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.
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.