Over the past few weeks, I've been training for a spring half-marathon. Aside from battling the plague last week, this has been the first training cycle I haven't missed a workout. Yes, there have been times when I'd rather scroll Instagram instead of working out and many Saturdays when I didn't feel motivated to get out of bed. However, instead of just relying on motivation, I created better habits to be more disciplined so scrolling never wins (even when I'm lacking motivation).Read More
A few weeks ago, I posted that I was running my long, easy runs too fast. I received a lot of questions about pacing so instead of responding to everyone individually, I thought this blog post would be helpful.
So, how fast should you do your training runs? You’re not going to like it but the answer is... it depends. Since everyone’s training goals, average pace, body types, etc. are different, there is no perfect answer to this questionRead More
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
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
Would you believe me if I told you fall race season is quickly approaching? If you have your eyes set on a fall half-marathon or 10-miler, you may want to think about starting your training in August or September.Read More
If you're reading this blog, it's safe to assume you're thinking about running your first mile. No matter what you're reason is to take on this new challenge, working up to run a mile can be great for your overall health. We created a 3 week plan, with beginners in mind, that will take you from walker to runner in 21 days. Up for the challenge? Keep reading to get started.Read More
Looking for a new workout to add to your training toolkit? This interval workout is great for fitness enthusiasts who are looking to mix up their cardio or for runners looking to work on their speed.
Interval runs are short, high intense efforts followed by recovery. For this workout, we're trying two variations of intervals.Read More
Spring 2017, anyone? With the Fall 2016 race season officially coming to an end, it's about time for us to start planning out our training and running schedules for the spring! We've updated our list from last year - added new runs and updated some dates - to help you pick out events for next season.Read More
Ready to switch things up? We're taking our workout from the flat track (or road) to the hilly incline in your neighborhood that you avoid during your weekly runs. That's right, this workout is all about hill repeats.
Not only are hill repeats great for runners who are doing a hilly road race, they're also great for anyone who wants to increase strength, speed and power.Read More
In a data driven world, we’ve become so accustomed to measuring our performance in nearly every way possible. We track how far we’ve run, how fast we ran, our heart rate throughout the run, our splits, etc. When was the last time you ran without technology?Read More
From charity runs to Color Runs, 5k runs are popping up everywhere. With 8.3 million finishers, the 5k is the most popular race distance in the United States. It's time for you to get in on some of the action. Check out the tips below to complete your first 5k.Read More
If you've been keeping up with our running shoe guides, you know that it's best to switch up your running shoes every 300-500 miles. For most runners, that's around every 6 months. We compiled this guide to help you navigate the shoe wall at your local running shoe store.Read More
While indoor triathlons can help veteran triathletes return to the sport to prepare for the next race season, they can also be the starting blocks for triathletes-to-be — those who, like me, are interested in the sport but are still working up the courage to sign up.Read More
Hey City Fit Girls! Spring race season is coming and we want to help you get ready. Browse our website for details about upcoming run clubs in New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Philadelphia!
City Fit Girls’ group runs are open to all levels and all paces. Read on to see our February 2016 schedule, upcoming races in your city, and more!Read More
Oh, Nike. Just take all of our money.... Nike just announced a new series called the Nike Victory Tour and we are all about it. The tour includes races and fitness events in 20 cities! We know some people are upset that they got rid of the Washington, DC and San Fransico Half Marathon series but change is not always a bad thing. Mmmkay?Read More
What happens when you don't quite reach a goal you set out to achieve? You come back stronger than ever. That's exactly what Kristen O'Connell did after falling short of her goal, qualifying for the Boston Marathon in 2014.
We caught up with Kristen to discuss her plans for 2016, her tips for new runners, and her "must-have" running gear and gadgets for training.Read More
Training season is underway and if you're gearing up for a 5k, half or full-marathon, you're going to want to make sure you have a few running essentials. Check out our list of "must haves" before starting your new training program.Read More
Want to become a stronger runner? Or are you a beginner looking for tips to train for your first half-marathon?
Look no further. We caught up with Marcy Gialdo, founder of WAVES, an all woman’s racing team, to discuss cross-training, strength building, and how to take your running to the next level. Marcy has been competing in the world of endurance sports for more than 14 years, completing countless running events and triathlons. Check out her tips below!Read More