Beginner Runner's Guide

Hydration for a Runner

Race Day Preparation

Tapering Before a Race

How to Warm Up Before a Race

Post-Race Questionnaire - For ERPTC members to complete after a race!

Running Routes - You want to know how far it is to run around East River Park?

Meb's Shoes  - See the shoes were worn by 2009 New York City Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi on the cover of the May 2010 issue of Runner's World magazine.

Training Links

The Team Oregon Pace Wizard - Calculates your racing and training paces and heart rates.

The Team Oregon Calorie Wizard - Calculate nutritional requirements for fueling your exercise.

Running Endurance Calculator -  This calculator is designed to enable an endurance runner to determine safe, personalized racing paces over distances such as the marathon.

V-Dot Calculator - Training at VDOT paces based on actual performance will get you to race faster. Optimal training paces can be determined using VDOT values. VDOT values and training paces are calculated using your recent race performance.

Age-Grade Calculator - The Age-Grade Calculator is used to calculate your age-graded performance from your actual performance. This data can then be used to compare your performance with athletes of different ages.

Gmaps Pedometer - Measure the distance of your running routes with this Online tool.  Tip: Select "Draw route: manually (straight lines)."

SportTracks - GPS-integrated workout logging software for Windows PCs. - Online workout logging and social network for active people.


Running Links - Running in the USA is the largest online directory of races, results and clubs. - Find upcoming marathons and marathon results. -  A blog by a professor of Human Anatomy and Physiology obsessed with proper running form and running shoes.


NYC Links

MTA Trip Planner - Plan your trip to the big race.

New York City Department of  Parks and Recreation

Information About East River Park

Lower East Side Ecology Center - Our friends that take care of East River Park.


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