Meet Duke, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Duke | Photo by Anastasia M.

Duke | Photo by Anastasia M.

This week’s adoptable running dog Duke is an energetic two-year-old who can’t wait to get sprung from ACCT. He’s a great runner partner no matter your pace, and he has a hilarious dog eyebrow that would make him an unparalleled selfie partner. Learn more about him below.
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10 Coolest Fitness and Foodie Events in Philly: May 2016 

Reach & Raise | Photo via Facebook

Reach & Raise | Photo via Facebook

Get ready to get really busy, people: This month is filled with awesome fitness and foodie events, from a giant outdoor yoga session — with 2,000 yogis! — at Citizens Bank Park to an intimate yoga-and-dinner session with the Yogi’s Table to an International Beer Run, and more. See? We told you you were about to get busy.

And before you scream at us for leaving the Broad Street Run off this list, know: The Broad Street Run is always at the top of our list for May, but we feel like we’ve talked about it enough for one year. Now go ahead and read up, then mark your calendars. Read more »

Cecily Tynan’s Official Broad Street Run Forecast

Broad Street Run | Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™

Broad Street Run | Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™

If you were looking forward to near-perfect weather for the Broad Street Run again this year, it looks like you should lower your expectations. As 6ABC meteorologist and avid runner Cecily Tynan tells us, “The latest information shows a cold, soaking rain on Sunday morning with temperatures starting in the upper 40s and not climbing far into the 50s during the race.” She suggests you show up to your corral decked out in a trash bag. Really.

But before you start tearing up at the thought of spending your morning running through the rain, look on the bright side: At least you won’t feel like you’re an egg being fried for brunch as you pound your way down Broad Street. As Tynan says, “High temperatures and sizzling sunshine can turn the nation’s largest 10-mile race into a virtual death march.” Read more »

What to Eat (and What to Avoid) Before and After the Broad Street Run 

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Photo by Jeff Fusco

After months and months of grueling training for the Broad Street Run, ruining race day by eating foods that set you up for physical discomfort would be the absolute worst, right? So, to make sure you don’t do that, we chatted with registered dietitian Angie Asche of Eleat Sports Nutrition to get the scoop on what your plate should look like before Broad Street — including the night before the race and race-day morning — along with what types of foods to avoid. Because, real talk: The last way you want to spend race day is holed up in a porta potty.
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CHOP Launching Virtual Running Challenge for May

Looks like virtual running challenges are really starting to trend and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is the latest to get in on the action: This May, they’re launching their annual Daisy Days campaign, a month-long fundraising campaign they’ve been putting on for the past 60 years, with a month-long virtual running fundraiser called the Daisy Days 31-Day Challenge. The idea is, you log miles throughout to month of May to help raise money for CHOP’s Cancer Center. (And probably earn some good karma in the process, too.)  Read more »

The Checkup: How to Get the Benefits of a Long Workout in Just 1 Minute — Really! 

Say goodbye to long workouts: A new study, published in PLOS One, found that men who completed a workout that consisted of just one minute of all-out exercise (10 minutes of movement total) three times a week saw the same results as those who completed 45 minutes of moderate exercise three times a week. Best. News. Ever. [New York Times] Read more »

10 Things Every Broad Street Runner Needs to Know Before Sunday

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Now that your training is done, it’s time to focus on race day, because a little planning ahead pays off big come the big day. I reached out to the Run215 community of over 2,000 local runners to ask, What are the top 10 things every runner needs to know before running Broad Street? See what your fellow Philly runners had to say below. Read more »

The Checkup: Does It Really Matter If Protein Powder Is Expired?

• After a disgusting experience with expired milk at the age of nine that’s stuck with me ever since, I am a crazy person when it comes to expiration dates. But according to a professor of food science at Penn State, you don’t have to be too afraid of expired protein powder spoiling, though it does lose some of its power. [Men’s Health] Read more »

Field Guide: The Complete Broad Street Run Guide for Runners and Spectators

Broad Street Run | Photo by Jeff Fusco

Broad Street Run | Photo by Jeff Fusco

We’re just seven days out from the first Sunday of May, and for those in the Philly fitness world, this day on the calendar means one important thing: The Broad Street Run is right around the corner. Whether you plan on hoofing it down Broad Street with the other 40,000-and-some folks in the race, or lining up along the stretch to cheer on the seemingly endless parade of runners, chances are, you’ll be joining in on the action. After all, it’s kind of an unofficial holiday around these parts.

To help you celebrate, whether you’re running or watching, we’ve created a pretty darn exhaustive guide to answer all your questions, from where to park to where to cheer to where to get brunch afterward. So read up, and let the countdown begin! Read more »

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