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!).
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.
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.
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).
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.