Workouts

The most important aspect of the Central Park Track Club is our coached workouts. This is where our runners do their interval training. The Central Park Track Club holds team workouts twice weekly or more.

If you are interested in what the Central Park Track Club has to offer you should come along and participate in our team workouts. We have workouts for the following four groups:

  • Road runners who primarily race 5K to the marathon. Coached by Tony Ruiz at coachtruiz@aol.com
  • Cross Country and Track runners who primarily race 800m to 10K. Coached by Devon Martin at devoncoach@gmail.com
  • Sprinters, Hurdles and Jumps.   Coached by Pete Charles at petecharles1@gmail.com and
  • Sprinters, Hurdles and Jumps.   Coached by Joe Ryan at jryan106@hotmail.com

Our road group meets every Thursday night throughout the year in Central Park. We meet at the Daniel Webster Statue inside Central Park at the corner of the West Drive and the 72nd Street Transverse at 7:00pm. We run tempo or fartlek-type workouts for a total distance of 5-8 miles with approximately three of those miles being run at interval pace. We split up into four groups based on current 10K ability (sub 34 minutes, 34-38, 38-42, over 42 minutes). Every Tuesday night our road group works out on the track. From April to October these workouts are held at the East 6th Street Track (East River Park and 6th Street) at 6:30pm. From December to March these are held indoors at the Armory (168th Street and Fort Washington Avenue) at 7:30pm. In November we meet at the Daniel Webster Statue in Central Park at 7:00pm. We run track intervals totaling approximately three miles. We also have a weekend long run in and around Central Park.  This group generally meets on Saturdays at 8:30am, at the water fountain on the Reservoir on West 86th Street, throughout the year.  This run moves to Sundays when there is a club points or other important race on Saturday.  All are encouraged to join for all of the run or a portion, depending on your training schedule.

Our cross country group meets Tuesday and Thursday nights for workouts in Central Park, and on the weekends, we work out at Van Cortlandt Park or Central Park. Please email for details.

Our mid-distance and distance track group meet Tuesday and Thursday nights at the Columbia Track, 218th Street and Broadway from 6:30pm. Starting December, track workouts are held indoors at the Armory (168th Street and Fort Washington Avenue) from 6:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. During the spring and summer, our track groups meet Tuesday and Thursday nights at the Columbia Track from 6:30pm.

During the fall, our sprint, jumps, hurdles and throw crew meet Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights for workouts at the Columbia Track, 218th Street and Broadway from 6:30pm, and on the weekends, we work out at Van Cortlandt Park. Starting mid-November, track workouts are held indoors at the Armory (168th Street and Fort Washington Avenue) from 6:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and in the mornings on Monday thru Thursday from 10am. During the spring and summer, our track groups meet Tuesday and Thursday nights for workouts at the Columbia Track, 218th Street and Broadway from 6:30pm.

Starting mid-November, track workouts are held indoors at the Armory (168th Street and Fort Washington Avenue) from 6:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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