NEED TO KNOW: Week 12 Last Post
RACE DAY INFO
Saturday 12/17/2022 - San Diego Holiday Half
- Picture at 7:00am sharp / in front of start line
- Race at 7:30pm
- See race guide for details
Cheer Station Spot (Aaron’s Secret Spectator Spot) @ 8:15am
The one bad things about this race is there is some limitations for spectators as the majority of the course is blocked off. Best shot to see runners is near the end of the race and has easy access in and out at:
Post Race Hangout: Viewpoint Brewing Company
New Season Registration: CLICK
Race Prep Guide: CLICK
Are you ready? Lets do this!
Well we are finishing up the last full week of what has been an amazing season and this Saturday will be the last official day of the season and race day. Leading up to the race keep things loose but all your training is official over. There is nothing more you can do between now and the race you can do to get get ready for San Diego Holiday Half other than race. Review the race guide and rest up today.
See you in the morning at the start or the cheer station, you are going to do great!!!!
We have prepared a race guide to provided you will all the info you need for the upcoming Holiday Half Marathon . We will review this guide on Tuesday but its a good idea to take a look at it in advance. Good luck this weekend!
- Race Prep Guide: CLICK
We are TAPERING and I recommend you check out the post I sent out last week . . . EVERYTHING must be easy this week. And if you miss a run, or have missed some training lately . . . do NOT worry Click
BLACK FLAG RUNNING CLUB - SPRING SEASON IS OPEN
Tell your friends! It is the perfect excuse to stick to their New Year’s Resolutions! Our next training season is posted online and taking signups. This is our Spring Season for the La Jolla Half and/or Rock n Roll Half/Full marathons.
- Sign up today:https://blackflagrunningclub.com/collections/all-products/products/spring-season-2023-20-weeks
- Price Increases on 12/30/22
DON’T FRET IF YOU MISSED SOME TRAINING
There is a great story where Meb Keflezighi won the Olympic Marathon Trials to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Team (Along with Ryan Hall and Abdi Abdirahman) It’s worth repeating upon every race . . . Meb was 36 yrs old at the time and became the oldest runner to qualify for the US Team. But what’s more notable, is that he missed 3 weeks straight of training a few earlier . . . unheard of for an Elite runner. Why? While running the NYC marathon, he got a serious foot infection that put him out for 3 weeks and unable to do any training – it was reported that even riding a stationary bike was difficult.
His wife pointed out, “He was forced to rest and not indulge in a tendency to over train.”
He said in retrospect that “it was the best thing that probably happened.” Granted, this happened about 2 months earlier but for an Elite/World Class runner to miss any training during peak race time (the 4-6 month periods during their training cycle) is unheard of. (Elite runners will focus on only 1 or 2 races per year, and fix a very hard core training regime around those races) The premise remains the same . . . we tend to follow that “No Pain, No Gain” mentality and over train and not allow our bodies and minds to rest. This is proven stuff, both anecdotally and scientifically. You can read more about the trials here.
Good luck everyone and see you on January 16th for the new Spring Season. !