Sacfit offers great half and
full marathon programs for
beginners and experienced runners.
For our beginners,
the program is designed with one simple and straight forward
goal: to get you across the finish line. As such, we provide a
very gradual program so as not to induce injuries.
We focus on
individualized programs that allow you to go at your own pace. And
rather than focusing on miles, we begin our members with timed runs
(miles are so overrated). Since there are no miles to worry about, you
just begin your run and when the timed workout reaches the halfway
just turn around and return back.
For our experience
runners, we offer a range of ability based programs, including our new
time-goal program, designed to meet
your individual goals, be it finishing your first half or full
marathon, improving your time from your last race, running that sub
4-hour marathon, or qualifying for
Boston. (We had several members last season!) Also, because a
number of weekly workouts are more dependent on specific mileage, a
majority of the workouts are based on miles and not minutes.
with each program, we complement the training with support
and encouragement to
inspire our runners toward their goal, including opportunities to build
confidence by particiapting in
various summer and fall races prior to the Big Event!
contribute toward the ultimate goal of completing a half or
full marathon. But in
keeping with the Sacfit philosophy, these programs are also designed
to make getting fit a fun, enjoyable, and interesting endeavor. If it's
not fun, what's the point?
All Sacfit programs are designed to consider the busy schedules of our
lives. While some adjustment and priortiy must be made for any
new undertaking, our programs ensure that you will not be consumed by
workouts. Following is our typical weekly schedule:
- Monday - Recovery Workout
- Tuesday - Specialized Workout -
Stairs or Track
- Thursday - Specialized Workout -
- Saturday - Long workout
morning workout is the "long" run. A 30 to 40 minute (or 2-4 miles)
run starts the program and then gradually increases in
or mileage, over the course of the program.
workouts consist of 20 to 30 minute runs (3-4 miles) and only
marginally increase over the season. Once daylight savings comes in
March, we offer a supervised
Tuesday workout the track (CSUS or ARC or Folsom Community College) and
supervised Thursday night workout around McKinley Park or at William
That's three meeting times a week to provide you optimal motivation!
The most important component to
sensible and safe training is not pushing too hard too soon. In
running, that's finding the right pace. In order to find the right pace
for you, we conduct a Pace Finder run. The Pace Finder run is not a
race. Rather, it is easygoing run or walk (or both) at a
pace that is comfortable enough for you to carry on a conversation
throughout the run or walk.
As you complete
your run or
walk - anywhere from one to three miles, Sacfit coaches
track and record your time. Your time determines your pace
which we assign as color groups - Blue, Green, Yellow, Red for
runners. And from there the fun begins...