SRR Track

You must be a SRR member to participate in the workouts regularly but if you are considering track/SRR and would like to check us out, you are welcome to come to a session as a guest.

Please contact Coach Joe O'Leary if you have any questions about track workouts.

Track practices currently meet at the Tufts Outdoor Track - Ellis Oval/Zimman Field at 6:30 PM. (Sometime in May the start time will change to 7:00 PM. Details forthcoming).

Tuesday June 20, 7:00 PM

Packard Ave Hill Workout


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Tuesday June 27, 7:00 PM


I don't know if the track will be open for us this week or not.  I did see people running on late last week but they are also still working on the infield.  Therefore, our workout will depend upon what the final situation is.  I don't expect us to be impacted beyond this week though.


If the track is open:


"Deek" session. 

This is a short workout.  It is one continuous run on the track.  Think of it as a 5k pace session.  You alernate the pace  between your 5k race pace (for a full lap) and then "float" pace (for half of a lap).  "Float" pace is the pace of your normal, easy training runs.  (Not the ones where you go hard.  The easy, recovery runs.)  But it is an honest running pace, not the normal recovery jogs we do at track.  It should give you enough recovery to go back into 5k race pace after 200 meters.

The total distance you will run (alternating these two paces) is really up to you by my suggestion is to base it upon your weekly mileage.

If you are running less than 50 miles per week, you should run 4800 meters total.  Think of it as 8 sets of [400 at 5k pace, then 200 float]. 

If you are running more than 50 miles per week and you feel up to it, change it to TEN sets.  That is 6000 meters total.


If the track is NOT open

Fast Miles around Campus

We will use a loop which Steve Burton had us use many years ago.    The loop starts right at College Avenue, where the lower track parking lot is.  It is basically all right-turns, mostly on the sidewalk.  From the lot you proceed as follows

  1. Run down College Ave to Powderhouse Circle

  2. Go right and right again down Powderhouse Boulevard towards Packard Ave

  3. Turn right at Packard Ave and run up the hill

  4. Turn right at Talbot Ave (the first road you come to) and head down back toward College Ave.

  5. Turn right again at College Ave back to the Parking lot


According to Google maps, this loop is 1.1 miles.  Everyone will run 3 of these.  Everyone will run the first rep at threshold intensity.  After that, you have two choices as to how you run the next two.  You may either run the remaining two as threshold with 1:00 rests, or you may run them just plain hard -- like 5k race pace hard or faster -- with 3:00 rests.  It is up to you. 


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Tuesday July 4th, 7:00 PM

NO PRACTICE THIS WEEK -- Enjoy the Holiday


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  • John Carson 2 Miler - July 4th

Tuesday July 11th, 7:00 PM

I will be away for this workout but I will have one of our excellent substitute coaches start you off.


The tentative plan of this workout for something like 600s/800s/1000s at INTERVAL


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Tuesday July 18th, 7:00 PM

Packard Ave Hill Workout


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Tuesday July 24th, 7:00 PM



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Tuesday July 31st, 7:00 PM



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