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8 Last-Minute Things to Remember Before the Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday

After months of training, race week is finally here. At this point, all the work is done and it’s time to reap the rewards of […]

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4 Common Marathon Obstacles Runners Hit (And How to Tackle Them)

Planning for a perfect marathon isn’t an easy process. Odds are, you’ve spent months of planning and hard physical training to get ready for race day, […]

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Marathon Training: 3 Things NOT to Do During Taper Time

Congrats! You made it to the taper, the winding-down period that typically comes three weeks out from race day. After months of hard training, odds […]

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Marathon Training: The 3-Step Strategy to Mentally Prepare for Crushing 26.2 Miles

Hopefully, you’ve been training your body for tackling the Philadelphia marathon for a few months now. Now, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re […]

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Philly Marathon Training: How to Tell If You’re Eating Enough Carbs

I’m going to state the obvious here, but running a marathon and half marathon are very different than running a 5K or 10K. I’m not talking about […]

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Philadelphia Marathon Training: The Best Hilly Long Runs in Philly (With Maps!)

If you’ve found yourself weekend after weekend running your long runs on Kelly Drive, the Schuylkill River Trail or Chester Valley Trail you’re going to […]

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Philadelphia Marathon Training: How to Deal with Race Training Setbacks

When you’re training for a race, setbacks are bound to happen. Obstacles like injury, sickness, travel, work or family responsibilities will disrupt your training. While […]

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Philadelphia Marathon Training: What to Do Now to Nail Race-Day Fueling

Odds are, if someone were to ask you how your marathon training was going, the conversation would most likely revolve around weekly mileage, tempo runs, […]

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Philadelphia Marathon Training: The One Skill You Absolutely Need to Run a Successful Race

Nearly every long-distance running record, from the 1500-meter record to the marathon record, has been set by running negative splits, which is running the second […]

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Philadelphia Marathon Training: 3 Important Things Your Marathon Training Plan Won’t Tell You

Newsflash! The Philadelphia Marathon is a measly 10 weeks away, people! And for those of you who are following a training plan, the words and […]

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10 Things Every Broad Street Runner Needs to Know Before Sunday

This post was originally published in April of 2015. Now that your training is done, it’s time to focus on race day, because a little planning […]

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Broad Street Run Training: You’re About to Begin the Most Important Week of Training

One of my favorite running quotes is “The race is just a victory lap.” How you perform on race day is mostly a result of […]

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Broad Street Run Training: Mental Strategies to Power Through a Race

No matter how many miles you log preparing, there’s no escaping that point in the race when your breathing becomes more difficult, your legs feel […]

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Broad Street Run Training: The One Skill to Practice Now for a Stronger Race Day

If I asked you to run six miles, making each mile slightly faster than the previous, could you do it? The truth is, most runners […]

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Broad Street Run Training: Two 10-Minute Workouts That Will Help You PR

Let’s say you have two identical bicycles, one with treaded mountain bike tires and the other with smooth road bike tires. Which bike would you […]