You did it! You made it through the peak week of 10K training! This week we'll scale back a bit to make sure you get to the starting line feeling ready to run. Use the extra free time to take a look back and see how far you've come!
We put together a few things to know as we head into race week:
1. Bib Pick-up: The weekend's festivities begin at the Diadora Kickoff Party at Philadelphia Brewing Company. Pick up your bib, race shirt and stick around to enjoy music, beer and good food at our outdoor pop up party + custom merch shop! Hours: Friday, August 24th: 4PM - 9PM; Saturday, August 25th: 10AM - 4PM
2. Final Pop-Up Training Run: We have one last group training run planned before race day! We're heading out on a 2 mile shake out run from Philadelphia Brewing Company on Saturday, August 25th at 9AM. Join us for a fun run, pick up your bib for race day, and hang out at the Diadora Kickoff party - not a bad Saturday!
3. Getting to the race: It's not to early to start thinking about how you are going to get to the starting line on race day. Parking is VERY limited for The Philly 10K and virtually impossible near the Start/Finish area. We strongly recommend leaving your car at home and taking public transportation:
SEPTA - Broad Street Line Subway: Get off at the Lombard-Southstop and walk east on South Street for .4-miles to the START.
PATCO - Get off at the 9th-10th St & Locust St stop and walk south on S. 10th Street for .3-miles to the START.
Training: Week 9
Monday, August 13th - 3 Mile Run
Tuesday, August 14th - Rest Day
Wednesday, August 15th - 4 Mile Run
Thursday, August 16th - Optional Run, XT or Rest
Friday, August 17th - Rest Day
Saturday, August 18th - 4 Mile Run
Sunday, August 19th - 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.
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:
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.
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!
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!
Gear up for race day!
Shop our Summer Apparel Sale: All apparel is 30 - 50% off between August 17th - 19th