12 x 400m 10k Pace, 100m jog

Fellow Endorphin Junkies:

The weather tomorrow will be much colder with Temps at 29 degrees and lower humidity at 61%, with lots of wind at 11 MPH (so a "real feel" in the teens), but still remember to bring fluids because you need them as much in the winter as in the summer!

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. Workout as follows:

November 29, 2018: 12 x 400m in Cruise Interval Pace (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 10:00 Pace

These 400m workouts should be quite familiar, as we do them several times each cycle, and it is a good one. These 400s build both speed and endurance. Remember that 100m recovery jog 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. A perfect workout on these has a runner building speed through these intervals, with each just a shade faster than the previous one so that your last 400 is 7 to 10 seconds faster than the first. 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 Coach Rich Club News this week:

Many Turkey Trotters on Thanksgiving day and congrats to all. I captured some of the results but very sorry if I missed you. I just had no way to find everyone in various results all around the area and country. Again, congrats to all:

Huge congrats to Liz Ozeki for winning the women's race at the Fairfax Turkey Trot 4M in a time of 25:51. Way to go Liz especially coming off Richmond just 10 days earlier!

Alexandria Turkey Trot 5M

32:11 - Kyle Edgerton
34:31 - James Waite, 3rd doggie division with Ducky
35:21 - Paul Ryan, 1st 60-69 (at age 67!)
39:19 - Rich Mendelowitz
39:30 - Mary Kusler
44:24 - Big Guy (Last place, and Least!  So says Coach BG!  ;-)  )

The first two Snowball Series races are coming up on Dec 9, Bread Run 10k and the Gar Williams Half Marathon on Dec 16. For details and to register go to http://dcroadrunners.org

Mark your calendars for the annual holiday relays on Wednesday night December 12. Here are the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2215313825415843/ . This will replace the Thursday morning Track Workout for that week.

Coach Big Guy and Coach Rich will be out there tomorrow!

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