August 8 - 14

Workout Times and Locations

  • Wednesday, August 10th @ 6:00 pm - 100 Howe Ave  - click here for directions
    • Please arrive early if you still need to pick up your training shirt, schedule or coupons.
    • Don't forget a water bottle and a yoga mat or towel.
    • Bring a friend! There is still time for them to sign up!
    • Dr. Scott from Elite Spinal will be here after your workout to help with any aches and pains. 
  • Sunday, August 14th @ 7:00 am- Rio Americano High School: 4540 American River Drive  - click here for directions
    • Don't forget a water bottle and a yoga mat or towel.
    • 6:30 am Form Clinic (see below for details)
    • 5k Time Trial. (See below for details)
    • Ryan from New Balance will be out with some shoe demos. Be sure to arrive early if you'd like to try any of them out on your workout.

Training Topics

Proper Form: Proper form can make all the difference when it comes to feeling good during your workout. Here are some running form basics that will help keep your workouts safe and effective by building your technique from the ground up.

Dynamic Warm-ups, Cool-downs, and Stretching: Warm-ups and cool-downs are essential for every workout, whether you're training for the marathon or playing soccer. Examples of warm-ups and cool-down vary, from dynamic movements to gentle stretching and breathing.

5k Time Trial: During Sunday's workout you will be completing a 5k Time Trial- 3.1 miles completed as quickly as you can. The time trial has two main purposes. 1) To give you estimated 5k, 10k, half and full training paces for future speed workouts 2) To be a race prediction tool based off your current level of fitness.
After you have completed your 5k Time Trial, you can input your pace into our Fleet Feet Sports pace calculator. Select the 5k distance and input your time from Sunday. The calculator will create a pace chart for you. Once you have your pace chart- it will give you an estimation of your ability on race day. Here is a handy guide on how to read the pace chart, and as always, your can always ask your coaches for help.

Training Schedules: For anyone that likes an e-copy of the schedule; here is one you can download. We have 3 schedules available based on your training goal and ability. Finish is for those looking to complete their first marathon. Improve is for those looking to PR. Perform is for those looking to qualify for the Boston marathon. Perform, Improve, or Finish.

Wearing Identification During Workouts: Everyday, people leave their homes to go for a run or a walk without any form of identification. If you have an unexpected accident while running or walking you could be in bad shape - nobody would know who you were or who to contact. Whether you are running, cycling, or going for a walk we encourage you to wear some form of identification. Road ID has a variety of products and are quite popular with our staff - we even have coupons for free shipping under the training display in the store.

What's Happening in Training 

Mark Your Calendars:

  • Dr. Scott from Elite Spinal: August 10th Dr. Scott from Elite Spinal and Sports Care will be available to address any aches and pains you may have. 
  • Form Clinic: Sunday, August 14th @ 6:30 am - Join your coaches for our quick form clinic prior to the workout. This a must for first time trainees and a great refresher for returning trainees.
  • Self-Defense Clinic: Sunday, August 21st @ 6:30 am- Please arrive early to learn about important self-defense techniques from Ryan Rich- Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt.
  • 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. 
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, August 16th @ 7:00 pm - Train For your First Marathon
  • Tuesday, September 13th @ 7:00 pm - Getting to the Start Line Healthy and Strong
  • 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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