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Philadelphia Marathon Training: What to Do Now to Nail Race-Day Fueling

Odds are, if someone were to ask you how your marathon training was going, the conversation would most likely revolve around weekly mileage, tempo runs, […]

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Philadelphia Marathon Training: The One Skill You Absolutely Need to Run a Successful Race

Nearly every long-distance running record, from the 1500-meter record to the marathon record, has been set by running negative splits, which is running the second […]

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Philadelphia Marathon Training: 3 Important Things Your Marathon Training Plan Won’t Tell You

Newsflash! The Philadelphia Marathon is a measly 10 weeks away, people! And for those of you who are following a training plan, the words and […]

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Marathon Training: 2 Tweaks to Make to Your Long Runs for a Better Race Day

The long run is a staple in all marathon and half-marathon training. It’s the one run that prepares you physically and mentally to tackle the […]

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Why This Is the Absolute Best Day to Do Your Long Run, According to a Running Pro

The weekly long run, the most important single run of the week and probably the one run you think about most: What route will I […]

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Philadelphia Marathon Training: Why You Need Rest Weeks, Not Just Rest Days

Marathon training is exhausting. There’s really no way around it. Week after week you head out the door on tired, achy legs preparing your body […]

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3 Things You Need to Know If You’re Training for the Philadelphia Marathon

So you’re really doing this — you’re running your first marathon. You’re signed up, committed and, hopefully at this point, deep into your training plan. Completing […]

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I Was the Last Official Finisher of the Philadelphia Marathon

I’ve always wanted to accomplish something on the scale of a Greek hero. Problem is, I don’t exactly have the body, skill set, or mental toughness […]

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Jaw Dropper: Here’s How Many Pounds of Discarded Clothing Were Collected at the Philadelphia Marathon

Local charity Clothes-pin was out in full force on Sunday morning, picking up the discarded clothing of some 30,000 Philadelphia Marathon runners. As we’ve written […]

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This Is the Guy Who Ran the Philadelphia Marathon in Head-to-Toe Fireman’s Gear

Steve Bender is not crazy. Well, maybe he’s a little crazy, but it’s the kind of crazy you can’t help but admire and hope rubs off […]

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7 Deals (and Freebies!) for Philadelphia Marathon Runners

Congrats on your marathon or half marathon finish! Philly fitness studios and spas want to help you celebrate with free or discounted classes and services […]

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PHOTOS: The Most Hilarious Spectator Signs at the 2015 Philadelphia Marathon

Yesterday, about 30,000 runners took to the streets to tackle the Philadelphia Marathon and the Philadelphia Half Marathon, and a bunch more lovely humans lined the streets […]

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Where to Toast the Philadelphia Marathon With Brunch and Beer After the Race

Picture this: You’ve crossed the finish line at the Philadelphia Marathon, proudly hung your medal around your neck and wrapped yourself in one of those […]

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The Philadelphia Marathon Is Organizing a Shake-Out Run This Year

Can you believe the Philadelphia Marathon is just five days away? If you’re running it, you’re probably taking it pretty easy right about now, with […]

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20 Training Tips for First-Time Marathoners from a First-Time Marathoner

On October 11th of this year, I successfully finished the Chicago Marathon. Considering I ran my first 5K just two years prior to this race, […]