Track Workout: Welcome To Thousand Island [1,000M Repeats]

This workout is designed specifically with 10K runners, half-marathoners and marathoners in mind. Instead of relying on shorter 400 meter repeats, this workout goes the distance by pushing you to ‘Thousand Island’ - tough 1,000 meter bouts with a walking or jogging breaks in between each rep.

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Put Your Mental Health First

A few weeks ago, I told you all that I fell during a run. I was hoping that it was just a little swelling but it turned out to be a stress fracture and now I'm in a boot for 6-8 weeks. Not only did this injury derail my half-marathon training, it also has taken a toll on my mental health. I'm feeling pretty bummed that I can't commit to my normal fitness routine and now I realize how much physical activity contributes to my mental state.

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5 Things To Look For When Choosing A Strength Training Class

If you’ve ever followed along a distance running plan, you’ve probably come across the terms “cross-training” or “strength-training” on your schedule. Sadly, if you’re like most of the runners I know, you either skip those workouts or opt for a friendly yoga or spin class. Now before you spit out your coffee, I’m not saying yoga and spin are bad (I enjoy doing both workouts!). What I’m saying is that if you want to reduce your chance of injury and become a stronger runner, your cross-training should also include at least one or two days of weight training.

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Stand Up For All Women

If the events surrounding Dr. Christine Beasley Ford and Judge Kavanaugh's testimonies on Capitol Hill were triggering for you last week, you’re not alone. With an FBI investigation underway, there’s no doubt in our minds that we’re going to be coping with this for another week or so. No matter where you stand on the political aisle, we just want to send a reminder that this community is a safe space for women to connect with each other through running and fitness to support, uplift, and encourage one another other - physically and mentally.

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Recap: We Attended Wanderlust 108 in Philadelphia

Disclaimer: I attended Wanderlust 108 on behalf of Swisse USA (you’ll learn more about them below!)

My first experience at Wanderlust 108 was amazing! New to Wanderlust 108? It’s a day-long ‘mindful triathlon’ where attendees complete a 5K, yoga, and guided meditation (three of my favorite activities) in the same day. I was invited by our friends at Swisse Wellness, Australia’s number one vitamin and supplement company, to attend Wanderlust 108 and the Swisse Discover Happiness Experience. If you’re considering attending Wanderlust 108 in the future or you’re just interested in how it went, continue reading below for my full recap.

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Contest: Win A FREE Ticket to Wanderlust 108 in Philadelphia

Hey City Fit Girls! We're teaming up with our friends at Swisse Wellness to offer a free ticket to Wanderlust 108 Festival THIS Saturday in Philadelphia at The Navy Yard! Wanderlust 108 is a 'mindful triathlon' that includes a 5K run, a yoga session and group meditation (yes, please!). Want in on the fun? Read more to find out how you can snag a free ticket!

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Midterm Run: Run 4 All Women

Run 4 All Women is back with a new mission: to help flip congress with the Midterm Run. The Midterm Run is a national grassroots progressive initiative to raise money and awareness of candidates running to flip Congress by running (or walking) 2018 miles. There will be group runs in Brooklyn, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, Boston, San Fransisco, and San Diego.

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[Photos] City Fit Girls FitRetreat 2018

WOW. FitRetreat Weekend was a success! We say this all the time because we firmly believe it... we are lucky to have this community and couldn't do this without you. Thank you to our 200 attendees, sponsors, partners, instructors, and volunteers for helping make this year's event possible! Below you'll find photos from this year's event. Feel free to share them to social media! 


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City Fit Girls Guide to FitRetreat 2018!

Hey City Fit Girls! FitRetreat 2018 weekend is here!! Kiera and I have some fun activities lined up for you! We hope you're ready to kick things off at the pool party and ready for a full day of fitness and wellness. 

Below you'll find some very, very important details about this year's event. Please read and pass this blog along to your friends and family members who are joining you for year 6 of this amazing event!

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