Getting Ready to Run - 2019

The Credit Union Cherry Blossom, in conjunction with Under Armour and Garmin, is offering the following:

The Credit Union Cherry Blossom will also provide an educational seminar series hosted by MedStar Sports Medicine. Details to follow soon.

Training Programs

In-Person Training Program Hosted by PR Training for Runners at All Levels

Registration for these programs takes place on the PR Training Programs links provided below.

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.

The program is brought to you in partnership with  =PR= Training Programs. Programs are designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced runners. Training sites include Arlington/DC (time split in Georgetown (at K Street under Whitehurst Freeway) and in Rosslyn); Reston; and Vienna.

The program will kick off the week of January 28, 2019 and culminates with the race! It includes weekly group weekend morning runs and the option to add weekday speed 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, and also communicate with you via email each week to keep you engaged.

There are two programs - the Premium Program, which includes a race entry, and the Standard Program, which is for individuals who have already obtained entry into the race. The content of both programs is the same.

Registration for both programs takes place directly on the Potomac River Running website. Links for the Premium and Standard programs appear below:

Premium Program: https://prtraining.enmotive.com/events/register/cherry-blossom-premium-program

Standard Program: https://prtraining.enmotive.com/events/register/cherry-blossom-standard-program

The closing date for sign-ups will be February 1, 2019.


Our Free Virtual Training Programs

Coach Kirt West's Virtual Training Program For Beginner Walkers and Runners presented by Under Armour and Enhanced by Garmin

Registration for this program is available on the race entry form. Accepted entrants who do not register for the program when signing up for the lottery will have an opportunity to sign up by mid-January.    

Developed by Coach Kirt West, the Beginners training program is a ten-week walk/run program designed for non-runner and for returning runners who have not run for the past year as well as for those who run infrequently and do not feel ready to start non-stop running as part of their training.  Runners will receive a weekly schedule and daily emails with tips.  Runners will be able to ask Coach West training questions which are generally answered within 24 hours.  The program begins Monday January 28, 2019.

The program begins with a walk-run approach in which Virtual Coach Kirt West lays out options for walking versus running where non-runners start out walking more than returning runners.  The walking portion of the training is reduced each week so that participants are running non-stop by the middle of training.  By the end of the ten-week training program, each participant who follows the program should be able to complete the CUCB 10-mile race in the allotted time frame while running the entire race or with minimal walking.

Questions about the program and whether it is the right program for you can be sent to Coach West at coach@cherryblossom.org.

Signup for the 2019 Under Armour Beginner Training Program Has Closed.


RunCoach Training Programs for Intermediate/Advanced Runners presented by Under Armour and Enhanced by Garmin

Registration for this program is available on the race entry form. Accepted entrants who do not register for the program when signing up for the lottery will have an opportunity to sign up very soon.

Presented by Under Armour, enhanced by Garmin and developed by Runcoach, our intermediate and advanced Virtual Training Programs are designed for more experienced participants. (Note: Past Intermediate and Advanced participants of CUCB Virtual Training Programs should sign up for one of the Runcoach options listed below.)

Runcoach FREE - Personalized Training Program for Intermediate and Advanced Runners

Join a community of fellow Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Trainees! The Runcoach FREE training service combines a dynamic application with personalized training programs for the race. On average, trainees improve finishing times by 7%. The program also offers a fun rewards program (sponsored by Garmin) throughout your training journey. An email with instructions for activating your Runcoach training program and profile will be sent to all runners picked in the lottery who select this option. This program offers training tailored to your current level of fitness, number of days you are running per week, and your goal pace for the race.

To sign up for the Intermediate/Advanced Training program, click the button above and provide your details (if you signed up when you registered for the race, you do not need to sign up here - you will start receiving training emailsas soon as you sign up). Registration closes on February 5, 2019, but runners already enrolled will be able to switch from one level to another.

 

Runcoach GOLD: Personalized Training Program for Intermediate and Advanced Runners + Support from World-class Coaches ($20.00)

Join a community of fellow Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Trainees! The Runcoach GOLD training service combines a dynamic application with personalized training programs and the support of certified coaches (responses within around within 24 hrs.). On average, trainees improve finishing times by 7% and the program also offers a fun rewards program sponsored by Garmin throughout your training journey. An email with instructions for activating your Runcoach training program and profile will be sent to all runners picked in the lottery who selected this option. (If you are not selected in the lottery, you will not be charged for the program.) If you have already registered and would like to ad the Runcoach Gold Program, just visit https://secure5.marathonguide.com/register/cherryblossom10mile/purchaseitems.cfm?RL=1 and select the RunCoach Gold Program.


FREE MedStar Sports Medicine Injury Assessment Clinics

MedStar Sports Medicine is offering two free injury assessment clinics in February. This is a great opportunity to discuss a new or nagging injury with a sports medicine provider. Click Here for details!