Born to Run Author Christopher McDougall Leading Philly Run to Promote New Book

Christopher McDougall | Photo via Facebook

Christopher McDougall | Photo via Facebook

Here’s your chance to pound the pavement with the guy who literally wrote the book on running: Christopher McDougall, bestselling author of Born to Run, is coming to Philly on Thursday, April 23rd for a fun run followed by a shindig at the Penn Museum to celebrate his new book, Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance.
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Philly New Balance Store Is Giving Away Free T-Shirts from a Vending Machine

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New Balance Philadelphia | Facebook

If you’ve wandered past the under-construction New Balance Philadelphia store at 1615 Walnut Street, you may have noticed the bright-red booth out front promising a free t-shirt. Well, it’s no scam: The store, set to open April 1st, really is giving away free shirts, dispensed from that bright-red vending machine, but I’m told you have to get there early to score one. Read more »

The Fitness Classes Beyoncé Will Love If She Moves to Philly

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There’s a rumor floating around that Beyoncé and Jay Z purchased a nearly $20 million condo at 500 Walnut Street. Key word here is rumor — but I’m going to go ahead and keep my hopes up.

When I heard said rumor, the first thing I thought was, “OMG, when she gets here, I am going to FIND her.” Total stalker? Without a doubt. But it got me thinking about where one might just so happen to stumble into Queen Bey if/when she moves to town. Here are the six fitness classes in Philly I think she’d like best.

Keep in mind, this is IF Beyoncé ever decides to leave the $17.6 million penthouse mansion — with a 50-foot indoor pool and spa! — she supposedly purchased in Old City. Which is not very likely. Because, why would you ever leave?  Read more »

Broad Street Run Training: How to Warm Up the Right Way

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If you’ve ever run a race before, odds are you’ve seen some runners jogging, jumping, marching, and even sprinting before the gun goes off. Perhaps you thought to yourself, “They’re elite runners. I don’t need to do that stuff — I’ll save my energy for the race.” While it’s true that you most likely won’t need to be as thorough as the elites, everyone needs a good warm-up, especially before a longer-distance race like the Broad Street Run. In fact, I would argue warming up is absolutely essential for peak performance and makes handling those first few miles a bit easier.  Read more »

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