Wednesday Track - 4 to 5 x 1000m in 10k Pace

Wednesday Night Hawks

The weather tomorrow evening will be cold, about 30, with lower humidity and wind at just 6 MPH – and just before the next Snow/Sleet/Ice/Freezing Rain/Rain Storm will mess everything up.

We continue with no "FORMAL" DCRRC Track Practice in Arlington, although some will run at W&L, Yorktown High School and Falls Church HS at various times, due to the on-going Coronavirus restrictions. We hope to be back soon, but until then, self-appointed small groups can do our scheduled workouts on their own.

February 17, 2021 – 4 to 5 x 1000m at 10K ("Cruise interval") Pace, w/400m easy jogs in between

Water breaks are important ALL year round, even when it will be chilly like tomorrow, so remember to hydrate before, during and after your runs - tomorrow each time we finish at our usual start place!

NOTE: I expect to see your heart rates in the mid to high 80% of Maximum range, but if your rates are higher, you need to slow down!

Fastest Runners: 5:30 to 6:30 Pace, 5 x 1000m Intervals

Fast Runners: 6:15 to 7:15 Pace, 5 x 1000m Intervals

Intermediate Runners: 6:45 to 7:45 Pace, 4 to 5 x 1000m Intervals

MTP Trainees/Oldsters like Big Guy: 7:45 to 10:00 Pace, 4 x 1000m Intervals

This week's workout is a strong speed workout, but given the distance, also and endurance workout. Focus on form, eyes front, knees higher, arms at side lifting the knees, hands relaxed, on toes. This is about a 5k race for most of you, so take it easy on the recovery jog/walk/water legs of 400m, and if you are feeling frisky, put it into the last 1000m interval, perhaps in 5k pace.

 

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
Annual Club Membership Meeting
Sun, Mar 7th, 2021, @7:00pm
Book Club
Sun, Mar 14th, 2021, @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.