If you follow Philadelphia Runner on social media, you may have seen a tease a few weeks back for an in-the-works new location somewhere in Manayunk. I’d been pestering outreach director Ryan Callahan for details ever since, and this morning he delivered—big time.
Our second guest curator steps up to the bat—or, well, Spotify account—for our latest weekend workout playlist: Christina Stoltz, owner of Northern Liberties Pilates studio Ploome.
If you’ve ever taken a class with Christina (at one of the past two Be Well Philly Boot Camps, perhaps?), you know that her workouts are almost feel like a party; they’re high-energy, dance-like-nobody’s-watching, raucous good fun. So it comes as no surprise that her workout playlist is just the same.
Not everyone R&R-ing it at the beach wants to sit around all day. If you’re antsy to move—and log some serious mileage—check out these expert-approved running routes in towns up and down the Jersey Shore, courtesy of NJShoreRun.com’s Steve Antczak, Cape May runner and triathlete Michael Mader, and Good Day for a Run’s Ken Culbertson, who organizes races throughout South Jersey.
Check out the routes below, and click the links to see maps.
For this week’s adoptable running pup, we’ve got the lovely Pitbull mix Megan. This lady is always up for a run and, more important, is always, always up for a good snuggle. When she’s not out pounding the pavement with the Monster Milers, she can be found hanging out at PAWS’ Grays Ferry location.
The Color Run just announced that it will host the U.S.’s first nighttime Color Run in Philly on October 18th. Why our city? “Because we love Philly so much,” organizers say on the website, but also (and probably more to the point) because the Color Run Philly has sold out every single year so far.
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Just a friendly reminder that the 2014 Philadelphia Marathon on November 23rd is just less than 18 weeks away, so it’s time to get your butt in gear if you’re planning on running it.
Here are some of your training options, whether you’re running the full or half:
Just a quick update to our post a few weeks back about the newly rekindled Medals4Mettle program in Philly, which invites runners to donate finishers’ medals to be redistributed to sick kids at CHOP. When last we talked about it, you were instructed to mail your medals to Philly chapter leader Malinda Hill. But now she tells me she’s worked with a few local businesses to install donation boxes so you can avoid the mail costs.
Here’s where to find them:
Sorry for what I’m about to do, you guys: This week’s playlist is two hours of songs that are pretty much guaranteed to get stuck in your head. The good news is, all the songs are awesome, which means having them stuck in your head, on repeat, isn’t totally a bad thing.
I got some outside input on this one, so the songs really span generations and genres: the Grease soundtrack’s “Summer Nights,” Boyz II Men’s “Motown Philly,” Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” and, the pièce de résistance, Aaron Copeland’s “Rodeo.” (I thought I was pretty clever with that one.)
In preparation for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon that’s coming up on September 20th, Balance gym has teamed up with Indigo Schuy to create the Rock Your Way to a 5K training program. There are four different training levels in the program, so whether you’re a newbie to the running trails or a more advanced runner focusing on speed, this program will help you to improve your running game in time for race day.