Fall 2021 - Week 10 (Tue)

NEED TO KNOW: Week 10-21

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Tuesday @ 6:15p - Balboa Park Loop Runs (RnR Start)

Starting at Laurel and 6th avenue, the starting line area for the Rock n Roll, run an easy loop around Balboa Park.

Registration for Winter Season

Friday @ 7:00p - Pasta Dinner 

Saturday @ NO Running Club Meet Up

Sunday @ 6:15am - RnR Race Day

  • Meet: 5:30a to 5:45am Meet at Balboa Park 
  • Group Picture at 6:15a SHARP. 
  • Start : 6:45a -  Both Full Marathon and Half Marathon Start

Sunday @ 8:00am - Cheer Station

Sunday @ 11:00am - After After Party

Articles:   Click     RACE Prep

Articles:   Click     Taper Article 




Well we made it. We have one more group run coordinated for Tuesday then it the home stretch with the race happening this weekend. We finished last week with a nice easy long run of anything between 8.5-12miles. This Tuesday we will keep it easy and follow up with a quick discussion tapering and then the race itself for the “Race Review” clinic. See the race prep link listed above.

Winter Season SignUps

If you are thinking about signing up for the Winter season this is the time to do it before prices go up on 10/22/2021. Hope you will join us as it will be an exciting season filled with new runs, track workouts and a few other surprises I have up my sleeve.  (CLICK). Use code "5off" for $5.00 off when you register by Friday 10/15/21.

*we will be taking 1 week off between these seasons. 

No Group Run Saturday (for RnR Group)

We will NOT be meeting this weekend - but for those running the race - plan on going to the expo on Friday or Saturday.  

Next Group Run Tuesday 11/2/21 @ 6:15am

We will be taking 1 week off after the end of the Fall Season before we start the program back up and preparing for Carlsbad Half Marathon in Mid-January. ’Enjoy you're week off and see you on  following Tuesday.

Pasta Dinner Party: Friday, 10/22/21 @ 7:00pm  

t's a tradition to have a big pasta dinner the Friday before a big race. Please join us at Mazara Trattoria on Friday 10/22/21 at 7:00pm. Friends and family are welcome but please let us know no later than Thursday at 4:00pm if you are coming so I can let the restaurant know.

Cheer Station: Sunday 10/24/21 (corner of 11th & B St)

Join us and other Black Flag runners cheer on our teammates at mile 12.5 or 25.5! Bring your posters, noisemakers, and wear your Black Flag shirt!
If you're running, tell your friends and family to join us!
How to get there: We will meet at the mile 12.5 or 25.5 of the course located at 1099 B St San Diego CA 92101. We will be there at 8:00am!
Good luck to everyone!

This Week’s Training

Week 21!  The last one!!!  Remember, we're in a taper, so all runs should be easy and light.  You will NOT increase any of your speed, endurance, or power by having strong runs this week.         However, you still need to get the same number of days, 3 or 4 this week, to keep your endurance in tune, and body loose. Refer to my earlier “Tapering” email for details.  EVERYTHING FROM HERE ON OUT IS EASY!!!

  • R/W Half – No changes – keep at 1/9 or 1/14 interval.  Taper into this weekend.
  • R/W Full – No changes – keep at 1/9 or 1/14 interval. Taper into this weekend.
  • Intermediate Half – No Changes.  Taper into this weekend.
  • Intermediate Full – No Changes.  Taper into this weekend.
  • Advanced Full – Taper into this weekend.

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 @ 6:15p - Balboa Park Loop Runs (RnR Start)

Starting at Laurel and 6th avenue, the starting line area for the Rock n Roll, run an easy loop around Balboa Park.

Clinics & Social, Tuesday

Friday, Oct 22 - Expo & Pasta Dinner

Saturday, June 2- Expo

Sunday, June 3 @ 5:45am in Balboa Park

As Always

Please let us know if you have questions.

See ya out there!


Coach Aaron

Detailed Meeting Locations

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

Balboa Park, RnR Start (Meeting Spot)

2450 Balboa Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

This is just South of Kate Sessions statue in the large grass area. There are restrooms and water fountains nearby.  Parking is street only, and keep in mind that Balboa Drive is a one way street.