1200s & 400s x Three

Fellow Endorphin Junkies 

The weather tomorrow morning will be cooler, with temps at 59 degrees, but with high humidity at 83%, and a little wind at 6 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. 


May 10, 2018 – Three x 1200m/400m sets with the 1200m at 10k Pace (“Cruise Interval” Pace), followed by a 400m at 5K (“Interval”) Pace, 400m easy jog after each Interval

Water breaks are important ALL year round, especially even when it will be cooler 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!  

5k pace at the quicker end of these ranges/10k pace at the higher end

Stallions: 5:45 to 6:30 Pace

Wolf Pack: 6:30 to 6:50 Pace

Gazelles: 6:50 to 7:30 Pace  

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

This week’s workout is a new one, courtesy of Coach Rich. He texted it to me and then said, think about it, you’ll understand. I think what he is trying to do here is build strength and endurance through the 1200, and then speed through the 400s – it trains you to run faster at the end of a cycle, pushing you towards negative splits – at least I think it does! ;-) We will have to ask him tomorrow!


In Club news from Coach Rich -

After 45 years working in government and industry Paul Ryan is retiring this week.  He'll be providing donuts and juice after our workout to celebrate!  CONGRATULATIONS Paul!!!

Huge congrats to Jen Edmond who ran a PR of 1:12:39 at the Broad Street 10M in Philly this past weekend.  

Also, congrats to Rodrigo Vellon for yet another BQ and a 2nd place finish at this past weekend's Potomac River Run Marathon.  His time was and impressive 3:04:42 and what became a real warm morning for the last couple of miles

This Saturday May 12 is the Teens Run DC Mentoring Matters 5K.  As I have said many times before this is for a great cause helping youth in underserved areas of DC through running.  Please consider running this flat and very fast 5K race but even if you don't want to run it, consider signing up to make the donation to this great organization.  Here is the link: https://www.dcroadrunners.org/sign-up/teensrundc

Coach Big Guy and Coach Rich will be at track practice tomorrow!


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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