Wednesday Night Track Workouts April 2019

Club Members and Guests:

One more month of limited track availability. But we'll mae up for with some fun workouts using the streets and trails near Washington-Lee HS. As usual, we will meet outside the entrance to the stadium on Stafford St., and begin the workout proper at 7:15. We will have access to the track on April 17, see below.

Wednesday April 3: 5 x 1000M repeats using the roads/sidewalks around W-L campus. The rest interval here is fairly short (2/10 of a mile), so something between 5K and 10K is recommended.

Wednesday April 10: Mile repeats starting at corner of 15th St. & Stafford St., climbing the long hill up Stafford St., left turn at top of hill (Lee Hwy), and then descending on Taylor St. to just past corner of Taylor and 17th St. Jog down Taylor, turn left on 15th, and return to start (~ 400M recovery). Less complicated than it sounds, and you will enjoy the downhill! (H/T Mark Hyatt for this suggestion).

Monday April 15: Boston Marathon. If you are running, please send your Bib # to edgrantnj@me.com so I can track you!

Wednesday April 17: ON TRACK. 4 x 5:00 @ 5K pace, 5:00 recovery. We will repeat this workout in early June for those who must skip it because of Boston or other April marathons.

Wednesday April 24: (Coach Ed absent): Custis Trail: 3:00 "on", 2:00 "off" (recovery). 8-10 repeats. Pace will vary depending on elevation changes.

 

Directions to Track

Track workouts are held on the track at Washington-Lee High School.

From Washington DC: take I-66 east to the Glebe Road exit, turn right on Glebe, right on 15th Street for about 0.4 miles, to Stafford Street, turn right and cross over I-66 and the school is on your left.
From Vienna and points west in Virginia: take I-66 east to the Fairfax Drive exit, follow Fairfax Drive for about 0.8 mile to Stafford Street, turn left for about 0.3 miles and the school is on your right.
From Alexandria: take Glebe Road going north until turning right on 15th Street, and proceed as from DC.
Metro: Washington-Lee is a short walk from both the Virginia Square and Ballston Metro stations on the Orange Line.

Upcoming Events

Tanger Miles 5K
Sat, Apr 27th, 2019, @8:00am
Metropolitan Branch 5K
Sat, Apr 27th, 2019, @9:00am
Volunteer - Parkway Classic Water Stop
Sun, Apr 28th, 2019, @5:30am
Food Bank Happy Hour
Thu, May 2nd, 2019, @6:00pm
DCRRC One Hour Track Run
Tue, May 21st, 2019, @7:00pm
Teens Run DC Mentoring Matters 5K
Sat, Jun 1st, 2019, @9:00am
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