Brooklyn Weekend Run

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!

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Manhattan Weekend Run


Route: This week we will combine the regular Saturday morning Manhattan run with Sky’s final long training run around Manhattan before she heads to Italy for the World 24-Hour Championships. 

The full route is here: 

There are many options for shorter distances, some of them would include running to South Ferry (~6 miles), to East 59th St and back across town (~13 miles), or up to Inwood (mile 22) and taking the 1 train back to Columbus Circle.

New York Running Co. will have special bag drop available starting at 7:45am so please arrive a few minutes early if you’d like to leave a bag upstairs. The store will open at 10am for bag retrieval. 

There will be stops along the way to regroup and allow others to join in along the route, but feel free to continue at your own pace without stopping. This is the tentative schedule:

Mile 0: Time Warner Center Atrium (8:00 departure)
Mile 6: South Ferry (Arrive around 9:05, 9:15 departure)
Mile 12: 59th St. and 1st Ave, SW corner (Arrive 10:10, 10:15 departure)
Mile 18: 145th St. and Bradhurst Ave, Starbucks (Arrive 11:15, 11:20 departure)
Mile 22: 218th St. and Broadway, Twin Donut (Arrive 12:00, 12:15 departure)
Mile 27.5: 125th St. and Henry Hudson Parkway, Fairway Supermarket (Arrive 1:05pm, 1:15 departure)
Mile 31.8: Time Warner Center Atrium (ETA 2:00pm)

Food and drink at a nearby TBA establishment to follow.

Reminder: Please post your pace and expected distance when RSVPing.


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Prospect Park Thursday Speed Workout

We are hosting weekly “track” workouts at Prospect Park every Thursday evening. The workouts will be identical to the East River Park Track workout of the week, which will be posted at least 24 hours beforehand.

Although there is no track at Prospect Park, we’ll find the flattest part of the park to do the scheduled workout.

All paces are welcome. Please comment in Talk about this Meetup if you have any questions!

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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, 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.

See you there — and please contact a Whippet captain if you have any questions!

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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 at the 72nd street transverse by Bethesda Fountain. There we’ll 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, feel free to come a few minutes early with any questions.  There are many other groups who meet on 72nd St so look for the one with folks in Whippet singlets.

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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Prospect Park Training Run

We will be doing a Prospect Park training run meeting at the Grand Army Plaza Entrance to the Park (right outside the Park) at 7:00 PM. The planned run will be posted at last 24 hours before the start of the training run. Please post your planned pace for the run so we can make sure everyone will have a companion to run with!

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Post Points Pints – Scotland Run 10K

Louis will lead an easy recovery run post Scotland 10K down to the event from Central Park for anyone interested.  Meet at baggage by 9:30.

Here are the details as Louis Pelino posted in the team’s FB forum:

“…On April 4, we are hosting a track workshop to encourage people with disabilities to be more physically active and learn about some track and field events.

On April 4, 2015 Metro Blaze Sports in partnership with the New York City Parks Department will present a track seminar for youth and adults with disabilities from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Chelsea Park located at West 28th between 9th and 10th Avenues in Manhattan. Participants will be able to try out a racing chair or hand crank, learn to shot-put or throw the discus, or club. They can also learn to play Bocce. Participants can meet members of the NYC Parks Wheelchair Sports team as well as Backward Bill, a top CP marathoner who has competed in more than 30 marathons. The program is sponsored by Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State (CP of NYS).”

Around 8-10 volunteers are needed.  This ends at 3.  

The drinking portion of the afternoon will be at THE HALF KING on 23rd st and 10th Avenue. Starting immediately after volunteering!

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