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Coach Ian – Week In Review: 01/30/2022

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  • February 2, 2022February 17, 2022

Coach Ian – Week in Review 01/30/2022

Book I’m Reading

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman

Training with Run365: Pacing for the San Francisco Half Marathon

Starting in February, I will volunteer with Run365 South Bay group to pace for the San Francisco Half Marathon. I’m excited for the opportunity, as it is my first time ever pacing. My first ever marathon was the San Francisco Marathon and I’ve run the half marathon 3 times (not including the separate Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon). So it would be fitting for my first time pacing to be at the course where I ran my first ever marathon.

Pacers play a big role for runners. Runners place a lot of trust in their pacers. They have a goal time, and they’re counting on their pacer to keep them on track to achieving their goal. Often times, you’ll see a pack running alongside a pacer, who will be holding up a sign with their pace time. Pacers can also adjust for elevation to make sure runners keep their efforts consistent, both slowing down during uphill climbs and picking up speed on the declines.

I’m a bit nervous, but relieved that there will be multiple pacers at each group in case I need the help. My biggest fear is being uneven in my pacing, as in real races I can be all over the place. But I’ll pace a time slower than what I run, which should make it easier. Depending on needs, I’m hoping to pace a 2:10 (or slower), or a 10-minute per mile pace, which should be comfortable for me. I’ll have my handy Garmin watch to keep me on track.

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This Week at Dreamland Boxing:

Coach Ian’s Classes:

As you may know, I am currently donating my time to host virtual online boxing classes for the members of our 501c(3) non-profit boxing gym, Dreamland Boxing. As an active member of Dreamland, you will receive the materials and video recaps of each lesson through my website under the “Premium Drills” section.

Dreamland has also increased its outdoor capacity to 16 students per class, and lifted limits on how many classes you can sign up for in a week. Join me for a class on Fridays at 4:30PM!

Our practices this week featured the following:

  • Punching while stepping backwards
  • Cutting the ring off
  • Footwork
  • Bodyweight circuits
  • And more!

You can view our full practices here.


You must be a registered member to sign up for a class, you cannot just drop-in! If you are a current member, you will receive a sign-up link to reserve your time slot every Saturday. Reserve right away because slots fill up quick (by Monday)!!

If no slots are available, sign up for the waitlist and you will be notified if any slots open up.

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