The Lilac Bloomsday Association presents the 44th running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run.

  • September 18-20, 2020
  • 12 Kilometers (7.46 miles)
  • Spokane, Washington

Virtual Bloomsday Training Clinics

2020 Virtual Bloomsday Training Clinics


Providence Health Care and Kaiser Permanente are committed to keeping our community healthy and have partnered with Bloomsday for more than 40 years to provide education, health resources and training experts.

To help prepare participants for the race, Providence Health Care and Kaiser Permanente are hosting a 7-week virtual training clinic. The Bloomsday Training clinics will once again provide training tips and advice from a team of experts to help Bloomies get ready for Bloomsday weekend.

Join us on a seven-week journey of virtual training clinics to receive weekly tips and resources to help you train for Bloomsday, click below to register.

Register for the Virtual Training Clinics Today!


Hear from an expert

Join us on Facebook Live each week as we discuss tips and resources with our team of experts to help you train for Bloomsday. Each week we will sit down with an expert to provide guidance and tips to help you train and answer your questions. Visit Providence or Bloomsday on Facebook to watch! Can’t make it to the Facebook Live? No problem, find recordings for all the Facebook Lives on this page each week or visit the Providence, Kaiser Permanente or Bloomsday Facebook pages.

Facebook Live Topic

  • Week 1: Setting Training Goals, Friday, July 31 at 12:00 PM
    • Join us on Facebook Live as we sit down with Providence’s Ben Howie, MD. to talk about goal setting, how best to achieve goals and how to prepare/train for Bloomsday.  Dr. Howie says that you train more effectively by increasing your mileage or the amount of time you train each week. Find charts to guide you in increasing your training over the seven weeks prior to the Bloomsday Race. Click for resources on a training schedule. Find additional Week 1 resources below.
  • Week 2: Drink Up. Eat Right, Friday, August 7 at 12:00 PM
    • Join this live discussion with Mary Kay Grossman, Kaiser Permanente Registered Dietitian, to learn about lifestyle management using nutrition and talking about the importance of rest and hydration when training for a race. Find additional Week 2 resources below.
  • Week 3: Prevent and Prevail - Avoiding Injuries
  • Week 4: Putting Fun in Fit
  • Week 5: Safety First
  • Week 6: Prepping for the Big Race
  • Week 7: Warm-up and keeping the momentum going

 

Track Your Miles

Track your miles for the seven-week virtual Bloomsday Training Clinics! Participate in all seven virtual training sessions and run your miles each week for your chance to win a prize.

How to Participate: Click here to complete the participation form. Each week you must email a photo of yourself on your jog/walk/run to PHCPublicRelations@providence.org or post your photo on social media using #VirtualBloomsdayTC.

Show us your progress by posting your tracker on social media with #VirtualBloomsdayTC.

Download Track Your Miles (PDF - fillable form)

Download Track Your Miles (JPG)

All participants who complete all seven virtual training sessions and submit their photos each week have the chance to win a prize package. Winners will be selected on Sunday, September 13.

Warm-Up

Before you head out to do your miles each week, warm-up with Rawnie Oehler, Exercise Physiology Clinician from St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, to get your muscles loose and heart rate up.

Watch Warm Up Video 1

Watch Warm Up Video 2

Watch Warm Up Video 3

 

Virtual Bloomsday Training Clinic Presentations and Resources

Week 1: Setting Training Goals

Join us on Facebook Live as we sit down with Providence’s Ben Howie, MD. to talk about goal setting, how best to achieve goals and how to prepare/train for Bloomsday. Dr. Howie says that you train more effectively by increasing your mileage or the amount of time you train each week.

Watch the recording of the Facebook Live with Dr. Howie.


Week 2:
Drink Up. Eat Right.

Join this live discussion with Mary Kay Grossman, Kaiser Permanente Registered Dietitian, to learn about lifestyle management using nutrition and talking about the importance of rest and hydration when training for a race.  

Watch the recoding of the Facebook Live with Mary Kay Grossman, RD. *Recording will be available following the Facebook Live.