Track

Annual Track Meet 8/27/2019


Coach Dave Rand announces that this year’s annual track
meet is set for Tuesday, August 27, at Reading High School.
In next week’s NewSprint we will have the teams listed, as
well as the scoring rules. Also, we will include some of the
history of the meet,

Track Workout for 7/23/2019: Special Edition

Coach Rand is on a well deserved vacation and Steve Viegas is graciously stepping in.  Here's Steve's plan for tonight along with links to maps.


Fellow Mystics,

I will be filling in for Coach tonight. He is on vacation this week. He suggested that I have you do a fartlek workout, which was a staple run of mine when I was coach.

I have mapped out two fartlek courses on the USATF website, 2.56 miles and 3.48 miles. You can find the maps on the following hyperlinks:


Short course: http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=603148

Longer course: http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=603149


I will be running with you tonight. At age 70, I don’t have the speed to run back and forth and monitor all of you. I will be running at the back of the pack.

Fartlek is a Swedish word which means speed play. What we will be doing is running at race speed the distance of three telephone poles and jog/resting two telephone poles all the way around.

The two loops are the same until you pass the YMCA and have to take a right or left on Birch Meadow Drive. The left takes you back to the track. The right takes you in the direction of the Bancroft Avenue hill which you will recognize when you turn left onto Hartshorne off John Carver Road, which merges with Birch Meadow Drive at the end of the park area. You run up Bancroft and take the first left and the left at the top of the hill. You will be at the top of Oakland Road, the hill next to the high school. You will run to the bottom of the hill where the workout began.

Let’s have fun tonight with this unmetered speed play workout.

Steve

Good Luck, All.
 Outdoor Track begins Tuesday, March 12, 2019   Place: Reading Memorial High School, Oakland Road/Birch Meadow Drive,   Time: 6:30


Coach Rand submitted the following workout schedule for the remainder of the month of March.  Check back here often as Dave will update as needed.


Outdoor Track Workout 7/9

 

I've scheduled to do 4 X 1200 at 5k pace with a 600 recovery after the first, a 400 recovery after the second, and an 800 recovery after the third.  

 

We'll start with an 800 (two laps) striding out on the straightaways and going easy on the curves and we'll do the plyometrics, too.           

 

The alternate workout will be ½ the workout-2 X 1200 at 5k pace with a 600 recovery in between the two.

 

         

Outdoor Track Workout 7/16

 

We'll start with an 800 at the track, then do 6 up hills on Oakland Road (this is the long hill which passes the front of Reading Memorial High School parallel to the track ), followed by an 800 at the track.  Recoveries will be jogging to Oakland Road after the 800 and then jogging the down hills as well as back to the track after the hills.       

 

We'll start with an 800 (two laps) striding out on the straightaways and going easy on the curves and we'll do the plyometrics, too.      

 

The alternate workout will be a 400 at the track, then 3 up hills on Oakland Road, followed by a 400 at the track.  Recoveries will be the same as above.        ,   

               

Outdoor Track Workout 7/23

 

This workout you're just going to have to be prepared for anything.         

 

We'll start with an 800 (two laps) striding out on the straightaways and going easy on the curves and we'll do the plyometrics, too.      

 

For the alternate workout you’ll need to be prepared for anything as well.        ,   

               

Outdoor Track Workout 7/30

 

The scheduled workout will be 12 X 400 with 200s easy in between.

 

We'll start with an 800 (two laps) striding out on the straightaways and going easy on the curves and we'll do the plyometrics, too.  

 

The alternate workout will be 6 X 400 with 200s easy in between.



Notes from the Coach:


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.  Runners train with groups based on their abilities.