Spring 2023 - Week 17 (Sat)






       Are we ready .............This Saturday will be the longest run of the season. Some of us will be pushing into the 20+ miles and for the first time half marathoners this will be your longest run yet. Remember we are practicing for true race conditions and this is your last chance to make sure you have everything in order. It would be a good idea to hydrate today, gets a good nights rest and putting some carbs into the mix might do you well. 

      I am confident everyone will have a great run this weekend. Remember most of how you feel on tomorrows run will be determined from the actions you take today and the fuel you supply your body during the run. Be smart and prepare accordingly. 


      Some have asked why we have up to 14 miles in the schedule.  As noted above and that I’ve mentioned in the past, the actual run will be 12-14 and it’s dependent on how you feel, your history and your goals.  Many have been training with us since October and have done 2 races so far, so pushing a bit past race mileage (at long, easy run pace) is beneficial both mentally and physiologically.  But, if this is your first race, or you’ve been dealing with injuries or otherwise, then you’ll be okay with ~11-12 miles.  

      We even had a few half marathoners this past weekend do the 16 mile long run and while they loved it, they felt very good and super-duper extra confident now with just a 13.1 in front of them.

      Looking for a community room

      As you may remember from years past we host a small get together to load up on carbs and give out some awards the Friday before Rock n Roll, June 2nd. We are looking to see if someone has a community room to host this event. If anyone has any contact for something like this please let me know ASAP. Thank you. 


      • We are in Week 17, so plan your runs based on the training schedules. Continuing from last week, we’re still UP this week.  Everyone’s weekly mileage should be overall higher for the entire week.

        • R/W Half – Moving UP to the last interval group of 1/9 or 1/14 – congrats!!!  Long run is up to 140-150 min this weekend.
        • R/W Full – Moving UP to the last interval group of 1/9 or 1/14 – congrats!!! Long run is up to 210-220 min this weekend!
        • Intermediate Half – No Change from last week.  LR is up to 12-14mi.
        • Intermediate Full – No Change from last week.  LR is up to 20-22mi.
        • Advanced Full – No Change from last week.  LR is up to 22-24mi.

      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 @  7:15am - The San Diego Junket “LONG” Run

          Simple. . . It’s just a big-ass, long run!  It covers Crown Point, Ocean Beach, Pt. Loma, Downtown, Old Town and Mission Bay and it based on an old San Diego favorite “Tour of San Diego” - named for obvious reasons. The transition from Ocean Beach to Pt. Loma is up and over a road called “Hill Street”  :) The extended 22.5 mi option goes further into downtown, then UP A St andUP into Balboa Park for additional mileage and hills.

              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 :)


              Crown Point Shores Park (Southern Lot)

              3550 Crown Point Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 -  (Address is not exact)

              We'll meet at the Southern end of the most Southern parking lot in the grass area along the edge of the lot, closest to Ingram Street bridge.  Plenty of parking lot parking. There is a set of restrooms and water fountains in this end too.