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 Peacock Gap 10K and Half Marathon race at the end of the training session.
Not sure if Trail Training is for you? All are welcome to meet the coaches on Tuesday, September 28th for our introduction to Trail Training at 6 pm on the Fleet Feet Folsom back deck.
- October 2nd – December 4th (10 weeks)
- Tuesdays 6 pm at Cavitt Jr. High
- Saturdays 7 am at various locations in the Auburn and Folsom area
Parking at our Saturday 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 trail safety, 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 Saturday workouts are endurance building towards the goal race distances of 10K or Half marathon. 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 Peacock Gap 10K and Half Marathon. Peacock Gap also offers a 30K and 5K for those wanting to participate in those options.
Race Day is Saturday, December 4th. More info at https://insidetrail.com/calendar/peacock-gap-trail-run/
- Hello! Since we’re all telling our running origin stories, I started running in the 9th grade after an illustrious softball career that consisted largely of picking dandelions in right center-field, missing easy catches, and striking out frequently. In my very first 5k, I finished so far behind the rest of the race that I’m fairly certain that no one knew I was actually part of the race, needless to say I’ve got a lot of love for the back-of-the-packers out there. Thankfully I had really great teammates and very patient coaches and I was able to improve my 5k time by over 18 minutes by my senior year. I then ran for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where I was a 7 time All-American and continued competing post-collegiately on the track and in cross country. Eventually I found my way to the trails and mountains, found a love for all things that go uphill for long distances, and was a two time member of the US Mountain Running Team. While my last half-decade of running has been a bit hampered by oodles of injuries, I like to think that persevering through setbacks and disappointments can make you a real baller when it counts, and I’ll be darned if I’m going to throw in the towel. Anyway, if you have cross-training questions I’ve got you. Yay running! If I’m not working at Fleet Feet, I also work for the American Trail Running Association, the Pikes Peak Ascent Race Committee and write shoe-nerd reviews for roadtrailrun.com. In my spare time I like reading things, writing things, quesadillas, and riding bikes.
- 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.
Exclusive Discounts and Swag
Throughout the program, we will provide an in-store coupon, 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 18:00 min/mile, your run will have a marked turnaround time cap.
No refunds, transfers, or exchanges.
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- We reserve the right to cancel practice for any unsafe conditions such as, but not limited to weather or air quality.
- We will be keeping a close eye on local government mandates regarding COVID-19 and procedures will be implemented based on up-to-date recommendations.