Need To Know: Week 16 (Ventura 17)

NEED TO KNOW: Week 16

Tuesday @ 6:00p - De Anza Cove, Mission Bay

Starting at almost the end of the Mission Bay Boardwalk at De Anza Cove, run South on the busy and popular concrete pathway on an Out & Back Run.

Saturday @ 7:00a - To La Jolla Cove (from South Mission)

Starting at the end of Mission Beach (South Mission Jetty) run North along the coast all the way into La Jolla until your halfway point.  Turnaround and run home :)

 

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Good morning and congratulations again - The big LONG(est) RUN of the Full Marathon training program is over and everyone did awesome!  For both Half Marathoners and Full Marathoners, plenty of you ran “further than ever before” which is always rewarding.  

 

 Though, it’s not over yet. Full marathoners are still putting on some serious mileage (upwards of 18-20 this weekend) and Half Marathoners will Peak out this upcoming weekend. See more below.

 

Full Marathoners LONG Run - One More?

I’ve been asked alot about these final few weeks of training and the LONG runs.  Many hope to get in more big, long runs.  As you know by know, there is a balance between training too much and too hard which can lead to burnout, injury and overtraining versus getting the necessary adaptations (I.e. Training Effect) and Mental Stamina of actually being out on your feet for 3.5+ hours.   The schedule shows 16 miles (which means 16-18 in my book as you have learned by now) But what if you want to get in one more 18-20 miler?  Or what if you missed (or fell short) this past weekend?   There is a lot of debate about when and how much LONG running to do as you near race weekend, and this is a very delicate subject.  At the end of the day, it depends.  It depends on how you have been doing, how you have been feeling, etc. It depends on how your body will respond.  

 

**If you do plan to do more than schedule, then please plan to arrive and head out early to keep in in mind for your gear/keys, etc.  We will have a 3.5hr cutoff from the scheduled start of 7:30am = 11am.

Half Marathoners LONG Run - One More Week

As I discussed on Saturday, a typical Half Marathon training program tapers at 2 weeks not 3 like the full marathon program – though some do extend out to 3.  Therefore, you can elect to keep your mileage high this week and do another long run of 11-13 mi.  This is entirely up to you.  If you’re healthy, feeling good and up for it – I recommend pushing long one more week.  Though if you back off a bit, that will be okay too.

 

This Week’s Training

We are in Week 16, so plan your runs based on the training schedules.   Continuing from last week, we’re still UP this week.  Everyone’s weekly mileage should be overall higher for the entire week.

  • R/W Half – Continue this final interval of 1/9 or 1/14!  Solid runs all week, Long run is down to 120min.
  • R/W Full – Continue this final interval of 1/9 or 1/14! Don’t forget about those 90min MLRs mid-week.  Long run is down to 180-190 min this weekend!
  • Intermediate Half – No Change from last week.  LR is down to 10-12mi.
  • Intermediate Full – No Change from last week.  LR is down to 16-18mi.
  • Advanced Full – No Change from last week, except your MLR on Thursday is a Half marathon ;)  LR is a hearty E14+LT4 .

Upcoming Group Runs & Clinics

Below are the run maps* and the group run locations.  At the very bottom of this email are detailed instructions on the meeting locations.

Tuesday @ 6:00p - De Anza Cove, Mission Bay

Starting at almost the end of the Mission Bay Boardwalk at De Anza Cove, run South on the busy and popular concrete pathway on an Out & Back Run.

Saturday @ 7:00a - To La Jolla Cove (from South Mission)

Starting at the end of Mission Beach (South Mission Jetty) run North along the coast all the way into La Jolla until your halfway point.  Turnaround and run home :)

 

 

As Always

Please let us know if you have questions.

See ya out there!

 

Coach Aaron Adragna, (The Gypsy Kingpin)

Detailed Meeting Locations

This is where we will meet on Tuesday and/or Saturday. Don’t get lost :)

 

De Anza Cove/Mission Bay

2750 De Anza Rd, San Diego, CA 92109

Go all the way to end of N. Mission Bay Drive (towards the golf course / mobile home park), turn left onto De Anza Road (towards cul-de-sac) turn left into parking lot.  We'll be in SE corner, near pavilion across from bathrooms, but along the parking lot.  http://bit.ly/tGLDPn

 

  1. Mission Beach

999 N. Jetty Rd, San Diego, CA 92109

Go to S. end of Mission Blvd, turn right (West) into parking lot.  We'll be along the grassy park area, in front of the volleyball courts on the East end of the parking lot, not quite to the bathrooms, but about 1/2 way down.  http://bit.ly/tiWENM


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