Fall 2018 Marathon: CIM

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Fall 2018 Marathon: CIM


The Official California International Marathon and Standard Training Program!

The Sacramento Running Association (SRA) and Fleet Feet Sports have partnered to bring you a California International Marathon (CIM) training experience like no other!  The Official CIM Training program has everything –experienced coaches, ability-based training schedules and marathon specific seminars along with a private bus to the starting line and private VIP tent at the start. (Bus and VIP tent excluded for standard training runners)

While this marathon training is filled with perks, at its core it is about building a community of people who share a passion and who want to work together to reach their goals. This program is about encouraging and motivating one another to do your best.  Whether you are looking to simply finish, improve on a previous time or race to perform, this program will leave you a better, faster and smarter runner.

For the runner who just wants to train for a marathon and target a different race or just run the miles you are welcomed to join in on the fun as well! Price will be adjusted for the runners who are not participating in CIM ($150.00) If you are registering as a "Standard" marathon trainee use promo code STANDARD when you register to get the discounted price.


The Official California International Marathon Training Program
-Wednesday- Speed Workout- 6:15pm
-Saturday Long Distance- 7:30am (length dependent on distance/pace)

Registration Fee: $199.00 for CIM, $150.00 for standard training
Length: 17 weeks
Locations: Locations will be determined each week by your coaches and emailed to you before each workout

Kickoff and Informational Seminar: Saturday August 4th, 7:30am @ Fleet Feet. Come learn everything you need to know about the program and fun run with CIM ambassador. Registration not required. 

First group workout: Wednesday Aug 8th @ 6:15PM 

-Twice weekly group workouts led by experienced SRA and Fleet Feet Sports Coaches
-17-week daily training schedule with speed, hill and race paced workouts
-Exclusive CIM training tech-tee! 
-Race morning perks: private bus to start, warming hut and bathrooms just for you!
-Core conditioning and strength training clinics from local personal trainers

-Tune-up races: Almond Bowl and Hot Half, registration discounts available

-Nuun electrolyte drink and water at group workouts
-Education on proper form, pacing, fueling, stretching and more
-Exclusive marathon specific seminar series with special insider information from CIM race organizers and course experts


Suggested Activity Level Prior to Start of Training
- We welcome marathoners of all levels but also want to ensure your success and completion of the training and race. 
- Workout mileage starts from 7-10 miles
- We recommend being able to run/walk or run at least 7 miles or roughly 70-90 minutes continuously prior to the start of training.
- We also recommend at least 6 months of consistent training, for a minimum of 4 days a week prior to the start of training. 
- Please be aware-The California International Marathon has a cutoff time of 6 1/2 hours or roughly 13.5 min/mile pace.

- Make sure to reserve lodging well in advance


Registration Details 
- Registration Fee: $199.00/ $150.00
- No refunds after the first workout (8/8/18). No exchanges or transfers at any time.
- Training fee does not include any race entry fee.
- Please note, due to liability and safety concerns, we can not allow dogs or strollers at Fleet Feet Training workouts.


Requirements:  For the standard track, you must be running 25 miles/week and be able to complete an 8 mile long run. This program is designed for individuals who have been training consistently and have built sufficient base mileage  before entering the program. This foundation is essential to reduce the potential for injury. You must be injury free entering this program. See the Fleet Feet team if you need assistance with any equipment.  Our objective is to make sure you get to the starting line healthy!  All team members must be at least 18 years of age.

All team members will be required to carry hydration belts, bottle, or pack for all Saturday runs.  We STRONGLY advise that all runners also have some form of timing device or Garmin which are needed to for the Wednesday night workouts.  The experts at Fleet Feet can provide you with all the information and tools you will need for this program.  We will have aid stations at certain points during the long runs.


Contact Shawna at shawna@fleetfeetchico.com with questions or concerns.


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