Sunday, October 28, 2018

TCS NYC Marathon Training Week 19 - Weekly Running Update: October 28, 2018

Hi Everyone!

Hope everyone is doing well. Anyone do any races recently or training for one? Which ones?

Last week was the Runner's World half festival, 5 and dime, check out my review, here. This week was week 19 of marathon training! This may be my last post before the big day. My goals are below.

Goals for next week:
  • Obvious goal, complete the darn thing without falling over. 
  • Have fun. This may be a one time thing, make the most of it. 
  • Hate to sound cliche, but trust in training, or as we say in Philly, Trust the Process. I'm sure I'll have anxiety throughout the week, but the training is done and felt good. 
  • PR, preferably by at least 15 min. Ultimate time goal is PR by 30, but will not stress over that, Don't want to go out hard and regret it later on. Trust the process.
My Week in Training:

Monday: 5 miles before work. Sunday was rest day, but still had to do yard work. Once that was done, rest day was in full effect. Watched plenty of football. Relaxed. Even took a nap before bed time! Monday I was feeling fresh energy wise. Could still feel the hills from Saturday, but not an issue. It was a bit chilly out! Frost warning, time for long sleeves, hat, and gloves! Brisk air felt great! Was definitely ready for the work week after this morning's run.
Tuesday: 3.11 miles before work. Another good night's sleep! In bed before 9 and woke up before my alarm (4:45). Coffee, work out, and stretch. Temp not as brisk as yesterday, but nice. Comfortable pace, but could feel shins/calves tightening up. Will be stretching and using KT Tape.
Wednesday: 4 miles before work. Work from home day, I can sleep in a few min, but don't really. Work out and stretch, out the door around 6:15. Comfortable pace. Shins/calves getting better.
Thursday: 1 mile before work. Strength training day, plus one for the streak. Streak day 1,006. Crunches, planks, push-ups, butterflies, leg raises, stretch and out the door by 6:30. Comfortable pace around the outside of my neighborhood. 35 degrees at 6:30, saw 3 smokers within one mile. Oye.
Friday: 4 miles before work. Stayed up a few min later than usual, watching the first half of football for fantasy fb. Last min picks did well! Got a decent night sleep. Up a few min before my alarm. Coffee, work out, stretch, out the door before 6. Comfortable pace. Noticed it slipped a few seconds through the hills, picked it up just a bit after, but not over doing it.
Saturday: 6 miles. "Long" run day, trail day, yay! 38 degrees, rain and wind, oh no! Before heading to bed, knew there was a strong chance of rain, a Nor' Easter coming through. When I woke up, there was flood warnings, but was going to let up in a bit. Saw there was a couple hours that would eventually clear up a bit more, but got impatient. Figured this would also be a good day to double check my wardrobe for worst case scenario weather for next week. Rain was mostly misty with high winds.
The run itself felt good. My trail, Pennypack Creek. Felt good to be back there, two weeks since I was there, and feels like forever! Park in the middle.(Terwood and Welsh Rd). Did the side with a gradual incline to Rockledge Park. (Back and forth is 5.5), went into a nearby neighborhood to add that .5. That neighborhood has a steep hill just before my turnaround.
Sunday: Rest day. One for the streak. Streak day 1,009. Woke up around 3, up for a bit, but was able to fall back to sleep. "Slept in" to 7:30. Took my time getting ready, but also wanting to be sure to be done everything before Eagles football at 9:30 am! Done, just in time!
This was week 19 of of marathon training, using the below plan. 
Scheduled to do this week: 
Miles: scheduled miles   22 / completed 24
Strength Training(planks/crunches/leg raises/weights: scheduled 60 min/completed 75
To credit the images, it was pulled Coach Jenny Hadfield's training plans
marathon training program
Fall Schedule: 
Next up, oh my!

11.04.18 - TCS New York City Marathon! 

Spring Schedule 

03.31.19 - The Love Run! Love the Love Run Philadelphia half marathon! Check out my review from last yr, here. 

04.06.19 - Hot Chocolate 15k Philadelphia. Use code BRHCPhilly to receive a free smart phone arm band. Check out my preview, here. 

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 

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