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SRA Coaching and Education Manager:

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CIM University

All event info below is subject to change. Most items below are based on 2019 info. Page will be updated once 2021 event info is finalized.

The Sacramento Running Association and Fleet Feet Sacramento have partnered to provide a series of education seminars centered around training for the California International Marathon.

Best Practices for Marathon Training (Previously: How to Run your First or Your Fastest Marathon)
August 18
Sponsored by Fleet Feet Sacramento
Speakers: Danielle Domenichelli, Sean Garbutt, and Karen Henry

7:00pm PST

7:00pm PST

Managing and Aches and Pains of Marathon Training – Strength Training for Injury Prevention
September 15
Sponsored by Results Physical Therapy

Speakers: Danielle Domenichelli, Dan MacLean and Leslie Humes

7:00pm PST

Fueling and Hydration Tips for Training and Marathon Day
October 20
Sponsored by UC Davis 

Speakers: Danielle Domenichelli and Ashley Tovar

Perfecting the Marathon Taper and Final Details
November 17
Sponsored by Sierra Nevada

Speakers: Kevin Clancy, Scott Abbott, and Danielle Domenichelli

7:00pm PST

Past CIM University’s

Training for your First or Fastest Marathon – Video Recap

August CIM University — August, 2016 — (Training) — Learn about the Official CIM Training Program

Meet the Coaches

Meet our CIM training program coaches and expert panel. They will get you to the starting line ready, and make sure you know what it takes to reach the finish line.

Can I use races as my marathon training long runs?

Is using a race in place, or in addition to, a long run a good idea? Our panel of experts has the answer.

Do I need to do speed work?

Speed work hurts! Do I need to do it during my marathon build up? Our experts will explain why and when to do speed work.

How fast can I increase my run mileage?

How much can I increase my run mileage as I ramp up for my marathon? Avoiding injury and excessive fatigue is key; but how much is too much? Our panel of experts will let you know.

How do I improve at pacing?

Proper pacing will ensure that you will finish your marathon healthy and happy; but how do you learn to pace yourself? Our panel of experts will tell you how.

How fast should I run my long run?

We all want to run fast; but how fast is too fast for your marathon training long run? Our panel of experts will let you know.

How long will my long runs get?

Miles upon miles of marathon training. What do I need to prepare for in the way of long run mileage? Our panel of experts will let you know.

Should I run a race as marathon simulation?

Racing is a great way to experience and experiment with actual race day strategies and logistics, but should you race in place of your long runs?

Why do I have to do weekly long runs?

Those weekly long runs are ominous! Our panel of experts lets you know why you need to do them.

Why is my long run pace so slow?

If you are doing it right… your long run pace should feel slow and easy. Our panel of experts explain why.

Why is pacing important?

What is this “pacing” thing everyone is talking about? and why is it important?

Why Run with a Group?

Sure, you could go at it alone… but knowing why you shouldn’t could make all the difference in the world. Our panel of experts explain the advantages.

Will I be able to handle the training volume?

If this is your first marathon you might be wondering if your body can handle the workload and mileage needed to complete a marathon. Our panel of experts help explain the progression.

Training for your First or Fastest Marathon – Video Recap

September CIM University — September 13, 2016 — (Training) — Getting to the Starting Line Healthy and Strong

  • Dan MacLean, MPT, CSCS, USAW, FMS: Results Physical Therapy & Training Center
  • Leslie Humes, PTA: Results Physical Therapy & Training Center
  • Charlie Brenneman: CIM Training Coach, SRA Elite Head Coach and top Sacramento finisher at the 2015 Boston Marathon.

Getting to the Start Line Healthy

Fueling For Your Best Marathon