NEED TO KNOW: Week 8
Saturday @ 7:15 AM - LIBERTY STATION
I want to kick off this post my sending a big thank you to Yayoi who covering for me on Saturday. I had a work thing come up that prevented me from making it out. I know the weather wasn’t great that day so I have a tremendous amount of gratitude for her stepping up.
We also got our first exposure to running in the rain. This feels like a good time to let everyone know why we run in the rain. Here's the idea, races almost never cancelled due to rain so we train for every possible situation comes up including bad weather and second approach is the mental toughness perspective. We get into the mindset that we will be running not matter what and having that mind set from the beginning is what makes a successful runner.
We are in taper week this week so we will see the distances for this weekend will be a little less to give out bodies opportunities to recover before we start the last build up in mileage before the race. Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.
Holiday Schedule- Moving our run to Sunday 12/26 and 1/2
As I mentioned last week, given Christmas and New Years falls on a Saturdays so we will be moving the run to Sunday 2/26/2018 at 7:15am and Sunday 1/2/21 at 7:15am.
This Week’s Training
This is week 8 and is a RECOVERY WEEK and perfect timing with the Holidays approaching and many office parties and eggnog to consume. :) What’s it mean again? The recovery week is a relaxed week of training in overall intensity for the long run, as you can see from the schedule. It gives you a chance to rest a bit and reduce stresses on your body and mind. It will provide a good base to “get back on it” next week. You should still get “out and about” the same, but cut back on intensity and overall mileage.
Specific training notes are:
- Run/Walkers – No Change this week. Saturday’s LR is DOWN to 80 min.
- Intermediate Runners – All runs EZ in nature, REGARDLESS how good you feel. Saturday’s LR is DOWN to 8.5 mi, easy.
- PR Chasers – All runs EZ in nature, REGARDLESS how good you feel. Saturday’s LR is DOWN to 8.5 mi, easy.
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 - Liberty Station
Starting at the old Naval Training Center (NTC) in the NE corner of the park (parking lot right at Cushing Rd), head out SW out of the park, over the Halsey Rd Bridge. Cut back and underneath the Harbor Drive Bridge to enter Spanish Landing Park. Continue out to Harbor Island, heading West to end to cul-de-sac for 3.3mi one-way. Option is to skip Harbor Island and continue around SD harbor on Harbor Drive to your turnaround.
- Meet: Liberty Station, http://bit.ly/cvkwhT
- Map: Liberty Station to Harbor Island, http://bit.ly/1i63QC7
We will arrive 15-20 minutes before each group run to make ourselves available for questions, tips, etc.. We also plan to stay afterwards for as long as it takes to do the same. This means I'll be at Tuesday runs by 6 PM and the Saturday runs at 7 AM.
Please let us know if you have questions.
See you all tomorrow!
Coach Aaron (619) 405-1828
Detailed Meeting Locations
This is where we will meet on Tuesday and/or Saturday. Don’t get lost :)
Liberty Station (NTC)
2670 Cushing Road, San Diego, CA, 92106
At the corner of Dewey Road and Cushing Road. Huge grass park area, with multiple parking lots all around. We’ll meet in the grass area near the actual park parking lot. There are restrooms and water fountains at this lot. http://bit.ly/cvkwhT