MTC Donates Lunch to Front-Line workers at SMH

The Manasota Track Club did a good thing today. The MTC gave back to our community and delivered Rico's pizzas to our hero front line healthcare workers to say "thank you" for taking care of the people in our community. Wolfie (Ed Wolfe), long time MTC member and on...

Summer Beach Runs Are Back!

Summer Beach Runs Are Back! Ready for some sweaty, sandy fun in the sun? Grab your sunnies and lace up your sneakers, because the summer beach run series is back, baby! As in past years, these beach runs will take place every Tuesday on Siesta Beach. The first run...

2021 MTC Racing Series- SMA Rise and Run 5k -March 27, 2021

SMA Rise and Run 5k- March 27, 2021MTC Racing Series - #2Photo Gallery

Covid-19 Recommendations

There have been some members asking about the MTC Guidelines for COVID-19. The goal is to provide guidelines for Manasota Track Club sanctioned events, group runs and races in the coronavirus environment. The Manasota running community is made up of hundreds of micro...

Coming Soon… MTC Pub Runs

MTC PUB RUNS 2021 !!Thursday Nights in October! October 7Big Top Brewing Company kicking off!!  NEW LOCATION 975 Cattlemen Rd,Sarasota 34232 Kickoff Run starts  at 6pm, packet pickup begins at 5:30Come early to purchase 50/50, or a beer!!Surprise Basket...

MTC Founder/Club’s First President

Bill O’Brien Enters the Great Race in the Sky Our Manasota Track Club founder and first president passed away January 11, 2021 at age 96. He led a varied life as an educator, athlete, coach and soldier and was an inspiration to everyone with whom he came into...

Get your MTC Branded Apparel

On Sale Now! MTC Branded Shirts Limited Quantity available. You asked and we listened...... New MTC Apparel Mens and womens sleeveless and short sleeve performance shirts.  Shirts will be available at the MTC tent at the SMA Rise and Run, Pineview's Python Run and the...

January 10, 2021: Andrew Monroe 5K

8th Annual Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship 5KThe first MTC Racing Series Event of 2021, takes place on the #1 Rated Siesta Key Beach in beautiful Sarasota, Florida on January 10, 2020Andrew Monroe 5K8th Annual Andrew Monroe Memorial 5k Run/Walk The 8th Annual...

Step up your Spring Cleaning

Written by Kristen Seymour What do running a marathon and cleaning out your closet have in common?  Plenty, if you ask me. They’re both challenging, time-consuming tasks, for one thing — but they’re activities that make you feel amazing once they’re done. (That Marie...

Buy on Amazon.com. Amazon Makes a Donation to MTC.

Amazon donates to MTC when you shop at Amazon.com! The details: You shop (as you already do). Amazon Gives. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know....

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October 19, 2021: TNT Workout

We'll be at Booker High Track this Tuesday. 5:30 warm up, 6pm start. Workout: I was thinking about turnaround 200's but changed mind. 10x 500m @ 5k pace. Jog across the field back to start is your recovery. This was one of Adam Goucher's workouts. He kept up his 5k...

MTC Needs YOUR Sponsorship for our Scholarships

MTC Needs YOUR Sponsorship for our Scholarships

The 33rd Annual Bill’s Beer Run (BBR) is ON, and we need your help!  BBR is hosted by the Manasota Track Club (MTC) and takes place each year on Halloween weekend.  This year, BBR is on Halloween day, October 31st.  Serving as MTC’s sole annual fundraiser, the...

October 12, 2021: TNT Workout

Workout: After warm up: 4x 100m strides. Stride 100m.  Take a few seconds to catch breath, Turnaround, do it again. And so on. Then run a ladder. Go down and Run it back up. 1x900m @ 5k pace; All take 200m recovery.  1x700m @ 5k pace; 1x500m @ 5k pace or faster 1x300m...

October 5, 2021: TNT Workout

This Tuesday TNT will meet up at Payne Park, 5:30pm warm up, 6pm start.  Oct. 12, 19, 26, we should be at Booker High Track. I'll confirm with you next Saturday.   Workout: 1 mile Threshold pace. (this should be a little slower than your 5k race pace per mile). 1...

September 28, 2021: TNT Workout

800m @ 5k pace 400m recovery jog 300m @ FAST pace 200m FLOAT - reminder - Float means threshold pace or steady state pace, not a recovery jog. Go right back to the 800m @ 5k pace, and so on.... do this 2-3 X (you're only REAL recovery is the 400m recov. jog).  

Coming Soon… MTC Pub Runs

Coming Soon… MTC Pub Runs

MTC PUB RUNS 2021 !!Thursday Nights in October! October 7Big Top Brewing Company kicking off!!  NEW LOCATION 975 Cattlemen Rd,Sarasota 34232 Kickoff Run starts  at 6pm, packet pickup begins at 5:30Come early to purchase 50/50, or a beer!!Surprise Basket...

September 14, 2021: TNT Workouts

Here is the September schedule: 6pm START, warm up 5:30pm. 9/14 @ Booker High Track (off of Orange Ave)9/21 @ Payne Park9/28 @ Booker High TrackOct. - we working on it. Wo for 9/14 @ Booker High Track 2-3 x 600m, 400m, 300m, 200m; take 300m rest b/n each interval....

September 7, 2021: TNT Workout

TMT turns to TNT (Tuesday NIGHT Track) this Tuesday. We usually wait til October but we're going to try it out this month  -  6pm start time. Come a bit early to warm up so you're ready to go at 6pm. Brookside Middle School Track - off of Shade Ave.  I'll look into...

August 31, 2021: TNT Workout

Workout:  Ladder 1300m @ threshold pace (20-30 sec. slower than 5k pace/mile); 1:30 min. recovery jog 1k @ threshold pace (20-30 sec. slower than 5k pace / mile); 1:30 min. recovery jog 700m @  5k pace; 1:30 - 2min recovery jog 500m @ 5k pace; 1:30 -2min. recovery jog...

August 24, 2021: TNT Workout

Tuesday Morning workout will be at Payne Park, 6:30AM.  Workout: Anaerobic Threshold run.  This is when you run/train at a pace just below where acidosis builds up. To find your Threshold pace look up Jack Daniels pacing, or a simple way but not 100% accurate is to...

August 17, 2021: TNT Workout

Workout: 4 x 800m @ 5k pace or good effort pace; 200m EZ recovery jog. 4 x 400m @ 5k pace or faster.  (try running 200m at 5k pace, then kick in the last 200m). Take 200m recovery or 2 min. I'm keeping intervals short for the FL folks. The heat. The longer intervals...

August 3, 2021: TNT Workout

Workout: 1600m @ Threshold pace; 1:30 min. recovery (200m recov)1200m @ 5k pace; 2 min. recovery (400m recovery)800m @ 5k pace 2 min. recovery (400m recov)2x 400m @ faster than 5k pace; 2 min. recovery (400m recov). Reverse 800m at your MARATHON pace. if you haven't...

July 27, 2021: TNT Workout

This Tuesday TMT will be at Brookside Middle School Track. 6:30AM start. Workout:2 x (5 x 400m @ a pace that is sustainable with a 100m recovery.)400m jog b/n sets. (if you are a high achiever, then make it 2 x (6 x 400m.....)  🙂

July 20, 2021: TNT Workout

 Workout: 1 x 1600m @ Threshold pace (this is like your 10k race pace). (20 sec. slower than 5kpace / mile); 200m recovery jog. 4-8 x 100m strides; 100m jog recovery. (strides are at 85% -90% effort - so faster than threshold pace.) 1 x 1600m @ Threshold pace; 200m...

July 13, 2021: TNT Workout

Workout: 6x 800m 2 x 800m @ Threshold pace; 200m recovery  (threshold pace is 20 sec. slower than your 5kpace/mile) 2 x 800m @ 5k pace; 300m recovery 2 x 800m @ a few sec. faster than 5k pace; 400m recovery

Barbara Keddie – Obituary

Barbara Keddie – Obituary

     Long Time MTC Member passed away on June 19, 2021 Barbara J. Keddie, 93, passed away on June 19, 2021, the day of her wedding anniversary. She was born in Water­ville,Maine on October 16, 1927, and married Robert (Bob) Keddie in 1948. They raised two daughters in...

July 6, 2021: TNT Workout

Tuesday morning track workout is at Brookside track, start time 6:30AM. How about some 400's? 4x 400 @ Threshold pace. (take your 5k pace/mile and add 20-30 sec.).  100m recovery jog. 4 x 400 @ 5k pace; 200m recovery jog. 4 x 400 @ faster than 5k pace (if feel up to...

Tropical Storm Elsa Cancels Summer Beach Run | July 6, 2021

Tropical Storm Elsa Cancels Summer Beach Run | July 6, 2021

Tropical Storm Elsa AlertKids' Summer Beach Run | July 6, 2021 Due to Tropical Storm Elsa, Sarasota County has activated their Department Disaster Preparedness Plan, canceling the Kids' Summer Beach Run for this Tuesday, July 6th.MTC is following the county's decision...

June 29, 2021: TNT Workout

This TMT will be at Payne Park, 6:30am start time.  2k @ threshold pace (this is 20-30sec. slower than your 5kpace/mile). 200m recovery jog. 1600m  @ Threshold pace for 800m/ then pick it up a few seconds for last 800m; 200m jog recovery. 1200m @ Threshold pace for...

June 22, 2021: TNT Workout

Here are new dates and locations: 6/22 Payne6/29 Payne7/6 Brookside7/13 Payne7/20 Payne7/27 Brookside Workout: 1600m @ Threshold pace; recover 200m (threshold pace is 20-30 sec. slower per mile than 5k pace800m @ 5k pace (or a little faster than threshold pace); 400m...

June 15, 2021: TNT Workout

Hey There Runners, Tuesday Morning Track meets up at Brookside Middle School Track, 6:30 am START. I don't care too much for the paved track, but, here it goes: 4x 400m @ 5k pace; jog diagonally to the 200m start for your recovery. (keeping you on grass). It's only...

June 8, 2021: TNT Workout

1 x 1600m @ Threshold pace (20-30 sec. slower than you 5k pace/mile); 1 min. recovery 2 x 800m @ 5k pace; 200m jog recovery 4 x 400m @ 5k pace or faster; jog across the grass back to the start for your recovery. Modify if need to due to heat and your training regime. ...