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.

Spring 2020 schedule. 

This schedule targets the 2010 Boston Marathon and will have a couple of conflicts with club races.

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

Jan 24 HPT tempo run

Alright everyone, here is the deal. 
First off, if you plan on coming tonight please reply to all, if you don't plan on coming don't bother replying, that way we don't have a mass of emails.
Looks like the real snow is going to start around 5:00 PM, which might make our tempo workout a little difficult on open streets. In light of that, we will have 3 plans on the books.
Plan A: Standard Hains Point tempo.
Starting and finishing at the Iwo Jima memorial.
24 Minutes around the entire point starting from the Jefferson Memorial. 
Plan B: Loops under the whitehurst freeway. 
Warming up from Iwo Jima, or parking directly under the whitehurst freeway and then running loops under the freeway (it's just over half a mile end to end.) Since this is supposed to be a time/effort workout, distance shouldn't matter that much. 
Plan C: To each their own.
If it's really bad out, we should probably not do an organized run, so you can just chill at home, the gym, or a bar. 
I will send out an email to everyone who replies yes around 5:30 with the final plan.
Other notes: 
Reminder about the Club Challenge 10 miler: 
This is a great race, plus it's free and the club pays for transportation and beer. All of you should represent the club and hopefully run fast. 

Jan 19 HPT tempo run

Boston is 14 weeks away, and Cherry Blossom is only 13 weeks away. Things are starting to get real, which means this that this week will be our last short loop of Hains Point.
For this evening we will meet above the Iwo Jima memorial at 6:30, warm up to the Jefferson memorial.
From there we will begin our tempo run running counter clockwise on Hains Point, down Ohio Drive, across the island on Buckeye, left on Ohio back up the the Jefferson Memorial, and all the way up to Georgetown. In total we should do 22 minutes of tempo this evening. 
Other notes: 
Reminder about the Club Challenge 10 miler: 
This is a great race, plus it's free and the club pays for transportation and beer. All of you should represent the club and hopefully run fast. 

Jan 12 HPT Hill workout

Well Ladies and Gentlemen, it's the week you have been waiting for. Time for a hill workout. 

Because this is the first one of the season, we are going to take it easy and only do 4 repeats. 
Meet at Iwo Jima 6:30 and warm up by running 3 miles, cemetery --> Mt. Vernon Trail --> Roosevelt island parking lot --> Roslyn. 
We will start the hill repeats at the corner of N Oak Street and Lee Highway (just north of the Marriott), and run up the Custis trail to the bridge over 66. That gives us half a mile of uphill running for each repeat. 
Gathering Points:
Iwo Jima: at the bike share station on N. Meade Street at the corner of 14th.

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Upcoming Events

Gar Williams Half Marathon
Sun, Dec 15th, 2019, @9:00am
Book Club
Sun, Dec 15th, 2019, @4:00pm
Holiday Relays
Wed, Dec 18th, 2019, @7:00pm
2020 DCRRC Predictions & Resolutions 5K
Wed, Jan 1st, 2020, @12:00pm
Board Of Directors Meeting
Thu, Jan 9th, 2020, @7:00pm
DCRRC Al Lewis 10-Miler
Sat, Jan 11th, 2020, @7:30am
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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.