August 22 - 28

"I dare you to train for a marathon and not have it change your life." - Susan Sidoriak

Important Announcement Regarding Bathrooms at Howe Ave Location

Dear Trainees,  

It has come to my attention that the porta-potties we have placed at 100 Howe Ave have been continuously vandalized since their placement several weeks ago. We keep locks on the porta potties to keep them as clean as possible and each week we have discovered them cut and the porta-potties in disrepair. It pains me to let you know that after putting new "un-cuttable" locks on them yesterday afternoon, today the porta-potties themselves were discovered with the handles cut - apparently forgoing the need to deal with the locks at all. This angers me to no end. Not only does this create issues for the property management and the porta-pottie companies, but it now forces me to make the decision to pull the porta-potties from this location. I completely understand that this is not a perfect solution and it causes issues for you, the trainees and my main concern. But I also know that coming to a location with vandalized porta-potties does not offer you the VIP experience we work so hard to provide. It is for these reasons that until further notice, there will no longer be porta-potties offered at 100 Howe Ave. Please make sure to utilize the facilities before you arrive for the workout. For emergencies, there is a Safeway just north on Howe ave and  bathrooms along the American River Parkway.

My deepest apologies and sincerest regrets,
Amy Rihel
Training Director 

Fleet Feet Sacramento

Workout Times and Locations

  • Wednesday, August 24th @ 6:00 pm - Penn Ave - Please meet at our Sunrise Blvd. location:  - click here for directions
    • Don't forget a water bottle and a yoga mat or towel.
  • Sunday, August 28th @ 7:00 am- Garcia Bend Park: 7654 Pocket Rd, Sacramento, CA 95831  - click here for directions
    • Don't forget a water bottle and a yoga mat or towel.
    • 6:30 am Fueling clinic (see below for details)

Training Topics

Hydration and Fueling: A hydration and fueling plan is vital to maintain an even performance and enjoyable feeling for the duration of the workout. The longer you run, the more important having an understanding of your hydration and fueling needs becomes. Here are some tips to help you with your hydration and fueling plan.

Exercising in the Heat: Whether you're running, playing a pickup game of basketball or going for a power walk, take care when the temperatures rise. While we have our group workouts outdoors in the hot Sacramento weather, use these strategies and precautionsto prevent heat-related illnesses.

Electrolytes: Many people do not fully understand the importance of electrolytes. The severe consequences that can result from an imbalance of electrolytes only confirms how vital they are to our bodies. Here you will find out what electrolytes are, their importance, and how to replenish them.

What's Happening in Training 

Mark Your Calendars:

  • Fueling Clinic: Sunday, August 28th @ 6:30 am - Please arrive early to learn about the importance of fueling for your long workouts. We will have samples of various products available to test.
  • Urban Cow Half Marathon - Half Marathon assessment: Sunday, October 2nd - We will be using this event as your halfway assessment. We will have a special VIP area with snacks and private porta potties for all current Fleet Feet Trainees. Register soon, though, as this race usually sells out. We highly recommend using this race as a tune-up to the marathon, but a separate 13 mile workout will also be provided if you don't want to race the Urban Cow. 
CIM University: Fleet Feet Sports and the Sacramento Running Association have partnered to provide a series of educational seminars to help prepare you for training and running the California International Marathon. Our CIM University classes happen each month at Fleet Feet Sports Sacramento at 7:00pm. Please RSVP for each CIM University Talk separately.
  • Tuesday, September 13th @ 7:00 pm - Managing Aches and Pains  of Running
  • Tuesday, October 18th @ 7:00 pm - Marathon Race Fueling and Hydration
  • Tuesday, November 15th @ 7:00 pm - Perfecting the Taper and Final CIM Details
Seminars and Clinics: Fleet Feet Sacramento also offers many free monthly clinics on varying topics including form, mobility and so much more. Check out our calendar of upcoming events

Free Fun Run/Walks: Come join us any Tuesday at Fleet Feet Sacramento at 6pm for a free fun run or walk. Friends and family welcome. Open to the public.

Run the Parkway Discount: Use code FFCIMTRAIN16 for a flat $45 into Run the Parkway 20 miler- our recommended 20 mile option this coming November. 

Facebook: We have set up a California International Marathon Training Facebook page exclusively for our trainees. This is a great spot to communicate with fellow trainees in the program. This is not a coaching site and our coaches are not required to participate on the page. If you have training questions, please email: Please read the page rules. Here is how to join:

  • Search: CIM Training - Fleet Feet J Street and send us a friend request
  • Click this link a send us a friend request

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