This group is intended for club members with several years of racing experience who want to take their running to the next level. Consistency, structure, and avoiding injury will be emphasized. Participation is free and open to those who can reasonably aim for the following times:

  Men Women
10 Mile 1:05 1:10
Half Marathon 1:28 1:35
Marathon 3:05 3:15

Weekly Schedule

Each week will include two workouts and a quality long run. The exact schedule will depend on participants' goal races.


Meet above the Iwo Jima Memorial at 6:30 or near the Jefferson Memorial for a warmup, tempo run or hill repeats, and cooldown.


Meet at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington at 6:50pm, warmed up and ready for drills, strides, and stretching. We'll participate in the regularly-scheduled club workout (usually or fartlek) at 7:30pm.


Meet at North Meade Street Park in Arlington for a long run (pace varies). Start time corresponds with the club Saturday Long Run.

Sign Up

For more information, contact Brian Danza or Dylan Barlett, or sign up for emails below. Weekly updates will be posted on this page.

Winter / Spring 2019 schedule. 

This schedule targets the 2019 Boston Marathon and will have a couple of conflicts with club races.

weeks out Date Workout
20 11/26/18 10-15 minutes
19 12/3/18 4 hills
18 12/10/18 12-15 minutes
17 12/17/18 15 minutes
16 12/24/18 18 minutes
15 12/31/18 21 minutes
14 1/7/19 4-6 hills
13 1/14/19 24 minutes
12 1/21/19 27 minutes
11 1/28/19 30 minutes
10 2/4/19 6 hills
9 2/11/19 33 minutes
8 2/18/19 36 minutes
7 2/25/19 39 minutes
6 3/4/19 8 hills
5 3/11/19 42 minutes
4 3/18/19 45 minutes
3 3/25/19 10 hills
2 4/1/19 30 minutes
1 4/8/19 15 minutes
0 4/15/19 Raceday 

OCT 27 HPT tempo run

First off congratulations to everyone who ran MCM yesterday
Adam Pearlman: 3:03:55
Scott Smith: 3:16:33
Andrew Mulrean: 3:17:58 PR 
Alison Smith: 3:22:58 PR
For those of us still preparing/running ( I think it's only me and Aidan) we will do the standard fare long hains point tempo run. 
Warmup start 6:30 at Iwo Jima
Meet DC folks at 6:55 at Jefferson Memorial
40 minutes tempo around HP to Gtown
and jog back to Iwo Jima.

Oct 20 HPT tempo run

Since marathon season is in full swing, some more congrats are in order.

Congratulations Mike Tosto on running 3:04:06 at the bay state marathon! A ten minute PR and his first ever BQ! congrats, Mike.
As for tempo run, at this point I am sounding like a broken record, but here it is. 
Meet 6:30 at Iwo Jima or 6:55 at the Jefferson Memorial water fountain. Then tempo around Hains Point to Georgetown. 
HPT will be taking a break from tempo runs through November and thankgiving, but we will start again in December for spring marathon training. 
During the break Monday night runs will simply become normal group runs, with maybe some fartlek or impromptu pickups.

October 6 HPT workout

This evening's tempo run is going to be pretty standard. Start at the Iwo Jima memorial at 6:30, warm up to the Jefferson Memorial. For people meeting us on the DC side, we will be at Jefferson around 6:55, gather up at the Jefferson memorial water fountain (here
This week we will start right at the Jefferson Memorial, running down the west side of HP around the tip and back up Ohio Drive on the east side, then a left on Basin Drive to the Jefferson Memorial, finally following Rock Creek trail all the way back up to Georgetown. 
The plan is for 39-40 Minutes of tempo pace, which should get us somewhere near Georgetown on the Rock Creek trail.
For people running MCM, this should be your last big tempo workout, cutting it down to 15-20 minutes next week, and then to just one mile at Marathon pace the final week. 
People running later marathons will not increase much more in terms of time, but should try to run progressively faster during the tempo portion.
If you don't know your tempo pace, I suggest going to entering your latest real race, and your goal pace then looking at the training paces tab. As these get longer (over 30 minutes) you should transition to a slightly slower tempo pace to maybe even a steady state pace. 
After tempo we will all gather back up at Virginia Ave and Rock Creek to jog back to VA. 

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Teens Run DC Mentoring Matters 5K
Sat, Jun 1st, 2019, @9:00am
DCRRC Women's Distance Festival 5K and Run After the Women 5K
Sun, Jun 9th, 2019, @8:00am
Happy Hour
Thu, Jun 13th, 2019, @6:30pm
Manna 5k
Sat, Jun 15th, 2019, @9:00am
Book Club
Sun, Jun 16th, 2019, @4:00pm
DCRRC Hugh Jascourt 4-Miler
Thu, Jun 20th, 2019, @7:00pm
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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.