• Koselig: The norwegian word for “coziness,” which new research shows is key in helping Norwegian’s enjoy their very long winters. But it’s more than a word, really. It’s kind of a way of life: People make blistering-cold weather a lovely thing by lighting fires and candles, cuddling up under blankets, and actually leaving their houses (gasp!) to spend time cuddled up under blankets at other people’s houses. So take note: Koselig just might be the thing to help you survive the long, impending days of winter. [Fast Company] Read more »
This week’s adoptable running dog, Helen, is a young pup who has a special love for pounding the pavement, and just so happens to be deaf. You can find more info on her (and see super-cute photos!) below.
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Attention, all you night owls who’ve always wanted to try a November Project workout, but haven’t yet mustered the energy to do so at 6:25 a.m.: This weekend, Philly’s NP tribe is hosting a super special, super secret group run and hang sesh called Better Than Bedtime that starts at — you guessed it — 6:30 p.m. Hallelujah. Read more »
Congrats, you made it to the taper, the winding-down period that typically comes three weeks out from race day. After months of hard training, odds are you’ve been looking forward to the taper. Your longest run was most likely this past weekend, and now it’s easy going from here on in. Or, er, is it? Read more »
I’m going to state the obvious here, but running a marathon and half marathon are very different then running a 5K or 10K. I’m not talking about the difference in distance — I’m talking about the difference in nutrition needs. For the most part, nutrition isn’t a limiting factor to performance for the 5K and 10K, but once you get over two-hour mark in racing, nutrition play a vital role in how well you perform. Read more »
With Halloween coming up this weekend and a slew of spooky workouts to keep you occupied — not to mention, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, which just so happens to be taking place this Saturday — we figure more than a few of you are planning to get sweaty in a costume sometime in the next few days. So we reached out to the experts — i.e. fitness instructors who teach Halloween-themed classes and runners who’ve been known to suit up in crazy costumes for races — to find out what you should take into consideration when planning a workout-friendly costume.
Behold: The 10 Do’s and Don’t of Running or Working Out in a Costume. Your sweat glands will thank us later. Read more »
Calling all achy, tired Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon trainees! Northern Liberties Pilates studio Ploome is hosting two workshops this week to help you get ready for Saturday’s race. Best part: Philadelphia Eagles acupuncturist Matthew Skahill will be on hand to help soothe your training-weary body. Read more »
The Philadelphia Film Festival is in full swing, and this year’s lineup includes a screening that I think a lot of you will be interested in catching. This Sunday, the documentary Beer Runners — yup, all about our own Fishtown Beer Runners and group leader David April – is screening at Prince Theater. Read more »