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.

Track Nov 2 - 10-20 x 400, 100r, 10K pace

Fellow Endorphin Junkies -

The weather tomorrow morning will again be decent - cool at 55 degrees and very humid at 90%, with little breezes of 4 MPH and almost no chance of rain, but you should definitely 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.  The workout is as follows: 

12 to 20 x 400m in 10k pace - with 100m  jog recovery in between

  • Stallions: 6:00 to 6:30 Pace
  • Wolf Pack: 6:30 to 7:00 Pace 
  • Gazelles: 7:00 to 7:45 Pace
  • Coyotes/MTP Trainees: 7:45 to 9:30 Pace

For those recovering from MCM, you could skip a track workout unless you are a Stallion or Wolfie, where you might only want to do 6 to 10 of these, and then at Tempo rather than 10k Pace.  For earlier Fall marathon runners, run 12 to 14 of the 400s at 10k or slightly easier pace, depending on your personal level of recovery.  For those of you running a marathon in 10 days, such as Richmond, this is a good final speed workout - just make sure you are stretched and don’t push too hard - 10 to 16 are fine, fewer intervals if you run 5k pace on the last 3 or 4.  If you are 17 days or more out from a future marathon,  such as Philly, or are just training through, such as Coach BG who is running the Club 1/2 Marathon, do 14 to 20.  Remember that 100m is not sufficient to fully recover from these 400s, so lactic acid and fatigue will build, and therefore you want to pace yourself through these, not going out too fast on the first few.  As always, when you are running 400s, you want to get up on your toes, lift your knees, and lean forward - not from the waist, but a full body lean, of perhaps 8 to 10 degrees.

Here is the Club News from Coach Rich for this week: 

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Our Turkey Trot 5M is coming up quickly on Thanksgiving Day.  Would love to see you there running or volunteering.  If you are in town please consider signing up.  It is the clubs single biggest source of revenue each year so we would love your help one way or another.  Here is a link to the race registration page.

The Snowball Series Kicks off with the Bread Run on December 10.  Here is the link to the all the Snowball Races.  Hoping many of you will run but if not please consider volunteering.

Mark your calendar's and come on out to Washington & Lee High School Track on Wednesday December 13th and get in the holiday spirit with our annual Holiday Relays.  Starting time is 7PM and happy hour will follow after the relays at ATown Bar & Grill in Ballston.  As is the tradition, this is a two-person relay.  We pair fastest and slowest runners together to make teams so all club member should feel welcome.  It is a fun event that everyone enjoys.  Prizes for fastest teams and costumes.  Food will be provided at happy hour.  The holiday relays replace the club track workout for that night and for Thursday morning.  

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I will see you all in the morning!

Coach Big Guy

 

Track Oct 26 - 8-10 x 500m, 5k pace, 300m rest

Fellow Endorphin Junkies -

The weather tomorrow morning will again be glorious - very cool like last week at 45 degrees and a bit more humid at 79%, with some breezes at 8 MPH and almost no chance of rain, but you should definitely 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.  The workout is as follows:

8 to 10 x 500m in 5k pace - with 300m jog recovery in between

  • Stallions: 5:45 to 6:15 Pace
  • Wolf Pack: 6:15 to 6:45 Pace
  • Gazelles: 6:45 to 7:15 Pace
  • Coyotes/MTP Trainees: 7:15 to 9:00 Pace

For those of you who ran MCM - stay in bed - Congrats!  For those recovering from earlier marathons, run 6 to 8 of the 500s at a slightly easier pace.  For those of you running a marathon in 10 days, such as Richmond, this is a perfect final speed workout - just make sure you are stretched and don’t push too hard.  If you are 17 days or more out from a future marathon, such as Philly, do the workout as indicated.  For everyone else running these, try to finish strong - push that last 100, and make sure you focus on form so you run efficiently, effectively, and injury-free.

Coach Rich’s Club News:

Congrats to Christie (3:14:05) and Keith (4:51:35) on completing today's Marine Corps Marathon. Pretty warm out there today for these guys.  Way to get it done!

Tomorrow night, Thursday, October 26, is our Club Happy Hour will be a blast as usual.  Bunion Derby Awards and we have several who won or placed in their AG from the Thursday morning crew; Christie, Eunja, Deborah, Rodrigo, Kyle, Kevin and Paul Ryan. Come out and congratulate them. Several other Thursday morning peeps being recognized as well for volunteering and race directing.  Also, the famed October racing war storytelling and of course you get to hang out with me which has unfortunately been rear these last couple months.   Club provides all the food, you all make the fun.  Please come on out and join us at Ireland’s Four Courts starting at 6:30pm.  I would love to see as many of you as possible tomorrow night.  

Our Turkey Trot 5M is coming up quickly on Thanksgiving Day.  Would love to see you there running or volunteering.  If you are in town please consider signing up.  It is the clubs single biggest source of revenue each year so we would love your help one way or another.  Here is a link to the race registration page.

I am back Austin and will be out to coach in the morning - happy to see everyone again!

Coach Big Guy

 

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