Race Review: Quad XC Open 5K

Race Review: Quad XC Open 5K

The race was exhilarating. I was representing Philadelphia Runner Track Club, or PRTC, for the first time while racing on the 5K course at Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia. It was hilly! So hilly! People hike Mt. Everest and think "At least I didn't have to race Belmont Plateau!" I may just be being a baby about hills, but have I mentioned it was hilly?

Time for Trail Running Shoes?

Time for Trail Running Shoes?

Like road running, the most important thing you need for trail running is a good pair of shoes to keep your feet happy. You might be wondering why you can't just wear your regular running shoes on the trails? If you're running on flat, groomed, non-technical trails like the Manayunk Canalpath or Forbidden Drive in the Wissahickon, you can probably keep running in your regular sneakers (depending on how dirty you want them to get!).


3 Weeks to The Philly 10K!

3 Weeks to The Philly 10K!

Happy race month! After last week's cutback longer run, it's peak week! You are fit, strong and ready to take on any training on any day. You've been putting in the work so you're ready to go the distance. This weeks long run is the longest of our training plan but by now the miles should be starting to pass by more quickly. Make sure you take some time to appreciate what you have done and what you are still doing! Keep hydrating, stretching, and getting enough sleep this week.