Cherry Blossom Training – Week 9

 It’s race week! Week 9 saw a little more running – I managed to run twice. Which was a 100% improvement over last week when I only ran once (and it showed). But now, it’s time to get ready to race. I’m working on a post for later this week sharing some goals for the race and how I’m preparing. The CUCB Social Media team also shared some tips to run your best race.

I’m loving Kim’s course guide, complete with even where the photographers and how to take your best race photo. I will be studying her guide over the next few days as I get ready to race! Do you have any race week traditions or do anything special when you’re preparing for a race?

Monday 3/20: Moving Day!  Thanks to moving out of a third floor apartment, I ended the day with 36 flights of stairs (and over 10,000 steps).

Tuesday 3/21 & Wednesday 3/22: Spent the next two days unpacking the house since we were on spring break.

Thursday 3/23: First day back to work, with a new commute

Friday 3/24: 2.46 miles (35:44) 14:31 min/mi 

My first day of run commuting! It was looking like it would be a warm afternoon, so I packed my running gear and brought it with me to work. Instead of the bus or having Roswell pick me up, I ran home – and it wasn’t awful! I stopped at several lights so Strava put my (moving) pace at 11:39 per mile while Garmin had my moving pace at 13:33 per mile. I’m looking forward to incorporating this into my regular routine!

Saturday 3/25: Spent the day celebrating Roswell’s birthday! Celebrations included turning in the keys for our apartment, visiting the dump to recycle a million boxes from moving, then really celebrating with charcuterie and beer/wine, then Whole Food grilled cheeses.


Sunday 3/26: 6.09 miles (1:14:45) 12:16 min/mi


A much better run than last week thanks to my running partner Christine! I felt like giving up a few times but Christine kept me going and we even talked about running the race together next week. So hopefully that will work out!

Total mileage for the week:  8.56 miles

My goals for this week:

  • Foam Roll and Stretch
  • 1 or 2 easy runs plus yoga a few times
  • Drink all of the water to hydrate for race day!

Do you have any race week traditions or do anything special when you’re preparing for a race? 


Last call to help me raise $250 towards our CUCB Social Media team fundraising goal of $2,500 for Credit Unions for Kids supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals – will you help me?

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


4 thoughts on “Cherry Blossom Training – Week 9

  1. Chaitali says:

    That’s great that you’re move brings you close enough for a run commute! And good luck on the race 🙂 I’m volunteering at the finish line so I’ll keep an eye out for you.

  2. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says:

    I hope you have a great time at the Cherry Blossom Run! I love a charcuterie plate…looks so good!

  3. HoHo Runs says:

    How fun to be able to run home from work. I’d love that. I think it would be a great way to un-stress the day away. Moving is such hard work. I know you are glad it’s over and have settled into your new home. Good luck this weekend at the 10 miler. From pictures I’ve seen recently, it looks like the blooms are in full force. Thanks for linking on the Weekly Wrap!

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