Trail Half Marathon Training
The trails are calling, and Fleet Feet Folsom Roseville has a Trail Training Program to help you get out there! This program has everything - experienced coaches, a goal-based training schedule, and weekly runs that will introduce you to many different local trailheads in a safe group setting. We will share information on the important components of trail running, fueling, and hydration for the demands of the trail…it’s different than on the road! This program is meant for anyone from the beginning runner to the experienced runner who may just want to escape the pounding of the pavement and focus on softer terrain and beautiful scenery.
The training will prepare you for the Cool Moon 13.5 mile race at the end of the training session.
Not sure if Trail Training is for you? All are welcome to meet the coaches on June 8th for our introduction to Trail Training at 6pm on the Fleet Feet Folsom back deck.
- June 13th – August 15th (9 weeks)
- Tuesday 6pm @ Cavitt Jr. High
- Sunday 7am @ various locations in the Auburn State Rec and Folsom State Rec areas
Parking at our Sunday run locations are at State Parks and are paid parking areas. You can purchase a day pass or purchase a Poppy Pass which we highly recommend for the convenience and for your future trail exploration. Finding a friend to carpool with is more fun and economical.
Coaches and special guests will educate you in person and in the weekly emails on topics such as: pre workout warm ups, mobility, nutrition/hydration, how to prepare for race day, injury prevention and more. They are also a resource and support for you along the way.
Group Training Atmosphere
Enjoy the safety, accountability, information, and motivation that come from a coached group workout environment. We also have a private group Facebook page for you to share, communicate, and get motivation from your fellow training members.
The training is designed to increase week to week so you build slow, steady, and consistently towards your goals. The Tuesday workouts consist of intensity such as intervals, hills, and tempo to improve your fitness. The Sunday workouts are endurance building towards the goal race distance. Your training schedule will include workouts for you to do on your own throughout the week which will help you see more progress. If you can’t make a workout, you will have the schedule to continue to follow the plan.
We will prepare you for the Cool Moon 13.5 mile. Cool Moon also offers an 11.5 miler and 5K for those wanting to participate in those options.
Race Day is Sunday August 15th. More info at https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=80601
- RRCA Level 1 Coach
- USATF Level 1 Coach
- I started my running in 1976 with the Cupertino Yearlings, an AAU youth track and field team. I ran competitively through high school but did not continue in college. I learned early that competition was counterproductive to my fitness goals. Running has been my default fitness routine since then, second only to maybe cycling. I’m a poor swimmer and suck at the bench press. My goal as a coach is to see an athlete thrive. In order to thrive an athlete must be competent and challenged. If you are competent but not challenged you will be bored. On the other hand if you are challenged but not competent you will be frustrated. It’s impossible to give more than 100%. However, after giving your all, you can give back. Coaching is my opportunity to give back to the running community.
- I first started running at a young age for my father’s track team, the Roseville Gazelles, and went on to run track and cross-country all throughout high school and into college. Life got busy with career and family and I had to put running on the back burner until 2013, when I was invited to run a Tough Mudder with co-workers. It was then that I fell in love with trail running.
- Shortly after I made that decision, I discovered the Limitless Training Program through Fleet Feet, and I have been here ever since. I love the welcoming atmosphere of this group, as well as watching individuals reach and exceed their potential.
- I was originally a swimmer and still occasionally like to get some laps in and began running on and off since Middle School. It wasn't until my twenties I decided to run daily and start training for my first half marathon the Detroit Free Press US only half (I'm originally from Michigan). I beat my goal time by 2mins and was hooked. I've run distances from 5k up to 100miles. I am also a certified RYT 200 yoga instructor.
Exclusive Discounts and Swag
Throughout the program we will provide in store discounts, training program swag, and other giveaways as opportunities arise.
Minimum Activity Level
You should have the ability to run or walk/run 3 miles and be currently exercising at least 3 times per week. Training runs will be distanced based. If your pace is over 15:00 min/mile, your run will have a marked turnaround time cap.
No refunds, transfers or exchanges.
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