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!
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. http://www.acebar.com/about.html
See you there — and please contact a Whippet captain if you have any questions!
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!
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!
Our new wellness partner, NY Custom PT will host an open house for us at 6:30 on Wednesday, October 14. This will include free VO2 Max testing, rating of motion training, giveaways, snacks, and beer. There will also be Optogait demos on the treadmill and a “plank-off” competition.
Come join us and support our runners on NYC Marathon Day!
We will be in Bronx to cheer runners on as they approach the bridge back into Manhattan. Meet your teammates at the BP Gas Station on the northwest corner of East 138th St and Walton Ave — just a minute walk from the 138th St. 4/5 train.
Elite women will pass by around 11. Elite men and the field as a whole arrive around 11:15. Sub-3 hour Whippets start arriving before noon.
When we’re done cheering, the subway is nearby so we can meet our friends at the Dashing Whippets afterparty!
Closest subway stop: 4/5 to 138th St/Grand Concourse. After exiting, go west two very short blocks along the marathon course (slightly uphill, passing under an elevated roadway) to find us.
Runners, look for us ON YOUR RIGHT as you approach the Madison Ave Bridge.