Good morning friends! After getting some news earlier this week I figured I would share my race plans for the spring…
I’m still planning on doing the Love Run on March 29th…. That will be a crazy weekend because I’m actually moving that weekend too (just two blocks but a bigger house/space-I rent). My training for that race has been pretty minimal. After the Philly Half at the end of last fall I took December off from running to let my body recover/rest. And then I sprained my back and took another 2.5 weeks off in January. Needless to say I haven’t been running much. Hopefully when it warms up into the 30’s this weekend I can get my first long run in a long time in (6+ miles). The rest I took was much needed but now I’m ready to focus more on endurance training and running and less on lifting. I’ll still try to weight train 2x/week but I’ll be focusing less on lifting super heavy, running 3-4x/week, swimming 1x/week, and spinning/biking 1x/week, and hopefully yoga 1x/week (some of these workouts will overlap so I'm not working out 7 days a week, don't worry!)
The good news I got this week was that I was accepted via lottery for the Broad Street Run! This was the gateway race to longer distance running for me and I’ve done it every year I’ve lived in Philly so this will be my 4th year! It is a HUGE- 40,000 people- race so they had to start limiting how many people they accepted. It’s the most scenic race ever- you run directly down Broad Street-10 miles through Philly, finishing right by the stadiums in the Navy Yard. I’ve run within 30 seconds of my original time every year so I’m hoping this year I’ll be a little faster-even a minute or two. I don’t usually do a lot of speed work but I figured after the half in March, hopefully I’ll be back to 100% and can improve. I know I’ve talked about not setting strict goals and this is exactly the kind of goal I like to set. Being a minute or two faster is not a huge goal and I feel little pressure to meet that goal. Plus a goal like that will definitely depend on the conditions that day. Usually the temperature is good but having a lot of new runners or runners seated in the incorrect corral can really slow you down. So we’ll see! Super excited for a couple of run races this year before tapping into the triathlon season :)
I'm Jess- a Philly based Registered Dietitian who loves to share healthy recipes, evidence based nutrition information, fun workouts, and race recaps! Click the social media icons at the top of the page to follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!