Welcome to our Trail Heads Training Program - Session III; training for the Granite Head Trails and Ales race. Thank you for choosing to train with us!
Come Prepared: Are you ready for your first workout? Here are a few great things you will need to come prepared to the first workout.
S.M.A.R.T. Goals: "A goal is a dream with a deadline." What would you like to get out of this training? Are you looking to run your first trail race? Do you have a specific time goal? Whatever your goal, it's important to put it in writing and create an action plan. Here is a fantastic worksheet to make sure you are setting S.M.A.R.T. goals.
Trail Safety and Etiquette: Just as with road running, there is a certain etiquette to running on trail. Make sure you know the "rules of the road" with this handout.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please read the page rules as well. Here is how to join: