Virtual Training for the 10 Mile

The Credit Union Cherry Blossom is offering a FREE virtual training program to prepare runners for the 2011 Ten Mile Run. When you register for the race you will be able to sign up for the program of your choice.

The Virtual Training Program is designed by Bill Rodgers and Coach Kirt West. There are three programs:

  • Beginner Program - for the non-runner and the occasional runner who runs less than twice a week
  • Intermediate Program - for any runner who has successfully completed a 5K or 10K race in the past year or any runner who consistently runs 2-3 miles a day three or four times per week in the past year
  • Advanced Program - for serious runners who average at least 20-25 miles per week and who do a weekly long run

You can sign up for either program (or both programs). Both work the same way: you will receive a daily email with that day's workout and offering tips and suggestions as you prepare.

Need help deciding which program fits your fitness level? Visit our Virtual Training FAQ, or see Beginner Program, Intermediate Program or Advanced Program.

All of the programs can be strenuous, so all participants should get a doctor's approval before beginning one of these programs.

All programs begin on February 1, 2011.

Bill Rodgers
Kirt West

From a Satisfied Virtual Trainer:

"The Bill Rodgers Virtual Training Program enabled me to exceed my expectations... as well as establish healthy training routines that have continued to help me improve my times this year. When I showed up at the starting line at CUCB, I knew that I was in peak condition to run the time that I had been training for. The program adapted well to my personal schedule because I could clearly understand what the essential workouts were each week. I was pleased that the virtual coach was responsive to my emails about pace and avoiding injury. My satisfaction with the program has already encouraged my friends to sign up...."
   --  Leah McBride