Wednesday Track - Virtual 5k or Tempo

Wednesday Night Hawks

Today will be as nice a day as you can wish for in the winter, with temps from the low 30s to the low 50s and lots of sunshine. Tracks are open throughout the DMV for individuals despite the increase in infections, so if you follow the guidelines and are in good health, you are in for a good day's run. This week we traditionally a "Resolutions & Predictions" 5k race, but we can't this year due to the Pandemic. Since a virtual "race" at that distance is still a great benchmark that will help you plan your training in 2021 – when we will finally return to racing head-to-head, the track coaches suggest that for this week's speed work you run a virtual 5k race, but if you are not up to that effort, in the alternative you can run some Tempo work.

December 30, 2020 – A Virtual 5k Pace on the Track or Course of your Choosing – at 5k Pace, of Course! In the Alternative, at least 30:00 minutes of Tempo work (somewhere between 10k and 10m pace)

And now the final – I promise – Secret Santa Virtual Holiday Relays Results Report!

As it turns out, a final 2020 DCRRC Secret Santa Virtual Holiday Relays result from Melinda Metz got stuck in Big Guy's spam filter, and when she was finally added to the totals, along with Coach Big Guy, an even number of runners competed, and we were able to finally calculate the results correctly. We will try to get all the results up on the Club Website in the correct place and style as soon as possible. In the meantime, here are the top three finishers. All reported winners (in all of my emails – you are all winners in my book!) will receive a small prize from a very embarrassed Coach Big Guy:

First Place - Ian Huang (15:12) and Nate Rathjen (15:28) = Total Time: 30:40

Second Place - Melinda Matz (13:59) and Paul Ryan (16:44) = Total Time: 30:43

Third Place - Mark Bourgeois (15:02) and Zé Dagher (15:42) = Total Time: 30:44


Directions to Track

Track workouts are held on the track at Washington-Liberty (formerly 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-Liberty is a short walk from both the Virginia Square and Ballston Metro stations (Orange/Silver lines).

Upcoming Events

DCRRC Burke Lake 12K
Sun, Mar 7th, 2021, @10:00am
Book Club
Sun, Mar 14th, 2021, @4:00pm
 DCRRlogotypeRRCA member

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.