Year-round, the AATC hosts Tuesday night workouts. The workouts are coached interval workouts held on a 200 meter indoor track from November to March and a 400 meter outdoor track from April to October. The only exceptions are no workouts on December 25, 2018 and January 1, 2019, and we meet in Gallup Park June 18 - July 23, 2019. See schedule below.
During winter months we often also have a small group training for Shot Put.
At the front are talented and dedicated athletes but just as much a part of the workouts are new and long-time participants that run for fun, to stay in shape, to get back into shape, or are training for a personal best in an upcoming race.
The interval workouts are short and intense, which many people enjoy as a nice change from their longer, slower runs during other days of the week. The total distance of hard intervals in a workout is about 5 km (3.1 miles). The workouts are designed to improve your 5k and shorter track races ranging from 400 meters to 2 miles. The workouts will also help runners targeting longer races like 10k, half marathon, or marathon, by improving leg turnover, form, and stamina. And whether you race or not, everyone enjoys the fitness and camaraderie of the workouts.
Since the AATC has rented indoor and outdoor tracks for the exclusive use of the AATC adult workouts during the scheduled times, we ask that you follow the program described at the start of each workout and posted below. This is required for the safety of all participants and to make the organized workout possible.
So if you haven't been to a Tuesday night workout - give it a try. Nobody is too slow or too fast.
Indoor workouts start November 6th 2018. We will meet on the EMU Indoor Track in Bowen Field House on EMU's campus. From Washtenaw Ave go north on Oakwood St, turn right on Structure Dr, and park in the surface lot (hourly payment required). Additional parking is available further north off of Oakwood St or further south near Oakwood and Washtenaw Ave.
The track opens at 7:00 p.m. for participants to warm up. The workout starts at 7:30 p.m.
The AATC will have use of the track from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The cost per session is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. Members have the option of buying a season pass for $50.
Note that there will be no workouts on December 25th and January 1st and a Mini Meet will take the place of a workout on January 22nd.
Scheduled workouts are shown below.
For questions, contact Stani Bohac (firstname.lastname@example.org), who has been an avid runner since high school. He runs for fun, competition, adventure and sometimes to put life back into perspective. He has been an AATC member since 2005 and has been coaching since 2007. He enjoys a variety of running disciplines including track workouts and trail running.
Outdoor workouts will start April 2nd 2019. We will meet on the UM Outdoor Track just off of State Street south of Hoover Avenue. Enter the gate north of Yost Arena and drive about 100 yards. The address is 1150 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
Note that from June 18th through July 23rd, we will meet at the wooden bridge in Gallup Park (the one that cars can drive over). See schedule below.
Participants warm up on their own starting at around 6:30 p.m. and the workout starts at 7:00 p.m. Workouts are scheduled for AATC members; non-members are welcome to take a test drive but should join the AATC if they enjoy the workouts and the club.
2018-2019 Indoor Workout Schedule
|11/6/18||6x800m; 400m jog|
|11/13/18||20x400m; 2-person relay teams|
|11/20/18||4x200m, 2x400m, 800m, 2x400m, 4x200m; 400m job after 800, 200m jog after others (reverse)|
|11/27/18||10x400m/600m + 10x600m/400m; 2-person relay teams|
|12/4/18||(200m, 400m, 600m)x4; 200m jog|
|12/11/18||24x300m; 2-person relay teams|
|12/18/18||Prefontaine alternating 200s (40-50s, 45-55s, 50-60s, etc.); 12 max|
|1/8/19||2x800m (400m jog), 2x600m (400m jog), 5x400m (200m jog)|
|1/15/19||Paceline run: 5x1000m; 400m jog (reverse)|
Mini Meet at EMU indoor track (regular location)
Special Wednesday evening workout on new University of Michigan 300m track, 7-8 pm, 2540 South State Street, $8/12 members/non-members. Team Pursuit Intervals: teams of two, alternating fast run and fast walk, 30 minutes
|1/29/19||1600m (400m jog), 2x800m (400m jog), 4x400m (200m jog)|
|2/5/19||Time intervals: 3x6 min fast; 2 min jog|
|2/12/19||3x800m tempo, 1600m acceleration run (run each 400m 5s faster; last 400m at 400m interval pace)|
|2/19/19||3x1600m; 400m jog (reverse)|
(800m, 400m tempo, 400m, 400m jog)x3
Special Wednesday evening workout on new University of Michigan 300m track, 7-8 pm, 2540 South State Street, $8/12 members/non-members. Team Pursuit Intervals: teams of three, alternating fast run and jog, 40 minutes
|3/5/19||4x1200m; 400m jog|
|3/12/19||Time intervals: 6x3 min fast; 1 min jog|
|3/19/19||(200m, 200m, 800m)x4; 200m jog after 200s, 400m jog after 800|
10x400m; 200m jog
Special Wednesday evening workout on new University of Michigan 300m track, 7-8 pm, 2540 South State Street, $8/12 members/non-members. (300m fast, 300m 15s slower)x5, walk 1 lap, (300m fast, 300m 15s slower)x5
2018 Outdoor Workout Schedule
|6/18/19||meet at wooden bridge in Gallup Park|
|6/25/19||meet at wooden bridge in Gallup Park|
|7/2/19||meet at wooden bridge in Gallup Park|
|7/9/19||meet at wooden bridge in Gallup Park|
|7/16/19||meet at wooden bridge in Gallup Park|
|7/23/19||meet at wooden bridge in Gallup Park|