Training

We have dedicated and experienced coaching staff who use scientific principles and proven training techniques to get you across the finish line. Whether you are looking to get started on your fitness journey, are dreaming of a half marathon finish or are a Boston qualifier, Fleet Feet Sports offers programs for all levels and abilities.


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Summer/Fall Trail Group (Summer/Fall 2017)

Program Start: June 25, 2017
Program Schedule: Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Goal Race: Berkeley Trail Run or Eldrith Gosney's Pure Ultra
Program Fee: $99 for 14 week training or $129 for 18 week training (does not include race fee)
Description: Do you like running trails? We live in a beautiful area with some amazing trails to run. Most runs will be in Annadel State Park but there will be some destination runs where carpooling will be encouraged. First meeting on Channel Drive at Cobblestone Trail Head. Give us a test run prior to signing up. Two race goals: • Part one training is for the Berkeley Trail Run on September 23 at Tilden Regional Park. 10K, half marathon, 35K, 50K This is 14 week training for $99 • Part two training is optional and includes 4 more weeks (18 weeks training for $129). Goal race is Eldrith Gosney's Pure Ultra at Muir Beach, 11K, half marathon, 36K, 50K on October 21. Participants will receive coached training sessions twice a week, numerous free clinics, weekly emails, and technical shirt. Sunday runs will vary in distance and intensity, most will be hilly and challenging. Runners must already be ready to run 4-5 miles for half runners or 8+ miles for 35K/50K runners. For further information, please contact dan@fleetfeetsantarosa.com.
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Half Marathon Training (Summer/Fall 2017)

Program Start: July 29, 2017
Program Schedule: Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. & Saturdays at 7:45 a.m.
Goal Race: Healdsburg Half Marathon
Program Fee: $99, $79 for returning participants
Description: Train to run or run/walk your first half or improve your race time. This training will prepare you for a half marathon by increasing your run fitness through gradually increasing mileage, working on run form, better bio-mechanics, and coached workouts to help you run faster. First run is 6 miles and each week the distance increases by a mile. To get the most out of this group, we suggest that you currently run or run/walk 5 miles and able to maintain a 14 minute per mile pace. Any questions can be directed to Coach Kathleen at Kathleen@fleetfeetsantarosa.com.
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Beginning 5K (Womens) - Morning (Fall 2017)

Program Start: August 21, 2017
Program Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.
Goal Race: Healdsburg 5K
Program Fee: $99, $79 for returning participants
Description: Fleet Feet Sports offers the largest 5K training program in the nation! If you have ever tried to start a running program in the past and felt you couldn’t keep up or needed to be in better shape, this is the program for YOU! Along the way, we'll keep you moving with guidance and advice, weekly group training runs, and educational clinics on topics such as proper nutrition, choosing the right gear, and avoiding injury. As part of the No Boundaries program, participants will receive the following: **A 7-week training program and calendar with workouts provided **Coach-guided weekly training sessions **Access to coaches via email during the week **Dedicated support from the coach to answer individual questions **The camaraderie of others with the same goal! You are welcome to come to the informational meeting prior to registering for the group. E-mail Training Groups Director Kathleen Daly for more info: kathleen@fleetfeetsantarosa.com.
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Beginning Interval 5K Training - Evening (Fall 2017)

Program Start: August 22, 2017
Program Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Goal Race: Healdsburg 5K
Program Fee: $99, $79 for returning participants
Description: Fleet Feet Sports offers the largest 5K training program in the nation! If you have ever tried to start a running program in the past and felt you couldn’t keep up or needed to be in better shape, this is the program for YOU! Along the way, we'll keep you moving with guidance and advice, weekly group training runs, and educational clinics on topics such as proper nutrition, choosing the right gear, and avoiding injury. As part of the No Boundaries program, participants will receive the following: **A 7-week training program and calendar with workouts provided **Coach-guided weekly training sessions **Access to coaches via email during the week **Dedicated support from the coach to answer individual questions **The camaraderie of others with the same goal! You are welcome to come to the informational meeting prior to registering for the group. E-mail Training Groups Director Kathleen Daly at kathleen@fleetfeetsantarosa.com for more details.
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CIM Marathon Training (Fall 2017)

Program Start: August 5, 2017
Program Schedule: Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. & Saturdays at 7:30 a.m.
Goal Race: California International Marathon
Program Fee: $199
Description: 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, warming hut & bathrooms on race morning. 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 qualify for Boston, this program will leave you a better, faster and smarter runner. Goal race is California International Marathon on December 3, 2017 in Sacramento, California. E-mail Coach Patrick at coachpatrick@fleetfeetsantarosa.com for more info.
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Saturday Training Runs (Fall 2017)

Program Start: Saturday, October 21, 7:30 a.m.
Program Schedule: Saturdays at 7:30 a.m.
Goal Race: No
Program Fee: $50, to be donated to North Bay Fire Relief Fund
Description: We will meet as a group Saturday mornings. Not training for any particular race but if you need a schedule for a particular race, let Coach Kathleen know. All the courses will be out & back and marked for 6, 8 and 10 miles. Come join the fun and continue running through a busy time of year. If you have any questions for Coach Kathleen call (707)953-0505 or email her at gottarun@sonic.net. The cost is $50.
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