Didn’t Get a Bib for the Broad Street Run?

by kbarry on February 20, 2013

Broad Street Run

Not to worry if you forgot to register or didn’t get into the lottery there are still a few ways you can get into the race.  If you did enter the lottery to run click this link to see if you got into the race.

1. Transfer a Bib

People who were able to get into the race have the ability to transfer their bibs to others starting on March 1st.  There is a $15 fee to transfer a bib.


2. Fundraise for a charity

Many great charities in the Philadelphia area have guaranteed bibs available for meeting certain fundraising thresholds.  This is a great way to gain guaranteed entry into the race and help raise money for a good cause.



3. Enter to win

The Philadelphia Inquirer is running a drawing for 5 bibs to the race, sign up at the link below.





Steps to Recover after Running a Marathon

by kbarry on October 8, 2012

You just finished your marathon, basking in the glory of your accomplishment and doing the marathon hobble.  You may think you’re all done with the race but there is an important last step needed – the recovery.

With many marathons taking place such as the Chicago marathon this past weekend and the NYC in just over a month I thought it would be good to discuss the best methods to recover from the big race.  When running 5ks, 10ks and even half marathons you generally just need a few days rest – maybe some ice and you’ll be good to go.  The marathon is another beast, requiring much more attention during your recovery period.  So much preparation has gone into your training and the race, don’t stop the dedication until you’re fully back to 100% after the race.  Following the steps below will allow you to get back to walking normal and back to running again sooner without injury.
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Ryan Hall on Long Runs

by kbarry on October 4, 2012

Ryan Hall shares his tips for marathon training and how to improve on your long runs.


Why You Should be Running Hills

by kbarry on September 25, 2012

For my run tonight I decided to do my Green lane Loop which starts off downhill, goes flat then back up a massive hill before finishing. The Green Lane Hill is about a half mile long with an elevation gain of about 200ft – pretty steep. As I was chugging up the hill sucking air with my legs burning I noticed that all of the runners going by were going down the hill, not up. I was the only one out there running up the hill, envious of those practically controlled falling down in the opposite direction. What’s wrong with this picture? Everyone going down the hill and taking an easier route up. I wanted to touch today the importance of incorporating (up)hill work into your running routines and the many benefits you will get from doing hill work.
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Marathon Training Plans

by kbarry on September 18, 2012

It’s that time of year again to begin training for the Disney World Marathon that will be held on January 13th.  For the past four marathons that I’ve run I’ve used Hal Higdon’s training plans with good results.  This year I decided to take a look out there to see what other training plans there are and also to get some different ideas/approaches to marathon training. [click to read more…]