Spring 2021 Marathon Training Program

Spring 2021 Marathon Training Program

Welcome to Fleet Feet Chico Marathon Training Program. This program is designed to help both new and experienced runners reach their marathon goals in a positive and fun group environment.

This training program lines up with the dates of the Bend and Avenue of the Giants Marathons, but it is also a great program for anyone looking to build their running endurance with an encouraging group.

While this marathon training program is filled with perks at its core – experienced coaches, goal-based training plans, insights from experienced marathon insiders, and premium race day experiences – it is really about building a community of people who share a passion and 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 finish, improve, or perform, this program will leave you a smarter, healthier, and happier runner.

Training Program Benefits

·       Twice weekly group workouts led by expert coaches and awesome mentors

·       Daily training schedule with goal-specific workouts

·       Weekly training newsletter with training tips, work out details, and more!

·       E-mail support – the coaches will answer individual questions regarding training and running related issues

·       Clinics on nutrition, apparel/footwear, injury prevention, and stretching

·       Personalized workout plans - have a goal, we'll help get you there!

·       Helpful tips and advice on Race Day strategy and preparation

·       Lots of Encouragement and Motivation!

Training Program Logistics

·       First group workout on Saturday, January 2nd at 7:30am at Hooker Oak Park

·       2 Weekly group workouts on Wednesdays @ 5:30am and Saturdays @ 7:30am

·       Limited to 20 participants

·       Program Fee $150

·       Program will run for 17 weeks

·       Registration will be open from December 5th- January 17th, 2021

·       Target Races: Bend Marathon and Avenue of the Giants (April/ May)

 

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: We will be keeping a close eye on local government mandates in regard to COVID-19; procedures will be implemented based on current recommendations when the training program begins. As of now, these are the guidelines we will follow:

·       Participants will check in with their coach. The coach will be signing in and out each participant

·       Participants are to stay socially distant from each other during the group check in process, as well as during group stretching and warm-ups

·       During the run we will avoid congested areas when possible and run single file to be courteous of others space on the path

·       Refrain from hugs, high fives, fist bumps, etc.

·       You may wear a mask before or after the workout if it makes you more comfortable, but it will not be required due to distancing outdoors

·       We advise against wearing a mask during the workout due to increased side effects with increased respiration

·       No water coolers, cups, or nutrition products will be provided due to shared nature

·       Participants should remain outdoors and will not be permitted into the store to use the bathrooms

·       Participants may shop in the store during normal business hours

 

Minimum Activity Level

·       Ability to run 9 miles and currently exercising 3-5 times per week. 

·       Ability to run or run at a 12:00 min/mile pace or faster

 

Coach Information:

This program will be coach by Coach Paul Smith. Paul started running in the 5th grade and continued into High School, running for the Lassen High cross-country team. After high school Paul ran for two years on the Chico State cross country team.

 


After college Paul went on to coach at Sierra College for a year, two years at American River College, four years at Pleasant Valley High School and at Fleet Feet Chico for the last 15 years. Primarily focusing on the marathon for the past 10+ years. He personally has ran over 20 marathons and is a wealth of knowledge for our staff.

 


NEXT EVENT

Saturday Morning Workout

Saturday, January 23rd at 07:30 AM

Saturday Group Run @ 7:30 am

Location TBA by coach via email

If you have any questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a good workout! 


241 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928






EVENT SCHEDULE


DAY 1 Saturday Morning Workout

Saturday, Jan 2nd 7:30am

Saturday Group Run @ 7:30 am

Location TBA by coach via email

If you have any questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a good workout! 


When 7:30am
Where 241 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 2 Saturday Morning Workout

Saturday, Jan 9th 7:30am

Saturday Group Run @ 7:30 am

Location TBA by coach via email

If you have any questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a good workout! 


When 7:30am
Where 241 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 3 Saturday Morning Workout

Saturday, Jan 16th 7:30am

Saturday Group Run @ 7:30 am

Location TBA by coach via email

If you have any questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a good workout! 


When 7:30am
Where 241 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 4 Wednesday Morning Workout

Wednesday, Jan 20th 5:30am

Wednesday Group Runs @ 5:30am

Location TBA by coach via email

For questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a great workout!


When 5:30am
Where 2565 California Park Dr
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 5 Saturday Morning Workout

Saturday, Jan 23rd 7:30am

Saturday Group Run @ 7:30 am

Location TBA by coach via email

If you have any questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a good workout! 


When 7:30am
Where 241 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 6 Wednesday Morning Workout

Wednesday, Jan 27th 5:30am

Wednesday Group Runs @ 5:30am

Location TBA by coach via email

For questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a great workout!


When 5:30am
Where 2565 California Park Dr
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 7 Saturday Morning Workout

Saturday, Jan 30th 7:30am

Saturday Group Run @ 7:30 am

Location TBA by coach via email

If you have any questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a good workout! 


When 7:30am
Where 241 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 8 Wednesday Morning Workout

Wednesday, Feb 3rd 5:30am

Wednesday Group Runs @ 5:30am

Location TBA by coach via email

For questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a great workout!


When 5:30am
Where 2565 California Park Dr
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 9 Saturday Morning Workout

Saturday, Feb 6th 7:30am

Saturday Group Run @ 7:30 am

Location TBA by coach via email

If you have any questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a good workout! 


When 7:30am
Where 241 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 10 Wednesday Morning Workout

Wednesday, Feb 10th 5:30am

Wednesday Group Runs @ 5:30am

Location TBA by coach via email

For questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a great workout!


When 5:30am
Where 2565 California Park Dr
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 11 Saturday Morning Workout

Saturday, Feb 13th 7:30am

Saturday Group Run @ 7:30 am

Location TBA by coach via email

If you have any questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a good workout! 


When 7:30am
Where 241 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 12 Wednesday Morning Workout

Wednesday, Feb 17th 5:30am

Wednesday Group Runs @ 5:30am

Location TBA by coach via email

For questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a great workout!


When 5:30am
Where 2565 California Park Dr
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 13 Saturday Morning Workout

Saturday, Feb 20th 7:30am

Saturday Group Run @ 7:30 am

Location TBA by coach via email

If you have any questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a good workout! 


When 7:30am
Where 241 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 14 Wednesday Morning Workout

Wednesday, Feb 24th 5:30am

Wednesday Group Runs @ 5:30am

Location TBA by coach via email

For questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a great workout!


When 5:30am
Where 2565 California Park Dr
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 15 Saturday Morning Workout

Saturday, Feb 27th 7:30am

Saturday Group Run @ 7:30 am

Location TBA by coach via email

If you have any questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a good workout! 


When 7:30am
Where 241 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 16 Wednesday Morning Workout

Wednesday, Mar 3rd 5:30am

Wednesday Group Runs @ 5:30am

Location TBA by coach via email

For questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a great workout!


When 5:30am
Where 2565 California Park Dr
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 17 Saturday Morning Workout

Saturday, Mar 6th 7:30am

Saturday Group Run @ 7:30 am

Location TBA by coach via email

If you have any questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a good workout! 


When 7:30am
Where 241 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 18 Wednesday Morning Workout

Wednesday, Mar 10th 5:30am

Wednesday Group Runs @ 5:30am

Location TBA by coach via email

For questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a great workout!


When 5:30am
Where 2565 California Park Dr
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 19 Saturday Morning Workout

Saturday, Mar 13th 7:30am

Saturday Group Run @ 7:30 am

Location TBA by coach via email

If you have any questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a good workout! 


When 7:30am
Where 241 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 20 Wednesday Morning Workout

Wednesday, Mar 17th 5:30am

Wednesday Group Runs @ 5:30am

Location TBA by coach via email

For questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a great workout!


When 5:30am
Where 2565 California Park Dr
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 21 Saturday Morning Workout

Saturday, Mar 20th 7:30am

Saturday Group Run @ 7:30 am

Location TBA by coach via email

If you have any questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a good workout! 


When 7:30am
Where 241 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 22 Wednesday Morning Workout

Wednesday, Mar 24th 5:30am

Wednesday Group Runs @ 5:30am

Location TBA by coach via email

For questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a great workout!


When 5:30am
Where 2565 California Park Dr
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 23 Saturday Morning Workout

Saturday, Mar 27th 7:30am

Saturday Group Run @ 7:30 am

Location TBA by coach via email

If you have any questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a good workout! 


When 7:30am
Where 241 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 24 Wednesday Morning Workout

Wednesday, Mar 31st 5:30am

Wednesday Group Runs @ 5:30am

Location TBA by coach via email

For questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a great workout!


When 5:30am
Where 2565 California Park Dr
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 25 Saturday Morning Workout

Saturday, Apr 3rd 7:30am

Saturday Group Run @ 7:30 am

Location TBA by coach via email

If you have any questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a good workout! 


When 7:30am
Where 241 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 26 Wednesday Morning Workout

Wednesday, Apr 7th 5:30am

Wednesday Group Runs @ 5:30am

Location TBA by coach via email

For questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a great workout!


When 5:30am
Where 2565 California Park Dr
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 27 Saturday Morning Workout

Saturday, Apr 10th 7:30am

Saturday Group Run @ 7:30 am

Location TBA by coach via email

If you have any questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a good workout! 


When 7:30am
Where 241 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 28 Wednesday Morning Workout

Wednesday, Apr 14th 5:30am

Wednesday Group Runs @ 5:30am

Location TBA by coach via email

For questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a great workout!


When 5:30am
Where 2565 California Park Dr
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 29 Saturday Morning Workout

Saturday, Apr 17th 7:30am

Saturday Group Run @ 7:30 am

Location TBA by coach via email

If you have any questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a good workout! 


When 7:30am
Where 241 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 30 Wednesday Morning Workout

Wednesday, Apr 21st 5:30am

Wednesday Group Runs @ 5:30am

Location TBA by coach via email

For questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a great workout!


When 5:30am
Where 2565 California Park Dr
Chico, CA 95928


DAY 31 Saturday Morning Workout

Saturday, Apr 24th 7:30am

Saturday Group Run @ 7:30 am

Location TBA by coach via email

If you have any questions please email ffcoach26.2@gmail.com or shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

 

Have a good workout! 


When 7:30am
Where 241 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928



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