3 to 5 x 1600m

Fellow Endorphin Junkies -

The weather tomorrow morning will be warmer than last week, with temps at 58 degrees and higher humidity at 83%, with little wind at 5 MPH, so dress accordingly, and as always you should still 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 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.

November 1, 2018 - 3 to 5 x 1600m in Cruise Interval Pace (10k pace) with 400m easy jogs in between

Water breaks are important ALL year round, even when it cooler 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, and if your rates are higher, you need to slow down!

Stallions: 6:00 to 6:30 Pace, 4 - 5 x 1600m Intervals

Wolf Pack: 6:30 to 7:00 Pace, 4 - 5 x 1600m Intervals

Gazelles: 7:00 to 7:30 Pace, 4 x 1600 m Intervals

Coyotes/MTP Trainees: 7:30 to 10:30 Pace, 3 to 4 x 1600m

Suggested number of intervals are based on you being at least 3 weeks Post marathon – if you are two weeks recovered, just do a couple, max three. This week's workout is base workout, aiming at building strength and endurance for your spring marathon, especially if it is Boston. As always, don't go out too quick on the first couple, and try to make each interval a bit faster than the last. Mentally divide each 1600 in 4 parts - first 400, settle into a good rhythm, second 400 focus on form - knees higher than long runs and up on the toes, third 400 make sure you are relaxing and using your arms to lift the knees, not crossing over your body, and last 400, accelerate slowly to finish strong! Remember to leave something in the tank for your last interval, as these segments can be very challenging, even at 10k pace.

Here is the Coach Rich Club News this week:

Congrats to Will Hernandez running a solid 3:52:47 at MCM. Will was real happy with his result and especially liked our hooting and howling at the mile 4.5 DCRRC waterstop. Way to go Will!

Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner and that means it is time for our DCRRC annual Alexandria Turkey Trot 5M. You will not find a flatter or faster 5M course so a great opportunity to test out your wheel speed! Also, a great opportunity to volunteer. We need lots of volunteers. To register or to volunteer go to https://www.alexandriaturkeytrot.com/.

Mark your calendars for the annual holiday relays on Wednesday night December 12. Here are the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2215313825415843/

Coach Big Guy will be there at track practice tomorrow, but Coach Rich has an early appointment so we will miss him.


Upcoming Events

DCRRC National Capital 20 Miler and 5 Miler
Sun, Sep 29th, 2019, @7:00am
AAH 5k
Sun, Oct 6th, 2019, @8:00am
Vida Thrive 5K
Sat, Oct 12th, 2019, @8:00am
Kinhaven 5K, 1K Fun Run, and Toddler Dash
Sun, Oct 20th, 2019, @9:00am
October Happy Hour/Bunion Derby Awards
Thu, Oct 24th, 2019, @6:30pm
Board Of Directors Meeting
Thu, Nov 14th, 2019, @7:00pm
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