4 x 1200m w/400m recovery jogs

Fellow Endorphin Junkies:

The weather tomorrow will be just as cold as last week with Temps at 29 degrees and lower humidity at 61%, with less wind at 4 MPH (so a "real feel" in the low 20s), 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:

December 6, 2018: 4 x 1200m in Tempo Interval to Cruise Interval Pace (10m to 10k pace) - with 400m jog recovery in between

• Stallions: 6:00 to 6:45 Pace
• Wolf Pack: 6:30 to 7:15 Pace
• Gazelles: 7:15 to 8:00 Pace
• Coyotes/MTP Trainees: 7:45 to 10:30 Pace

This is a less familiar workout, but given next weeks FAST Holiday/Festivus Relays (Smokin 400s), we want you to take it easier this week. These 1200s are meant to build mostly endurance. While the 400m recovery jog should be sufficient to recover from these 1200s, if you head out at 10k pace from the start you will tire quickly and you won't get the less stressful workout we want this week before the Bread Run/Holiday Relays/Gar Williams stretch over an 8 day period, with you just recovered from marathons, so don't push it too hard.

While some of you may be travelling on the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, Mrs. Big Guy and I wanted to know if enough of you will be around to celebrate the end of the Fall season and beginning of Winter – a sort of "Winter Solstice" gathering of the TMBC on January 19th – please let me know by email if you will be around. There may be some awards, but mostly, a lot of good cheer and fellowship.

Here is the Coach Rich Club News this week:

Congrats to Bonnie Harvey posting a time of 21:18 at the Run with Santa 5K in Reston. This was good for 3rd AG. Way to go Bonnie!

Reminder, no track work next Thursday morning next week instead we need you at the annual holiday relays on Wednesday night. This is a hugely fun event followed by some food and drinks. It is at W-L track not YHS. Here are the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2215313825415843/ . We look forward to seeing you there

This Sunday starts the Snowball Series with the Bread Run 10K on Sunday. The next Sunday is the Gar Williams HM on Dec 16. Gar Williams is almost at max registration so if you want to run and have not registered, do it now. For details and to register go to http://dcroadrunners.org

Coach Big Guy will be out there tomorrow, but Coach Rich may not make it!

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