Yesterday I started reminiscing about all the weekends I spent running at the Armory while in High School. The Armory is an indoor track located in NYC (Washington Heights), it has banked turns and is often referred to as "The Fastest Indoor Track in the Country." My days at the Armory are some of my fondest High School memories (I didn't go out at all in HS, XC/ Track was my life), they held HUGE HS races almost every weekend throughout the winter.
I consider myself very lucky that my HS was close enough (about an hour away) to use this facility so often. I decide yesterday to check and see if they had any open race being held there and. . . THEY DO!!!
The New York Road Runner's Club has a series called "Thursday Night at the Races," it is 4 Thursday nights where they hold 3-4 events that anyone can enter. The first 2 past already, but I am eyeing the one on February 24th! There is also one on February 10th, we'll see maybe I'll try for that one too. The 24th is great because we have winter break that week, plus the music theme is 80's :D
The event on the 24th features a 3000m race, 1500m race, and a 10,000m relay (
The Armory is also home to the National Track and Field Hall of Fame Museum
Proceeds from the Thursday Night Races go towards the Armory Foundation. From the website:
This morning I did some incline/ speed intervals (20 mins) and and two fast, but controlled miles (7 min pace), I really want to see what kind of speed I can bring to this race :D