Manhattan Track

We’re making a vacation out of this Boston trip, spending a few days in New York first. Our bed-and-no-breakfast is in the East Village, and I perused Google Maps to see where I could go running. “Hmm, lets see… less than half a mile to the East River, where there’s a path, and… What’s this? A running track in Manhattan? ”

Daniels called for some 1200m tempo intervals today, so I headed over to East River Park and there indeed was a nice synthetic-surface metric track. Since I started running three years ago, this was the first time I’ve set foot on a track, and it was good. I luxuriated in it’s flatness. My usual interval trail rolls up and down about 5-6 feet. I ran four repeats of 1200 meters with 400 meter recoveries. The Garmin reported the paces as 6:16, 6:23, 6:26, 6:23, which might be a little faster than I actually went, but is quite a bit faster than I usually do tempos. I should run on a track more often.

Track etiquette mos mostly followed. The walkers and joggers kept to the outer lanes except for one guy who stolidly stuck to lane one. Fortunately the fancy designer warmup gear he was wearing gave him enough speed that I only had to run around him twice before he called it a day.


3 Responses to “Manhattan Track”

  1. 1 Flo April 14, 2010 at 5:05 am

    Sounds way fun! Great interval session, too. Just a few more days and we’ll be saying hi in person! Can’t wait.

  2. 2 Christi April 14, 2010 at 5:22 am

    Congrats on a great track workout! Good luck in Boston and have a great time!

  3. 3 jime2 April 15, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Thanks. I think the great time is guaranteed. As for the race, we’ll see…

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Race PRs

5K20:43 (LMJS 6/28/09
12K54:36 (Across Bay 3/21/10)
15K1:09:51 (LMJS 19/27/09)
Half1:31:28 (Kaiser 2012
Marathon 3;13:14 (CIM '11)


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