Posts in Running
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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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 Trail Running

Have you been thinking about switching up your regular routine and hitting the trails for some (or all) of your runs? If you find yourself itching to escape the roads or the treadmill, trail running can be a great option for you. In fact, according to Scott Douglas, the author of Running is My Therapy, studies have shown that running in nature can be very beneficial for our mental health. 


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Shalane Flanagan and Lena Waithe Team Up For Nike "Shoe Therapy" Commercial

A few months ago, we told you all about Shalane Flanagan's love for the Nike Vapor Fly 4% running shoes. Now, the Olympic Medalist and winner of the New York Marathon appears in a commercial alongside Emmy Award winning Lena Waithe for "shoe therapy". 

Will they really make you faster? Keep reading to learn more about the shoe and to watch the new commercial. 

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[Podcast]: Building Inclusive Wellness Communities w/ City Fit Girls

If you know Kiera and I, you know we're suckers for a good podcast. A few months ago, we told you that Alison Desir, the founder of Run 4 All Women was releasing a podcast called Find Meaning on the Run. 

We're excited to announce that Alison invited us on her podcast and you can listen to our episode via Apple or below on Soundcloud. We chat about how we started City Fit Girls, mental health, our future plans for the group and other topics that we think you'll enjoy. Give it a listen and be sure to share it with your family and friends. 

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This Summer: Women’s Philadelphia Triathlon

New challenges represent opportunities to accomplish new goals. If you have ever thought about doing a triathlon, this summer is the perfect chance to check that box. On Sunday, July 8th, the Women’s Philadelphia Triathlon will feature a 400 meter swim in Kelly Pool, a 9 mile bike course closed to traffic, and a 5k run. This is a terrific distance, in a convenient location, that provides a great mixture of competition and support for your triathlon debut.

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Photo Recap: #ToTheStarbucks 5 Miler

If you ever needed motivation to wake up early on a Saturday morning and squeeze in a few miles, you know that turning your mileage into a destination run -- brunch, local coffee shop, Trader Joes? -- is a full proof way to get you out the door. For the second year in a row, a few women in our community decided to turn their Saturday morning destination run into a fun run for Philly's running community. 

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