Fleet Feet Sports Presents

The Official CIM

Training Program

The Official California International Marathon Training Program!

The Sacramento Running Association (SRA), Fleet Feet Sports and New Balance present a California International Marathon (CIM) training experience like no other!  The Official CIM Training program has everything –experienced coaches, ability-based training schedules and marathon specific seminars along with a private bus to the starting line and private VIP tent at the start. 

While this marathon training is filled with perks, at its core it is about building a community of people who share a passion and who want to work together to reach their goals. This program is about encouraging and motivating one another to do your best.  Whether you are looking to simply finish, improve on a previous time or race to perform, this program will leave you a better, faster and smarter runner.

Register Now!

Official California International Marathon Training Program

Schedule:
-August 4-November 27
-Kickoff and Information Night: Tuesday, July 31 @ 7pm at Fleet Feet Davis (615 2nd st)
-Tuesdays @ 6:00 PM, within central Davis
-Saturdays @ 7:00 AM, at Fleet Feet Davis
-Culminating Event: California International Marathon (December 2, 2018) *race entry not included in training fee

Questions? Email training@fleetfeetsacramento.com

Benefits: 
-$15.00 Fleet Feet Sports coupon
-Twice weekly group workouts led by experienced SRA and Fleet Feet Sports Coaches
-17-week daily training schedule with speed, hill, and race-pace workouts
-Kick-off party, halfway party, and other fun events
-Exclusive CIM training tech-tee!
-Race morning perks: private bus to start, heated VIP tent, and private bathrooms
-Core conditioning and strength training
-Tune-up races: Urban Cow Half Marathon and Run the Parkway 20 miler.
-Weekly training newsletter with training tips, workout locations, and more  
-Nuun electrolyte drink and water at every group workout
-Education on proper form, pacing, fueling, stretching, and more
-Fleet Feet Sports gear specials
-Exclusive marathon specific seminar series with special insider information from CIM race organizers and course experts
-Workouts with the CIM Pace Team

3 Schedules to Choose From: Which Level is Right for You?

Check out the first training week here!

Finish
- Designed for first-time marathoners
- Running or run/walking at least 14 min/mile (see suggested activity level below)
- Run/walk intervals encouraged throughout training for long distance mileage
- Schedule includes 4-5 days/week of running or run/walking 
- Goal: to get you to the finish line healthy and injury free

Improve
- Designed for those who have completed a marathon in the recent past and want to improve their time
- Running or run/walking at least 14 min/mile (see suggested activity level below)
- Schedule includes 5-6 days/week of running or run/walking
- Goal: to help you improve your marathon finish time

Perform
- Designed for those seeking to qualify for the Boston Marathon at the California International Marathon
- Schedule includes 6 days/week of running
- Goal: to help you perform at CIM and gain a Boston qualifying time

Suggested Activity Level Prior to Start of Training
- We welcome marathoners of all levels but also want to ensure your success and completion of the training and race. 
- Workout mileage starts from 7-10 miles (dependent on your choice of schedule). 
- We recommend being able to run/walk or run at least 7 miles or roughly 70-90 minutes continuously prior to the start of training. 
- We also recommend at least 6 months of consistent training, for a minimum of 4 days a week prior to the start of training. 
- Please be aware-The California International Marathon has a cutoff time of 6 1/2 hours or roughly 13.5 min/mile pace. 
- We encourage anyone beyond a 14 min/mile pace to contact us at training@fleetfeetsacramento.com for more information. 

Registration Details 
- Registration Fee: TBD
- No refunds after the first workout. No exchanges or transfers at any time.
- Training fee does not include any race entry fee. 
- Please note, due to liability and safety concerns, we can not allow dogs or strollers at Fleet Feet Training workouts.

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