Potomac Valley Track Club - Twice Weekly Workouts


Why we do what we do:
"This Workout Might Help Reverse the Aging Process, According to a New Study" in New York Magazine
Our Program
Potomac Valley Track Club hosts twice-weekly speed training sessions for sprinters and distance runners of all ages
  • Sundays, 3:00 PM, at Fort Hunt Park, near Mount Vernon off George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • Wednesdays, 6:15 PM, at Wakefield High School, 1325 S. Dinwiddie Street, Arlington VA 22206
  • We will hold our track practices at Wakefield as long as the outdoor facility is available for public use
  • The global Coronavirus pandemic is a reality that all of us currently must face.
  • Right now, the best thing each of us can do is follow the prevention and mitigation guidelines issued by Center for Disease Control at this web page
  • Additionally, you can follow local guidelines and news for Arlington VA at this web page
  • You can monitor Arlington County Parks & Recreation Coronavirus closures atthis web page and this web page
  • For those of you who still choose to participate in practices, we will do our best to follow the recommendations by World Health Organization (WHO) at this web page
To summarize
  • We will hold practices, but will take every precaution to maintain the recommended "social distancing" gap between participants.
  • That means no high fives, no back pats, no sharing of water bottles, and running with lanes between runners.
  • If you are or have felt any cold or flu-like symptoms, or have traveled to any of the areas (nationally or internationally) with confirmed Coronavirus outbreaks, please DO NOT ATTEND practice.
  • Please continue to take precautions and remain considerate of your friends, family, neighbors, and PVTC teammates.
  • All of us are responsible for doing our part, and while we all might like to just go on running and training together as usual, circumstances dictate that we can only do so with utmost care.
Thanks, everyone -- we hope you all remain healthy and safe!
Weekly workouts coached by Chris Hickey
  • Next week looks great. The forecast is calling for sunny and the low 70s for next Wednesday
  • March 10 – Speed Dev & Starts (30m time trials)
  • March 17 — week off—train on your own
  • March 24 — time trials:
    • 7:00 PM -- 300m
    • 7:15 PM -- 200m
    • 7:30 PM -- 100m
  • March 24 is the last day I will be working with you on Wednesday evenings as I ramp up my hurdle workouts.
  • Sunday workouts continue. Hills and longer intervals:
    • March 7 — Fort Hunt Park (intervals)
    • March 14 — Fort CF Smith (hills)
    • March 21 — Fort Hunt Park (intervals)
    • March 28 — Fort CF Smith (hills)
    • April 4 — Fort Hunt (intervals)
    • April 1 — Fort CF Smith (hills) (last workout as I transition to specific hurdle workouts)
Tentatively, I plan to do a monthly sprint start clinic each month on a Tuesday or Thursday evening starting in late April.
For more information, contact coach Chris
  • All PVTC Workouts are free, but you may donate $5.00 to the coach