Aug 29 - Sept 4

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery - air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’ ” -Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Workout Times and Locations

  • Wednesday, August 31st @ 6:30 pm - Cavitt Middle School, 7200 Fuller Drive, Granite Bay (workout directions)
    • Don't forget a water bottle or hydration pack. 
    • Bring a yoga mat or towel for stretching afterwards.
    • Last day to bring a friend to check out the program for free! Everything is more fun with a friend.
  • Sunday, September 4th @ 7:30 am - UPDATE: Auburn Dam Overlook Park: 855 Pacific Avenue, Auburn  (workout directions)
    • Don't forget a water bottle or hydration pack and yoga mat or towel.
    • Electrolyte drink is provided, but don't forget to also carry plenty of fuel. Always carry more than you think you need.

Training Topics 

Wildlife on the Trail: Mountain lions, snakes, and bears - oh my! The amazing part about being out on the trails is you will most likely see some sort of wildlife while you are out there. So what do you do if you come across one of Mother Nature's creatures? We have the answer!

The Scoop On Trail Shoes: So you're ready to make the transition from road to trail...but why do you need a different shoe? And more importantly, what makes a trail shoe different? We've got your scoop!

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.

Schedule: Hard copies of the training schedules will be available at the kickoff and workouts, but if you prefer it digital, here is a pdf version.

What's Happening in Training 

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. See link to the group below.

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!

Transition to CIM: If you plan on racing the California International Marathon, why not jump into our CIM training program once Trail Heads is done? Use coupon code TRAILHEADCIM to pay only $80 for this add-on. Make sure to let your trail coaches know so they can make any tweaks to your schedule if necessary.

Sign Up for Granite Head Trails and Ales race: Online registration for Granite Head Trail and Ales is still open and is filling up fast. As a bonus you will get to partake in a great post race atmosphere with fajitas and Yolo Brewing serving their best beer. The race has two scenic course options: a Short Course; 6.6 miles and a Long Course; 11.2 miles.

SNFC Discounted Classes: We are happy to announce that Fleet Feet Sacramento Trainees are being given the chance to take some Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op classes for just $25! Click here for a list of the featured classes held at our brand new location at the corner of R and 29th!  

Facebook Page: Join us on Facebook! 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: Please read the page rules as well. Here is how to join:

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



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