About the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Intermediate Level Program

This program is designed 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.  It is a rigorous training program and each runner should have medical clearance before beginning. 

The Intermediate Program generally calls for running 5 days per week and includes a long run.  The daily workout will be listed in terms of a range. For instance, if the goal for a particular day is listed as 2-4 miles, then: 

 Those runners who average 20+ miles per week with a long run of 6-8 miles may want to consider signing up for the Advanced Program.

The training program incorporates some speed work and can be used by those runners who want to be competitive.   However, runners who are trying to run a Personal Best should consider the Advanced Program.  The speed work will help to increase your anaerobic threshold whether or not you plan to race all out.

If you have any questions about where you fit into the Intermediate Program, contact Coach Kirt West at coach@cherryblossom.org for advice.  Generally, he will respond to your question within 24 hours.  Questions about specific workouts should be sent to Coach West only after you have reviewed the Frequently Asked Questions as many of the questions have already been addressed. 

If you have any technical questions about the virtual training program (problems receiving daily emails, want to change to the beginnerís program or want to cancel the program), contact vt@cherryblossom.org.