Broad Street Run Training Playlist: Ode to Boy Bands

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Don’t try to act like you don’t secretly love boy bands. Even if you’re not into the current iterations (see: One Direction), I am positive you know every single word to at least one Backstreet Boys song or one N’SYNC jam or even—going way back, here—a Jackson 5 tune.

So stream this week’s playlist with a smile on your face. And please feel free to belt out all the words you know while you run. I certainly won’t judge.

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Sneak Peek: This Is What the 2014 Broad Street Run Race Shirt Looks Like

The 12th Street Gym just posted a photo of the 2014 Broad Street Run race shirt, which one of its employees received in the mail along with her race bib.

I have to say, I love, love, love this year’s design. The fonts are great, the illustration is great, and it keeps with the vintage feel of the throwback BSR shirts I told you about yesterday.

What do you think?

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Throwback 1980 Broad Street Run Race Shirt Now Available at Modell’s

broad streetDreams do come true, my friends. Remember a few weeks back when I shared what is absolutely, most definitely the best #ThrowbackThursday post of all time: a photo of the original Broad Street Run race shirt from 1980? Well. The Blue Cross Broad Street Run must have a pretty smart marketing/PR department, because they’ve just reissued the shirt, thanks to all the positive feedback from their #TBT, and are selling it through Modell’s Sporting Goods.

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How to Get Free Beer After the Broad Street Run

beerI was Googling around yesterday looking for info on local hiking groups and stumbled on to the website for TerraMar Adventures, a local company that puts together some pretty rad outdoor adventure trips. Then I got really in the weeds and found a posting for free post-race beers for Broad Street runners in May. So how, exactly, do TerraMar and running go together?

Here’s how: The guy who runs TerraMar is Carl Ewald—he’s the same guy who runs the ODDyssey Half Marathon in June and the new race-training program on the Ben Franklin Bridge I told you about last month. So, obviously, he’s big into running. The ODDyssey will have a booth at this year’s Broad Street Expo, so Carl is teaming up with the folks at McFadden’s at Citizens Bank Park to offer free beer to Broad Street runners after the race.

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Einstein Health Is Auctioning Broad Street Bibs for $2,500

Photograph by Jeff Fusco

Photograph by Jeff Fusco

Okay, dejected Broad Street Run hopefuls, let’s recap your options for getting into the race: You’ve got the bib-transfer program and charity-bib options. You had the Healthy Trails 5K, but their website says they’re now sold out of Broad Street bibs, so womp womp. And, of course, there’s the bandit route, but I will not officially condone that.

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Broad Street Run Training Playlist for Your Long Run: Classic Rock Edition

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In some informal research for this weekly playlist, I’ve been asking friends what their favorite running tunes are. The consensus: classic rock. Being more of a J.Lo-hits-from-the-early-2000′s kind of girl myself, this is honestly the absolute last genre I would’ve guessed. So all of you classic rock lovers can thank my friends for this week’s playlist, which is tailor-made just for you.

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