The Fit Process
Shoe Fit Process
At Philadelphia Runner, our objective is to meet your unique needs. Whether you're walking around your neighborhood or training for your first half-marathon, we customize each fitting through listening, using treadmill and video recording to conduct gait analysis, and trying on a few shoe options to help you select a comfortable shoe to meet your needs.
SPORTS BRA FITTINGS
No matter what your activity level is, we carry a wide range of sports bras - from Brooks, Nike, Under Armour, and more - to support you during every workout. Stop by any of our stores for a bra fitting and we'll help you find the perfect fit for yoga, running or CrossFit.
Finding a pair of compression socks, sleeves or even a knee brace that doesn't slide can be an intimidating process. By listening to your individual needs and using calf and foot measurements, we'll help you find the compression products that support you best.
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.
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.
Believe it or not, the Broad Street Run is less than a week away. All the training is about to be put to the test, and now it's time for the final pieces of preparation: laying out the kit, picking up the race packets, making your race day plan!
Whether you run an average of 15 miles a week or 150, runners know that a very important part of running is cross training. In order for your overall running to improve and for your body to continue to progress you need to include other formats of exercise. Several forms of exercise which are great cross trainers are swimming, biking, group ex and spinning just to name a few. These forms of cardio exercise are all great, however, strength training is also a very important component of running. Strength training is a great way for your muscles to continue to develop which only helps you become a stronger runner.
10 Mental Tips to Master The Broad Street Run
First things first: a huge virtual fist bump to all the runners who survived this year's Boston Marathon, which looked absolutely miserable. As bad as it was for the runners, though, it made for great viewing from the comfort of my couch. What a surprising, inspiring group the top finishers were!
Over the past few years, we’ve been a proud supporter of Vuori, a California-based company that specializes in technical active wear for running, cross-training, yoga and surfing. Originally introduced as a men’s apparel brand, the company now makes women’s apparel that feels good and holds up for any physical activity.
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.
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.