March 11, 2016

Centurion Relays RESULTS

It was a great opener for the track team, with Point Loma, Clairemont and La Jolla Country Day all vying for team title honors at the first annual UC Centurion Games. Coach Stone did a huge amount of work compiling splits and results for the distance team, so be sure to check them out below. Look at your individual split times? Too fast too early? Too slow too late? Now we have something to work with, so be sure to remember and understand what you ran in each race. We're improving well, but we still have a long way to go. Good luck to the Irvine Invitational athletes competing tomorrow. Let's carry the blue torch! FULL TEAM RESULTS

Distance Team Splits and Results:

March 9, 2016

Centurion Relays Entries

Check out what you're running on Thursday, March 10 for our home relay meet. Remember that almost everyone will be running two events, including the DMR, the most exciting relay event in the distance repertoire. Enjoy this! It may be the only time you get to race a true Distance Medley Relay. Click on the banner below for the individual entries. The time schedule is on to the right. Click on the meet info button, and then "schedule". Good luck. Let's work on those hand-offs a little bit so we're not so terrible.

February 15, 2016

Great Day to Run 10+ Miles!

Some of the boys set a new standard today, running to the glider port and back, adding on the brutal trail run down to the beach and then back up. Nice work! The precedent has been set and what looks like a great goal for next week is now on the books!

Yes, that's beer in Allen Siegler's winning stein, but it's Erdinger, the race's Non Alcoholic Beer sponsor.

Congratulations to Allen and the rest of the UC crew that raced the 10K yesterday. It was a great show of force by our team winning most of the tikis in the high school age divisions AGAIN this year.

Click on the banner above to see the official results. There were a few issues with the times and places of the 10k, so if they're not fixed on the link above, be patient and click back in a day or two until they get it figured out.


February 12, 2016

Saturday Run at San Elijo Lagoon!

We're switching this Saturday's run from Mission Bay to San Elijo because there is going to be a major marathon race at the bay Saturday morning that will close many of the parking lots and restrict access to much of the bay. We thought it would be a good idea to not fight it and switch to a place that WE LOVE: San Elijo. We are meeting at 8:00 a.m. Directions can be found on the left blue tap.

Sunday, the athletes running in the Coronado 10K should plan on meeting at the starting area before 6:30 so we can be sure to get a parking space and have time for packet pickup. Each runner will also have to sign a waiver at that time. See you all there!

Let's have a great weekend. You're training has been awesome and it won't be long before we get to show off a little bit. Enjoy.

February 12, 2015

Coronado 10K Information

This is a great event and has become our default team race to show off a little bit and test our fitness after a great season of winter training. It's not too late to register HERE or click the banner below for more information. My good friend who is part of the meet management staff has given us a team discount. Ask one of the coaches for the discount code (We don't want to put it up here for non team members to hijack). Parents are invited to use this discount code as well. Let's get a great group signed up ASAP.

February 5, 2016

Saturday Run at PQ EAST end!

First of all, congratulations on a great week of training. All of you that conquered the Fartlek workout on Thursday should be very proud of yourselves; we got in some great tempo pace work and some hefty mileage at the same time. This will set us up well for the upcoming weeks. Tomorrow we are meeting at PQ from the East end, which is at the far end of Canyonside Park off of Black Mountain Road. I put directions up on the left, so I hope to see many of you there. Don't forget we meet at 8:00 am on Saturdays, not 8:30.

January 16, 2016

David Berard Running the Carlsbad Marathon!! We'll Be There To Cheer Him On!

We are going to meet tomorrow morning at 6:00 A.M. SHARP at the Starbucks on Carlsbad Blvd. just north of Carlsbad Village Drive. Directions below. The marathon starts at 6:15 and the Starbucks is just past the 2-mile mark, so David will be there before 6:30. From there we'll jog down Carlsbad Blvd., past the power plant to Palomar Airport Road to see him return somewhere around the 15 mile mark. At that time, Coach Chuck and Renee's brother Conner will be just starting the Half Marathon and heading our way. We'll jog back to the coffee shop and cheer them on as they pass. Then we'll wait for David to return at approximately the 24-mile mark. At this point, Chuck should just be catching up to David. THE BET IS ON! Who will arrive at the Carlsbad Coffee House first, David or Chuck? My money is on David. Who's with me? Pick a side and join us at Starbucks at 6:00 a.m. I know it's incredibly early, but nobody has worked harder than David, so let's show him how much we can support his efforts. (We will start at Starbucks because they open earlier, then we'll return to the Carlsbad Coffee House which is two blocks farther north on Carlsbad Blvd.)

January 16, 2016

Great Job at San Elijo!

We were back at San Elijo for another GREAT long run. We have a solid core of runners getting in some awesome training, so be sure to be part of this group. We're finishing up week 4 (see the chart below), which ends the "green" period. This is important as a baseline to judge whether or not you're ready to move on to week 5 and then step up to the higher level training. Get it done. See you tomorrow.

It's Winter Training Time!

Here's the training schedule we've all been waiting for. How will you progress? Remember the philosophy of FARTHER and FASTER and off we go. This is a great time to up the long runs and the pace for a great build up to the track season. I hope you're all rested and ready, because HERE WE GO!

University City Team Night
at Movin' Shoes Pacific Beach
Thursday Feb. 18
from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Don't miss this great opportunity to get outfitted with the best shoes for your event. If you're new to the sport or a veteran in need of a much-needed upgrade, then please be there. Movin' Shoes will make it a special night for our team, so come any time during the event window and get what you need!

Remember these cool videos from last year? Check them out. They're very good. This first one above is our great DMR from Mt SAC 2009. Listen to the "not a great distance program" comment at the end.

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