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.
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.