Coached Speed Workouts

Please note: Our speed-work sessions are intended for runners with at least six months of experience, as attempting speed workouts before building a solid mileage base puts runners at a greater risk of injury. If you’re a brand new runner looking for coaching, check out the programs at JackRabbit Sports.

Want to get faster, stronger and more efficient in your running? Do you want to improve your running form, learn more about injury prevention, stretching and strengthening drills? Coach Tony Watson and Assistant Coach Charlene Kohler-Britton offer 10 week speed work sessions for $50 that includes all the above, and more.

The next 10-week sessions start on January 31st & February 2nd. Sessions are offered for beginner/slower runners (Thursdays) and experienced/faster runners (Tuesday). You must be a PPTC members 18 years of age or older. The training sessions will meet each week at 7:00 PM at the YMCA Armory and move outdoor after the week of March 15th back into Prospect Park, and at the Red Hook Track.

While the Speed Clinics are geared to all runners who favor all distances, they are also an excellent way to perfect your goal for those planning for a fall marathon.

Register here. (Note, an active membership in the Prospect Park Track Club is required to participate in this program.)

Each week a suggested training program will be sent by email after each session. Each includes a program for those runners training for 10K distance and under, as well as a program for those who are training for half to full marathons.

Attached you will find the Info Sheet that we need each runner to complete, even if you’ve run with the coached speed program before. Please carry it with you for your first session and we will collect them before we begin. If the speed workouts are new to you, please bring your race history (2014-present).

Again, we wish you a warm welcome and look forward to working with each of you.

Coach Tony & Charlene