Broad Street Run 101: Everything you need to know about Philly’s largest road race!
The countdown to the Broad Street Run is on. Thinking about 10 weeks of training can be overwhelming so we put together 10 tips fo training for 10 miles.
If you're thinking of running the Broad Street Run this year, here are 10 things you should know about Philadelphia's favorite 10 mile race:
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.
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.
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.