Run Decriptions

Below you can find a description of most of our regular weekly runs. In addition to the recurring runs below we also often goto local races together and host “special runs” which are announced on our message board and weekly newsletter.

Run Name When/Where Good for Beginners Intensity Description
Monday AM Mondays at 6:45 AM - Corner Yes Casual Casual morning run via Red Hook. We stop every mile or so to regroup. Typically around 4 miles.
Tuesday Track Tuesdays at 6:15 AM - Track (Red Hook) No Various The track session at Red Hook Park is open to all runners, of any speed. It is a good run for anyone new to speedwork and for the established runner. The workouts vary each week, but always begins with drills. Distance varies but assume 4 miles of running.
Tuesday Tempo Tuesdays at 7:30 PM - Corner No High The group runs a warm up together from Carroll Park to Prospect Park (1.5 miles). Then we break up into groups based on desired pace and run a hard tempo workout inside the park. The Tempo portion generally ranges from 3-6 miles of faster running. Once we’ve wrapped up the workout portion of the run, we all meet at Grand Army Plaza and run a cooldown together as a group back to Carroll Park (1.5 miles).
Wednesday Night Run Wednesdays at 7:30 PM - Corner Yes Medium/Casual A conversational-paced evening run. Exact route will vary week to week but in general the run is around 5 miles.
10:00/mile group Thursdays at 5:30 AM - Corner Yes Casual An early, early morning run of about 4 miles aimed specifically at runners who prefer a pace of around a 10 minutes per mile.
Morning Speedwork Thursdays at 6:45 AM - Grand Army Plaza No High Warm up together from Carroll Park to Prospect Park (1.5 miles). We then break up into smaller groups based on desired pace/distance and run a hard workout in the park which can vary from 3-6 miles.. When the fast miles are over, we meet at Grand Army Plaza and all run a cooldown back to Carroll Park (1.5 miles). Some runners prefer to meet us at Grand Army Plaza at 7am rather than Carroll Park at 6:45.
Beginner Run 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM - Corner Yes Casual This run will take place on the 2nd Thursday of the month. A conversational-paced evening run geared toward beginner runners, with the goal that no one will run on their own. Exact route will vary week to week, and depending on attendance, will generally be from 3-5 miles.
Coffee Run Fridays at 6:45 AM - Corner Yes Casual Similar to the Monday AM run, however the four mile course for this run varies from week to week. Each week, we end this run at a different local coffee shop where the group grabs coffee together. This run will stop every mile or so for the entire group to regroup.
Early Early Run Saturdays at 7:00 AM in summer and 8:00 AM in winter - Monument No Medium Early, early morning long run that is 7-20 miles. We typically break into groups based on desired pace and distance. Overall length tends to vary quite a bit based on the time of year and people’s training goals. This run tends to be slightly more intense than the 8am Saturday run.
Early Run Saturdays at 8:00 AM in summer and 9:00 AM in winter - Monument No Medium Early morning long run. We typically break into groups based on people’s desired pace and distance. Overall length tends to vary quite a bit based on the time of year and people’s training goals. This run is generally the most popular option of the weekend long run options because there is generally the widest variety of run choices (pace/distance) to pick from.
Sunday Early Run Saturdays at 7:00 AM in summer and 8:00 AM in winter - Monument No Medium An alternate option to Saturday for those looking to run long (6-20 miles). Similar to the Saturday early run in terms of intensity.
Sunday Social Run Sundays at 5:00 PM in the summer and 4:00 PM in winter - Monument Yes Medium/Casual A 4-mile or so fun social run that ends a different local bar each week.


Intensity Descriptions

Intensity Typical Pace Ranges Description
Casual 8:30-10:30 A casual easy pace where most runners can hold a conversation as they run. These runs also feature frequent stops for regrouping and water.
Medium/Casual 8:00-9:15 A slightly more upbeat run than the totally casual run. At times many of the runners who show up might tend to run on the faster end of the pace range.
Medium 7:15 - 9:00 Slightly harder running than casual pace. It should still be possible to talk but it will require more effort than it does at slower speeds. There are fewer stops on these runs than on the casual runs and so runners often become more spread out.
High 5:45-8:00 Fast running normally reserved for speed-work and tempo runs, it should be difficult to speak more than a few words at this speed. It’s worth noting that when we do high intensity runs, runners can occasionally end up running alone either ahead or behind the others in their group. Accordingly, these workouts may not be for you if you are uncomfortable with the potential to run alone for significant portions of the run.

* These pace ranges are typical based on the crowd we get at SBRC runs. They are not in any way a requirement for joining us! We welcome runners of all abilities to all of our runs.

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