Spring 2019 - Week 18 (5/23/2019)


Saturday @ 7:15a - De Anza Cove for “Mission Bay Loop”

Upcoming activates:

Social Events:    Click    PASTA DINNER & AWARDS 

Articles:   Click    

Schedule: Click  

Discounts: Click   



Happy Monday Morning!

Another BIG week is under our belt and it ended with a final LONG run all the way from South Mission through Belmont Park to La Jolla Cove (further for some). For many it was the official beginning of the taper by having a “shortened” run of 16-18mi and 11-12mi – who would have thunk that a 16mi run was “shortened”?  

We now have less than 2 weeks to go! Can you believe it? This marks the official start of our taper as well, and I’ll be sending out an article on the subject within a day or two.

AFC 2019 Half Marathon Training - Orientation on Wednesday 5/29/19 @ RRS - 6:15pm

We’ve had a great number of signups already for our AFC Summer Training Program and it’s gearing up to be a great group!  We’re having our Orientation on the Wednesday before Rock N Roll so spread the word to fellow runners or anyone who may be considering joining the group.  We’ll have swag and giveaways and 20% off shopping at Road Runner sports before and after. 

Event Link:https://www.facebook.com/events/651390495286625/

Free Kickoff Party & Orientation for the Summer running season.

Come join us for an exciting evening where we'll take a look at the 2019 summer season for both full and half marathons! You'll learn how our training plans will prepare you for the race you want to run. We welcome all levels of runners. Whether this is your first race or you're looking to reach a personal record, we offer fully customizable plans to help you achieve your goals. Even if you've never run before, we have a program for you.

Summer Season SignUps

If you are thinking about signing up for the summer season this is the time to do it. 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)

Pasta Party and Awards

Here are the details for the Rock N Roll Marathon Pasta Party and Awards event.

Date: Friday May 31st,  2018 – Doors open at 6:15pm/ Dinner at 7:15pm

Location: Litle Italy's Loading Dock - 2400 Kettner Blvd #110 San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $27 per person (Link)

**Ticket sales will close on Thursday 5/30/2019 @12pm

Black Flag will provide you will a full dinner including salad and pasta dinner with bread with a brief awards ceremony. Adult beverages will be available at the CASH bar.

This event requires a minimum of 20 participants. If we have less than 20 we will cancel the event and process refunds.   


This Week’s Training

We are in Week 17, so plan your runs based on the training schedules.  The taper has officially started for the Full Marathoners and just about peaking for the Half Marathoners (You can peak at 2 or 3 weeks out).  Mid-week runs remain the same, while the weekend long runs will come down a bit.  EVERYTHING FROM HERE ON OUT IS EASY!!! Notables for each group are:

  • R/W Half – Continue this final interval of 1/9 or 1/14!  Easy Runs all week.  Saturday is down to 90-100min.  
  • R/W Full – Continue this final interval of 1/9 or 1/14! Easy Runs all week. Saturday is down to 120-130min!
  • Intermediate Half – No Change from last week.  All runs are EZ! LR is down to 8.0-10mi.
  • Intermediate Full – No Change from last week.  All runs are EZ! LR is down to 12mi.
  • Advanced Full – No Change from last week.  All runs are EZ! LR is down to 12mi.

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. 

Saturday @ 7:15a - De Anza Cove for “Mission Bay Loop”

Starting at almost the end of the Mission Bay Boardwalk at De Anza Cove, run South on the busy and popular concrete pathway, pass Fiesta Island (or add-on for more) continue around Sea World, over Ingram Bridges, down through Crown Point Park and across the new footbridge through MB RV Park and into De Anza Cove for a loop.  Lots of Restrooms & Water Fountains on the loop.

o Add-on: Fiesta Island (Short Loop),+ 2.7mi – http://bit.ly/nA2KYz

o Add-on: Fiesta Island (Long Loop), +4.4mi – http://bit.ly/KeHV9R

o Option: Loop + WMB O&B, 10.1mi - http://bit.ly/Wf5HtV

Clinics & Social, Saturday

  • 9:00a - Clinic: Race Week: Taper, Prep & Nutrition

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 :)

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