Sunday, May 30, 2021

Weekly Running Report: May 30, 2021

 Hi Everyone!

Hope you are all doing well! 

How's training going? Any races (IRL or virtual)?  How's the weather in your area? We've had a few hot/humid ones, with cold and rain to end the week. Rough to start, fun to end!

Reminder, if you're just skimming my blog, lol..  reminder that I also have gear and race discount tabs/pages on my blog site to check out as well. :) #BibRavePro

My Week in Training:

Monday 6 miles. Oh Monday, we meet again. Sunday, hydrated well, foam roll/stretched, focused on rest/recovery. Did have a few SundayFunday beverages, but behaved and hydrated. Decent night's rest, but a little tired to start. Coffee, 30 min workout (arms/shoulders/core), and out the door by 6. Still feeling Saturday's 18 miler, plan on taking a comfy pace. Push if avail, but no pressure. Felt better than expected, but not completely fresh. Off to a decent start. Felt the inclines to the hills and faded a bit. Tried to maintain to 8:15 since I had a decent start of low 8's. Rough towards the finish, but done and better than expected. 
Tuesday 7 miles. Monday, hydrated well, foam rolled, stretched, and an excellent night's rest. Groggy to start, but a consistent night of rest. Coffee, 30 minute workout (chest/core), and out the door by 6. Supposed to be speed day, not sure about that, but will push it a bit. Off to a decent start and moving along. high 7:40's for a while. Rough to push it, but fun. Faded along the inclines, fought to maintain to 8, lost it in the last mi. Missed it, and was rough, but still happy with it overall. 
side note: saw a new walker out during my run. Was thinking good for them! Unfortunately, they were smoking along their walk. 'doh!
Wednesday 7 miles. Tues, hydrated very well, iced my shin, failed to foam roll/stretch. Decent night's rest. Up before my alarm, waited a few min and still up early. Coffee, 40 min workout (amrs/shoulders, chest, core) and out the door by 6. Wed is usually 1-3 mi day. Was already thinking about doing extra today, waking up early kinda help steer me to it as well. Plan was to take it easy today. Do a "comfy" pace. Settled in early. But heavy legs and humidity, it was a rough one. Drenched by mi 2. Rethought my plans to do extra, even thought about cutting back distance, since any of it would be "extra". Breathing/ minute countdowns on most of the second half. Hung in there to finish out. 
Side notes: had two compliments today. Not why we do this, but always nice to hear. Especially on a rough day.
1. Someone that lives at the top of one of my hills, mentioned once they see me go by, they know it's going to be a good day. 
2. Township trash pickup, was sitting on my stoop for a few minutes after and they went by. Mentioned that they swear they see me everyday. The one admitted to being a car that beeps at my daily to cheer me on!  Always a good lift in spirit.
Thursday: 6 miles. Wed, hydrated well, failed to foam roll/stretch, but got a decent night's rest. Tired when that alarm went off and for some reason wasn't in the mood to get going. Started the day in a "blah" mood. Went through the motions though and got it done. 30 min workout (chest/core, got more done later) and out the door by 6. Warm temps with high humidity, going to be a fun one. Wasn't setting out to set records today and didn't. Comfy pace. Hung in there for a bit, but hills and humidity got me towards the end. Was glad when this was done. Wasn't in the mood, but happy I got through it. Started work in a blah mood, but ended up being a fine day. Mood eventually lightened up. Felt more like a Monday, but as the day went on, starting to look fwd to Friday! 
Friday: 5 miles. Thu, hydrated very well. foam rolled/stretched. Intentions of a good night's rest and in bed on time.. Well, it's my on-call week for work. Rarely many issues, and usually brief when there are. Well, not today. Called at 11pm, worked until 12:35 am. Went back to bed, but mind on work, tossed/turned. Eventually back to sleep, up again at 3:35. Worked for an hr, and done just when my alarm is abut to go off. No more sleep. :(  Coffee, and I'm sure there will be plenty today. 30 min workout (arms/shoulders/core), and out the door by 6. Planned on taking it easy. Temps were nice. Off to a comfy start, but picked up steam. Rolled along and then pushed it to maintain. Knew the last set of hills may slow me down, thought about skipping, but did them anyway. Tough to maintain at the end, but done! maintained to just below 8. Did not expect that today. Was a little light headed/zombie ish at work, but fine for my run. I'm sure it will be a long day, will be sure to get to bed early! 
Saturday: 14 miles. Friday, hydrated well, foam rolled/stretched, carb loaded, relaxed and in bed on time. Decent night's rest. Up just before my alarm. Tired, probably could of slept another hour, but up. Coffee, a few min of core workout. Eventually out the door. Cooler out and rain all weekend. Consistent rain through this morning. looking fwd to the temps. The rain, it is what it is. Going to get a little wet anyway, might as well go all out. lol.. Getting started is the hardest part. Once you acknowledge the fact you will be wet, you are good to go.. Eventually at my trail slightly after 6:30. My trail 
Pennypack Creek. Doing the more wooded section to ByBerry Rd first. Cool and wet to start. Temp adjust. Was concerned about over dressing. Was ok to start. Settle in. Moving slightly ahead of pace, pull back and then try to maintain. Hung in there for a bit. Splishing and splashing along. Fading up the slight incline and then maintaining. Pass my car at 7 mi, skipping hydration. Off to the more gradual incline side to Rockledge Park. Slight fade and then.. My short steep hill in Rockledge. Strava legend. Tough one today. A bit light headed at first, but regrouped. a few min past the hill to hit 10.6 before turning around for the trail, return and back. Happy for the slight decline, flat return, tried to picked it up, but pretty much just maintained.  
Not following a plan per se, but rotating 14-18 mi long run days until it's time, and chasing things..200 a month, past that today. 50 a week when possible. 45 as of today. And trying to catch up to 200 avg month since dropping during my taper in April. . 


Sunday: 10 miles. Usually 1-3 "rest/cutback day" for the streak. Well, this week, and end of month, chasing a few things. We shall see. Saturday, hydrated somewhat, epsom bath, and, relaxed. Offset hydration, but not too crazy. In bed early and a decent night's rest. Did wake up early and thought about changing my alarm. Waited it out and up. Coffee, short core workout, taking my time and eventually over to my trail by 7. Another rainy day. Is what it is. Enjoy the temps and just acknowledge you may get wet. My trail. Basically doing the same path to start as yesterday. Day 2 of 4 of trying to do 4 10+ days. We shall see. Plan to keep it sub 8:30. Off to a good start. Gradually fading up the inclines and trying to recoup on the decline. Better than expected for the most part. Last 3 miles was a challenge to maintain 8:15 overall, but done.  
Full pics on Facebook

Outside of Running: 
What did I do besides run, workout, work, and chores this week? Two outings. Watched HLN's Very Scary People (murder docu series), re-watching Schitt's Creek (wife hasn't seen it yet, almost done watching a 2nd time!),  Cruella, baseball, basketball..
Q: How about you? Anything exciting outside of running? Any adventures? binge watching anything?


Weekly Summary:
Miles: weekly 55 miles running 
Year to Date: 989.7 miles running (maybe trying to hit 1k by tomorrow? hmm)
Hill Goal (for the yr):   57896/100k elevation gain. Initial goal 100k to beat last yr's 98k. 
Strength Training: Goal 180 minutes, 219 minutes completed. What type of strength training do I do? Core: crunches, planks, leg raises. Weights: biceps, triceps, shoulders, chest. 
Hydration Goal:  7 days 
Foam Roll: 4 days 
Training Plan:  Loosely following the below plan structure until it's time to follow for a race. 
Image from Coach Jenny Hadfield
Race Schedule: 

10.17.2021 - NJ Marathon - deferral from spring 2020. 

11.21.2021 - Philadelphia Marathon - deferral from 2020 (registered the day after 2019's race!). 

Be sure to check out my Race and Gear discount pages from my blog site. #BibRavePro ;)

Good luck to everyone with training! Kick some butt! 

If you do any races(virtual or IRL), please remember to review them on BibRave.com

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Weekly Running Report: May 23, 2021

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are all doing well! 

How's training going? Any races (IRL or virtual)?  

Reminder, if you're just skimming my blog, lol..  reminder that I also have gear and race discount tabs/pages on my blog site to check out as well. :) #BibRavePro

My Week in Training:

Monday: 7 miles. Sunday Funday, hydrated well, but slacked on foam roll/stretching, and had a few beverages. In bed on time.. but.. Up in the middle of the night and wide awake! Didn't think I would get anymore sleep, not sure if I did. Yesterday I was so tired midday, I had a 5 hr energy, wondering if that wired me too much... Not sure. Up a few min before my alarm. 30 min workout (arms, shoulders, core). Shoulder almost back to "normal" after pulling it last week. Foam roll my back, light stretch, and out the door by 6. Temps feeling nice again! Trying to enjoy it while I can. Off to a decent start, comfortable and a little faster than expected for a Monday. Monday is usually more toughest day, but feeling good. Scheduled for 6 mi, but changed my mind to 7. Felt the later inclines and hills, but legs weren't too too heavy. Happy overall, especially for a Monday with sleep and allergy issues. TMI time: allergies were a bit gross today. Constant drip/blowing my nose during my workout, took allergy pill, didn't help too much, and spit like my entire run. (somewhat normal, but even more often than normal).
Other side notes:
1. Saw a cat on a window sill, on the outside, think it wanted back in!
2. Running around a corner,  saw a fox after turning the corner, only 1 house away! It didn't stick around for pics. lol.. 
Tuesday: 7 miles. 
Remember how I said Monday is usually my toughest weekday. Well, that was today. lol.. Comfortable pace felt heavy and like I couldn't do much about it. Got better a few miles in, but then it's time to fight the inclines and hills. Hung in there for 8:30, but was a tough one. Wouldn't be hard on myself if it was a Monday, but since Monday went well, thought it might go a little better.
Wednesday: 3.11 miles. Tues, hydrated well, foam rolled/stretched (it's about time!), and a decent night's rest.. Speaking of rest.. had a crazy dream that my alarm was disabled, I slept in, missed my run and was late to work! Freaking ut about missing my run and when I'd get it in. Funny, wasn't too concerned about being late to work. Eventually woke up, looked at my alarm, laughed, and got a few more min rest..
Up at my alarm. Coffee, 45 min workout since I have a few extra minutes from a shorter run. (arms/shoulders/chest/ and core). Foam roll my back out and out the door by 6:15.  Will be trying to push it a bit, we'll see. Off to a decent start, but breathing was off, took a few min to adjust. Bringing pace down, had an alert that started with a 6!  But feeling it. Low 7's, but fading before the gradual hill at 1.2 mi. Fading up the hill, trying to regroup as it levels. Able to bring it down before the two smaller hills to end. Goal was 7:30, but faded closer to 7:40. Although there is a 5 second avg difference between my watch and phone today, rare that it is more than 2. Watch shows me cutting through a block and I had to go further than normal to end. Whatever...is what it is, till next time...  
Thursday 7 miles. Wed, hydrated well, foam rolled/stretched, and in bed on time.. Up just before my alarm. 30 min workout (arms/shoulders/core), and out the door by 6. Temps going up, was a hot afternoon yesterday, but ok this morning. Thursday is usually my best day, not this week... Who would of thought my best day would be Monday? lol.. First few min in and felt like slow motion. Comfortable pace, but legs feeling heavy when trying to pick it up. Still, try to keep in mind to ignore slow starts and keep at it. Eventually brought it down as I rolled along. 8:02 ish, but going back up as I approached the inclines before the hills. Hung in there for a bit before fading a bit more. Countdown going on the entire hour I was out there. lol.. Hung in there for 8:15, but wasn't pretty and could of easily been 8:30.
Friday: 5 miles. Thu, hydrated well, foam rolled/stretched. Did offset hydration by participating in ThirstyThursday, but behaved. In bed on time and got an excellent night's rest! Groggy when that alarm went off, but felt like the least interrupted sleep in a bit! Coffee, 30 min strength training (chest and core). (tmi time, barely got that 30 min in and almost late out the door, too many bathroom breaks). Foam roll my back, light stretch, and out the door by 6. Temps really going up, but not bad, yet. Legs were a little heavy yesterday, just hoping to be somewhat comfy today. Won't stress too much about pace, or so I tell myself. Off to an excellent start! Comfy and pace better than expected. Crazy how day to day can be so opposite. Pacing 7:40's and rolling right along. Focus on breathing, strike, etc. Fade slightly through inclines and hills. Countdown was on for the second half. Didn't expect to, but worked on it, maintain sub 8 overall. Tough last 10 minutes, but done! Felt pretty good overall. 
Saturday 18 miles.. Friday, hydrated well, foam rolled/stretched, and a decent night's rest.
Long run day, trail day, yay!18 miles? umm.. not so sure about this one. Last week, after doing 16, decided to sched 18 for this week. Last year between plans, rotated up to 16 till it was time to follow the plan. Thinking about doing up to 18 until it's time. Weather sure has changed in the past week, temps going up, for sure. Questioned it, but stuck to the plan.. At my trail by 6:15. Daylight is earlier, would love to start earlier, but my tummy just needs a little more time. My trail Pennypack Creek. Midway parking lot, Welsh and Terwood Rd. Starting towards the more wooded area to ByBerry Rd. Settled in around 8:30 early. Feeling the slightly warmer temps in the first couple miles. Going to be a fun one! Planned on taking pics before I got tired, but rolled along, no trail pics. New trail section past Byberry Rd to the end. Turn around and back to the midway parking lot. Made sure to hydrate as I passed my car at 7 mi. Off to the more gradual incline to Rockledge Park. Feeling it by mi 9. Questioned my decisions, but kept on going. From Rockledge, off the trail to my strava legend hill (stay away, it's mine!), around Rockledge for a couple. Back on the trail. On the way back, took a side trail from Lorimer Park to Pennypack Park for about 2.5 and back. Loving that I added a couple side options instead of doing the rail trail multiple times, but one thing I miss by doing that, less opportunities to pass my car for hydration. Around 15 mi, was looking for fountains at Pennypack Park and Lorimer. Jokingly thought of jumping in the creek to cool off. Back on the trail, got back into some kind of groove to finish out. Felt the sun, but knowing it was flat the last 1.5 helped ease my mind. Rough, but done. We shall see if I do another 18 before it's called for. lol.. 
Sunday: 3.11 miles. Saturday, hydrated very well, did an ice bath, failed to foam roll/stretch. Offset hydration a bit with beverages, but did hydrate along. Stayed up past my bed time. Planned to sleep in, but up at 6. Slow to get up, but coffee, and moving along. Eventually out the door around 8:30. So now that summer temps have arrived, that Sunday sleep in may not always be a good thing. A  bit warm. Feeling yesterday's "long" run, but going for 3 to end the week at 50 mi. Off to a better start than expected, but feeling it, not trying to over do it. Heat kicking in.. First mi faster than planned, but pulling back a bit. Hill starts around 1.2.  Gradual incline. This hill goes by at least 5 religious buildings, Churches, schools, convent, etc. I usually make an effort not to cuss as i go by. Not thinking about it, definitley cussing my way up the hill. Unfortunately there's a corner I couldn't see around. There was a small family in there Sunday best on their way to church as I cussed my way past. Apoligized profusely, felt bad. lol..  Tried to regroup as the hill leveled out, but two smaller hills in 2-3, through and done. 
Outside of Running: 
What did I do besides run, workout, work, and chores this week? Two outings s this week. One out to dinner, Mad Mex, my fav wings! And an outiing to Bishop Estate Winery to meet up with friends that we havent seen since pre-pandemic! Great to see them! Watched HLN's Very Scary People (murder docu series), re-watching Schitt's Creek (wife hasn't seen it yet),  baseball, basketball..
Q: How about you? Anything exciting outside of running? Any adventures? binge watching anything?


Weekly Summary:
Miles: weekly 50 miles running 
Year to Date: 934.6 miles running
Hill Goal (for the yr):   54944/100k elevation gain. Initial goal 100k to beat last yr's 98k. 
Strength Training: Goal 180 minutes, 181 minutes completed. What type of strength training do I do? Core: crunches, planks, leg raises. Weights: biceps, triceps, shoulders, chest. 
Hydration Goal:  7 days 
Foam Roll: 4 days 
Training Plan:  Loosely following the below plan structure until it's time to follow for a race. 
Image from Coach Jenny Hadfield
Race Schedule: 

Nothing in the immediate future, but I am toying with the idea of running the Delaware Running Festival marathon on June 13. Have enough time to recover, and get a few long runs in. It's a matter of making sure my personal plans are clear with this late of notice. And if I really want to run that far in June temps.

Further down the line:

10.17.2021 - NJ Marathon - deferral from spring 2020. 

11.21.2021 - Philadelphia Marathon - deferral from 2020 (registered the day after 2019's race!). 

Be sure to check out my Race and Gear discount pages from my blog site. #BibRavePro ;)

Good luck to everyone with training! Kick some butt! 

If you do any races(virtual or IRL), please remember to review them on BibRave.com

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Weekly Running Report: May 16, 2021

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are all doing well! 

How's training going? Any races (IRL or virtual)?  

Haven't posted a blog in a bit. Slacking! Was taking some me time. Back now, trying to get back into the groove. 

Reminder, if you're just skimming my blog, lol..  reminder that I also have gear and race discount tabs/pages on my blog site to check out as well. :) #BibRavePro

My Week in Training:

Monday: 7 miles. Two plus weeks since my marathon, haven't done a 7 mi midweek run yet. Decided to start the week off with it. Wise? unsure. SundayFunday, did have a few beverages, but hydrated along the way. Trying to behave to start the week off right! Foam rolled/stretched, relaxed, but Monday is still usually the toughest day for me. Got a call overnight from work. Forgot I'm on -call (more sub consciously did) and tried to disable my alarm instead of answering my phone. Eventually took the call and up for a bit. Back to sleep I go. Rough getting up for a Monday, but not horrible. Coffee, 30 min workout. (arms/shoulders/core) and out the door by 6. ..Oops, forgot to come back for my recap after I started it. lol. 7 done, but wasn't horrible for a Monday.
Tuesday: 7 miles. Was planning on doing 6?  Monday, hydrated well, foam roll, stretch, and a decent night's rest. Up a few times and again before my alarm. Coffee, 35 min strength training (core and chest), and out the door by 6. Temps cooler for this time of yr and nice. Slightly slow start, but got into a groove after the first couple small hills and brought it down a notch. Rolling along, working on breathing/strike, etc. Did feel some slight soreness in left ankle and right shin, but non issue. Feeling a bit better than yesterday's run, around mi 4-5 decided to on 7 before turning back for 6. Knew it would involve extra hills and pace may suffer (and it did), but still felt good overall. Glad I went the extra mi.
Extra cardio: 1.5 hrs yard work after work.  
Wednesday: 3.11 miles. "short" run for the streak. Tues, hydrated well, failed to foam roll/stretch, I slacked there. But got a decent night's rest. Up before my alarm, and already have a few extra minutes due to the shorter run, got a 45 min workout in. (arms/chest/core). Foam roll my back and light stretch. Out the door by 6:15. Temps still nice. Focus on breathing/strike and off I go!  Trying to push it a bit. Got my pace down by the 2 min pace alert. Pacing 7: teens. But feeling it just before the gradual incline around mi 1.2. Faded to about 7:30. Regroup and decline before a couple smaller hills. Focus on count down and breathing up the hills. Maintained to just below 7:30, it was rough, but fun! 
Thursday: 7 miles. Again, was planning on 6.  But looking at my avg and wanting to get back to 200 months, decided if I'm doing ok midway that I'll keep going.  Wed, hydrated well, skipped foam roll/stretch again. TBH, slacking lately on it. Decent night's rest, bt some funky dreams! Woke up in the middle of the night with a sharp pain in my shoulder. Dont think it's related to weights, will discuss later. lol.. Up a few min early, coffee, core workout (no weights due to the shoulder, even planks was a stretch). Roll my back out, light stretch and out the door by 6. Temps still nice! trying to make a point to cherish them while they last! Summer will be here soon enough! Off I go. Felt good and first pace alert on point, second slowed down up a hill. I try not to judge them just yet since I have two small inclines to start, but I do. Eventually in rhythm. Feeling pretty decent. Again in mi 4-5, not turning back to end at 6. Stretching it out a bit on the opposite side of the 'hood. Inclines, hills, pace still ahead of expectation. Longer gradual incline, quads getting heavy, but hung in there to maintain just below 8. Didn't feel as great as Tues, but pace was better. Thu's seem to be my best midweek day pace wise. Glad I went the extra mi and felt decent after. 
So.. back to my shoulder hurting.. Shoulder was fine yesterday, what happened?  Totally forgot about this. Shortly before bed there was a fly in our house we want to get rid of before bed. Well, maybe jumping/swatting like a volleyball spike against a high wall didn't help? Not positive this is what did it, but strong possibility.. 
Friday: 5 miles to head into the weekend! Thu, hydrated well, offset by a couple drinks at dinner, but still hydrated along. Home before bed, but wasn't ready and stayed up till almost 10! So late! Decent rest. Failed to foam roll/stretch. Not a good week as far as that goes. Up just before my alarm. Coffee, workout. Shoulder a little better. Able to work arms. Usually do shoulders next, but lifting that weight up past should height hurt! Chest, and core done. Foam roll my back, light stretch, and out the door by 6. Off to a much better start than expected. 7:30's for a bit. Not reasonable for 5 with hills for me, but hung in there for a bit. Faded as the inclines added up towards the hills. Feeling it, could of easily let go of pace in the last mi, but hung in to maintain sub 8. Wasn't pretty, but still fun and done. 
Saturday: 16 miles. Long run day, trail day, yay! Fri, hydrated well, carb loaded, foam rolled, stretched (finally), and relaxed a bit. In bed at a decent time. Up a couple times, but ready to go. Coffee, short core workout, foam roll my back, light stretch, and over to my trail around 6:30.  Missed my trail last weekend due to car issues, happy to be back. Temps were nice to start, around 48, but will be going up. My trail Pennypack Creek. Park in the middle, Welsh and Terwood Rd. Starting out towards the more wooded section to ByBerry Rd. Started faster than planned, kept with it slightly longer than I should of but felt good, gradually pulling back. At ByBerry Rd end, it's no longer an end, there's a new section that's been under construction and has opened! Decided to keep going and check it out! Scenery wasn't much, going by a parking lot then forest, but was still nice. added about 1.5 (.8 x2). Turnaround. Hitting mi at diff points than expected. didn't realize that was 1.5 till I got back to the midway parking lot. Hit 7 mi. usually 5.5 ish. Hydrated at my car. Didn't feel the need, but thought it would be a good idea. off to the slightly gradual incline side to Rockledge. Fading slightly, but within goal. At Rockledge, left the trail for a bit. Needed to get mi hill (strava legend still even tho I've missed a couple weekends here). Around Rockledge for a bit and back to the trail. On the way back, knew I would still need a little more mi. At Lorimer Park, took the side trail to Pine Rd and back. Lorimer Park back to the midway parking lot, needed .3 more. Around the parking lot and back for a few min. lol.. Felt the last couple mi, but not bad. Along my run, bumped into three friends I haven't seen in a bit, didn't get a chance to catch up, but after my run bumped into a couple more and b.s. for almost an hour. First time catching up since befoer my race. Great to see them! And my one friend that BQ'd in Philly '19, his time was within standard to get into the condensed Boston Marathon field. So happy for him! 
Other side notes:
1. leash your dogs people! Saw one unleashed dog today. Calm black lab. Calm and no issues, but still, we don't know your dog and if that will be the case.
2. No one wants to hear your music! (feel like an old man yelling at kids. lol..) But seriously, if you want music, wear headphones, if you are concerned about hearing your surroundings, wear aftershokz! 
Full pics on Facebook
Sunday: 5 mi. Usually 1-3 for rest day streak day? Run Streak day 1940. Well, after yesterday's run, saw I was at 45 and it's been a few weeks since I've hit 50, so... lol.. 
Saturday, busy day after my run, few hours of outdoor chores, hydrated very well. Best hydration day in a bit. Did eventually offset some with a few beverages. lol.. Up slightly past my bed time, 11 pm! "Slept in" till about 7. Coffee, taking my time and eventually out the door. Comfortable to start, but legs got heavy through the early inclines. Questioned my choice, but kept going. Also thought about skipping a few hills, but got them done as well. Faded to about 8:15, but didnt really care about pace today. Will try to take it easy to be somewhat ready to take on the week. 
Outside of Running: 
What did I do besides run, workout, work, and chores this week? Two outings. One for a family bday dinner, the other to have Bad Mother Shucker's food truck at Ambler Beer Co, good stuff! Watched HLN's Very Scary People (murder docu series), re-watching Schitt's Creek (wife didn't see),  baseball.. 
Q: How about you? Anything exciting outside of running? Any adventures? binge watching anything?


Weekly Summary:
Miles: weekly 50 miles running 
Year to Date: 884 miles running
Hill Goal (for the yr):   52034/100k elevation gain. Initial goal 100k to beat last yr's 98k. 
Strength Training: Goal 180 minutes, 191 minutes completed. What type of strength training do I do? Core: crunches, planks, leg raises. Weights: biceps, triceps, shoulders, chest. 
Hydration Goal:  7 days 
Foam Roll: 3 days 
Training Plan:  Loosely following the below plan structure until it's time to follow for a race. 
Image from Coach Jenny Hadfield
Race Schedule: 

Nothing in the immediate future, but I am toying with the idea of running the Delaware Running Festival marathon on June 13. Have enough time to recover, and get a few long runs in. It's a matter of making sure my personal plans are clear with this late of notice. And if I really want to run that far in June temps.

Further down the line:

10.17.2021 - NJ Marathon - deferral from spring 2020. 

11.21.2021 - Philadelphia Marathon - deferral from 2020 (registered the day after 2019's race!). 

Be sure to check out my Race and Gear discount pages from my blog site. #BibRavePro ;)

Good luck to everyone with training! Kick some butt! 

If you do any races(virtual or IRL), please remember to review them on BibRave.com

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