Sunday, February 25, 2018

Weekly Running Update: February 25th, 2018

Happy Sunday All!

Hope everyone is doing well!

How's everyone's training going?

My Week in review: 

Monday: 5.5 miles (45 min). Day off work. Slept in a few minutes. Woke up to txt alerts that I'll be doing the #BroadStreetRun! Had to bust out my shirt for today's run! Smooth day at the trail (Pennypack Creek). Did the side with the bigger hill at the end, but the rest day and stretching yesterday definitely helped. Passerby saw the shirt and commented they got in as well!
Tuesday: 3.11 miles after work. Hydrated, foam rolled, and relaxed plenty yesterday after my fun. Well rested, for the most part, afternoon dragged a bit, but felt good overall. We're having a couple days of nice weather! Short sleeves in February! 
Wednesday: 4 miles. Work from home, lunch run! Always a great mid day break! Temps unusually warm for February, 70's. Run was off to a good start. But could definitely tell I didn't stretch or properly hydrate. Work in progress. 
Thursday: 3.11 miles after work. Didn't get a good night's rest. Still got my workout in before work. Crunches, planks, curls/tri extensions, pushups, and finished with a foam roll. Long day at work, hydrated, but offset by coffee. Got my run in after work. A lot cooler than yesterday and some rain. The cool weather probably encouraged me to not take my time.  
Friday: 4 miles after work. Another chilly. Misty day. A bit tired throughout.  Will try to get some rest for tomorrow's long run. 
Saturday: 8 miles. Long run day! I usually check into work before heading out. I'm not not vaca just yet, but figured since my out of office is on, eh, maybe no. Still got up by 6, took my time, still got to the trail by 7:30. My trail, is 5.25 mi, park in the middle, did the gradual incline side first and back, passed my car at 5.25, failed to hydrate as I passed my car, 'doh, on to the other side for a bit, incline started but turned around before the big hill on that side. Goal was to fade to 8:20-8:30, able to maintain. Sometimes crazy how the short hilly runs (fri) are tougher than the longer runs..
Sunday: 6 miles. Sunday is usually my rest day one miler for the streak. I have some plans tomorrow, I'm sure you'll see that next week. So I did tomorrow's run today. It poured all night, and looked to be a washout today! Took my time this morning, light breakfast, reading the news, etc. Saw some points where the rain was a bit lighter. Not that it matters once you're wet, you're wet! Wasn't too motivated, other than to get out of the rain. Hills were hills, blah. lol Anyway, time to hydrate, do chores, and hopefully get a stretch in! Have a great week all!
This was week 10 of half marathon training. Using the training program below. 
To credit the images, it was pulled Coach Jenny Hadfield's training plans
Future races registered for:
  • 03/25/18 - Philadelphia Love Run half marathon. Love the love run! Check out my 2017 review here. 
  • 04/07/18 - Hot Chocolate 15k/5k!! (15k) Join me using code “BRHCPHILLY18” to score a BONUS Hot Chocolate branded cap!  
    Check out my Hot Chocolate 15k race preview post here! 
  • 04/14/18 - Newport Rhode Races! Half marathon. They have 5k, half, and full marathon options! Use code "BibRave" to save 10% on race entry!
Check out my race preview post here! 
  • 05/06/18 - Broad Street Run!  Assuming I win the lottery! (guess what, I did!) Love this race! My 2017 review here. 

My last race was November of last yr, but race season will be here soon! What are you training for??

Good luck to everyone with training! Kick some butt! 

If you do any races, please remember to review them on ! Your opinions help other runners decide what races to run!  Follow me on BibRave: Joe G


  1. I don't know if I told you but I'm going to miss the LOVE Run this year! I hope we can find each other at Hot Chocolate!!!

    1. Oh no, sorry to hear that! 😢 We will definitely have to meet up at hot chocolate! 🍫😀🙆‍♂️


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