Thursday Morning Track

Identical to Wednesday night track workouts. This is simply an alternative to those that cannot make Wednesday night or prefer morning running. The workouts each week are designed by Coach Ed who leads the Wednesday night group and can be found on the Wednesday night track workouts.  

Group leaders for this workout are Coach Stephen "Big Guy" Easley, a USATF certified coach, and Coach Rich Mendelowitz, a RRCA certified coach. Thursday morning Track Workouts are held at the Yorktown High School track. The Address is 5201 N. 28th Street in Arlington, and the track is around the corner from the school on N. Greenbrier in the Football Stadium. The workout starts promptly at 6:00 AM. Most people arrive to do an easy warm-up together starting around 5:40 and then all do an easy one mile cool-down together after the workout.

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6 x 1000m, 10k Pace, 400m easy jogs

Fellow Endorphin Junkies -

The weather tomorrow morning will be nice, cool and a bit humid, with temps at 45 degrees and humidity at 77%, with little wind at 1 MPH, so dress accordingly, and still bring fluids.

The Thursday Morning DCRRC Track Practice in Arlington will begin at the Yorktown High School track tomorrow at 6:00 AM sharp, with announcements by Assistant Coach Mary K before 6 - so please get there early at about 5:40 on the track to warm up for the workout at 6, which is around the corner from the school, at the intersection of North 28th and Greenbriar streets.

October 24, 2019 - 6 x 1000m at 10K ("Interval") Pace, w/400m easy jogs in between

Water breaks are important ALL year round, even when it cool like tomorrow, so remember to hydrate before, during and after your runs - tomorrow after each interval if youcan!

NOTE: I expect to see your heart rates in the Mid to High 80% of Maximum range, but if your rates are higher, you need to slow down!

Stallions: 6:00 to 6:45 Pace

Wolf Pack: 6:45 to 7:00 Pace

Gazelles: 7:00 to 7:45 Pace

Coyotes/MTP Trainees: 7:45 to 10:30 Pace

MCM marathon bound – stay in bed – take the day off and get a good night's sleep on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, staying hydrated. This means you Jill Bratsky (amongst others) – stay in bed! Friday you go for a nice shake out run of 2 to 4 miles, and lots of stretching then rest for Sunday – good but not great weather will greet you – good luck to all running – PLEASE let me & Rich know if you are running and your numbers so we can follow up!

This week's workout is a tough workout, particularly because it is so long, and on the heels of an even longer one last week. If you are recovering from a fall marathon, cut this down to 4 or 5 x 1000m. Try to remember that we want to get stronger and faster at the end of the workout, so don't push too hard on the first two intervals – save that push for the last few that you run.

In other club news from Coach Rich:

My apologies for missing a couple of results last week. Congrats to bother Mikala and Kenneth on great performances:
1. Chicago Marathon - Mikala Whitaker 3:42:21 6.5 min PR
2. High Bridge 50K - Kenneth Riley 5:15:21 PR 3rd AG

In this past weekend's racing 3 really nice performances:

1. Carrie Dunn ran an all-time 5K PR of 19:33 at the Run for Remembrance 5K
2. Iron Woman Tatyana Steis, one weekend after her amazing race in Chicago, ran the Mount Desert Island Marathon in Maine. Her time, 3:14:21. That is just one week after her 3:08:11 in Chicago! That was state #13 for Tatyana.
3. Emily Riley ran a 4 minute Half Marathon PR of 1:50:04 at the Columbus (OH) Half Marathon.

Tomorrow night is our DCRRC Happy Hour at Ireland's Four Courts. Come celebrate the Bunion Derby winners and placers along with those that have already run their Fall races. Starting time is 6:30. I look forward to seeing many of you there.

Registration is open for our annual Alexandria Turkey Trot 5M. It is a fabulously flat and fast 5M course if you want to burn off some calories early. It is also family friendly and a moving block party so bring all your visiting relatives whether they run or not. They can walk and make room for the Turkey. To register go to: https://www.alexandriaturkeytrot.com/. We also need lots and lots of volunteers. Please consider helping. Register to volunteer at: https://www.alexandriaturkeytrot.com/volunteer/

I won't be at the track tomorrow but I look forward to seeing you at Happy Hour and of course back on the track next week.

 

Coach Big Guy is in LA making a movie and Coach Rich has got an early meeting, so Coach Mary K will be doing a much better job than either of us could ever do – and GO NATS!!!

 

8 to 10 x 800m, 5k Pace, 400m slow jog

Fellow Endorphin Junkies:

The weather tomorrow will be just a bit cooler than last week with Temps at 49 degrees and some humidity at 65%, with lots of wind at 17 MPH but no chance of rain, but still remember to bring fluids!

Accordingly, the Thursday Morning DCRRC Track Practice in Arlington will begin at the Yorktown High School track tomorrow at 6:00 AM sharp, with announcements before 6 - so please get there early to warm up. Workout as follows:

October 17, 2019 - 8 to 10 x 800m at 5K ("Interval") Pace, w/400m easy jogs in between

Water breaks are important ALL year round, even when it is pretty nice like tomorrow, so remember to hydrate before, during and after your runs – tomorrow after each interval!

NOTE: I expect to see your heart rates in the High 80% of Maximum range, but if your rates are higher, you need to slow down!

Stallions: 5:45 to 6:30 Pace, 9 to 10 Intervals

Wolf Pack: 6:30 to 6:45 Pace, 9 to 10 Intervals

Gazelles: 6:55 to 7:15 Pace, 8 to 9 Intervals

Coyotes/MTP Trainees: 7:15 to 10:00 Pace, 8 Intervals

This week's workout is a tough speed workout - essentially running a 5 miler, so it will be a challenge, and luckily we have decent weather – but depending on those gusts, could be a challenge at some point on the track. Since you will be going fairly all out, be especially focused on good form - up on your toes, knees lifting, core sill, slight lean, eyes forward, and perhaps most importantly, hands at your side to help smoothly lift your knees - no crossing over or chicken wings. Also, no fists (imagine Pringles or an egg in your hand and you don't want to crush them)!

In other club news from Coach Rich ...

Great weather and phenomenal racing performances by everyone at both the Chicago Marathon and the Army Ten Miler and another nice race for Paul Ryan with a 22:35 at the Fletchers Parkrun 5K.

Chicago Marathon

2:54:37 - Liz Ozeki, PR by 15 minutes!
3:08:11 - Tatyana Steis, PR by 6 minutes!

Army Ten Miler

57:54 - Rodrigo Vellon, PR
1:01:50 - Christie Wetzel, PR
1:04:03 - Chris Walsh, PR
1:10:22 - Bonnie Harvey, PR
1:15:49 - Kevin Cunningham
1:17:05 - Katie Sprinkle
1:17:31 - Rich Mendelowitz
1:20:26 - George Sprinkel
1:21:34 - Graham Magill
1:23:34 - Mary Kusler

Next Thursday, October 24 is the club Happy Hour where we will recognize our Bunion Derby Series winners. Also, a nice time to get lots of club members together. I hope to see many of you. It will be at Ireland's Four Courts starting at 6:30. Here is the link to the FB event with all the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/801065923641738

Coach Big Guy will return from the ACL Festival in ATX and be at practice tomorrow with Coach Rich!

 

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Upcoming Events

October Happy Hour/Bunion Derby Awards
Thu, Oct 24th, 2019, @6:30pm
Board Of Directors Meeting
Thu, Nov 14th, 2019, @7:00pm
DCRRC Bread Run 10K & 2 Mile Fun Run
Sun, Dec 8th, 2019, @10:00am
Gar Williams Half Marathon
Sun, Dec 15th, 2019, @9:00am
Book Club
Sun, Dec 15th, 2019, @4:00pm
2020 DCRRC Predictions & Resolutions 5K
Wed, Jan 1st, 2020, @12:00pm
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