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  • USATF National Cross Country Championships 2018

    USATF National Cross Country Championships 2018

    San Diego Harriers Compete at USATF National Cross Country Championships Tallahassee, Florida – February 3rd, 2018 By: Kim Mueller San Diego Track Club athletes Jenny Ledford and Kim Mueller, long time San Diego running icon and USATF official Thom Hunt and one of his talented female athletes at Cuyamaca College, Lexi Thiros, travelled to Tallahasee, […]Read More »

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  • 8th Annual Coronado Valentine’s Day

    8th Annual Coronado Valentine’s Day

    8th Annual Coronado Valentine’s Day  10K, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run Sunday February 11th, 2018 Wow did SDTC have a great showing!!! Our runners and competitive teams showed up in force and ran some great races. SDTC Men’s Open Team runners Steven Martinez, Dillon Breen, and Mathew Seat who were 1st, 3rd, and 4th […]
  • Mermaid Half Marathon – San Diego 2018

    Mermaid Half Marathon – San Diego 2018

    T9 Mermaid Half Marathon San Diego Saturday, February 10th 2018 While many people sleep in on Saturdays, our athletes are almost always up before the sun. February 10th was no exception. Some of our runners (Jennifer Echols, Susie Reyes, Diana King, and Mary Beth Yusunas) woke up extra early to help with registration at the […]
  • 2018 Cardiff Kook Run

    2018 Cardiff Kook Run

    2018 Cardiff Kook Run The SDTC Rockin’ ‘n’ Runnin’ Training Program along with many of our SDTC family had a great time at the Cardiff Kook Run in Encinitas this past weekend. Runners lined up on a beautifully sunny Super Bowl Sunday under the iconic Encinitas sign. The 10k race runs south along Highway 101, […]
  • Movin Shoes RnR Runners of the Week – January 2018

    Movin Shoes RnR Runners of the Week – January 2018

    Movin Shoes RnR Runners of the Week January 2018 Each week during our spring Rockin’ ‘n’ Runnin’ Training Program, our coaches select a Runner of the Week. These are individuals from our RnR, Boston, Next Level, and M2B training groups who have made a difference in others running live or deserve to be recognized for […]
  • 2017 SDTC Award Winners

    2017 SDTC Award Winners

    The SDTC Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner is always a wonderful opportunity to get together off the track and celebrate our members who have gone above and beyond during the past year and throughout the years. While we only handed out a small number of awards, we greatly appreciate the over 250 individuals volunteer this […]
  • Revel Mt. Charleston Marathon Race Review

    Revel Mt. Charleston Marathon Race Review

    Revel Mt. Charleston Marathon Race Review By: Leslie Sanchez If you are a BQ hopeful, the Revel Mt. Charleston Marathon may be the race for you.   I had Boston Qualified at the California International Marathon in December, with a little over a 2 minute margin of my qualifying time.  Running the Boston Marathon is […]
  • Ursula Rains Balboa Boogie 5k

    Ursula Rains Balboa Boogie 5k

    This classic cross country race runs through Morley Field in San Diego. This race is presented by SDTC, this race is part of the Dirt Dog Cross Country Series. Schedule Saturday, October 14th, 2017 Masters (40 & over) start: 8:00am Open (39 & under) start: 8:45am Kids 1K Run: 9:30am Race Day Registration: 6:30am Useful […]
  • Twenty Years and Making a Difference

    Twenty Years and Making a Difference

    Twenty Years and Making a Difference By: Bill Aaron Twenty years. Who knew way back in 1998 that we would be celebrating twenty Rockin’ ‘n’ Runnin’ Training Programs. That’s twenty 10K’s, twenty, 2-hour pace runs, twenty train runs. More than 9,000 runners have come through the gates of Balboa Stadium and onto the streets of San […]
  • Boston Training Group

    Boston Training Group

    SDTC Boston Training Group By: Ellen K. Fleischman Boston Marathontraining with Coach Dave Hutchinson (“Hutch’) was the most awesome experience!  We started training in November for the April marathon.  Hutch gave us a calendar, usually a month at a time so we wouldn’t look ahead and freak out.  He also sent weekly e mails with […]
  • HOW TO SCREW UP A MARATHON

    HOW TO SCREW UP A MARATHON

    HOW TO SCREW UP A MARATHON “My Story” By: Paul Baumhoefner, (Former) SDTC Equipment Guy Originally Published: San Diego Running, Spring 2000 First of all, over train, make this decision early, like in January so your legs are really tired when you get to the long runs in April. Oh, and don’t take that day […]
  • Tina Breen Win’s USATF San Diego’s Volunteer of the Year

    Tina Breen Win’s USATF San Diego’s Volunteer of the Year

    Tina Breen Win’s USATF San Diego’s Volunteer of the Year I’ve been training with the SDTC Rockin’ ‘n’ Runnin’program this year.  Upon joining I was asked by Coach Paul to be the Safety Pacers aka “Yee Haw” Coordinator. Why not? Sounds like fun! I’m also the volunteer Membership Chair for USATF San Diego and sit […]
  • Men’s Masters 60+ Takes 2nd at USATF XC Nationals

    Men’s Masters 60+ Takes 2nd at USATF XC Nationals

    Men’s Masters 60+ Braves Oregon Snow, Takes 2nd at USATF XC Nationals By: Greg Wagner Our SDTC Men’s Masters 60+ traveled to Bend, OR for the USATF Cross Country Championship race. The race was an 8K (four laps) held at the Riverbend Golf Course on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The race turned out to be […]
  • Balboa 4 Mile Cross Country Race

    Balboa 4 Mile Cross Country Race

      San Diego Track Club 53rd Annual Balboa Park 4-Miler (2nd Race in Dirt Dog Series) Saturday, September 2, 2017 Masters Start (age 40 and over) 7:30 am Open Start (age 39 and under) 8:20 am   RACE COURSE: Start and Finish are north of 6th and Laurel in Balboa Park. This is a challenging […]
  • Meriah Earle Takes 3rd at Cardiff Kook 10k

    Meriah Earle Takes 3rd at Cardiff Kook 10k

    New Women’s Open Team Captain Meriah Earle Takes 3rd Place Elite at Cardiff Kook 10k By: Meriah Earle I (Meriah Earle) ran cross-country for the first time in 7th grade, because they needed more girls on the team. Back then, my goal was simple: don’t sit down during the work-outs. The idea of running three […]
  • Fitness Tip: Long Run Nutrition

    Fitness Tip: Long Run Nutrition

    Toya’s Tips! NUTRITION ON THE LONG RUN The following are guidelines on taking nutrition on your long runs.  As you will see below I prefer the method of using gels pre-mixed in water. This is prepared prior to leaving the house so all you have to do sip at specified times during the run. This […]
  • Fitness Tip: Foam Roll & Inchworm

    Fitness Tip: Foam Roll & Inchworm

    Toya’s Tips! FOAM ROLLING THE SHIN AREA (To avoid getting shin splints and relieve tightness in the front of your leg) Kneel and place the roller under both shins while supporting your upper body with your hands. Roll down to your ankles and back to the knees. Be careful not to roll over the knee  joint. […]
  • Tempo Run Heart Rate Zones

    Tempo Run Heart Rate Zones

    Tempo Run Workouts: Target Heart Rate Zones Tempo Runs are excellent for developing stamina, confidence and sense of pace. What’s the physiological “secret” behind this type of training? It raises your lactate threshold velocity, the running speed above which fatigue sets in quickly. As your lactate threshold threshold velocity increases you’ll run at faster speeds without […]
  • Fitness Tip: Dynamic Stretching

    Fitness Tip: Dynamic Stretching

    Toya’s Tips! DYNAMIC STRETCHING DYNAMIC WARM-UP DRILLS Are you sitting at a computer all day? Are you driving to and from work and workouts? That is a lot of sitting in the day. As a result we need to get the body back to neutral posture before exercising (Opening the hips)! A dynamic warm-up is […]
  • How To Be A Running Goal-Digger

    How To Be A Running Goal-Digger

    How To Be A Running Goal-Digger By: Kimberly Underwood So you’ve been running for a while, and loving it. But maybe you’re not seeing the improvement you’ve hoped for as you’ve been running. Maybe you’ve been stuck at the same level for a while- and you have been wanting to go to another level. Well- […]
  • Fitness Tip: Dress Warm

    Fitness Tip: Dress Warm

    Toya’s Tips!DRESS WARM! TIGHTSDuring the colder months all athletes should wear tights during the workout when sessions are in the early morning and evenings. Any type of tight offers a mild amount of compression, which helps increase blood flow, keeping muscles warm and supple. Tights will insulate the muscles, prevent pulls and strains and most […]
  • Who Was Sue Krenn???

    Who Was Sue Krenn???

    Who Was Sue Krenn??? By: Victoria Barana Photos: San Diego Track Club News, August 1984 It has been a long time since Sue Krenn ran among us, but we wanted you all to feel inspired by her memory this coming Saturday, March 4th.   Sue Krenn Memorial Fun Run March 4th, 2017 @ 7am Hospitality […]
  • Fitness Tip: Nutrition & Recovery

    Fitness Tip: Nutrition & Recovery

    Toya’s Tips! NUTRITION AND RECOVERY GUIDELINES Please bring 2 bottles to all workouts. One filled with plain water to use during the workout and the other filled with your carbohydrate/protein recovery mix. The recovery bottle must be consumed immediately after the workout while you are stretching and driving home.  The drink must consist of carbs […]
  • Fitness Tip: Running Socks

    Fitness Tip: Running Socks

    Toya’s Tuesday Tips! PROPER RUNNING SOCKS – PREVENT BLISTERS Picking proper running socks is almost as important as choosing the right running shoes! Wearing the wrong socks can ruin a run or a race due to blisters. The cure is wearing the proper technical running sock. Technical running socks are designed for running. They will […]
  • Fitness Tip: Long Run Prep

    Fitness Tip: Long Run Prep

    Toya’s Tips! FRIDAY NIGHT – LONG RUN TRAINING PREPARATION Treat each Friday like the day before race day – Get used to a routine before your long run. This will prepare you for the night before the marathon!! Little or no fiber for the Friday night dinner Hydrate with plain water and an electrolyte drink […]
  • Track Etiquette

    Track Etiquette

    Track Safety and Etiquette Tips: Check out these great track safety and etiquette tips for both experiences and new runners! See you on the track next Tuesday!!! Do make sure you look both ways before you cross over to the field upon arrival or departure. Listen carefully. If someone yells “Track!” it means a fast runner is approaching in […]