The Lilac Bloomsday Association presents the 45th running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run.

  • September 18-27, 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, Friday, August 14 at 4:00 PM
    • Join us for week three of the virtual Bloomsday training clinics for a live discussion with Laura Fralich, M.D., Sports Medicine Physician at Providence, on how to prevent and prevail injuries as you train for the big virtual Bloomsday run. Join the conversation and get your questions answered. Find additional Week 3 resources below.
  • Week 4: Putting Fun in Fit, Friday, August 21 at 12:00 PM
    • Learn ways to put the fun into a healthy, fit life. Join us for week four of virtual Bloomsday training clinic presentation as we talk to St. Luke’s Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Laura Wambold MS, RCEP, as she shares tips on making your fitness and training something you look forward to. Find additional Week 4 resources below.
  • Week 5: Safety First, Friday, August 28 at 12:00 PM
    • Training on roads has many potential hazards. Being aware of safety is extremely important. For this week’s Facebook Live hear from Adam Richards, MBA, BSN, RN, Director of Emergency Services Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Providence Holy Family Hospital. Find additional Week 5 resources below.
  • Week 6: Prepping for the Big Race, Friday, September 4 at 12:00 PM
    • How should you prepare for the big 12K? Get your questions answered as we sit down with Bloomsday Race Director, Jon Neill, to discuss how to prepare for virtual Bloomsday and what you need to know before you head out to do your race. Find additional Week 6 resources below.
  • Week 7: How to get ready for virtual Bloomsday and keeping the momentum going, Friday, September 11 at 12:00 PM
    • Learn how to get ready for the big virtual Bloomsday race and how to keep the momentum going after. Tune in as we talk with Dr. Bilal Ittiq, Sports Medicine Specialist at Kaiser Permanente for the final virtual Bloomsday Training Clinic presentation. Find additional Week 7 resources below.

 

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.


Week 3: Prevent and Prevail - Avoiding Injuries, Friday, August 14 at 4:00 PM

Join us for week three of the virtual Bloomsday training clinics for a live discussion with Laura Fralich, M.D., Sports Medicine Physician at Providence, on how to prevent and prevail injuries as you train for the big virtual Bloomsday run.

Watch the recording of the Facebook Live with Laura Fralich, M.D. 


Week 4: Putting Fun in Fit, Friday, August 21 at 12:00 PM

Learn ways to put the fun into a healthy, fit life. Join us for week four of virtual Bloomsday training clinic presentation as we talk to St. Luke’s Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Laura Wambold MS, RCEP, as she shares tips on making your fitness and training something you look forward to.

Watch the recording of the Facebook Live with Laura Wambold MS, RCEP


Week 5: Safety First, Friday, August 28 at 12:00 PM

Training on roads has many potential hazards. Being aware of safety is extremely important. For this week’s Facebook Live hear from Adam Richards, MBA, BSN, RN, Director of Emergency Services Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Providence Holy Family Hospital.

Watch the recording of the Facebook Live with Adam Richards, MBA, BSN, RN *Recording will be available following the Facebook Live.


Week 6: Prepping for the Big Race, Friday, September 4 at 12:00 PM

How should you prepare for the big 12K? Get your questions answered as we sit down with Bloomsday Race Director, Jon Neill, to discuss how to prepare for virtual Bloomsday and what you need to know before you head out to do your race.

Watch the recording of the Facebook Live with Jon Neill, Bloomsday Race Director

Week 7: How to get ready for virtual Bloomsday and keeping the momentum going, Friday, September 11 at 12:00 PM

Learn how to get ready for the big virtual Bloomsday race and how to keep the momentum going after. Tune in as we talk with Dr. Bilal Ittiq, Sports Medicine Specialist at Kaiser Permanente for the final virtual Bloomsday Training Clinic presentation.

Watch the recording of the Facebook Live with Dr. Bilal Ittiq, Sports Medicine Specialist at Kaiser Permanente