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: http://www.therunningcompany.net/new-yorks-homepage
When you RSVP, please post your pace time and/or training run distance for the day.
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!
This local open track meet is listed on the Amory site and confirmed by the meet organizers from FRNY. The Front Runners are a great running organization and their annual track meet includes distances from 60 meters to two miles, and all kinds of great relays.
Cost is $20/athlete for advance registration, or $30 for same-day registration. In the past, the Armory has charged $10 for each spectator. Click this link to register in advance:
Order of events: (based on FRNY web site)
4 x 200m Relay
Distance Medley Relay
We encourage you to participate in relays!
Due to conditions at the East River Park track, some Whippets will do a speed workout on a flat section of Central Park’s roadways.
Meet inside the atrium the Time Warner Center (at Columbus Circle), near the main entrance, next to escalator that heads down to Whole Foods Market. We’ll describe the workout and start our warmup from there.
If you want to meet us on the course, in past weeks we have run on the flat east side stretch between 85th and 95th. We usually meet a secondary group of runners at 7:20 on the East Side Drive at around 85th St.
After our Tuesday Central Park workout, come over to the east side and hang out with teammates. In addition, you can spend time talking with coaches Chris Forti and Scott Batten to get personalized attention as you get ready for the NYC Half, Scotland 10K, Spring Marathon or beyond.
The Stumble Inn is a casual sports bar at 76th and Second Ave, an easy cooldown jog from the park.
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!