* Saturdays are DO IT YOURSELF days *
What does it mean?
It means that this is the day to complete your workout on your own!
Who will be there at the Runners' Bathroom?
You and possibly other beginners like yourself. There is no host for this event (it's a DIY)
What do I do if no one is there?
Please use the experience you gained on Tuesday and Thursday to complete your 3rd workout of the week.
Who are the people hanging out by that bathroom around 8a? They look suspiciously like runners.
They are! Our group has a long run meetup scheduled there at 8a and we encourage you to introduce yourself, mingle and make friends. One day you may run with them! Their routes, paces and distances are *not* the same as the beginners clinic.
I plan on going and I've been to a few of these workouts, can I help others?
By all means! And please let us know if you'd like to continue volunteering!
I've never been to this Beginners Clinic event. Should I make Saturday my first?
You can if you are clear about how to complete the workout on your own, which is simple. If you are not sure, we recommend that you first join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays when you can gain the experience, meet the group, introduce yourself and find running buddies.
Click here for our calendar to learn more.
** Important details **
* Please bring a watch with seconds (to keep track of your time) and a bottle of water *
Choose and know your workout using the training guidelines (links:
MS Word /
PDF). Let us know if you have any questions *
* Please take a look at suggested routes *
* Wear a comfortable exercise outfit and your 5K shoes *
* This is a RAIN OR SHINE event *
* Start running at 8:15a *
As you are learning to be your own running coach, please use the training guidelines to plan your workout or to create your own. If you are having trouble remembering the routine, print the plan and bring it with you. We are here to help so please feel free to ask questions!
DIRECTIONS / PARKING / ROUTE:
There is free parking and the route is a simple out and back along the concrete path on Mission Bay.
Location and overall route map -
Detailed route map -
This meetup is scheduled to repeat every Saturday and does not account for major US holidays. If it falls on a holiday, please email to confirm the meet.