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). Using survey feedback from last year’s participants, we decided to target the 2018 Brooklyn Half. This training plan reflects coordinated effort from club leadership and can be tailored to any and all, regardless of race plans. Each day we have three similar workouts designated A-B-C with slight variations. More information about our motivation and overall plan can be found here.
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!