Getting Ready to Run
The Credit Union Cherry Blossom is offering three training programs, an educational seminar series and a training video to get everyone ready to run a satisfying 10 miles on April 3, 2016 – whether your goal is breaking one hour or two hours.
Whether your goal is to finish the race, or to finish faster than you ever have before, prepare to do your best with a coach's guidance and fellow runners to help keep you motivated. AND, you'll get some great New Balance gear along the way!
The program is brought to you in partnership with New Balance and the =PR= Training Programs. Training sites include Arlington/DC (time split in Georgetown at 33rd and the waterfront/K Street under Whitehurst Freeway and in Rosslyn), and Reston.
The program will kick off in late January. It includes weekly group weekend morning runs and optional weekday group runs and/or workouts. You will receive a 10-week schedule based on your background/race goal, which includes guidance on what to do on days you are not meeting with the group. On-site coaches will answer your questions and keep you excited and motivated as they guide you toward your race goal.
Program details and registration information are at http://prtrainingprograms.com/program/cherry-blossomspring-mid-distance/. Note that the PREMIUM training includes a race bib, so you don’t even need to participate in the lottery.
Registration for the FREE Virtual Training Program, presented by New Balance, will open after the entry lottery is complete. We hope that you will train with us this year in one of our Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced programs.
NOTE: If you sign up for a Virtual Training Program when you sign up for the race, you do not need to sign up again here. Registrations will close on January 31, 2016, and the program begins on January 25, 2016.
runcoach Training Take the online training challenge and receive personalized guidance with runcoach. All registrants will receive training and the opportunity to earn great digital rewards for logged miles. The runcoach algorithmically-fueled program personalizes the entire experience and adjusts the program to help you run your best. Track with Garmin, Nike+, iPhone or Android and enjoy the personalization of a world-class coach. Training Service is just $15 for a completely personalized program and coaching every step of the way.
Be fully informed before on race day with four exclusive educational seminars on proper training techniques, injury prevention, health and nutrition, and race recovery! Medical experts from MedStar Sports Medicine will answer all your questions and help to ensure you are at your healthiest for the big race!
Experience the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile course virtually right from your own treadmill and your iPad® or Android® Tablet! You don't have to wait until race day to enjoy the electricity and excitement of the event.