Yup, it’s starting already, friends. The Broad Street Run 2015 race lottery will be held February 1st through February 13th of next year, according to a post on the race’s Facebook page today.
5 Fit Things to Do in Philly This Weekend: Free Beginner’s Yoga, Marathon Madness, Rowing on the Schuylkill and More
1. Free Yoga for Beginners
When: Saturday, November 22nd from 2:15 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Studio 34, 4522 Baltimore Avenue, West Philly.
Teacher trainees will lead this nearly two-hour class at Studio 34. The class will be slower-paced and demo-heavy, with hands-on assistance if you want it. It’s geared toward beginner yogis.
Shooting for a PR on Sunday? “You can do it,” says local running coach Marcy Gialdo, a two-time Philly Marathoner. “You just have to know the ins and outs.” Gialdo spills her tried-and-true know-how for the Philly Marathon, from the best and worst parts of the course to where to find the Porta-Potties with the shortest lines (crucial!). Runners, consider this your official playbook.
The Philadelphia Marathon, held on November 23rd this year, will fetch nearly 30,000 runners, 60,000 spectators and thousands of volunteers. So, yes, it will be a busy, crowd-filled day. If you’re planning on watching, clapping and cheering your brains out, here’s an at-a-glance look at what you need to know.
Fact: There’s no reward for 26.2—or 13.1, for that matter—quite like an ice-cold beer. Marathon runners often swear off the stuff for weeks or months leading up to the event. It dehydrates. It slows recovery. But, gosh, does it taste good.
So if you’re jonesing for a brew after you cross the finish line on Sunday, here’s a list of watering holes (most serve brunch, too!), all of which are no more than a half-mile from the finish line. You earned it.
You all seemed to enjoy last week’s mix by Body Cycle Studio’s Shoshana Katz so much that we decided to farm the job out again to another mixtape master. This week’s playlist is brought to you by Juliet Burgh, coach and nutrition director at Unite Fitness, a Philly-based training studio known for its tough 75-minute workouts and—wait for it—killer playlists.
Juliet picked tracks this week that’ll keep you sweating for up to two full hours. That’s one epic run, walk in the Wissahickon, or killer gym session. Get your streaming on below.
I have to admit that I started to freak out juuuust a little yesterday as the clouds started rolling in. I began obsessively checking the hour-by-hour forecast, my spirits sinking as the chance for rain beginning during the evening commute increased steadily as the day rolled on. And then around 5:30, as I was leaving the office for our monthly Be Well Philly Underground gathering, the rain started to fall—lightly, but still, very, very steadily.
I said to Be Well Philly assistant editor Adjua Fisher, “Welp, it might just be me and you tonight.”
See, despite our best intentions and planning—organizing with the fab folks at Yards Brewing Company, roping in my pals at Run215—the one thing you cannot control in event planning is the weather. And, boy, did it turn on us last night.
So imagine my joy when, just after 6 p.m., runners started gathering at Franklin Square for our Glow-in-the-Dark Bridge and Beer Run. A few at first, then more and more as our departure time of 6:30 got closer. Then it occurred to me: Philly runners are just awesome people. You give ‘em a time, you give ‘em a place, and they show up, even if it’s rainy and windy and positively freezing outside. By go time, nearly 60 runners had gathered for our big event.
Pssst! I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Our pals at City Fit Girls are hosting their free weekly group run tonight, with a little something extra (and delicious) for anyone who comes out.
With temperatures hitting near 70 today, it’s going to be a perfect night for a run, you guys. And it’ll be an even better night for a run, followed by a free beer, if our pals at Shake Shack have anything to say about it.
Tonight’s gathering of the Shack Track & Field Club will include free beers from Brooklyn Brewery. Runners will gather at Philadelphia Runner’s West Philly store (3621 Walnut Street) at 7 p.m. for an easygoing, all-levels fun run ending at Shake Shack University City. Reps from Brooklyn Brewery will meet you there, with a free ShackMeister Ale, t-shirt and beer koozie for every runner.