• My mother is constantly screaming at me to “Stand up straight!” Clearly, my posture could use some work. If yours could too, check out these four simple exercise moves that target bad posture. They could be just the key to turning your slouch around. [Well + Good]
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Meet Milkshakes, this week’s adoptable running pup, currently being housed at ACCT. (The Monster Milers are hoping to get him into their Adopt a Running Buddy program, but they are low on fosters at the moment; you can learn how to become a foster here.) He’s super sweet and affectionate, and would make for the perfect running pal or Netflix-marathon partner. So start your weekend off right and go spring this guy from ACCT. But first, learn more about him below. Read more »
If you’re going to run, anyway, you might as well do it for charity, right? Right. Check out these races coming up in the next few months, from competitive 5Ks and eight-milers to everything in between.
If you’ve ever seen the ABC obstacle-course show Wipeout and thought to yourself, “I could totally do that,” here’s your chance to prove it: The Wipeout Run is coming to our area this summer with 12 obstacle challenges meant to cause, well, complete and total wipe outs.
UPDATE 2/25: We’ve had questions from a few readers about when, exactly, registration opens for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philly, and now we have answers. When we first reported on this yesterday, the race’s website stated that registration would open on Thursday, February 26th at 12 a.m. PST. Yes, PST — as in, Pacific Standard Time, which would make it 3 a.m. here on the East Coast.
I was confused, too — after all, we’re none too familiar with operating on that timezone in these parts — so I reached out to the race’s PR department for answers. Turns out, PST was a typo — “It was a mad scramble to get everything up and running so we could launch as soon as we received permission from the city for the special 2015 date,” explains Competitor Group’s Dan Cruz — and in the scramble, the wrong timezone was accidentally entered into the registration details. Cruz tells me registration will actually open tonight at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, so set your alarm accordingly.
As we reported before, the first 1,000 runners to sign up will get a discounted entry fee of $55. After that, it jumps to $65.
ORIGINAL: It’s official: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon is officially on the calendar for Saturday, October 31st, 2015 — that’s right, Halloween. Read more »
I’m willing to bet you’re juuuust about to kick off your Broad Street Run 2015 training any time now. With the race just 10 weeks away (!!), it’s time to start getting serious about your mileage, cross-training, rest days and more.
If the prospect of logging long runs all by your lonesome has you worried (or, let’s face it, mildly depressed), check out these four pro-led, group-training options in and around Philly. All the details about each program are below, but be sure to join soon so you don’t miss out on training opportunities: Most programs either just kicked off last weekend (don’t worry — you can totally catch up) or will kick off this coming weekend.
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I am looking at myself run, and I am mortified.
I’m in the middle of a running assessment at Drexel University’s Parkway Health and Wellness Clinic, which opened in November. Kevin Gard and Robert Maschi are leading me through videos of myself on a treadmill, telling me what’s wrong with my form. I knew I was a rearfoot striker, but I didn’t realize how bad it was. I overpronate, especially on the left side. My right knee turns inward when I strike. My right foot compensates by twisting out on the backstride. When doctors who work for Drexel’s Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Department are telling you your running form needs work, you listen. But I could see it myself on the screen, too. Read more »
Don’t let this little guy’s size fool you — he’s the perfect BRF (best running friend, duh): He’s smart, has spunk, and has no trouble keeping up on the trails. Learn more about Floyd below. Read more »
If you have yet to register for the LOVE Run Half Marathon, headed to Philly for its second year March 29th, you are in luck! It just so happens, we have an exclusive discount code that will save you $10 on your registration fee. When you register, just type in BEWELLPHILLY where it says coupon code — Note: The code is case-sensitive — and you’ll be good to go. (You can find a rundown of what to expect at the LOVE Run in our list of can’t-miss spring races around Philly.)