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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
This post was originally featured in City Fit Girls newsletter #147 for the week of September 24, 2018. We know you've read the articles, browsed the books, and maybe even listened to podcasts about how running and physical activity can improve your mental health.Read More
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.Read More
We're excited to announce that we're kicking off City Fit Girls group runs in Denver, Colorado! On Monday, September 17th, join our co-leaders Corey and Logan at 6:30PM, for an inaugural 3-mile fun run ending with ice cream at Sweet Action! The group run will start at the Denver Civic Center Park.Read More
When Kiera asked me to create a half-marathon training plan, I was excited to create something to help her cross the finish line at the Philadelphia Half Marathon in November. If you've been following her on Instagram, you know that she's been spending a lot of time on her yoga mat and at the gym and less time putting in long distance mileage.Read More
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!
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.
In no particular order, we compiled a list of 31 outdoor activities that count toward City Fit Girls' streak! Whether you can do 5 or all 31 activities, this will be the perfect time to switch up your gym routine and soak up some sunshine.Read More
Summer is officially here and it's that time of year! No, we're not talking about chilling out on the beach (although you should do that too), we're talking about City Fit Girls Streak! We're challenging the women in our community to 31 days of physical activity throughout the month of July. Are you in?Read More
In this workout, you'll complete 2 x 800m @ 10k pace, 4x400m @ 5k pace, and 4x100m sprints. It may sound like a lot but you're going to feel accomplished at the end.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Hosted by our friends at West Philly Runners, this fun, community-filled relay race is great for anyone looking to run their fastest (or first!) mile. Join the City Fit Girls team at this year's event!Read More
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.Read More