REMINDER FROM COACH DAVE: THERE WILL NO INDOOR TRACK ON TUESDAY, JAN 24TH
INSTEAD THIS WEEK'S TRACK WILL MEET OUTDOOR AT RMHS.
Notes from the Coach
Indoor Track at Lexington High School 251 Waltham Street, Lexington will start Tuesday January 17th at 7:15 p.m., and it will continue on January 31st, February 7th, 14th, and 28th, and March 7th.
The only thing that would prevent us from running on one of those weeks would be if Lexington cancels school on that Tuesday.
I'll continue to send the workouts to the email distribution list as well as post them on Facebook. This is more critical at this time because the workouts will be structured differently at Lexington.
When you get to the Lexington track you will pay $5 which goes to the Lexington Park & Rec - not us. You will run in the Groups that you normally run with.
Workouts will be self-timed; I'm not allowed to stand there and time you and coach you as I do at Tufts. This is a public facility, and other runners will be on the track and in the field house.
The track is just over 11 laps to the mile, has a rubberized surface with 4 lanes, and is banked. It's a nice indoor track but not of the quality that Tufts is.
I've been told that if we just run in the small four- to six- people groups that we run in and don't make it conspicuous that we're all in one club we'll be fine. I've also been told not to wear Mystic gear.
This is how Greater Lowell operates and it works out fine for them. Make sure to run with the proper track etiquette as you do at Tufts, don't cause any waves or issues, and be respectful of the others around you.
I'll be there and run in Group 3. In charge of Group 1 will be Brendan, Keith, and Nathan. In Charge of Group 2 will be Freddi, Everett, and Dan Collins. I'll handle Group 3.
I'm putting multiple people in charge in case people can't make the sessions. I'll also be asking group leaders how the workouts went and hope to get some okay feedback.
I'll be there as well and will try to watch the other groups to see how their workouts going.
Outdoor Track workouts are held in Reading each Tuesday night at 6:30PM, outdoors at the new Reading Memorial High School track, Birch Meadow Drive, Reading, MA from late March through October, and indoors at Tufts University from November into March. Runners train with groups based on their abilities.
Our workouts are conducted by Dave Rand, an experienced coach, who is available for individual coaching advice to runners to assist their running plans - whether that involves fitness running, the marathon, cross-country, or track.
Outdoor Workouts: 6:30 PM Tuesdays at new Reading Memorial High School track, Birch Meadow Drive, Reading, MA. Late March through October.
Indoor Workouts: 7:00 PM Tuesdays at Gantcher Track, Tufts University, College Avenue, Medford, MA. November into March.
Coach Rand says:
Check the weekly club email newsletter for updates on the coaching schedule. If you wish to be added to the evite list for practice announcements, send an email to the coach.