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.

Summer / Fall 2019 schedule. 

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

weeks out Date Workout
20 6/10/19 10-15 minutes
19 6/17/19 12-15 minutes
18 6/24/19 15 minutes
17 7/1/19 4 hills
16 7/8/19 18 minutes
15 7/15/19 21 minutes
14 7/22/19 4-6 hills
13 7/29/19 24 minutes
12 8/5/19 26 minutes
11 8/12/19 27 minutes
10 8/19/19 30 minutes
9 8/26/19 33 minutes
8 9/2/19 8 hills
7 9/9/19 36 minutes
6 9/16/19 39 minutes
5 9/23/19 42 minutes
4 9/30/19 10 hills
3 10/7/19 45 minutes
2 10/14/19 30 minutes
1 10/21/19 15 minutes
0 10/27/19 Raceday 

November 3 HPT tempo

Happy Monday Everyone, 
More Congratulations to everyone who ran marathons this weeknd
Warren Margolies 2:47:57 PR
Dylan Barlett 2:54:23 PR
Nick Geboy 02:57:02(almost PR on a miserable day)
As for tonight's tempo run... 
We will still start from Iwo Jima at 6:30 and run down to the Jefferson Memorial as a warmpup. 
At this point you will have three tempo options.
1. The long version: run all the way around Hains Point and back up to Georgetown. Around 5 miles of tempo.
2. The medium version (what I am doing): run down Hains Point to Buckeye drive, cut over from there, and back up to Georgetown. Around 3 miles tempo.
3. The short version: from Jefferson run directly back up to Georgetown. Around 2 Miles of tempo. 
If you plan on running this evening please reply to all and let us know what option you will run. The group is starting to dwindle a little after fall marathon season. 

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.

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