Since 2012, we have offered a fall marathon training program targeting various fall marathons. In 2017 the target race is the New York City marathon on Sunday, November 5. Training sessions begin the week of August 7 and are held Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (speed, tempo and long run). On 2-3 “off” days people should get some easy miles in–we recommend Monday Night Run for one of those days! And if you’re running a fall marathon that isn’t New York, we are happy to work with you to adapt the program to fit your needs.
NYRR Race-Focused Training
Beginning in 2017 we experimented with targeting our Wednesday speed program to NYRR races that were popular with our members, which this year were the Brooklyn Half in May and the Team Championships in August. We are surveying members who took part in the training to help inform plans for 2018. And while we may target particular races in the formulation of our speed workouts, the runs can be tailored to any and all, regardless of race plans.
Speed workouts have been an integral part of the club since our earliest days, and they can make each of us better runners—whether we compete in races or not, whether we’re among the club’s fastest runners or not. It’s simple: run speed and you’ll be stronger, faster and more confident. And the workouts seem a lot easier and are far more fun than running alone, so we hope you’ll join us!