The gO! Running Group is a Roseville based recreational running group that aims to provide group running opportunities for runners of all abilities. Although our focus is primarily on 5K to marathons, we have members who have completed triathlons (including Ironman events) and ultras. We train on both roads and trails. We currently meet three times per week - Sunday mornings and Tuesday/Thursday evenings.

Friday, November 30, 2012

CIM Weather Forecast.....

Sun Dec 2

Heavy Rain / Wind

HIGH 60°

LOW 46°

Heavy Rain / Wind

Potential for flooding rains

Chance of rain:
S at 22 mph 
Let's gO!!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012


  • CIM Pasta Feed this Friday, 7pm, Spaghetti Factory. See details below and RSVP on Race Log.
  • 4th Annual gO! Winter Party- We have moved the annual gO! Winter party into January as to avoid as many conflict as we can with other parties and events folks may have in December. Plan to be there Saturday Jan. 12, 2013!!!
  • Free Fleet Feet Holday Run, Dec. 16. It has become tradition that we "invade" this FREE and WONDERFUL event. We typically run as a group, please join us!!!
  • 4th Annual Holiday Lights Run, Thursday Dec. 20! See calendar for usual spot/address.

CIM Logistics

For those folks participating and/or attending the CIM this Sunday here are some gO! group plans for the day. Feel free to meet up with us for some and/or all of the following:
  • Practice some 7am miles this week! Go out and see what the first 1-2 miles is going to feel like in this weather in the race clothes you plan on wearing.
  • 7pm Friday night pasta feed at Spaghetti Factory on Sunrise Ave.. RSVP on "Who's Racing Where" spreadsheet linked at the right. All are welcome, even if you are NOT participating in the CIM.
  • Race check-in/packet pick-up Friday (3-7pm) and Saturday (9-5pm) at Sac Convention center.
  • Friday is the most important time to get good sleep! Go to bed early and take a nap mid-day Saturday. It is found that most do not get good sleep the night before and surprisingly it has little effect on runners anyway. They say that as long as you get good sleep within the last 48 hours, you will be fine.
  • Remember, NOTHING NEW from here on out. No new restaurants, food, snacks, massage techniques, stretches, etc. If you did not do it in training, don't do it now! This includes giant "carbo-loading" meals and/or "hydrating" until you are completely bloated and your sodium completely diluted.
  • Run an easy 3-4 a couple times this week, then get an easy 1-2 miles in Saturday just to stretch it out and ease nerves. I even enjoy a mile or so at a brisk/racing pace. It feels good to loosen up the day before.
  • Race Day Weather- Cloudy with 50% chance of showers, mid 40's at start, 11mph wind. Could be an adventure once again this year! Dress in "disposable" layers. Do not overdress in permanent layers and then overheat at mile 2. Hat and gloves are BY FAR the best way to battle the cold. Disposable version are at Target for $1.99.
  • Carpool to the start. Some of us will be meeting at Gar and Anne's at 6am to carpool to the drop off. Please use the "Who's Racing Where" to let us know to expect you. The less cars the better at the start. Either way, plan to arrive at the start no later than 6:15, it will be congested and crowded.
  • Do not eat too much within the hour before race start. Try to finish all your big eating by 5:30 or 6am. Then just sip a beverage or nibble on some "small" food between 6 and 6:40ish.
  • At the start line we will gather at the bike shop (Folsom Bike) just behind the gas station on the corner of Auburn Folsom and Damn rd. This is just a place to warm up, stretch, and say good morning and good luck to each other.
  • Remember, DRESS WARM at the start line. You can then leave all of your extra warm clothes with race volunteers and they will transport it all to the finish. You will get your "clothes check" bag when you pick up your packet at the expo. You will then use this bag to shed all extra layers just before you start the race and have access to the clothes immediately after finishing. You cannot dress too warm for the waiting period before the race.
  • Others will be along the course if you need to drop clothes, gloves, hats, etc along the way. But, in my experience, disposable warm gear is best, that way you can drop wherever you like!
  • At the finish line we will gather on the corner of 10th and L st. to cheer on the finishers. This will hopefully give us a spot to cheer finishers on just before the line and hopefully will not be overcrowded.
  • HAVE FUN!!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

50 YEARS and 5000 MILES!!

Congrats to Laurie B. who hit 5000 gO! miles on her 50th birthday! She is the first gO! member to hit the milestone and we are VERY, VERY proud of her!!!. The amazing feat by the numbers.....
  • She has logged her gO! miles for 1195 days.
  • She averaged 4.2 miles/day for 3 years, 3 months and 7 days.
  • If she drove 60mph, it would take over 83 hours to drive the 5000 miles.
  • It's over 190 marathons.
  • Running non-stop at a 10 min./mile pace, it would still take 34 days, 17 hours to complete the 5,000 miles.
  • If she were to have replaced her shoes every 300-400 miles (as recommended), and pay an average of $100 per pair of shoes, she would have spent over $1400 is running shoes alone.
  • If she averaged two gO! runs per week for the 170 weeks, she would have listened to an estimated 57 hours of Josh talking before runs (based on an average 10 minute talk per run)!
  • In 5000 miles, she could have run to Pittsburgh and back!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

gO! 4 Beer Run

6:00 Saturday November 10
Meet at the parking lot across from Fountains

We will  run to a pub nearby and have a beer. 
Then to Old Town Roseville for a second and finally back to Yardhouse or other nearby establishment.
Should be fun! Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 2, 2012

CIM Training Run
Please use the "Who's Racing Where" log to declare your intentions for the CIM training run this Sunday. We need to know how many are running, who can shuttle, and where people are starting from. For reference, Fleet Feet Fair Oaks is 18 miles from finish,  Corner of Mazanita and Fair Oaks Blvd. is 12-13 miles from finish, and Lohman's Plaza is 6 miles from the finish. See the detailed course map at
Some are planning breakfast  right after run at deVeres.
Hope to see you there!!!