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TRAINING RUNS

TRAINING RUN #1: SUNDAY APRIL 14, 2024, 8:00 A.M., MARGARET CORBIN CIRCLE AT FORT TRYON PARK, MANHATTAN - HOYT PLAYGROUND, ASTORIA, QUEENS, 28 MILES. ***PLEASE NOTE: THIS WILL NOT START IN TIMES SQUARE!***

This run will begin at the entrance to Fort Tryon Park at Margaret Corbin Circle in Washington Heights, Manhattan, approximately mile 9 on the course. Take the A Train to 190 St., take the elevator to the subway entrance at Fort Washington Ave. and Cabrini Ave. The run will include Fort Tryon Park and Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan, all of the Bronx, and across the Triboro Bridge to Astoria, Queens, approximately mile 37 on the course. The N Train and M60 bus are located at the finish point of the run.

I will lead the run, but I am not as fast as I used to be! Expect to start at about a 10-minute per mile pace. Those who go slower or faster are recommended to familiarize themselves with the course. Anyone familiar with the course who wants to lead a faster or slower group is welcome. I will try to keep runners together, and may take a break or two for refreshments and to regroup, but please be responsible for yourself. I will try to bring printed copies of directions for this section of the course if I can.

There will possibly be a second training run in May, depending on my schedule, either covering Flushing Meadows to Coney Island or Coney Island to Times Square. I won't be able to lead runs over the entire course unfortunately.

TRAINING RUN #2: SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2024, 8:00 A.M., THE UNISPHERE AT FLUSHING MEADOWS-CORONA PARK, QUEENS TO THE PARACHUTE JUMP AT CONEY ISLAND, BROOKLYN, 25 MILES

This run will begin at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, about mile 58 on the course, travel the streets of Queens, through Forest Park, to Howard Beach, and out to the Rockaways for some beach-front running, then back to Brooklyn and Coney Island, finishing on the Boardwalk at the Parachute Jump, about mile 83 on the course. I will try to keep the group at a comfortable but steady 11-minute per mile pace, taking a break or two as needed. There are long stretches on uninterrupted greenways, and three significant bridge crossings. Moat of the course is also exposed, so prepare for the hot sun, depending on the weather. Hot dogs at the finish are optional.

 

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