The idea of running is quite obvious for almost everyone who is thinking of fitness because it’s not only inexpensive but also can be done anywhere. All you need to do is look for comfortable running wear and shoes, and you are good to go.
Nothing’s a bigger let down than getting ready to go on a run and seeing that it’s raining outside (or worse). While it may feel like running is best saved for the summer months, it’s still possible to enjoy a run anytime with a little extra planning and preparation. Here are some top tips for you to keep in mind to ensure that you can run 365 days of the year.
‘Tis the season! We put together a few of our favorite gifts for her to help ease your holiday shopping this year. Pick these great gifts up in any of our shops!
‘Tis the season! We put together a few of our favorite gifts for him to help ease your holiday shopping this year. Pick these great gifts up in any of our shops!
The Hoka One One Clifton is one my favorite training shoes. After suffering from many stress fractures and overuse injuries I was hesitant to try out a lower drop shoe (5mm). With the combination of Berry Superfeet for my high arches, I found my go to duo for marathon training!
‘Tis the season! We put together a few of our favorite accessories to help ease your holiday shopping this year. Pick these great gifts up in any of our shops!
Are you half or full marathon training? How are those legs treating you these days? Sore, tight legs are a common byproduct of training for races of any distance. We hear it at Philadelphia Runner all of the time, “I’m always so sore after my long runs, is there anything I can do?” Why yes my dear running friend, there is. Compression.
Are you running the 2018 Philadelphia Marathon or Half Marathon? Whether it’s your first race or you’re an experienced half or full marathoner, the Philadelphia Runner Pace Team will be at the Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon to help you achieve your goal.
Mind over marathon. Whether you are training for your first marathon or your twentieth, 26.2 miles is a mental challenge as well as a physical one. Here are a few mental tips to help you master 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.
Read this article if you’re preparing for any sort of competitive race!
Whether on two feet or two wheels, it seems like some sort of endurance event is taking place almost every weekend recently! As we know, this welcoming community is extremely encouraging and motivating, however the desire to commit to a lifestyle of endurance training requires comfort and enjoyment of the sport itself. Of course, proper physical training to reach your goals is necessary, yet many people accidentally bypass the importance of nutrition on their path to hopeful success.
First things first, what exactly is a Pace Team and what does it do? A pace team is a group of runners in a race led by an experienced runner typically referred to as a Pacer or Pace Team Leader.
There are 26 days until the 2018 Philadelphia Marathon! If you're running the full 26.2 miles this year, we put together 26 tips to help you prepare for race day. We'll be sharing 1 tip every day on our facebook page leading up to the marathon. Follow along or read them all here!
In our last post about building your fall wardrobe, we discussed the importance of having a good moisture wicking bottom - tights, pants or joggers. This week, we’re talking about base layers (think long sleeve shirts) and mid-layers to keep you warm during chilly fall mornings and evenings.
Many of you probably saw the title of this post and groaned. A lot of runners don’t like to run hills because, well - it’s hard! Hills can be a great addition to your running though and offer a lot of benefits to runners.
It's SOCKtober! Don’t start the month or your next run/walk/workout on the wrong foot. It’s time to update your sock selection by adding some of these great styles to your wardrobe!
Throughout the entire month of October, we’ll be highlighting key apparel pieces to help you build your fall and winter wardrobe. Although it doesn’t feel like it, cooler temperatures are on the way and you’ll want to have your cold weather essentials ready to go so that you can continue to run outdoors all year long.
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?
We might be a little biased but our favorite race of the year, The Philly 10K, is this weekend!
Before we get to all the race day information, in order to run the race on Sunday you need to pick up your bib on Friday or Saturday at the Diadora Kickoff Party at Philadelphia Brewing Company.
You've made it! It's race week and you should be feeling confident and ready to run strong. You are ready to line up at the start and run 6.2 miles through the best running city.
You did it! You made it through the peak week of 10K training! This week we'll scale back a bit to make sure you get to the starting line feeling ready to run. Use the extra free time to take a look back and see how far you've come!
Like road running, the most important thing you need for trail running is a good pair of shoes to keep your feet happy. You might be wondering why you can't just wear your regular running shoes on the trails? If you're running on flat, groomed, non-technical trails like the Manayunk Canalpath or Forbidden Drive in the Wissahickon, you can probably keep running in your regular sneakers (depending on how dirty you want them to get!).
How’s summer treating you so far? I’ve been connecting with runners across the city and it seems that the consensus is that the hot and humid weather has deterred many of you from running outdoors.
Happy race month! After last week's cutback longer run, it's peak week! You are fit, strong and ready to take on any training on any day. You've been putting in the work so you're ready to go the distance. This weeks long run is the longest of our training plan but by now the miles should be starting to pass by more quickly. Make sure you take some time to appreciate what you have done and what you are still doing! Keep hydrating, stretching, and getting enough sleep this week.
The Philly 10K is officially ONE month away! In 4 weeks you'll be lining up at the start on South Street and cruising through 6.2 miles of city streets. We can't wait!
Congratulations! You've made it through 5 weeks of training for The Philly 10K and can officially start counting down to race week!
You've been putting in the miles and after last week's 5 mile long run you are ready for a slight cut back week. Incorporating planned cut back or down weeks into your training schedule is important for boosting recovery, preventing injury, and keeping you from overtraining.
Is it just us or do you feel like the 4th of July is the halfway point of summer too? Either way, you're almost at the half way point for training for The Philly 10K!