Everything You Need to Know About the Philly 10K Bibs and Beers Pick-Up Party

philly 10k leadWe have a lot of emotions going on right now: On one end, we’re sad the summer has flown by so fast, but on the other, we are oh-so-excited that the Philly 10K is right around the corner. The Philly 10K Bibs and Beers Pick-Up Party — their pre-race party, because as they say, “Expos are lame” — at the Shambles at Headhouse Square is just two weeks away, people! Below, everything you need to know about the beer-filled, food-filled, fun-filled event.

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What Do Runners Think About? A Lot of the Time, They Think About How Much Pain They’re in, New Study Shows

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If you were looking for proof that long-distance runners are masochists, here it is: A new study, published in the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, found that when runners aren’t thinking about their pace and distance during a run (which they do — a lot), they’re thinking about how much pain and discomfort they’re in and, occasionally, they think about their surroundings, the Atlantic reports.

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The Checkup: The Ultimate Dressing-Room Test to Make Sure Workout Clothes Fit

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• We all want to avoid track shorts that chafe, see-through yoga pants, and slow-drying racerback tanks. Luckily, there are some simple ways to find out if your workout attire will stand the test of a half marathon before you even leave the store. The next time you hit up Lululemon, make sure you take this list of fitness-pro-backed tips for trying on workout clothes. And warning: If you want make sure you can count on your spandex, you’re going to have to get your squat on in that dressing room. Happy shopping! [SHAPE] Read more »

Run With Olympians at the First Annual Belmont Plateau Hall of Fame Classic

Runners at the Belmont Plateau | Photo via Philadelphia Runner

Runners at the Belmont Plateau | Photo via Philadelphia Runner

I’m sure plenty of you reading this have run a bazillion races in your lifetime, but how many of you have ever gotten to run alongside Olympic runners? Well, come August 30th, you’ll have the chance to do just that at the inaugural Belmont Plateau Hall of Fame Classic.

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Your Weekend Workout Playlist: 20 Songs Guaranteed to Make You Actually Enjoy Your Workout 

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There are people in the world who love working out so much that they will skip brunch (and the mimosas that come along with it) in order to squeeze in their long weekend run or a CrossFit session. The rest of us — or, at least, this gal right here — have to convince ourselves to love (or, let’s be honest, like) working out. And the best way to do that? A little Britney, Beyoncé and Biz Markie. This week’s playlist is filled with 20 songs that will just plain make you happy — even on your third round of push-ups.

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The First-Ever Philadelphia Mayor’s Cup Is Tomorrow!

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Photo via Fairmount Park Conservancy

Time flies, folks. It feels like just yesterday we were telling you about the debut of the Philadelphia Mayor’s Cup, and it’s already upon us! Tomorrow, August 8th, thirty-five Philadelphia-bred running clubs will be competing for a championship title as the top running club in town. The founders of the race are describing the Cup as a cross country meet for adults, and they emphasize the team-oriented nature of the event. And going along with that theme of team spirit, there are no individual winners — participants may earn points for their club depending how they place in a given event. But what the founders seem to be really excited about is that, for the first time, Philly running club members will have the chance to demonstrate their club pride and unity to the larger running community. So if you aren’t already signed up to race, we suggest you get on out there tomorrow to support this awesome event. Read more »

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