Are you running the 2018 Philadelphia Marathon or Half Marathon? Whether it’s your first race or you’re an experienced half or full marathoner, the Philadelphia Runner Pace Team will be at the Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon to help you achieve your goal.
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?
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.
We're getting close to the midpoint of Broad Street Run training now, and that probably looks different for different runners. First-timers might be struggling to keep up with the routine, or might be working that first-timer buzz for all its worth, letting the novelty of the experience fuel them. If you've done this before, maybe you're working towards a PR, and this is the time to dig in, really commit. Or, maybe you realize this isn't the year, and resolve to just have a blast out there, regardless of what the pace clock says.