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SD RUN CLUB - Hills & Stairs @ Civita Park
THIS IS A MEMBERS ONLY MEETUP. TO JOIN, PLEASE VISIT: WWW.SDRUNCLUB.ORG First time newcomers are welcome to try us out for free :) * If your plans change, please update your RSVP Greetings Hill Warriors! We invite you to join us as we tackle the Beast that is Franklin Ridge Road while enjoying the Beauty that is Civita Park! Why would I want to do hills you ask? · Nothing builds strength and explosive speed quite like running up! · Running hills works your glutes, hamstrings, and calves – all the major muscle groups that are responsible for propelling you forward! · Running hills and stairs is like a hybrid between running and strength training! · Running hills is actually easy on the body! Okay so not on your muscles and lungs (HaHaHa), but to your knee, ankles, hips, and vertebrae … running up is a holiday! How we run hills: · We will meet at the entrance to Civita Park in front of the Military Tribute (under the flags). There are bathrooms here too. . I will be in my San Diego Run Club coach shirt and coach hat so that I am easier to find! · First, while we still look pretty (LOL), we will do an obligatory selfie to be posted in the San Diego Run Club Facebook Group, and then we will begin with a slow paced run along Civita Blvd (just under half a mile). · When we reach Franklin Ridge Road, we will do a quick stretching session to loosen the muscles before the workout. · From here we will run up Franklin Ridge Road which is about a total of 160 feet in elevation gain and just a bit under a half a mile. This is a beastly hill for sure so don't get discouraged if you need to walk portions of it. Your goal can be to eventually be able to run the whole thing. From there, your goal can be to run it faster and faster each time! · At the top of Franklin Ridge Road we intersect with Via Alta. We will take a left onto Via Alta and then a right on Apex Way. From here we will run down past the dog parks, through the tunnel that is beautifully painted with a Mural of all things San Diego, and here we reach the next challenge - the stairs! · The stairs are lit up and well spaced making them great for running, and you will be running down 50 feet, and then of course what goes down must go up :) · Once you have conquered the stairs you will retrace back to Via Alta, cross the road, and run down the hill until you reach Atlana Way. Just past Atlana Way there is a dirt trail that will wind us back down where we initially started near the restrooms. That's one lap (About 1.8 miles). · Wait, you thought we were done? Nope. We will continue on the dirt trail past the bathrooms and head towards the spectacular multi-color light fountain and begin another loop around! Yay more hills and stairs! · Workout options: 3 times around will give you nearly 5 and a half miles. This will be our recommended standard distance. However, if you are just starting out on a training program or tapering feel free to drop it down to just 1 or 2 repeats. Likewise, if you are in the advanced phase of a training program or you just feel like being a #HillWarrior, go for 4 repeats! · As you are finishing up your final lap, please slow it down and enjoy a cool-down run back to the start. Just like the warm-up, please slow your pace to a comfortably-easy pace. · Once back at the parking lot where we started please be sure to do a few stretches on your own and I highly advise you to do some foam rolling when you get home! If you need to get going no worries, no need to wait for everyone as we will all be running at different paces. However, if you want to hang out that is fine too. Civita Park is a beautiful place to just take a moment and relax. My cell if you need me is[masked]. Texting is always best to get ahold of me as I hesitate at unknown numbers (avoiding the telemarketers!) Ok I think that’s everything. If you read all of this, thank you and I hope you are excited to come run with us! Coach Jeremy, over and out… and up!!!

Civita Park

7960 Civita Blvd · San Diego

What we're about

The SAN DIEGO RUN CLUB is a local Running Club that has been coaching and helping runners accomplish their running goals since 2009. Our club is geared towards Marathon, Half Marathon training. Whether you are a new runner or a seasoned runner...we have a training program for ALL LEVEL RUNNERS.

We have several scheduled coached workouts per week led by experienced and certified coaches. Our coaches are passionate about this sport and our goal is to see that everyone who joins has fun and learns to love running. Our goal is to keep you motivated so that you accomplish your goals:

We provide all those in the group with a complete individual Training Program. In addition we provide educational clinics, cross training options, speed training, hydration, technique, nutrition, proper running gear, running shoes, injury prevention and MORE!


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