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Running is more fun with friends!

Sole March SE Life

If you’re getting ready to tackle the Rock n Roll San Diego Half Marathon, why not enlist a friend for support, motivation and encouragement? Train together and make every mile a memory! Join our Rock n Roll Half Marathon Program with a new Sole Mate and you both get 10% off registration! Elvis suit is optional. Contact Coach Jenn (jenn@solehealthandwellness.com) to register.

In this laid-back, supportive, non-competitive and FUN program, runners get a detailed training plan, a detailed fitness assessment and running form analysis, weekly coached runs, unlimited contact with the coach, email newsletters, discounts on running gear, product samples, technical t-shirt as well as informational seminars on running form, nutrition, injury prevention and much more! Race registration isn’t included in the program fee but all program participants have access to discounts off race registration. But you must register for the program to receive them!

To learn more, check out our website: http://bit.ly/SoleRnRHalf

Got questions? Get in touch:
email: jenn@solehealthandwellness.com
web: www.solehealthandwellness.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SoleHealth
Twitter: twitter.com/SoleHealth
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Run like a Rock Star

Run like a Rock Star

Get ready to get your party on! Join us as we train for San Diego’s premier running event: the Rock n Roll San Diego Half Marathon. Run the event that started the whole Rock n Roll series! With a great course through beautiful downtown San Diego and bands (and the occasional Elvis) along the way, we are sure to have a blast!

In this laid-back, supportive, non-competitive and FUN program, runners get a detailed training plan, a detailed fitness assessment and running form analysis, weekly coached runs, unlimited contact with the coach, email newsletters, discounts on running gear, product samples, technical t-shirt as well as informational seminars on running form, nutrition, injury prevention and much more! Race registration isn’t included in the program fee but all program participants have access to discounts off race registration. But you must register for the program to receive them!

To learn more, check out our website: http://bit.ly/SoleRnRHalf

Got questions? Get in touch:
email: jenn@solehealthandwellness.com
web: www.solehealthandwellness.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SoleHealth
Twitter: twitter.com/SoleHealth

Instagram: instagram.com/SoleHealth

San Elijo Hills Trail Marathon — Race Report by Dax Ross

San Elijo Hills Trail Marathon — Race Report by Dax Ross

I could only see about 3 feet in front of my car, the white sheet of fog bouncing the light back in my eyes, and covering everything on the short 5 minute drive from my house to Double Peak Park. Turns out the park doesn’t open until sunrise. We parked at the bottom of the hill and hiked the steep, rocky trail to the top, to the start of the Inaugural San Elijo Hills Trail Marathon.

There is a solid group of consistent runners that meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning between 5:30 and 6 (an email circulates the night before to determine the time and distance). There are about six people who show up regularly to run give or take 6 trail miles while the neighborhood sleeps.

It was on one of these early morning trail runs that I mentioned, between gasps for air, that we could probably string together a bunch of these trails into a marathon. Luckily there were only three of us on this particular run. The voices of reason chose to sleep in that morning, and about three hours, and some fervent typing on Gmap-Pedometer, I had a course mapped out and a Facebook group. I invited some friends, and the group grew, then shrunk when people saw the course and the elevation profile, then grew again.

On the morning of July 7th, 18 of us hiked above the layer of thick fog, I said a few words about the course, clapped my hands and said go. We descended down the steep, rocky hill for a loop that would take all 18 of us on 18 unique courses. At various points on the course, every one of us would get lost, be reduced to a walk, and at some point, curse me. Everyone would marvel at the amazing aid stations, stocked with juicy watermelon, fresh oranges, ice cold water and Gatorade, cookies, rice balls, pretzels, potatos dipped in salt, and vitamin B shots (seriously…syringes) set up by friends, girlfriends, parents, wives, and kids. It was about a 1:1 ratio of supporters to racers, and we all felt very spoiled. The aid stations were so good that it was hard to leave. READ MORE and see more photos. Watch YouTube video