Summer 2019 - Week 9 (8/3/2019)


Saturday @ 7:15am - AFC Race Sampler



Carb Loading Party - Friday 8/16/19 (TBD)
Cheer Station - Sunday 8/18/2016 (Click)
AFC Afterparty - Sunday 8/18/2016 (Click)






Good Morning and Happy Friday! This weekend will be the longest run of the Summer season and the course we have planned will follow the last half of the ACF course. It will be a hard run but great for everyone to see first hand what the race will be like. Parking might be a little tricky in the morning so give yourself some extra time. See you in the morning.

Parking on Saturday

The Balboa 8 miler will be in the park this Saturday which means that parking is going to be "FUN"! We will be meeting at the grassy area located at 2150 Presidents Way, San Diego, CA 92101. I would recommend parking behind the organ pavilion off of Space Theater Way or along Park Blvd and walking over from there. You might want to give yourself a few extra minutes to find us.

Save the date: Up Coming Events

Carb Loading Party - Friday 8/16/19 (TBD)
Cheer Station - Sunday 8/18/2016 (Click)
AFC Afterparty - Sunday 8/18/2016 (Click)

Time On Your Feet (TOYF)

And that’s the point of building up to the mileage. Remember one of my favorite of many acronyms...TOYF (Time On Your Feet)?  It’s my way of saying that if you want to feel decent, keep injury free and complete a long distance race (half marathon or longer) then you have to simply run long. And run long on a weekly/volume basis, not all in a single run. ;) Run Coach Jason is a local running coach and one of his newsletters stated: “The volume of aerobic running, not the speed, represents the major stimulus for adaptation.” Dr. Ken Nicodermus, another local coach and exercise physiologist also states that generally speaking “the longer the race distance, the less important speed training is compared to volume training” Balancing some of both like we have is where you can really benefit, however.

With that, it’s already time for our LONG run this weekend!!

This Week’s Training - Week 9 (longest run of the season)

This final Phase of Training is considered the most important to some - since you certainly don't want to fall off the wagon and you continue to put on high-quality mileage while keeping away from injuries and burnout. (Training during the summer is tough!!)  Week 9 also represents the LONG run of the training program where everyone will be out on their feet for 2-2.5 hrs.

  • Interval Run/Walkers – No changes mid-week. Saturday is up to 140 min.
  • Intermediate Runners – No changes mid-week.  Saturday is up to 13mi for the LONGEST run of the season.
  • PR Chasers - No changes mid-week.  Saturday is up to 15mi for the LONGEST run of the season.

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 @ 7:15am - AFC Race Sampler

Starting in the heart of Balboa Park at Presidents Way (this is the finish area of the AFC Half Marathon), run back out on Laurel and down 6th ave then Down Ash Street to Harbor Drive.  Along Harbor Drive to end of Spanish Landing Park. Turn-around and come back.  ** This time hitting Harbor Island on the way back to simulate the AFC Course.  


**NOTE - This run is the same morning as the San Diego Track Club’s 8 & 3 mile fun run.  While in the same area, we don’t interfere with them and there is plenty of parking to go around.

See ya out there!

Coach Aaron

Detailed Meeting Locations

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

Balboa Park, Presidents Way

2150 Presidents Way, San Diego, CA 92101

In Balboa Park at the intersection of Presidents Way and Pan American Road.  Park in the large lot off of Presidents way, on the right side as you’re coming up the road.  We’ll meet in the grassy slope between the back side of the lit and the road (Pres Way).  Restrooms available across the street on the NW side of Pan American Road.