Meet Darwin, This Week’s Adoptable Running Puppy

Photo courtesy the Monster Milers

This week’s adoptable running dog is still a pup, so he’s currently limited to short and sweet jaunts, but the Monster Milers think he shows promise to be a great running buddy as he grows. Learn more about him below. But first, can we all take a moment to gasp at the cuteness of those ears? Okay, read on.

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The Workout Playlist to Make Your Next Long Run Feel Less, Well, Long

We’re in the thick of marathon training season, and if there’s one thing that can get you through those tough “WHY am I doing this? SOMEONE REMIND ME!!” moments of your long runs, it’s a good playlist. So, we made you a playlist to fall back on if one of those moments hit (but don’t worry – it can extend to your HIIT sesh, too).

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This Jersey Shore Race Just Got a Makeover (With Help From the Philly 10K Organizers!)

Photo by Matt Stanley

Big changes are coming to the Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon and Half Marathon, guys: As Ryan Callahan (you probably know him as the race director for the Philly 10K) tells us, he was brought on to help re-brand the decades-old race. And yes, that does mean that there will now be beer waiting for you at the finish line.

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Need New Workout Gear? There’s a Big Factory Sale in Philly This Weekend

If you’re looking to spruce up your workout wardrobe (your ex’s lame band shirt can only work for so long), pay attention: The folks at Boathouse Sports — if you don’t know, they’re a Philly-based manufacturer of sports clothing, known for outfitting athletic teams (including some Olympic teams) and regular folks, alike —  is having a big weekend-long sale at their factory at 425 East Hunting Park Avenue in Northeast Philly. And deals for sports gear will be starting at $1. Yep: One dollar.

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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 want to pay close attention here.

With only a few weeks left until the Philadelphia Marathon it’s important that you make the most of your last long runs. This means trying to prepare and simulate the amount of pounding and fatigue you’ll experience on race day. While just being out on your feet for hours each weekend is suitable, if you want to challenge yourself even more and better prepare yourself for the demands of running 26.2 miles, we’ve got some ideas: Two of the best ways to do this is to seek out hilly routes and to add marathon pace or faster to your long run. For this article I’ll focus on the first of the one, adding hills.

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Weekend Plans: Do SoulCycle to Support Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts

Photo courtesy SoulCycle

Alright, everyone, it’s time, once again, to sweat it out for hurricane relief: SoulCycle Ardmore is hosting a Hurricane Maria relief ride this Saturday, the 14th. All proceeds from the ride will be going directly to the Puerto Rico Real-Times Relief Fund, which helps folks in Puerto Rico in need of immediate and long-term care due to Hurricane Maria’s devastation. Read: You can feel perfectly good about shelling out $30 for your workout.

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The Checkup: This Time-Tracking Trick Will Make You Way More Productive

• Okay so this strategy is going to sound a little micro-manage-y, but stick with me friends: Way back when, Ben Franklin would plan out, virtually, every minute of his day. He created designated times for work, eating and even recreation, creating a timeline of sorts, giving every moment purpose, resulting in high productivity (see: inventions). Here, one woman reports on picking up ol’ Benny’s timekeeping habits and how it supercharged her productivity. She went from being a last-minute Louise to having free time to cook and even workout. Why? Because a timeline means accountability — planning every moment of the day made her feel liable to complete every task. [The Cut]

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Security Cameras Coming to the Schuylkill River Trail

Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk | Photo by Jennifer McDonell

In case you missed Victor Fiorillo’s just-posted piece about a runner being surrounded and groped by teens on the Schuylkill River Trail, it’s worth a read. The incident occurred yesterday around 5:45 p.m., and in news that will make you roll your eyes at humanity, she says that even at that high-traffic time for the trail, no one stopped to help her. You can read the full post here, but we wanted to highlight a tidbit of information nestled within it: It looks like the Schuylkill River Trail is getting security cameras. Say it with us: Hallelujah!

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