Hydration and Fueling for Trail: Unlike running on the city streets you may not have access to ANY water for long periods of time when on the trails - therefore, when going on a trail run, plan your hydration and fueling strategy before you head out from the trail head.
What to Eat During a Trail Run: Ultra-runners eat handfuls of chips and M&Ms and carry hydration packs full of sports drinks, gels, and chews. But what do regular folks need to ingest on a 40-minute trail run?
Hydration Packs: A hydration pack is specially designed backpack that carries your fluid supply, your fuel, and any other gear you might need while you are out on your run. When selecting the best hydration pack for your activities, there are a number of factors that are worth considering.
Carpooling: We encourage carpooling to all our trail training locations. We will have a carpool list at all workouts. Add your name and number and check the sheet often if you are interested in carpooling. You can also reach out to your fellow Trail Heads in our private Facebook group for carpool planning, as well.
Poppy Pass: Many of our training locations will have pay-for parking. One of the best ways to avoid these fees is to purchase a California State Poppy Pass. There will be a few opportunities where Ranger Pat will come to a workout to sell Poppy Passes. You may also purchase these online or at the Park Pass Sales Office located at 1416 9th Street, Room 144, Sacramento, California. When you purchase local- the money stays local!
Sign Up for Dirty Secret Trail Run: Online registration is now open and is filling up fast. A truly great trail is inspiring, has hidden secrets and plenty of challenges. The Fleet Feet Dirty Secret Trail Run has all of these features packed into two scenic course options: a Short Course; 5.8 miles and a Long Course; 10.3 miles.
Facebook Page: Join us on Facebook! Don't forget we have set up a Trail Heads 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please read the page rules as well. Here is how to join: