Races

2018 Guide to Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

2018 Guide to Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

Philadelphia Marathon weekend is less than 2 weeks away! Whether you are running, cheering or volunteering (thank you, thank you, thank you), we put together a guide with everything you need to know heading into race weekend.

Race Review: Quad XC Open 5K

Race Review: Quad XC Open 5K

The race was exhilarating. I was representing Philadelphia Runner Track Club, or PRTC, for the first time while racing on the 5K course at Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia. It was hilly! So hilly! People hike Mt. Everest and think "At least I didn't have to race Belmont Plateau!" I may just be being a baby about hills, but have I mentioned it was hilly?

9 Weeks to The Philly 10K!

9 Weeks to The Philly 10K!

It's officially summer and you're done with week 1 of training for The Philly 10K! Thanks to everyone who kicked off training with us last week! We had a fun time running to Shake Shack with you guys and hope you'll join us for some weekly group runs, special events, and the next pop-up run to the recently opened Rail Park (keep reading for more info). 

10 Weeks to The Philly 10K!

10 Weeks to The Philly 10K!

It's officially week 1, day 1 of training for The Philly 10K! Whether this is your first 10K or you're training for a better time this year, following our 10 weeks to 10K training plan will help you meet your goals. We'll be posting weekly training plans every Monday morning that outlines your training for the week along with some helpful tips to get you race ready. 


National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

For some, the journey with a brain tumor may be a month; some a year, some 5 years, and some for over a decade. My journey started in the fall of 2012 which was the beginning of my senior year of high school. I remember feeling sicker than I had ever felt in my entire life, and it lasted for weeks. Those weeks led to months, and months eventually led to years. I would vomit just about every day until the discovery of a brain tumor saved my life. That’s right, I went through most of my entire journey with a brain tumor that myself, my family, and medical professionals didn’t even know was there. This was until the day I first noticed I was seeing double. At first it was gradual, like when I looked out to my right while on the golf course or in my college classes, but it became constant just hours later. Things were heading downhill fast.

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.