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John Quinn

Broad Street Run: Place your bets

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
You can run or you can hide. 2015 Broad Street Run registration opened Sunday and for the next 11 days you have to choose. Do I stay or do I go? For most people, this is easy. The running community stays on an even keel, 12 months a year, fluctuating slightly in form, staying within reasonable weight... Read more

The Broad Street Run is more than just a race

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 11:28 AM
At 8 a.m. on Sunday, we were bunched in the Pink Corral — the final passel of the 40,000 Broad Street Run runners, alternately wiggling around to keep warm and loosen our muscles as we all stood there waiting for our turn to head downhill. A few feet ahead of me was the Stay Puff Marshmallow... Read more

Runner picks up his bib at the Broad Street Expo

Friday, May 2, 2014, 4:41 PM
The move to the Convention Center turned out to be a hit. The AlterG Antigravity Treadmill swept me off my feet as I traveled through time and space. Physical therapist John Feeley had locked me in and I was floating, wearing what looked a cross between a rubber suit and a tutu. We started at 100... Read more

Broad Street Run training: Am I ready?

Friday, April 25, 2014, 5:15 AM
Broad Street is a scant few days away and there is a collective angst that no one is ready. The cold and icy winter roads stymied everyone’s training. Fortunately, last weekend's 5K Run for Clean Air made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. If you are 60 or older, you get to sign up for... Read more

How the Broad Street Run lottery should have been decided

Saturday, February 22, 2014, 6:00 AM
Editor's Note: Inquirer Sports Editor John Quinn is back at it for his third Broad Street Run this year. Here, he'll share his training experience with us. I give the mala ojo to anyone trying to sell their 2014 Broad Street Run bibs on the black market. It is reported that some 4,800 interested... Read more

Training for the Cooper Norcross Bridge Run in unexpected ways

Saturday, November 2, 2013, 6:00 AM
The signs were everywhere, as far south as exit 53 on Route 55, that nice two-lane highway that sends you on your way to Cape May. BEN FRANKLIN BRIDGE CLOSED SUNDAY, 7:30-9:30 AM. For me, it simply means: Time to get punched in the face again by that 10k known as the Cooper Norcross Bridge Run. Sure... Read more

Broad Street Runner recalls best moments of 2013 race

Monday, May 6, 2013, 3:16 PM
The most amazing thing about the din and delirium of two hours and 10 miles, of helicopters buzzing and Neil Diamond blaring, was a moment I was not expecting. My number was 39,707 so there were that many and more strangers vs. the five people I knew that were running and the five people I knew that... Read more

Broad Street runner picks up bib, ready for race day

Friday, May 3, 2013, 4:36 PM
It has become my personal daily double, Friday of Derby week. Go to the Linc, pick up your Broad Street Run race bib, then hit the Turf Club, bet the Derby and head to work. They open the gates at 10 a.m., so that's when I got there. Me and about 2,000 other people. Get in line, around the block,... Read more

Road to the Broad Street Run paved with funny twists

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 12:25 PM
Cue the Seinfeld theme. There are times when you really have to wonder about fate, about certain little things you do that, in retrospect, actually come together for a reason. And it makes you wonder. On Tuesday night, my wife Amy and I had a date at Citizens Bank Park. Our son Jack was on a field... Read more

Broad Street runner joins Philly groups in solidarity run for Boston

Friday, April 19, 2013, 3:41 PM
I walked out of the front door of 801 Market Street, as usual, between 7:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday night. You need to post your palm print to get out, but graphics artist Mike Placentra was in the doorway, like a sergeant at arms. As I stepped outside into the street that changes faces every hour every... Read more
About this blog

Whether you are a weekend warrior, an aging baby boomer, a student athlete or just someone who wants to stay active, this blog is for you. Read about our growing list of expert contributors here.

J. Ryan Bair, PT, DPT, SCS Founder and Owner of FLASH Sports Physical Therapy, Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy
Brian Cammarota, ATC, PT, DPT, CSCS Physical Therapist at Good Shepard Penn Partners, Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS Co-owner of Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D. Head Team Physician for Phillies & St. Joe's; Rothman Institute
Julie Coté, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Head Team Physician for Eagles, Head Orthopedic Surgeon for Flyers; Rothman Institute
Brittany Everett Owner, Grace & Glory Yoga Fishtown
Joel H. Fish, Ph.D. Director of The Center For Sport Psychology; Sports Psychology Consultant for 76ers & Flyers
R. Robert Franks, D.O. Team Physician for USA Wrestling, Consultant for Phillies; Rothman Institute
Ashley B. Greenblatt, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer, The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Jon Herting, PT, DPT, CSCS, HFS, USAW Physical Therapist, Partner at The Training Room
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician for Drexel, Philadelphia Univ., Saint Joe’s, & U.S. Lacrosse
Brian Maher, BS, CSCS Owner, Philly Personal Training
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
Robyn Weisman, ACE-CPT B.S., Exercise Science & Physiology, Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness and Lifestyle Coach
Sarah M. Whitman, MD Sports Psychiatrist; Clinical Assistant Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine
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