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Thursday Tempos

This group wants to chat about Thursday night workouts and find out what's happening

Location: Tortoise and Hare - now at 7pm
Members: 85
Latest Activity: yesterday

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Map for Thursday nights

For newcomers or those who may be otherwise unfamiliar, here's a Google map of the meeting point ("Tortoise and Hare"), "the flats", etc ...…Continue

Started by Michael Lee Jan 14, 2010.

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Comment by Rick Bloomer yesterday
Thursday Tempo Workout - Whatever couch you might sink into this afternoon - Easy warm-up lap starts with chips and dips as soon as you arrive (sharp). Main workout will last 440 minutes potential of steady continuous paced eating, comprised as follows: 110 minutes of mashed potatoes, at which point you return with 110 minutes of stuffing, take 2 minutes break to loosen belt and wash down food with some wine, then repeat again 110 minutes but with squash, then head for the finish with 110 minutes of turkey. Cool down lap with some Lloyds carrot cake, of course. This is a flexible workout, feel free to substitute the foods. Please remember to wear loose comfortable clothing and bring your appetite. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
Comment by Rick Bloomer on November 13, 2014 at 9:08am
Thursday Tempo Workout - Tortoise and Hare - Easy warm-up lap starts promptly at 7:00 PM, followed by tempo at about 7:15. 44 minutes total potential. Two sets of 22 minutes with 2 minutes rest between sets. Format is 11 minutes out, reverse, 11 minutes back to start. When back at start, rest 2 minutes. Repeat. Remember to bring headlamps. See you there!
Comment by Rick Bloomer on November 6, 2014 at 8:03am
Thursday tempo workout cancelled in favor of rest and recovery. Back next week.
Comment by Rick Bloomer on August 27, 2014 at 8:56pm
Tempo workout Thursday - starts promptly at 7:00. "Catch Me If You Can" format. 3 full loops of the flats. Staggered starts according to pace; slower paced start first at about 7:00, fastest start last about 7:15. Run at half-marathon pace. See you there!
Comment by Rick Bloomer on March 27, 2014 at 9:00am
Reminder - Tempo workout at the flats returns tonight! Warm-up lap starts promptly at 7:00 and tempo starts at 7:15 promptly. Workout includes out-back format like last year. Out 8 mins, 1 min rest, turn around then 8:00 back to start where we all meet again. 1 minute rest and repeat. Total tempo pace of 32 mins. "Huff puff word word" pace. Not a race. Developing sense of pace is key. Carrot cake muffin awarded to most consistent runner. See you there!
Comment by Rick Bloomer on March 19, 2014 at 8:03am
Thursday workout - one more at the Fieldston hills - 7:00 at Fieldston School parking lot - follow Manhattan College Parkway from Broadway to school - 2 miles warm-up followed by 4-5 longs - will be the final hill workout until summer - tempo runs at the flats will start next week. See you there!!
Comment by Rick Bloomer on March 12, 2014 at 8:23pm
Thursday workout is cancelled in favor of rest for NYC Half this weekend. Also, ice is back in the forecast. Good luck to everyone running!
Comment by Rick Bloomer on February 27, 2014 at 9:22am
Thursday workout tonight is cancelled tonight in favor of Armory races and resting for The Race Formally Known As Coogans this Sunday. Good luck to all the 100+ of us that will be there! For those that asked, the day of Thursday itself is not cancelled.
Comment by Rick Bloomer on February 20, 2014 at 1:44pm
Thursday hill workout is on. Meet at Fieldston School parking lot at 7:00. Please remember to wear bright gear. Two miles warm-up followed by hill repeats. For those who ran Tuesday but didn't get enough hills, just really like hills, or skipped Tuesdays workout. Will include long repeats. Great for Coogans coming up soon. See you there!
Comment by Rick Bloomer on January 16, 2014 at 4:07pm

Update: Thursday workout will meet at the flats tonight. 7:00 as usual, at Tortoise and Hare Statue along Broadway. Long intervals.


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