Cherry Blossom Training – Week 2


I had such a great week last week! Even though I did miss my Monday yoga class and I didn’t meet my goal of foam rolling daily, I managed 6 workouts, including two strength classes, a yoga class and three runs. I felt really confident going into my Sunday run, and I felt very accomplished after I finished my week strong. How was your week?

Tonight’s the night! I am looking forward to the Medstar Sports Educational Seminar tonight on “Common Running Injuries and Options for Training Through Them.” I hope you’ll consider joining me on tonight (February 7) – but be sure to RSVP since this is an interactive session and they want to make sure they have enough room!

Monday 1/30: Rest

I did not make it to yoga on Monday night because Roswell and I were meeting with a Realtor to put an offer in on a house. Cross your fingers for us!

Tuesday 1/31: AM:  Pilates Fitness (60 minutes)

The instructor for this class must have been a Pure Barre instructor – because that’s exactly what this class reminded me of (minus the barre). The tucking and pulsing! I hope to incorporate this class into my weekly routine because I think it will help to build some core and glute strength (two of my weakness areas!).

PM: 2.00 miles (31:04) 15:33 min/mi


I didn’t feel super great during this run even though I was using run:walk ratio of 2:1. I was definitely missing a needed an afternoon snack, since I was feeling dizzy about half a mile from home.

Wednesday 2/1: Rest

Since I did two workouts yesterday and had two planned for Thursday, I decided to take it easy today!

Thursday 2/2: AM: Barbell Strength (60 minutes)


I really loved this class – I think I would have been intimidated to take a class like this previously, but in learning about my strengths and how my body reacts to different techniques, I can see how this class could be very beneficial for me very quickly.

PM: 3 mile Track Workout!

I made it to track this week! Yay! Although, I might end up doing my own thing next week, it was nice to get together with a group at the track. I did a mile warm-up and then 2 x 400m with 200m recovery walk. I did those two at 2:33 and 2:29. I started on the next part of my workout (2x800m with 200m recovery), but my heart and head were not in it. Since I missed a day of running and it had been a while since I have actually done speed workout, I decided to listen to my body and just do my cool down and I wrapped up with 3 miles total for the evening.

Friday 2/3: Rest

Another rest day!

Saturday 2/4: LP Yin Yoga (60 minutes)

I’m really getting into a groove with classes lately, because I loved this class as well! I felt like Yin yoga was the kind of yoga I’ve been looking for. I don’t do too well with flow yoga – I just can’t move that quickly – so the slower, meditative pace of Yin Yoga really suited me and what I was looking for in my pre-long run workout.

Sunday 2/5: CUCB PR Training Program Week #2
4.00 mi (56:07) 14:01 min/mi

We did a little tour of the monuments this week. I finished off the run with fellow trainee Vanna (I’m not sure of the spelling, so I’m sorry if I spelled it wrong!). One thing I love about the training program are the people that you met. Last week, I ran the second half of my run with a lovely women, Susan, and we chatted about a number of different things and it helped the time past so much more quickly!

Total mileage for the week: 9 miles
Total mileage for January: 58.1 miles

My goals for this week don’t look too different from last week, just some tweaks!

  • 1 speed workout
  • Continue with 1 yoga class and 1 strength training class
  • Foam rolling and stretch for 30 minutes DAILY!

What are your goals this week?


Did you know that the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Social Media team is raising money for Credit Unions for Kids, supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals? I have a personal goal to raise $250 towards our team goal of $2,500 – will you help me?

Linking up this week with the Weekly Wrap, hosted by Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin!


2 thoughts on “Cherry Blossom Training – Week 2

  1. HoHo Runs says:

    I like how you got such a great variety of workouts in during your week! The tour of monuments sounds like a fun training run. And running friends certainly help make the time pass quickly. Thanks for linking, Heather!

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