Wow! Can you believe that race day is almost here! If you’re anything like we are, you are in the final stages of race planning, stalking the weather, deciding what to wear, and figuring out your race day strategies.
Since most of us have participated in the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run a few times before, we thought we would share our tips to help you run your best race.
Whether or not you have a personal reason to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, every runner could use a bit of the luck of the Irish on race day. In that spirit, we are sharing the tips, tricks and rituals that make us feel lucky on race day.
How many runners have heard this said while expressing our guilt before noshing a cupcake, slice of pizza, or a carton of French fries: “Yeah, but you run like, all the time.” It’s true that I have used that fact as a reason to indulge more than I should, and in some ways, running is a “get out of jail free” card. But—and at the risk of sounding like a total buzzkill—being a runner means that the value of good nutrition is a lot higher for us.
You wouldn’t drive a car across the country without getting a tune-up first, would you? Or getting one after you get to your destination? Running can be viewed in the same way: for all the destruction that you do on your muscles, bones, and nervous system, getting the proper nutrition through what you eat is part of what keeps you going.
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→
5 years ago, if you would have asked me if I wanted to go for a “jog“, I probably would have laughed in your face. I was trying to be active by doing small at-home workouts and dancing, but I really had no desire to get out and start running.
That was until my dad and brother started running together and ran a half marathon. They, along with a group of friends from my church camp, inspired me to start running. But I didn’t know HOW to start running….because I truly couldn’t run 30 seconds without stopping to breathe. I wasn’t motivated enough to just go outside and run around the block–I needed something to push me. I needed a goal. So I signed up for a race, and things just took off from there! Continue reading There’s Nothing Wrong With Run Walk Training→
We want to thank everyone who applied to be a Race Ambassador for the April 2, 2017 running of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run. We received so manyapplications from enthusiastic blogging-Facebooking-Tweeting-Instagramming runners, it was truly difficult to select our four race ambassadors!
Sara, Holly, Adam, and Heather are looking forward to sharing their enthusiasm for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run. Read more about them here, and come meet all of us at the fall kick-off party:
Friday, November 18, 2016 MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre 1120 20th Street NW, Building 1, Washington, DC 20036
Do you love running? Do you look forward to participating in the Runner’s Rite of Spring? Is the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run one of your favorite races? Are you passionate about supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals? Are you an active blogger, Facebook-er, Twitter-er, and/or Instagram-er?
If so, we would love for you to apply to be a 2017 CUCB Race Ambassador!