Summer 2018 - Week 6 (7/10/2018)


Tuesday @ 6:15pm - Gliderport to UCSD Track Workout (NEW LOCATION)

We will start off at the Gliderport at La Jolla and head over to the UCSD Track for our first track workout of the season. We will use the .85 miles from the Gliderport to the track as the warm-up, do our 800 repeats and then do .85 miles back to the gliderport as our cooldown. 

Saturday @ 7:15am - To La Jolla Cove (from South Mission)

Starting at the end of Mission Beach (South Mission Jetty) run North along the coast all the way into La Jolla until your halfway point.  Turnaround and run home :)







    Happy Monday . . . We are back at it with another solid week of building mileage but now its time to speed it up a little. This Tuesday will be the kickoff 3 weeks of track workouts to see if we can add a little speed into our training. If you are not feeling well or nursing an injury you should not be doing the track workouts but do the optional run in its place. If your training is going well and you have been following your training plan we are ready to see what you can do on the track. 

    Full Disclosure  - Track workouts


    In an effort to be a 100% transparent, I want everyone to be aware of the situation with the tracks we use. Over the last few years, the track in San Diego has become more and more difficult to get onto as campuses are needed to make their facilities more secure they are locking up tracks that were once open to the public and unfortunately charging for usage. Believe it or not, there is no track in the County of San Diego a person can go run on a track endless you are part of the institution that manages it. We requested usage of the track at UCSD and the cost was $9,000. We obviously want to keep the program affordable and could not cover a cost like that.  So we are going rogue. 

    We are not officiously authorized to be at the track on Tuesday and I bring this up in the event we are asked to leave. I have a feeling this will be a non-issue but you deserve to know in advance. If for some reason we are asked to leave I have an alternative run planned for us and an alternative track in place for next week. Let see how it goes but obviously want you to know what we are doing.  

    Summer Night’s Track Meets

    If anyone is really looking to test their speed I have just the thing for you. There is weekly Track Meet that is put on by a local running group made up of the SD Track Club, Movin Shoes, etc.  They run 4-5 meets throughout the summer and are held on Wednesday nights in June, July & August.  There are a few left for this year.  Learn more:

    If anyone decides to race at any of these meets please let us know. We will come out and cheer you on. Don’t forget to wear the Black Flag Shirt.

    Free Race Entry 
    Black Flag is also willing to cover your registration if you participate in the Aug 1st event. The process is easy; register for an event, run the event wearing your Black Flag Shirt and we will reimburse you for the cost of the event. A limit of 10 reimbursements will be given and will be given to the first people who registered.   



    If you are thinking about running Rock N Roll Las Vegas you should consider taking advantage of the Group Rate we have set and join in the fun. 


    AFC Registration & Triple Crown List

    I did notice on the AFC website that a current list of Triple Crown runners is now posted.  If you’re doing the triple crown, you MUST be on this list which is Carlsbad + La Jolla.


    This Week’s Training

    We are UP and UP all around and Week 6 is the 2rd week of the 2nd Training Phase meaning it’s one more build-up of solid mid-week runs (and a great track workout) along with the longest run of the year on Saturday.  No new big bumps overall, except for Saturday long runs. 

    • Interval Run/Walkers – Nothing New, still at 4/1 and 1/9. Saturday up to 110min
    • Intermediate Runners – Nothing New.  Midweek still at 5-6mi, Saturday up to 11-12mi.
    • PR Chasers - Nothing New either. Lots of specialty runs in there. Saturday is up to 14 with an E11 + LT4.

    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.

    Wednesday @ 6:15pm – Gliderport to UCSD Track (Track Workout)

    We run to the track, run in circles fast and run back. Sounds easy right? 

    • Meet:  Gliderport La Jolla 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr La Jolla CA 92037 -
    • Run:       V02max Track Intervals – YIPPEEEE!!!
      • INT: E1 + 4x800 + E1
      • PR Chasers: E1 + 5x800 + E1

    Clinic & Social


    Saturday @ 7:15 am - To La Jolla Cove (from South Mission)

    • Starting at the end of Mission Beach (South Mission Jetty) run North along the coast all the way into La Jolla until your halfway point.  Turnaround and run home :)


    See ya out there!


    Coach Aaron

    Detailed Meeting Locations

    This is where we will meet. Don’t get lost :)

     Torrey Pines Gliderport

    2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla CA 92037

    The Gliderport is a dirt lot overlooks Blacks Beach. Once you enter the parking lot you can go immediately to the left or go straight. Continue going straight about 100 feet and we will meet on the lefthand side in the clearing area. You can park anywhere in the dirt lot. The bathrooms on site are porto-potties so officially there are facilities but they are not great. You will also want to bring water with you as I am not sure about water fountains.

     Mission Beach

    999 N. Jetty Rd, San Diego, CA 92109

    Go to S. end of Mission Blvd, turn right (West) into parking lot.  We'll be along the grassy park area, in front of the volleyball courts on the East end of the parking lot, not quite to the bathrooms, but about 1/2 way down.