Winter 2017 - Week 6 (12/2/2017)


    Saturday @ 7:15 am - To La Jolla Cove (from Crown Point)

    • Meet: Crown Point Shores -
    • Run: To La Jolla Cove (from Crown Point) - Click
    • Coffee w/Friends at Crown Point Coffee

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    Hey everyone,


    Are you ready for this weekend? We have a big run planned for you and if you are one of the few doing the Holiday Half Marathon this will be your longest run before your race. It looks like the weather will be on point and going to be an awesome day for a run. We have one of our most popular runs this Saturday - from Crown Point to La Jolla. Following the run, we normally do another potluck but thought we would switch it up and head over to Crown Point Coffee afterward.

    Coffee with Friends – alternative to a potluck.

    We normally do a potluck on this run but figured we would switch it up and get to coffee instead. This Saturday after we finish up we will head over to Crown Point Coffee only a few blocks away. The place next door also has amazing Acai Bowl with peanut butter. If you haven’t had them before you are in for a treat.


    See you there:

    Crown Point Coffee

    3510 Ingraham St

    San Diego 92109


    Holiday Schedule

     I have received a few questions regarding our group run holiday schedule and wanted to provide some clarity. All runs will remain on the normal Tuesday and Saturday schedule despite where Christmas and New Years falls on the calendar.  If you are in town we are still running.   

    Team Shirts

     If you haven't already picked your shirt up they will be available at the next few group runs. They are all packaged up with your name listed on the label. In your package, you will find a one long sleeve shirt for individuals that signed up for the wither season and if you signed up for the dual season you will find both a short sleeve and long sleeve. As a general guideline individuals running multiple seasons with us will receive two shirts a year. However this year we are giving away a bonus item, either a tank for the women or a hat for the men shirt for the loyal runnere that committed to all three season right out of the gates. If you are interested in an item that was not part of your program we will have extra inventory available on the website in the next week. 



    Wear your shirt on Saturday runs

     We want to encourage our runners to wear the team shirt at all of our Saturday runs. It helps us identify who you are and cheer you on along the course. As we start creeping up in miles seeing another runner out of the course giving you a little encouragement can make all the difference. 

    This Week’s Training

    We are in week 6 of the training program and week 2 of the Second Cycle.  Everything is continuing to build, primarily with Saturday’s long run.

     For new runners or people returning after a long hiatus, these “middle” weeks can appear to be the hardest as the “SUK Factor” (SF) can get pretty high.  This is because the runs (and overall weekly mileage) are getting longer each week, all while still building the base foundation.)  Don’t worry – keep your runs EASY in nature, stick with the program and you’ll soon reach that magic tipping point.  


    Specific training notes are:

    • Run//Walkers – No Change this week.  Keep your walks brisk, yet runs slow to keep that SF down!  Remember change from last week, Mondays are now INT and not WALK.
    •  Intermediate Runners – No changes this week.  Keep your runs solid and generally easy in nature.  Keep up the frequency 4x per week!
    •   PR Chasers  – Solid steady state runs Mon, Wed.  Tempo on Thur. Saturday’s long run up to 13 miles with a combo E10+LT3.  Pushing near 40 miles this week!  (Max out at 44 during week 10)

    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 @ 7:15 am - To La Jolla Cove (from Crown Point)

    From Crown Point, head North around Sail Bay to the ocean and head North into La Jolla along the beautiful “bike path” and neighborhood of La Jolla.  It’s an Out & Back, so turn around where your schedules tells you, but you can easily get all the way to the Cove for a 15mi run, or the Shores, and further if you wish.

    As Always

    We'll usually arrive 15-20 minutes before each group run to make ourselves available for questions, tips, whatever.  We also plan to stay afterwards for as long as it takes to do the same.  This means I'll be at Tuesday runs around 5:45 PM and the Saturday runs at 7:15 AM.


    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:


    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.

    *NOTE  – between 11/1 and 3/31 the restroom at this parking lot is closed for the winter. There is a restroom at the other end of the Park just under a 1/4 mile away (you can easily walk/jog from our lot) and there is also a restroom at Fanuel Park which is about 1 mile into the run.  Keep this in mind if you find yourself having to go to the restroom as you near the parking area before the run.