Spring 2023 - Week 16 (Tue)



  • Meet: Liberty Station: 2753 Cushing Rd San Diego CA 92106 CLICK 
  • Map: CLICK
  • Happy Hour: Public Market 

    SATURDAY @ 6:10AM* - Solana Beach Train Station

    • Meet: Solana Beach Train Station, http://goo.gl/maps/9QBUV
    • Meet @ 6:10am
    • Move to Platform @ 6:30am
    • All Aboard @ 6:40am
    • Arrive in Oceanside @ 6:55am 
    • GROUP 2 Meets @ 7:15am (out n back)

    Articles:   Click    Train Run Details




    Everyone has been training so hard and putting in the hard work in preparation for your next big race. This is the part of the season where we start to make things a little more fun and we kick it off with infamous train run. This run is always a big hit and worth making the effort to do it, before you ask you do not need to run the entire 16 miles. We will go over all the details tonight and get you ready for this awesome training run.  

    See you tonight at liberty station. 

    Saturday = Train Run

    The full set of details for the train run can be found at this LINK but below is the high-level information you need for this weekend.

    We will have two groups of runner this weekend. If you are doing the train run you will be doing a minimum of 16 miles. If you are doing less than that, it will be an out and back from the Solana Beach train station.

    Meeting Location:           Solana Beach Transit Center, 105 N Cedros Ave & Solana Beach Transit Center, Solana Beach, CA 92075
    Meeting Times:              Runners doing 16+Milers meet at  6:10AM (Don’t be late)
    Runners doing less than 16 Miles will meet at 7:15 am
    Tickets:                        You will need to purchase your train ticket in advance at https://www.amtrak.com/tickets-reservations . Do NOT try and get them the day of at the ticketing station, there is too much going and you will not want to deal with it at that time.
    Train Details:                You will arrive at 6:10am, then we will proceed to the train platform by 6:30am and boarding the Amtrak 765 Pacific Surfliner at 6:40am. The train trip will take about 21 min north to the Oceanside Train Station arriving at 6:55am. Then we RUN!                                
    Aid Stations:                       We will have two set of aid stations out this weekend.
    Other things to bring:     It might not be a bad idea to bring some cash with you. There are two aid stations but should you need something else are a little extra water between aid stations there are plenty of stores to stop at. This is also one of those runs where I would recommend bringing your cell phone with you. It’s good to have some form of communication with you as a backup or just to take pictures along the way.


    Do I Really Have to Run 16mi This Weekend?

    We have the Train Run this weekend which is a one-way, 16 mi run meaning there is no cutting short.  YES, We WILL have an alternate Coastal Run going up to 12-14mi for those not able or wanting to do 16 yet.  **DO NOT RISK going out trying to do 16mi just cuz it sounds cool or challenging.  I will have more info later in the week on the details.

    This Week’s Training

    We are in Week 14, so plan your runs based on the training schedules.  We are on way to our LONGEST run in just under 2 weeks already so we’re on the way back up.   Notables for each group are:

    • R/W (ALL)  – Still at 2/8 or 2/13 Interval.  Thurs is at to 80/90min MLR.  Saturday is up to 120/190.
    • Intermediate Half – No change mid-week.  Thursdays MLR is still 7mi MLR. Saturday is UP to 12-13mi
    • Intermediate Full – No change mid-week.  Thursday MLR is still 8mi.  Saturday up to 18-20mi.
    • PR Chasers Full – Specific Endurance runs are keeping you strong over distance.  MLR is 12 miles on Thursday and hitting a 20 miler on Saturday for an E16 + LT4 Combo Long + Tempo Run.  

    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 7:15PM @ LIBERTY STATION 

    • Meet: Liberty Station: 2753 Cushing Rd San Diego CA 92106 CLICK 
    • Map: CLICK

      NOTE: Please note that when I send Map Links, the runs MAY contain mileage further than your prescribed run.  This is so I can use one map for many different mileages.  Please refer to your training schedule for the correct mileage.

        Saturday @ 6:10AM* - Solana Beach Train Station

        This run is real easy and needs little description . . . Ride the train from Solana Beach to Oceanside, run back. There is the main run + a few different variations for those who need to add-on.

        o Add-on, Up North (Get it done first): http://bit.ly/QULclU

        o Add-on, Down South (Wait till end): http://bit.ly/QULuJq

        • 18 miles = Pass station, turnaround at Via De La Valle
        • 21 miles = Pass station, turnaround at Sea Grove Park (there's water/restroom down there too)

        For those NOT running the train run, we’ll still meet and start/end at the Train Station.

        • *Time: 7:15 am We will start AFTER the train leaves, so have a few minutes to spare
        • Meet: Solana Beach Train Station, http://goo.gl/maps/9QBUV
        • Run: Solana Beach Coastal Run, Out & Back, up to 14mi  http://bit.ly/QUNlOl

          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 :)

          Liberty Station (NTC)

          2670 Cushing Road, San Diego, CA, 92106

          At the corner of Dewey Road and Cushing Road.  Huge grass park area, with multiple parking lots all around.  We’ll meet in the grass area near the actual park parking lot.  There are restrooms and water fountains at this lot.


          Solana Beach Train Station

          105 N. Cedros Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075

          I-5 to Lomas Santa Fe, West on Lomas Santa Fe, Right on N. Cedros Ave.  Train Station is on left - park in public parking lots or streets.  You can also park up on Rios Avenue.  This area can become very busy and crowded if travel season is high.  Plan on a good 5-10-15 min walk if you have to park a few blocks up the street.


          We will be meeting at the Bill's Auto Repair Shop directly across the street (Hopefully he won't be standing out front as he is here on the Map - http://goo.gl/maps/EAqa ) I will have my truck pulled in there.  Use the restrooms and drinking fountain inside the train station but don't loiter around inside the station.