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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Questions can be emailed to Coach Big Guy or Coach Rich.

Snow Running Routes and TMBC Party

Winter Running Routes

I did some reconnaissance today and ran on the Bluemont trail, the WO&D trail, and the Custis Trail. The WO&D was almost completely clear this afternoon, although snowmelt suggested that there could be some Black Ice first thing in the morning. Bluemont was pretty clear, with some snowy/icy patches, as was the Custis trail. Both Custis and Bluemont will be pretty challenging in the morning, but all three trails are far superior to the streets, which when clear are infested with automobiles that will run you down. The C&O Canal is not clear, but it is safer than running on the streets. Please email Coach Big Guy if you have checked out other safer running spots since the snowstorm and I will update this announcement tomorrow. You may email me at: .


The TMBC Winter Solstice Celebration and Awards

is Sunday, January 20th, 2019 from 5 PM – 8 PM

For details email Coach Big Guy at the address above.


4 x 5:00 in 5k Pace, 5:00 jog Walk in between

Fellow Endorphin Junkies

The weather tomorrow morning will be cold and windy, with temps at 28 degrees and gusts of 17 MPH but lower humidity at 51%, so "Real Feel" of only 16 degrees, so you will want to dress accordingly, and as always you should bring plenty of 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 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.

January 10, 2019 – 4 x 5:00 Minute run at 5K Pace with 5-minute recovery jog/walk to start w/water in between

Water breaks are important ALL year round, particularly when it will be steamy like tomorrow, so remember to hydrate before, during and after your runs - tomorrow each time we finish at our usual start place!

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

Stallions: 5:30 to 6:15 Pace

Wolf Pack: 6:15 to 6:45 Pace

Gazelles: 6:45 to 7:30 Pace

Coyotes/MTP Trainees: 7:30 to 10:00 Pace

This week's workout is a strong speed workout, and with the wind and cold is going to be challenging. Focus on form, eyes front, knees higher, arms at side lifting the knees, hands relaxed, on toes. This is about a 5k race for most of you, so take it easy on the recovery jog/walk/water legs of 5:00 each!

In Coach Rich Club news by Pinch Hitting Coach BG –

Coach Big Guy will be sending out formal Evites, but the TMBC Winter Solstice Party will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019, at 6 PM – Beer, Wine, and light snacks will be provided, along with some great awards!

The Al Lewis 10 Miler schedule for Saturday, January 12, 2019, has been POSTPONED due to the Government Shutdown. Next race after that is the JFK 20k and the MLK 5k planned for January 26th, but stay tuned due to the Shutdown.

Coach Big Guy will be at track practice tomorrow, but Coach Rich will still be in Scotland Afore Ye!


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Upcoming Events

DCRRC Al Lewis 10-Miler
Sat, Mar 30th, 2019, @7:30am
We Support the girls 5K
Sat, Apr 6th, 2019, @8:00am
Bishop O'Connell 5K
Sat, Apr 13th, 2019, @9:00am
Volunteer - Parkway Classic Water Stop
Sun, Apr 28th, 2019, @5:30am
Food Bank Happy Hour
Thu, May 2nd, 2019, @6:00pm
DCRRC One Hour Track Run
Tue, May 21st, 2019, @7:00pm
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The DC Road Runners Club is a member of the Road Runners Club of America and is also affiliated with USA Track & Field. We provide a year-round schedule of running events that offer everyone a chance to participate regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.