March 14, 2014—Finishing Bloomsday can be a challenge. The training required in order to conquer the 7.46 mile course may seem like a daunting task, but to help aspiring Bloomies get in shape, Providence and Group Health will once again be hosting FREE training clinics.
The clinics will be held every Saturday morning starting March 15th and will continue through April 26th. Each session will begin at 8:30 a.m. with some training tips from a local expert followed by a warm up with a personal trainer. At 9 a.m. it’s time to hit the course. Everyone begins with one mile the first week, adding an additional mile each Saturday and eventually reaching the entire length of the Bloomsday route.
Each member is encouraged to go at their own pace, and volunteers from Providence Health Care and Group Health will be present to provide crossing guards, water stations, and first aid. All clinics will meet at the SpokaneFallsCommunity College gymnasium.
Those interested in participating can sign up in advance by going to http://washington.providence.org/events/phc/bloomsday-training/
Whether you plan to jog, run or walk, don’t forget to register for the 38th annual Lilac Bloomsday Run online or by picking up a mail-in form at locations throughout the Inland Nortwest. Mail-in registration ends April 15th and online registration is available through April 20th.
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