuff by the side of the soccer field. If you are worried about it, you can drop bags off at my place

      July 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yea girl, just txt u

      July 11, 2013

  • Scott B.

    Recommended workout for July 11: 20 minute warmup, then...

    MOST RUNNERS (including marathoners and non-marathoners with a solid base): Long descending ladder: 2400m @ 15K pace, 2x1600m @ 15K to 10K pace, 3x800m @ 10K pace (800m recovery after each).

    IF RELATIVELY NEW TO SPEEDWORK: 4 repeats of 1200m at 15K pace with 800m jog recovery. TRACK MEET SPECIALIST WORKOUT: 6 repeats of 400m @ 1 mile race pace with 1:00 active recoveries.

    Everyone should finish with 15 minutes of easy jogging, core work and stretching.

    * 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.

    June 25, 2013

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