We have already done a few "summer speed" workouts. The younger runners really seemed to enjoy the Hoof -n- Pedal, which we ran down Belmont. In this workout runners are teamed in pairs, and one bike, every mile they switch, one running and one biking.
This Tuesday we had our first more difficult speed workout, Build up, down Chestnut Street. The runners basically run a time trial down Chestnut, new runners go varying distances depending on ability. This is one of my favorite speed workouts because we do it early in the summer, before they are really in good shape and once again at the end of the summer. The goal of this workout allows them to see how much they have improved over the summer. That is one of the hardest thing for them to realize during the summer, the degree of improvement they have accomplished. With no races, and just daily training runs, they don't always realize the improvement they have achieved, but comparing their first time trial with the 2nd does.
We have been trying to go to Turtle River for our Thursday runs, but it has rained each Thursday so far. Hopefully next week we can make it. This Friday we are doing Fox - n- Hound which has quickly become a new team favorite!