Training Programs

SDTC is one of the oldest and largest running clubs in the country. We strive to provide the finest training available whether your goals are to finish your first marathon, set a marathon PR or run a half marathon.

Rockin’ ‘n’ Runnin’ Training Program  (January to June)
In the first half of the year, the RnR Training Program prepares athletes for Spring half and full marathons. This is the biggest training program in San Diego and is a great way to get in running shape, meet new friends, and achieve your running goals. Our training schedules target the San Diego Rock n’ Roll, San Diego Half Marathon, and Mountains 2 Beach, though many of our runners chose other Spring races.

Summer 2 Autumn Running Program (June to December)
Our S2A running program kicks off mid-June and “runs” through mid-December. Many of our athletes start by training for late summer races such as the Balboa Park 8 Miler or AFC Half Marathon, and then target fall/winter races such as SD Holiday Half, Silver Strand or Carlsbad Half for their next race. Some of our runners also chose to train for Fall marathons, especially New York, Chicago, and CIM, adding on extra mileage during our 2-hour Saturday supported long runs.

Boston Marathon Training Program (November to April)
Starting in November, the SDTC Boston Marathon training program kicks off. Recently among the largest club showings at Boston, we had over 50 people run this year. This is your program if you have qualified and are looking to finish strong as there are always a large percentage of re-qualifiers and new PRs among the SDTC group.