Sept 26 - Oct 2

"You know you're a runner when you'd rather watch a marathon movie than a movie marathon." - Unknown

Workout Times and Locations

  • Wednesday, September 28th @ 6:00 pm - Howe Avenue: 100 Howe Avenue, University Park Offices  - click here for directions
    • Don't forget a water bottle and a yoga mat or towel.
    • It is starting to get darker earlier so we ask that you start bringing a headlamp or a flashlight.These will be mandatory starting next week. 
  • Sunday, October 2nd @ 7:00 am- Sunrise Boulevard location: 11211 Gold Country Blvd., Gold River Executive Center   - click here for directions
    • This is your alternate workout if you are not participating in the Urban Cow Half Marathon.
    • Don't forget a water bottle and a yoga mat or towel.
    • An aid station will be provided for you to top off your bottles. 
  • Sunday, October 2nd @ 7:30 am - Urban Cow Half Marathon - click here for race day details
    • We will be using this event as your halfway assessment. See below for details.
    • Arrive no later than 1 hour before your wave start time. 

Training Topics

Race Prep Tips: As Urban Cow Half Marathon is this weekend, let's review some tips regarding the importance of getting prepared for the race. 

Urban Cow Race Day Assessment and Details: Let's get ready to rock your halfway assessment! Give these details a look over. Reminder, we will be using this event as your halfway assessment. Once you have your half marathon completed you can input your time into our Fleet Feet Sports pace calculator. Select the half marathon 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 estimated finish time for CIM. Here is a handy guide on how to read the pace chart, and as always, your can always ask your coaches for help.

Training Buddy Manifesto: There are some non-negotiable rules of relationships between running buddies - rules that don’t typically apply to those friendships in the “outside” world. So take some joy in reading the Training Buddy Manifesto.

What's Happening in Training 

Urban Cow V.I.P. Area: There will be a special VIP area for all Fleet Feet trainees participating in the Urban Cow 1/2 marathon. It is located right near the start/finish line (look for the big blue arch!). Coffee, water and private porta potties available pre-race; breakfast, massages and great photo ops after! Friends and family welcome to enter WITH you AFTER the race. To enter, you must have a VIP bracelet- handed out next Wednesday; we will also have your name on a list at the VIP entrance if you can't make Wednesday's workout. 

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, October 18th @ 7:00 pm - Marathon Race Fueling and Hydration
  • Tuesday, November 15th @ 7:00 pm - Perfecting the Taper and Final CIM Details
CIM race registration: If you have not registered for CIM yet, don't wait any longer! All trainees are guaranteed entry- but you will need to use a special code now that the race is full. 
  • You will need to register through the "Promo Code Registration" portal with a coupon code. 
  • Go to-
  • Click on- Register with a Promo Code
  • And fill out the reg page adding promo code- CIMFFTRAIN16

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.


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