Let The Training Begiin!

Believe it or not, it is once again that time where we start the climb up the mountain we call the California International Marathon!  You will find our “Sixteen (+1)-Week Marathon Training Plan” posted on the website and it will take you to the peak of marathon preparedness by December 3, 2017!

As you may have noticed, it is a sixteen-week training plan with an additional week thrown in for good measure.  It other words, if you follow it diligently, you will be getting our regular plan, plus one full week of additional training, for the same low price–free!

All you need to do is to stock up on gel packets, tell your family members and close friends not to call you on the weekends until the second week of December, and join us for some long-distance camaraderie and fun!

THREE-MONTH RUNNING IMPROVEMENT GUARANTEE!

YearOfTheRoosterIn celebration of Chinese New Year, I have decided to give our lucky members, and even any lucky non-members who want to take me up on my offer, the chance to improve their running–IN ONLY THREE SHORT MONTHS!

How am I able to make this seemingly unbelievable offer, you ask?  Well, let me tell you.  It is my belief that anyone who dedicates themselves to participating in our Tuesday Night Workouts, for three consecutive months, will ultimately improve their running.  Come try it out, but don’t cheat yourself, make sure you attend all of the Tuesday Night Workouts for three full months and see what happens!

In fact, it will not only improve your running, to attend all of the Tuesday Night Workouts for three months, but I pretty much guarantee that it will make you better looking at the same time!  Just look at what it did for me…

Teddy Morris

Before participating in the Tuesday Night Workouts

 

FabioLanzoni

After participating in three months of the Tuesday Night Workouts

Need I say more? So, join us!

IN SEARCH OF EL JEFE

 

After the rainstorm of this past Saturday, I was pleasantly surprised to see such an enthusiastic and hearty band of runners show up at our Buffalo Chips workout, which met in the parking lot of the La Bou Bakery in Land Park, on the following Sunday morning.  It was an overcast day, but it wasn’t wet, so we headed up towards the Sacramento River levee trail for an agreed upon ten-mile run at an easy pace.

In our group, we had a variety of participants, from a relatively new runner to our group, many seasoned veterans, including one veteran of the Italian Army, and even a bicyclist–really.  When we reached the summit of the Interstate 5 overpass on Sutterville Road, and made it by those treacherous freeway signs on the way to the levee trail, our group turned north towards Downtown Sacramento for a five mile up-and-back route.

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WORDS FROM THE WISE

 

I asked a number of our experienced marathon runners to give me their personal (and maybe even top secret) routines that they use when preparing for and running in a marathon.

If you are a relatively new marathon runner, or even if you have run a couple already but aren’t exactly sure what you can do to improve your marathon experience, there is probably something you can learn from their perspectives on what they do to prepare and succeed in that 26.2-mile race.

So, read on and find out what they have learned—sometimes the hard way!

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