Philadelphia Marathon Training with Team Philly Kicks Off This Weekend

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Just a reminder to all you folks with the Philadelphia Marathon ahead of you: The race is 14 weeks away! If you’ve been slacking off on your running schedule, we’ve got just the thing to get you in gear: Team Philly, which some of you might remember from the slew of marathon training groups we posted a few weeks ago, officially kicks off their training program this Saturday morning at Philadelphia Runner in University City.

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Reminder: Philadelphia Marathon Registration Fee Increases Tomorrow

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2013 Philadelphia Marathon| Photo via Facebook

Attention prospective Philly Marathoners! If you’re planning on participating in the Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon this November but haven’t yet pulled the trigger on registration, now’s the time to do it. The entry fee increases as it gets closer to race day, and at midnight tonight the price will go up another $20—from $125 to $145 for the full marathon, and from $105 to $125 for the half.

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New Data Shows Philly Marathon Was 8th Largest in the U.S. Last Year

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Photograph by Jim McWilliams

The Running U.S.A. Annual Marathon Report is hot off the presses, and it features a breakdown of all sorts of fun figures related to U.S. marathons. Two things of local note: With 10,909 finishers last year, the 2013 Philadelphia Marathon was the eight largest 26.2-mile race in the country. Philly also crops up on a list of races with the most sub-four-hour finishers—we come in fourth, behind New York, Chicago and the Marine Corps Marathon in DC, with 4,162 hella-speedy runners.

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The Checkup: It Will Take 14 Days to Recover from the Philadelphia Marathon

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• Runners, congrats on the big finish yesterday! I hope you feel a massive sense of accomplishment; running 26.2 or 13.1 is no small feat. Now begins the recovery phase of your marathon experience. Check out this detailed, science-backed recovery plan for how get your body back in working order the right way. [McMillan Running]

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The Mummers Will Be at Lululemon’s Philadelphia Marathon Cheering Station

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Okay, so now that you’re ready to spectate the business out of the Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, I’d like to point you to a group of people who will be doing it up right: the folks from our local Lululemon stores, who’ll be gathered at the intersection of Kelly Drive and Ferry Street in East Falls near the 17-and-22-mile mark. (That part of the course is out and back, remember.) They’re going to have a live DJ spinning tunes, cheer signs galore, noisemakers and other surprises they don’t want to spoil (boo).

The pièce de résistance? As many as 30 fully decked out, glittering, sparkling Mummers. “We don’t mess around,” says Gabriella Totokotsopoulos, assistant store manager at Lululemon King of Prussia.

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