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 

September 30 HPT Workout

Hey everyone, I know it's not October yet, but because of Pope Gregory and his aptitude for annoying the world year after his death, October's hill workout will have to happen in September. 

First congrats to racers from the weekend. 
1. The GOAT Kenenisa Bekele (sadly not a HPT member) for coming within two seconds of the world record at Berlin 2:01:41 
2. Madeline Hanley for a 2:32 at Berlin
3. Steve for a 2:11 at the 20 Miler
4. Ian for a 2:31 at the 20 Miler
Rejoice, tonight is the last hill workout of the training cycle. This also means that we are up to 10 repeats, which should be fun and maybe a little painful. 
See you all tonight. 

September 23 HPT tempo run

Hey everyone,
If you thought summer broke, you might be a little bit sad this evening. While dew points are not super high, it's still going to be fairly warm out there for a 42-minute tempo run. Oh yeah, we are up to 42 minutes for this week, so make sure you come hydrated and ready to go.
Next week we are going to do 10 hills a day early so that MCM people get the last long tempo the correct week.
See you all tonight.


September 16 HPT Tempo run

Happy Tempo Monday everyone!

First things first, Congrats Armand for a blazing fast 17:33 for 2nd place overall at the Zoo 5k downtown. 

Tonight's tempo is going to be 39 minutes, which means that we will run all the way around Hains Point counter-clockwise then up to Georgetown. 

Should be a fairly nice evening despite the temperature since dewpoints seem to be in the 50s. 

See you this evening.


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Upcoming Events

DCRRC Age Handicapped 4-Miler
Mon, Jul 4th, 2022, @8:00am
DCRRC Bastille Day 4-Miler
Thu, Jul 14th, 2022, @7:00pm
DCRRC Bluemont 5K
Wed, Jul 20th, 2022, @7:00pm
DCRRC Steve Thompson 8K
Tue, Aug 2nd, 2022, @6:45pm
DCRRC Paul Thurston 4.5 Miler
Tue, Aug 16th, 2022, @6:45pm
DCRRC 3+mile Cross Country Race, Kids' Races and Club Picnic
Sat, Aug 20th, 2022, @4:00pm
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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.