Upcoming WE ARE NYC RC Runs!

Happy hump day to everyone out there! The sun hasn’t come out in New York city that much the last few days but that doesn’t keep this group from running. So many of our members continue to post their “rainy days” run since they keep gaining their motivation to run in the rain from the group itself! Another benefit of being part of a running community like ours!

With that being said, here are some of our upcoming group runs that you all can partake in to keep that motivation going! Hope to see you at one of these!

Club Members At Last Weekend’s 5th Avenue Mile!

WEEKLY GROUP RUN IN CENTRAL PARK! (all paces are welcomed!)

β€’ WHAT- Weekly group run (5-6 miles)

β€’ WHERE- Central Park – Meet At NYRR Run Center (320 West 57th street, NY, NY)

β€’ WHEN – Thursday, September 13, 2018.

β€’ TIME-Meet up at 6:00pm, leaving run center at 6:15pm

Taken at the last workout led by club member Tobias

5 Mile Run & HIIT Training!

β€’ WHAT- 5 mile Central Park Loop/HIIT workout 10 mins of high intensity interval training, followed by a one mile run to a location in central park. Repeat 5 times for a total of 5 miles and 50 mins of HIIT. Led by one of our club runners Tobias!

β€’ WHERE- Central Park – Meet At NYRR Run Center (320 West 57th street, NY, NY)

β€’ WHEN – Saturday, September 15, 2018.

β€’ TIME-Meet up at 8:00am at Run Center

Members at the NYRR 15 Mile training series! 18 Mile one coming up this Sunday!

NYRR NYC MARATHON TRAINING–18 MILE RUN!

β€’ WHAT- 18 mile training run. While this is a NYRR run, you can run this together w/ a club member! After all, it is an 18 mile run!

β€’ WHERE- Central Park – Meet by 102nd transfers on East side by softball field 8.

β€’ WHEN – Sunday, September 16, 2018.

β€’ TIME-Meet up at 6:30am, run time 7:00am!

Weekend Recap & This Week’s Group Run!

Happy Monday to all the runners out there reading this!

Hope there were lot of miles crushed this past weekend! Over at We Are NYC Running club, we were most definitely crushing miles and keeping busy and we didn’t let the extreme weather keep us away!

Picture of our club members speaking w/ potential members at the NYRR Club Fair! (Photo by Micheal Anderson)

 

Before we crushed those miles, a number of club members came out to help represent the club at the NYRR Club Fair on Friday afternoon! Several runners in search of a club got a chance to come to the fair to see what a handful of club had to offer. We Are NYC RC was of course in attendance not just giving out valuable info but also healthy vinegar shots, complimentary electrolytes and of course some delicious bite size cupcakes. Several “would be” members walked away happy hopefully with a favorable first impression of the club!

Group run in Greenpoint before 12 miles thru Queens & Manhattan!

On Saturday, despite a mid morning downpour, 12 “marathoners in training” crushed 10-12 milles thru the Queens portion of the NYC Marathon route over the Pulaski and Queensboro bridges. Runners continued on 1st ave in Manhattan and turned around at various points between 80th and 110th streets based on the mileage they needed to tackle that day. Although the skies opened towards the end of the run, everyone got their long runs in and were eager to tackle that route again. To view the route taken see, route description here.

Heat Warriors at the NYRR Manhattan 7 Mile!Β 

On Sunday, even though it was bone dry out, the mercury was soaring early in the morning! With temps in the mid 90’s several of our runners crushed the NYRR Manhattan 7mile. For those that did, they were awarded with a personal record as this was the first time the race was run!

Looking ahead to this week, we will have our Midweek Central Park Group Run on Wednesday (8/8) this week. Details below and hope to see you all there!

  • WHAT- Weekly group run in the park (5-6 miles)
  • WHERE- Meeting at NYRR Run Center (320 West 57th street, New York, NY 10019)
  • WHEN – Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • TIME- Meet at Run Center at 6pm / depart for run at 6:15pm
  • OTHER INFO- Lockers are available at the run center. No lock is required as lockers are smart lockers. Please bring your own water. Run should be over by 7:45pm

As always we encourage and welcome all runners as this run is open to all! All paces are welcome so come on out and join us!

Saturday’s Queens Group Run – Route & Info!

QB Brdge

The 59th street bridge, one of two bridges we will cross on Saturday morning!

Such a busy day today in running world as folks selected their baggage and transportation options today for the NYC Marathon. Our club also had a group run tonight in Central Park even in the hot and humid weather!

Speaking of the NYC Marathon, as posted earlier this week, we will be having a group run that will go over two of the bridges that are part of the marathon – the Pulaski Bridge and the Queensborough Bridge! As always ALL RUNNERS are welcomed!

Going into this run, I wanted to point out some things regarding the Queens training run on Saturday!

United NYC Half Trial Run

Group run was crushed prior to United NYC Half in the rain!

*Run happens rain or shine! If you remember the United NYC trial run the weather doesn’t get worse than that and we had the run!

*Start time is 7am and I plan on leaving at 7am (lol) – give yourself ample time to get there. Driving is definitely an option if you can drive as there is plenty of side street parking around there and we start and finish at the same location. G train is close by via the Greenpoint Ave Station. If you are running behind, please reach out to me and we can wait if you are within 10-15 minutes.

*Bring hydration and nutrition. This is a scheduled 10-12 mile run so please stay hydrated! Stores are along the route if your choose to duck into one but keep in mind your pace group may not want to wait lol

*Have some cash and or a debit card handy to grab some food after the run at a local eatery – Slick Willy’s – they are opening early just for us!

*Heres an important one- Since the streets thru Queens can be tricky, I am asking that we stay in no more than 2 groups until we make it to the Queensboro bridge. Once we are on the bridge if anyone wants to deviate from the group, the Manhattan stretch is simple and you should be familiar with the queens portion on the way back since it’s the same route as we did going into Manhattan.

Speaking of the streets in Queens, here are the turn by turn instructions on the route that we will be taking!

  • Meet up on the corner Mcguiness Blvd & Greenpoint Avenue at 7am. The G train stops a block and a half away at the Greenpoint Avenue station
  • Head north on Mcguiness blvd and across the Pulaski Bridge running straight until it turns into 11th street. From here we will very slightly off the marathon trail.
  • Make a right on 44th drive and go straight until you see the Citigroup building.
  • Make a slight left onto Hunter Street. Take Hunter st. straight until you 42nd road. Cross over 42nd road and go slightly left onto 28th street.
  • Take 28th street straight one block and then cross under the Queens Plaza over pass.
  • Once on the other side of Queens Plaza make a left when you get to the Queensborough Bridge Greenway. This should be a bike path.
  • Cross Crescent street and pick up the Queensborough Bridge Path
  • Continue over the Queensborough bridge
  • You will come off the bridge onto 60th street. Make a right on 60th street.
  • Go one block on 60th street to 1st avenue and make a left.
  • The suggested distance up 1st Avenue is up until 82nd street. if you want to go further you may. Once you have reached your required distance, turnaround and do the course in reverse.
  • Head back down 1st avenue.
  • Right onto 60th street
  • One block to 59th street bridge and cross over.
  • Take Bridge Greenway to 28th street and make a right crossing under QueensPlaza
  • Continue onto 28th street and make a slight right onto Hunter St.
  • Take Hunter St and make a slight right onto 44th drive
  • Take 44th drive to 11st street and make a left.
  • Continue straight on 11th straight over the Pulaski Bridge and finish at Green point Avenue!

Once we are all done, I am suggested a post race meal is at Slick Wilys (179 Meserole Street) which is a block and half away from where we finish. We can hydrate and fuel up with some good food there!

If anyone has any questions, you can comment below or email me on wearenycrc@gmail.com !

BK Half Trial Run

Some runners at the conclusion of our BK Half Marathon training run, weeks before the actual race!

 

Well It Is Official..

After 4 years of entering the lottery and hearing nothing back, yesterday I got the message I had been waiting for. I finally got accepted to run the TCS New York City Marathon! Yes, I eventually got into this race because I ran 9 races last year and volunteered for one through the New York Road Runners “9+1” program. Yes, I had a hunch that I was running this race this coming November. But there is nothing in the world like absolute confirmation. I was very worried since I ran my 9th race for them last October and had not heard anything since then. I was sure that they would keep their word but hey, you never know right? I can put to rest any doubts on this. God willing I can stay healthy and complete this race. As a runner, its been something I have wanted to do my entire life! While I need the time to train for it, I also wish November was already here!

Before I start my training for the marathon, I do have plenty of races still to complete. the competitive side of me will want to go all out during these other races but I have to remember that this will be a long road of preparation for November. There will be so much planning and training that will go into this. I know I will need the assistance and patience of my family along the way to deal with long training runs and crazy thoughts as I go thru this. But I can’t wait to see how this all has turns out.

Is anyone else about to run their first full marathon this year? If so, is it NYC or is it another? For those who have run marathons before, do you remember your first? Any great stories? Do share in the comments below!

Have a great week everyone!!