Summer 2019 - Week 8 (7/27/2019)


SATURDAY @ 7:15am - SHELTER ISLAND to Hilton Bayfront Hotel







Good morning! We are 3 weeks away from the big race and have another long yet easy run planned for you. This weekend will be a little funky because a lot of people will be doing a race out of town so I am expecting it will be a smaller group. Those of us in town will keep our eye on the prize and keep plugging away as we prepare for AFC.   See you in the morning. 

Good Luck Runners- Jack N Jill & San Francisco 

We want to wish everyone the best of luck who are running races this weekend. We have a big group heading up to Washington for Jack N Jill. This is a Boston qualifying race so we are excited to hear the results from this weekend. We also have a few people heading up to the Bay Area for the San Francisco Half/Full Marathon. 

Best of luck to everyone and make sure you take lots of pictures. 

Week 8 – Recovery week

This week we are in recovery mode. The weeks level of intensity is down and our mileage is down on our Saturday run. Don’t worry, we are back up in mileage next week so take advantage of this week and use it to recover.  

This Week’s Training - Week 8

As noted above, we are in a recovery week. Which means we will take it a little slower and easier on our long runs.  This is important because the next 2 weeks are the final build-up to the LONG run, with some great long hill tempo runs in between.  These next 2-3 weeks can provide you with some very effective training.  We’ll end the last week before the race with a Taper (which is also important).  Make your long hill runs count. Keep those LONG runs nice, steady, and solid. Start to mentally think about your race.

  • Interval Run/Walkers – Intervals go up to 2/8 or 2/13.  
  • Intermediate Runners –Thursdays are now 7 milers ;)  We’re going up to 8-10 on Saturday.  
  • PR Chaser Runners - You love bumping up!  Lots of specialty workouts for you, including hill repeats and LT intervals on Thursdays.  You’re up to a cool 11mi on Saturday.  See the schedule for details.  

Upcoming Group Runs & Clinics

Below are the run maps and the group run locations.  At the very bottom of this post are detailed instructions on the meeting locations.

Saturday @ 7:15a - Shelter Island to Hilton Bayfront Hotel

Enjoy the water's edge and Marina District along Shelter Island all the way to downtown, through Seaport Village and towards the Hilton Bay front Hotel to your turnaround point.  Add on Ash Street + 6th ave for a hill, or add-on Harbor Island for flat mileage.

o   Add-on: Fast Harbor Island, 3.25mi -

o   Add-on: Hilly Ash & 6th St Hill, 3.5mi -


See ya out there!

Coach Aaron

Detailed Meeting Locations

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

Shelter Island, Shoreline Park / Fishing Pier

1720 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Will meet in the SW end of the fishing pier parking lot, which is about 1/2 way down the Island (heading South).  Please refrain from parking along the West side of the parking lot near the Pier & Store.