Posts tagged 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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7 Ways to Boost Energy [Without Drinking Coffee]

I recently just got into running and boy - was it one of the most difficult but rewarding sports I have ever tried! Besides forcing my legs to keep moving forward despite my heart exploding out of my chest, or convincing myself I can make one more mile, I actually found that keeping my energy from depleting on and off the track had to be the most difficult feat of all. Because without energy, you can’t do anything in the first place! Through my personal trials and errors, I found these fantastic seven ways to boost energy levels. I hope they help you out too! 

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City Fit Girls x Lululemon: The Ghost Race Pt II

On Wednesday, October 18th at 6:30 PM, City Fit Girls is teaming up with Lululemon and STRAVA to participate in the Ghost Race. In addition to running the course, we're going to be celebrating our run club's third birthday (Woooo!) with cake, ice cream, music and more. Last year, we had over 70 women run the course with City Fit Girls and we need you to show up to party with us again this year!

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Maty Mata is Running From Philadelphia to Harrisburg, Here's Why...

A few months ago, we told you about a group of women running from New York City to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness for women's health issues and money for Planned Parenthood. That group, Run 4 All Women, has been busy creating local chapters, growing an ambassador program and continuing with their fundraising efforts. 

We had the chance to chat with Marielena "Maty" Mata, a Run 4 All Women ambassador based in Philadelphia to discuss the Pennsylvania chapter's run from Philadelphia to Harrisburg (Pennsylvania's capital) to raise awareness and funds for Planned Parenthood. 

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Track Workout: Ladder Intervals

Pace is personal. For some, making it through a run without stopping is an accomplishment to celebrate. For others, the celebration doesn't start until they've qualified for Boston. No matter what your intentions are, track workouts can help you become a stronger, faster runner to meet your running and fitness goals.This week's workout, Ladder Intervals, will help you maintain a tough pace and learn to dig deep during your next race. 

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7 Reasons We're Excited About FitRetreat 2017!

Ladies, it's that time of year again. City Fit Girls FitRetreat is back for it's 5th year! FitRetreat is a fun-filled day of fitness and wellness for women. Each year, we reach out to some of the best fitness trainers, instructors and wellness professionals to host 150 women in our community. This year, we're excited to announce that we've made a few changes and additions to the event (all good changes obviously). 

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How Do I Know My Running Pace?

Have you ever heard someone refer to their running pace but had no clue what they were talking about? We all have that one friend who wants to break a "10-minute mile" but what does that really mean? 

If you're new to running, it's important to learn about maintaining a "good" pace (or speed). Running increases demand on our bodies and we want to make sure we're not overdoing it by running so fast that it's hard for us to breathe. By controlling your pace, you may help prevent common issues like shortness of breath and in return, running will be more enjoyable.

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Hoka One One x Oiselle team up for a new shoe (and we get to test it out)

This spring, Hoka One One and Oiselle are teaming up to release a special edition of the Clayton 2. Oiselle, the all-women's athletic apparel brand focuses on performance and leisure gear, first announced the shoe collaboration in August. With Hoka shoes becoming more and more mainstream,  we couldn't be more excited to hear about the news. 

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I stopped running for 5 weeks, here's what happened...

f you know me, you know that I have a love-hate relationship with running. I love the feeling of finishing a run, participating in races with other City Fit Girls, running with the group on Wednesdays and leading track workouts on Tuesdays. I'd be lying if I told you that I enjoy waking up early on Saturday mornings to finish long runs, making time to cross-train during the week and stretching/recovering after every run.

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Track Workout: Finish strong with these compounds

Have you ever run a race or took a tough group fitness class and had someone tell you to "finish strong" when you already felt like you had no more gas in your tank? I know the feeling. After pushing yourself to your limit for a half-marathon or 40-minute workout, digging deep to go faster, farther and/or stronger can feel like the hardest thing to do. Luckily, with the right amount of practice, we can all get better at finishing strong.

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Embrace your pace: Stop saying you run too slow

In 2014, I came up with the idea to add a run club to City Fit Girls. It was a great idea but there was one problem - I knew NOTHING about run clubs. I may have done one or two organized group runs with City Sports but that's about it. The Wednesday leading up to our first meet-up, I searched the web to find out as much info as possible about group runs and found a very common theme - people loved the social aspect but hated the actual running. Why? Because a lot of people were left behind, felt intimidated when they couldn't keep up with the group and never returned.

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