RnR Philadelphia Half Training – Week 1

This past week marked the 12 week countdown to the RnR Philly Half Marathon! After having to step down from the half distance to the 5-miler for Boston’s Run to Remember, I am really more focused than ever to get back up to 13.1 miles.


Looking forward to adding this one to the collection!

So how did this week go?

Monday, 6/27: 3 easy miles

Tuesday, 6/28: Threshold intervals – 3 x 1600 meter repeats, plus warm-up and cool down. OK I only did 2 – I decided to go late in the day to help adjust to Sunday’s upcoming 10K, and the humidity was just soul-sucking. I knew I was in trouble after just the mile warm up and it went down hill from there.

Wednesday, 6/29: Strength work with Trainer Stacey! We focused on glutes and obliques. There was a lot of sweat, swearing and laughing – a good session!

Thursday, 6/30:  Rest Day: Got a much need sport massage.

Friday, 7/1: 5 mile steady-state run – nailed it! Also started Marcia‘s squat challenge. My goal for this week – 50/day.

Saturday, 7/2: 1.25 mile shakeout run with my son & husband at the track. Another 50 squats.

Sunday, 7/3:  Finish at the 50 10K – race recap to come! (And, yes, I did get my 50 squats in)

All in all a good week!

And don’t forget, if you join me in Philly or at any of Rock’n’Roll’s fall races (I’ll be running Brooklyn and Vegas as well), you can save a few bucks by using my discount code ROCKATTITUDE.

I’m linking up with Holly from HoHo Runs and Tricia from MissSippiPiddlin for their Weekly Wrap link up.  Be sure to stop by and check out what they’re up to.




  1. Great week of training. I need to get serious about my squats. 50/day sounds like a great goal!

    I would run that race for the medal alone!
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  2. you look like you are off to a great start for your half training! That’s a lot of squats. Happy 4th!
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  3. Sounds tough but awesome. Good luck on your training!!

  4. looks like a great week of training! i need to do the squat challenge!

  5. Nice job on your training! It sounds like you’re doing well! Happy 4th of July 🙂

  6. Soul-sucking…great description of the humidity! Your training is going well. 50 squats a day is very impressive. RnR does an excellent job with their medal designs and that one is no exception. Thanks for linking Michelle!

  7. Great squat goal. I would love to be able to meet up at an RNR. It would be great to meet in person.

  8. Oh wow, 50 squats a day is intense!! Great job! Glad to see your first week of training is going well, and I am so looking forward to meeting you in Philly!
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  9. Great week of training! My sister and I are running the Philly RnR Hal too!
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  10. Nice week! 50 squats a day! Nice! I convinced Hubby and I will be at RnR Vegas! Hope to see you there in November! 🙂
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