Summer 2019 - Week 7 (7/20/2019)


SATURDAY @ 7:15 am - Balboa Parks Fountain 

SATURDAY SOCIAL @ 6:15 pm - Villian Party 

    SOCIAL EVENTS: CLICK  This weekend







      Happy Friday.......This weekend we have a newer run to the club that is hard but also super fun where we will run across a bunch of bridges some of which you might not know exist and go through an old cemetery (don't worry it isn't scary). Every time we have done this run the feedback has been great. See you out there. 

      Social Event: Saturday – Villain Party Saturday 7/20/19 @ 6:15pm

      Hope you will come to join us as Black Flag Running Club will host a Party for Villains for its July Social. We will meet at Werewolf Bar located at 627 4th Ave San Diego CA 92101 on Saturday 7/20/2019 at 6:15 pm. We will start at Werewolf and then figure out where to go from there. Costumes are strongly encouraged. 

      Next Weeks Track Workout

      I want to thank everyone for being so accommodating on Tuesday as we figured out the parking and permit situation for the track. Every time we go to a new location there are always these hickups that need to be resolved and it makes my life so much easier when everyone is willing to pitch in and help figure it out. Thank you so much and I truly appreciate it. 

      As a follow-up, we will be heading back up Mira Mesa High School next week so we will not need to worry about guest permits. It will be the same parking situation as last time where we will park on the backside of the school. More details next week.  

      This Week’s Training

      Everyone should be fully up to speed now. Remember, when I say up to speed, I don’t mean ‘fast’...even though we’re going to the track tomorrow. It means that you should be at a solid training level, rested up, recovered from your last race, and ready to take it to another level.  The only exception is for you crazies who ran the Mammoth Half yesterday (or any other race) or for the few newer runners who have just started. If you are a newer runner, still have to keep things very easy in nature - give it a few more weeks and you’ll be at a better level.  


      Week 5 Bumps Things Up . . . Everyone’s training schedule has a slight increase in the weekly mileage (in addition to the usual long run increase)

      • Interval Run/Walkers – Moving UP to a 4/1 or 1/9 Interval.  In addition, Times increase 10min.
      • Intermediate Runners – Bump up in mid-week run mileage, +1mi each run.  Also, you should plan to Cross-train on Wednesdays.  It used to be optional, now highly recommended :)
      • PR Chasers Runners - Nothing too new. Did you find that Hill to do repeats on for Today’s run?  Tomorrow, we’ll add another mile to your LT Intervals.

      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.


      I hope everyone is excited because this Saturday's run will be a newer run that most of you have never done before and those that have done it have really enjoyed it. I am super excited about it because it includes 4 bridges and the option to visit a forgotten cemetery. I have a feeling it is going going to be a favorite but know in advance it's going to be challenging ......... in a good way. 

      Meet:  Bea Evenson Fountain 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 

        • New Run:  10.6 mil option CLICK
        • New Rn:  13.5 option CLICK
        • New Run: 14.3 option CLICK

      As Always...

      We'll arrive 15-20 minutes before each group run to make ourselves available for questions, tips, whatever.  We also plan to stay afterward for as long as it takes to do the same.  This means I'll be at Tuesday runs around 5:45 PM and Saturday runs at 6:45 AM.

      See ya out there!

      Coach Aaron

      Detailed Meeting Locations

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


      Balboa Park's Bea Evenson Fountain

      1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

      We will meet the main fountain in Balboa Park, there is plenty of parking behind the Reuben H Fleet Science Center or behind the San Diego Museum of Natural History