Broad Street Run Training: 3 Weeks to 10 Miles

Broad Street Run Training: 3 Weeks to 10 Miles

While I will likely never be the first person across the finish line, there is one physical arena in which I excel: falling. 

Yes, I am a champion faller with a wide range of expertise. I've fallen on ice, of course, but anyone can do that. I've mastered the rare double-sub, falling down the subway stairs and on the subway platform. I'm quite competitive in the five star bracket, having hit the ground in a fancy dress at a wedding and having gone down at a fine dining establishment, taking another patron's table with me. And of course there's the sentimental favorite, when I fell out of a chair during class. While teaching.

Broad Street Run Training: 4 Weeks to 10 Miles

Broad Street Run Training: 4 Weeks to 10 Miles

It had to happen at some point, I suppose. 

My training had been going pretty smoothly so far. I usually found something positive to take from the shorter runs, whether it was a slightly better pace than usual or realizing I could get through a run I wasn't 'feeling' at the outset. And I was pleased with how the long runs were going: slow and steady, each one a new achievement worth celebrating.

Three Things You Need To Know About Shopping for Workout Gear

Three Things You Need To Know About Shopping for Workout Gear

If you’re planning to workout or run outdoors this season, now is the perfect time to build your spring and summer fitness wardrobe. For many of us, fashion is the primary deciding factor when purchasing a new outfit but we want you to also think about function and comfort when choosing your fitness gear. 

We compiled a short list of the three things you should always look for when choosing running and fitness apparel. Alongside each tip, we’ll show you images and examples highlighting some of our favorite apparel pieces from On Running. 

Broad Street Run Training: 5 Weeks to 10 Miles

Broad Street Run Training: 5 Weeks to 10 Miles

I have this theory that there are two types of runners: math runners and writing runners.*

I am definitely a writing runner. I spend my runs putting words together: making up mantras, coming up with metaphors for how my legs feel, looking for interesting sights so I can tell someone about them later. These days, I also map out my blog posts, thinking about what I want to highlight and how it fits into the big picture of my BSR training.

Broad Street Run Training: 6 Weeks to 10 Miles

Broad Street Run Training: 6 Weeks to 10 Miles

We're getting close to the midpoint of Broad Street Run training now, and that probably looks different for different runners. First-timers might be struggling to keep up with the routine, or might be working that first-timer buzz for all its worth, letting the novelty of the experience fuel them. If you've done this before, maybe you're working towards a PR, and this is the time to dig in, really commit. Or, maybe you realize this isn't the year, and resolve to just have a blast out there, regardless of what the pace clock says.

Finding your Fit: A bra for EVERY body.

Finding your Fit: A bra for EVERY body.

ey girls, has running ever gotten a bit… out of hand? Come on you know what I’m talking about, it’s okay, we should be comfortable talking about the uncomfortable! No matter what type of movements we are doing, from yoga to boot camp classes, sometimes we just gotta strap down the girls. Don’t lie, the extremes have happened, yes I’m talking about tape and double bra-ing it, YIKES! The result of these crazy stunts are because 80 percent of women are in the wrong size bra. I know 80 percent is a crazy high number but listen, sizes can change due to age, pregnancy, or weight change.

Broad Street Run Training: 7 Weeks to 10 Miles

Broad Street Run Training: 7 Weeks to 10 Miles

Week 4, and my calendar tells me I'm supposed to do 7 miles for my long run. For some reason, this feels exponentially farther than 6 miles. In fact, it must have been causing me more anxiety than I realized, because the night before I dreamed I was running a marathon up and down a mountain, with my mom serving as pit crew.

This dream was ridiculous for a couple of reasons. 1) I have no plans to take part in a mountain marathon and 2) if I were to take part in a mountain marathon, it would be to serve as my mom's pit crew, not the other way around.

Broad Street Run Training: 8 Weeks to 10 Miles

Broad Street Run Training: 8 Weeks to 10 Miles

Woof, winter is still wintering, huh? That was the story of Week 3 for me. 

I'll admit, when I did my long run the day after the first nor'easter, I felt pretty hardcore running around downed trees and fighting the intense winds. I did 6 miles down Broad Street and into The Navy Yard, which is a really cool spot to run if you haven't checked it out. There are old battleships, a bunch of tugboats, and some intriguing new developments. And, of course, it's a nice dry run for the last quarter mile of the Broad Street Run.

Broad Street Run Training: 10 Weeks to 10 Miles

Broad Street Run Training: 10 Weeks to 10 Miles

Hello Philadelphia Runners!

My name is Nicole, and I've been running around the City of Brotherly Love for over ten years. I've completed the Broad Street Run five times, as well as the Philly Half, a few Philly 10ks, and lots of 5ks. I'm also a plus size runner who can reliably be found at the back of the pack. For the next ten weeks, I'll be sharing updates as I train for this year's Broad Street Run. I'm excited to get out there, and to show people that runners come in all shapes and sizes.