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
What is STRAVA? It's a free online community for cyclists, swimmers and runners/walkers. It helps you track your workouts, connect with other runners, join challenges and in some cases, helps you win new gear from some of your favorite brands.
Last fall, we jumped on the STRAVA train to participate in The Ghost Race and now we're sharing five reasons why you should too.Read More
Have you been thinking about a new challenge for 2017? Maybe tossing around the idea of a triathlon, but unsure if you’re ready to go for it? When I signed up for my first triathlon, I had no idea what it entailed other than swimming, biking and running. I was totally intimidated, but in a haze of new year’s resolutions, I clicked “Register Now” for a local race, closing my eyes at the last second. Ten years and over thirty races later, I'm so grateful that I threw caution to the wind and signed up for that first race.Read More
By Karen Poole
In college, I played team sports. After graduating I took up running and that has pretty much been my fitness outlet. Over the past three years, I have been thinking of doing a triathlon but I always talked myself out of it with excuses. “I don’t have a bike.” “The water might be too cold.” “I have no one to train with.” “What if I fail?”
This year I finally took the plunge. I had been discussing it with friends and decided now was as good of a time as any. It took me days to register and finally click the submit button, but I did it.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
Are you considering running a triathlon or adding swimming to your fitness routine to stay in shape? No matter what your goal is, adding swimming to your workout rotation can benefit your body. In 'Hit The Swimming Pool With These 5 Tips', we caught up with Coach Kelsey to discuss a few key points about adding swimming to your workout routine. In this post, Kelcey discusses specific areas to focus on in the pool to reach your specific needs and goals.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
Whether you're looking to switch up your fitness routine or thinking about training for your first triathlon, hitting the pool for a few laps is a perfect way to diversify your training program. Swimming is a low-impact workout that can combines cardio and strength-training (hello abs!) -- making it ideal for those looking for an exciting workout in between running and weight lifting. City Fit Girls Ambassador and Swim Coach, Kelcey has been swimming competitively for 16 years.Read More