The Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run needs thousands of volunteers to make The Runner’s Rite Of Spring® the finest 10-mile race in the nation. From helpful people handing out bibs at the expo to smiling fans working water stops along the course, there are so many volunteers that impact the race experience!
Photo courtesy of Don Libes, on Flickr
One of my favorite race day traditions is to make it a point to thank the volunteers. I know I couldn’t finish the race without the volunteers at the water stops, and might have been lost without the volunteers answering my questions at the expo. I am thankful for everyone who took time out of their days to make my race experience better.
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This is part two of my two-part series on how to listen to your body. If you missed part one, or want to review my advice, you can find it here.
We’ve all heard that listening to your body is key to staying healthy throughout a training cycle, but just how do you listen to your body, and what do you listen for?
I think it’s important to listen to your body physically, mentally and objectively. In my first article, I shared my tips for listening to your body physically. In this article, I’m focusing on how to listen to your body mentally and objectively. Continue reading Listening To Your Body With Objectivity
You’ve probably heard the phrase “Listen to your body” before. It has been frequently referenced in training books and articles over many decades. Ask someone how they stay healthy throughout a training cycle and they often respond with “I listen to my body”.
You may be wondering where that phrase came from. The phrase was coined by the late George Sheehan, considered by many to be one of the greatest running philosophers. But many people that speak of the phrase don’t quite know what it actually means. One of the gaps I see in a lot of advice is between the message and how to actually implement it into your training. So how do you actually apply that advice?
Continue reading Say What? How To Listen To Your Body
This week is all about love. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing why we love the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run. It’s not called The Runner’s Rite Of Spring® for nothing!
Show your love and support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals here!
We’d love to hear why you love the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run–tell us in the comments!
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Training for the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in the winter isn’t easy, especially when the temperature dips low, low, low. Recently I ran a 10K race in some very cold weather!
I needed help to get to this race. I needed some serious motivation, because staying snuggled under the covers where it was nice and warm was very tempting. So I sent some texts and posted on Facebook and asked for help. Continue reading Advanced Degrees
Whether the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run or 5K will be your first race or one of many, every runner can benefit from learning more about preventing injury, training through injuries, fueling for a race, and recovery. That’s why we are grateful for the support of MedStar Sports Medicine, and the educational seminars they are offering just for Cherry Blossom participants.
I attended the first seminar on injury prevention, and learned about the benefits of doing a dynamic warm-up and specific strength training exercises for runners. The next seminar on February 7th will discuss common running injuries and options for training through them. Find out more and register here. Continue reading MedStar Sports Medicine Wants To Help You Run Your Best Race