Every marathon is different. If you set a goal to run one, it is best to know as much as possible about that particular marathon's details and to train accordingly.
Below are links to two programs established by the CIM, which are highly specific to making your CIM the best it can be! One is the acclaimed SRA/CIM Coaching Program, a 15-week program with two workouts per week, whose participants are under the close guidance of the Sacramento Running Association's coaching staff. For those of you out of the area or in need of a more flexible program that fits your schedule, the CIM has partnered with runcoach to offer our entrants a highly individualized and top quality online coaching program.