Since 2012, we have offered a fall marathon training program targeting various fall marathons. In 2017, our training program’s target race was the New York City marathon. Details on programming for fall 2018 will be announced by mid-June.
While we do not have an official marathon training program for spring 2018, we have a number of members running Boston (April 16) and London (April 22), and will be coordinating long runs and other marathon-focused training.
Beginning in 2017 we experimented with targeting our Wednesday speed program to NYRR races that were popular with our members (e.g., the Brooklyn Half in May and 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!