8 x 600m in 5k Pace

Fellow Endorphin Junkies 

The weather tomorrow morning will be nice and cool, with temps at 49 degrees with fairly high humidity at 83%, and a little wind at 5 MPH so, dress accordingly, and as always you should 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 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. 


April 18, 2018 - 8 x 600m at 5K (“interval”) Pace, w/alternating 200m then 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 each time we finish at our usual start place!

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

Wolf Pack: 6:30 to 6:45 Pace

Gazelles: 6:55 to 7:15 Pace  

Coyotes/MTP Trainees: 7:15 to 10:00 Pace


This week’s workout is a tough speed workout - essentially running a 5k, so it will be a challenge, and luckily we have decent weather.  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 Club news from Coach Rich -


The runners experienced grueling conditions in Boston, but our TMBC stalwarts overcame them to run some pretty darn good races.  Lots of BQs, PRs for Liz and CaSandra, and a Women's Master's Team 4th place (out of 47) led by Christine!  And two days earlier, Christine ran her 2nd fastest 5K ever at the BAA 5K in a time of 21:28 -  Great shakeout run Christine!  All of you are amazing.  Congratulations!


Boston Marathon

3:06:13 - Andrew Simpson, BQ

3:08:49 - Christie Wetzel, BQ

3:22:23 - Christine Westcott, BQ

3:24:20 - Liz Ozeki, BQ & PR

3:27:42 - CaSandra Degrauwe, BQ & PR

3:34:04 - Shauna Waite, BQ

4:01:00 - Catherine Burke O'Connor

4:29:22 - Katie Sprinkel


Please come to happy hour on Thursday night and bring food or a cash donation for the Capital Area Food Bank.  Doors open at 6.  Buffalo Billiards near Dupont Circle.  Lots of door prizes and giveaways.  Free drink for all the bring food or a cash donation.  



We can still use a few more volunteers for this Sunday's Parkways Classic Waterstop.  Signup here or just let me know you are coming and I will send you the deets. 



Coach Big Guy will be at track practice tomorrow, but Coach Rich is on a business trip!


Upcoming Events

DCRRC Holiday Relays
Wed, Dec 12th, 2018, @7:00pm
Barcroft 5k
Sat, Dec 15th, 2018, @9:00am
DCRRC Gar Williams Half Marathon
Sun, Dec 16th, 2018, @9:00am
2019 DCRRC Predictions & Resolutions 5K
Tue, Jan 1st, 2019, @12:00pm
Board Of Directors Meeting
Thu, Jan 10th, 2019, @7:00pm
DCRRC Al Lewis 10-Miler
Sat, Jan 12th, 2019, @9:00am
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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.