Spring 2019 - Week 19 (5/28/2019)


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.

Upcoming activities:


Sunday @ 5:45am - RnR Race Day

  • Meet: 5:00 - 5:30am Meet at Balboa Park,  
  • Group Picture at 5:45am SHARP. Details to be sent separately later this week. https://www.runrocknroll.com/Events/San-Diego
  • 6:15am -  Both Full Marathon and Half Marathon Start
  • RACE DAY Check List (CLICK)

Social Events:    Click    PASTA DINNER & AWARDS 

Articles:   Click     RACE Prep Article

Articles:   Click     Taper Article 

Race Day Check List:   Click    

Schedule: Click  

Discounts: Click   




This is the big one!  The final week! We finished last week with a nice easy long run of anything between 8.5-12miles . This Tuesday we will have another easy run followed by a small discussion on details for tapering and the “Race Review” clinic. See the race prep post if you missed anything.

AFC18 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.   

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.  

This Week’s Training

Week 20!  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, May 31 - Expo & Pasta Dinner

Saturday, June 1- Expo

Sunday, June 2 @ 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. Don’t get lost :)


Balboa Park, RnR Start (Black Flag RC 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.