6 Weeks to The Philly 10K!

You've been putting in the miles and after last week's 5 mile long run you are ready for a slight cut back week. Incorporating planned cut back or down weeks into your training schedule is important for boosting recovery, preventing injury, and keeping you from overtraining. 

Stress and recovery are the foundation of training. Reducing your training mileage and intensity for a week allows your body to rest and repair damaged tissue. Make sure you are giving your body the proper amount of recovery by hydrating, stretching, and getting enough sleep this week. Maybe take a gentle yoga class or go for a leisurely walk to get your blood flowing. 


Training: Week 5

Monday, July 16th - 2 Mile Run 

Tuesday, July 17th - Rest Day

Wednesday, July 18th - 3 Mile Run 

Thursday, July 19th - Optional Run, XT or Rest

Friday, July 20th - Rest Day 

Saturday, July 21st - 4 Mile Run 

Sunday, July 22nd - Rest Day

Training Plan Rundown

Run Days: Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays (long run) 

After you warm up, run at a comfortable, conversational pace for the planned mileage. You should be able to speak and breath pretty easily at this pace. If you're struggling to breathe, slow your pace or take a walk break. If you're feeling good during the last mile, pick up the pace a little and finish strong!

Optional Days: Thursdays

Thursdays are up to you and a good time to check in to see how your body is responding to training. If you're feeling sluggish or sore, take a rest day. If you're feeling good, go for a short, easy run or do a cross training activity like biking, swimming or try out the Elliptigo. Strength training is also good to incorporate into your training. 

Rest Days: Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays  

Rest is critical to your recovery and injury prevention efforts, so don't ignore them! Your muscles need time to rebuild and repair themselves for your next training effort. 


Summer Running

We are big believers that training together is more fun! We're teaming up with a few of our partners to bring back our summer pop-up runs and inviting you to our weekly (free) group runs! 

Philadelphia Runner Weekly Group Runs

 Join us every week at: 

Wednesdays at 6PM in University City (3621 Walnut Street)

Thursdays at 6PM in Center City (1601 Sansom Street)

Thursdays at 6:30PM in Manayunk (4358 Main Street) 

All faces and paces are welcome to join our weekly group runs. 

Check our calendar for additional runs and other special events too!

Summer Pop-Up Runs

 You dont have to just show up to the 10K to experience running to the best places in Philly!  

We have 2 more group training runs across the city planned during the rest of training. Mark your calendars and join us!

August 9th: Bok Bar (Facebook Event)

August 25th: Philadelphia Brewing Company Shakeout (Facebook Event)

Summer Pop-up runs will feature giveaways and if you attend all 4 you will be entered into our Grand Finale raffle at PBC on August 25th with prizes from Federal Donuts, Shake Shack, Diadora, Philadelphia Runner, Ciele Athletics, and more! 


#myphillyrunstory

The first (and currently only) limited edition Ciele Athletics x The Philly 10K hat is officially on a journey around Philadephia. Follow the hashtag #myphillyrunstory on Instagram over the next few weeks to see where the hat goes and learn more our city, our runners, and our Philly Run stories. We can't wait to see where it goes next!

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More about the hat: Inspired by the original map of Philadelphia commissioned by William Penn, this lightweight running cap celebrates our city's unique grid which laid the foundation for Philadelphia's reputation as a City of Neighborhoods. Click here to order! 

9 Weeks to The Philly 10K!

9 Weeks to The Philly 10K!

It's officially summer and you're done with week 1 of training for The Philly 10K! Thanks to everyone who kicked off training with us last week! We had a fun time running to Shake Shack with you guys and hope you'll join us for some weekly group runs, special events, and the next pop-up run to the recently opened Rail Park (keep reading for more info). 

10 Weeks to The Philly 10K!

10 Weeks to The Philly 10K!

It's officially week 1, day 1 of training for The Philly 10K! Whether this is your first 10K or you're training for a better time this year, following our 10 weeks to 10K training plan will help you meet your goals. We'll be posting weekly training plans every Monday morning that outlines your training for the week along with some helpful tips to get you race ready. 


National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

For some, the journey with a brain tumor may be a month; some a year, some 5 years, and some for over a decade. My journey started in the fall of 2012 which was the beginning of my senior year of high school. I remember feeling sicker than I had ever felt in my entire life, and it lasted for weeks. Those weeks led to months, and months eventually led to years. I would vomit just about every day until the discovery of a brain tumor saved my life. That’s right, I went through most of my entire journey with a brain tumor that myself, my family, and medical professionals didn’t even know was there. This was until the day I first noticed I was seeing double. At first it was gradual, like when I looked out to my right while on the golf course or in my college classes, but it became constant just hours later. Things were heading downhill fast.

Cross Training: TRX

Cross Training: TRX

Whether you run an average of 15 miles a week or 150, runners know that a very important part of running is cross training. In order for your overall running to improve and for your body to continue to progress you need to include other formats of exercise. Several forms of exercise which are great cross trainers are swimming, biking, group ex and spinning just to name a few. These forms of cardio exercise are all great, however, strength training is also a very important component of running. Strength training is a great way for your muscles to continue to develop which only helps you become a stronger runner.