4 Ways to #RuntoWorkPHL If You Live Really Far from the Office

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Eeee! The inaugural Run to Work Day Philly is this Friday, friends! Based on your Twitter and Facebook chatter, it seems you’re all as excited to hit the road as we are.

What’s been really cool over the past week is hearing from some of you about the creative ways you’re planning to tackle your longer commutes—because, obviously, it wouldn’t be reasonable to assume you’ll be able to haul it 20, 30 or 40 miles on foot to the office. If you’re scratching your head over your own double-digit commute, here are four ways other readers are making their Run to Work Day participation more manageable.

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Free Ladies’ Night Run Tuesday in the Wissahickon

Photo by Flickr user Rhys A.

Photo by Flickr user Rhys A.

Grab your sneakers and get ready to sweat, ladies: Tomorrow evening, you are invited to a free ladies’ night out, courtesy of sports coach Marcy Gialdo. And if your typical ladies’ nights are anything like mine (margaritas, Mexican food and more margaritas), this night is guaranteed to be a bit more scenic than usual.

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Your Weekend Workout Playlist: An Ode to The O.C.

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This week’s workout playlist comes to you courtesy of the teen soap opera of ALL teen soap operas—drumroll, please—The O.C. Not only did the series provide tons of inspiration for how to rock a yellow Juicy Couture track suit (so glad those days are over) and inappropriately channel teenage angst, the show also expanded our iTunes library, thanks to all the great music it featured. Anyone else remember when Seth mentioned Death Cab for Cutie and then, like, four minutes later they were every 16-year old’s favorite band?

So, for this week’s workout playlist we’ve got a two-hour long ode to The O.C., filled with songs and bands that appeared on the show. Now, let the nostalgia commence.

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7 Under-the-Radar Fall Marathons and Half Marathons to Mark on Your Calendar

Trenton Half Marathon

Trenton Half Marathon

Now that you’ve got your plans down for your fall 5Ks, I thought we should take a minute to discuss your marathon and half marathon schedule for the next few months. I won’t waste my breath on the Philadelphia Marathon (November 23rd) and Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon (September 21st), since I’m assuming that if you don’t live under a rock, you already know these two big races are on the horizon. So I’m going to focus on upcoming half and full marathons you may not know about—ones that offer the same tough distances, but fewer crowds, good views and great courses.

Get your calendars ready, people.

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Your Weekend Workout Playlist: Rock Out at the Philly 10K

Philly-10K-BadgeYou didn’t think we were going to leave you high, dry and music-less for the Philly 10K this weekend, did you? Even if you don’t run with music (who are you?!), you can totally use the playlist below to get yourself amped beforehand.

You’ll find a nice solid mix of classic, upbeat running-playlist songs, with some oh-so-Philly songs thrown in for good measure because—duh—this is the Philly 10K, after all, a race meant to celebrate all that is good and awesome about our city.

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