Sunday, March 29, 2015


How to run injury-free

Monday, March 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
If you’re a runner like me, let’s face it -- you would give up a lot of fun things in exchange for a guarantee of no more injuries. No more tendonitis, stress fractures, or pulled hamstrings. All of it -- completely gone. But while no one has found an elixir to prevent all running-related... Read more

Run better, not less

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
In a month, my office will be packed with people who have avoided the treadmill and the winter weather and have quickly increased their mileage to be able to attend the early spring races. With this ramp up in training, many will develop aches and pains, some of which seem to come and go, some of which... Read more

Bridge running, beer drinking with ODDyssey training program

Monday, March 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
Warmer weather is just around the corner so you know you need to step up your training for race season. The folks at the ODDyssey Half Marathon Training Team want to help you run stronger with their Philadelphia Bridge Running and Happy Hour Training Program. This six-week group running program will... Read more

Healthy Trails 5K offers chance at Broad Street Run

Friday, March 6, 2015, 2:15 PM
Did you get shut out of this year's Broad Street Run lottery? The 3rd annual Healthy Trails 5K is giving you a second chance at Broad Street glory! The Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership is offering Broad Street Run bibs for the first 50 registrants of the 5K. The details: In order to obtain... Read more

Train for the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K for free with SWEAT Fitness

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 3:41 PM
Two things that can warm you up on a snowy day like today are hot chocolate and running. OK, we’ll give you a pass on the latter, but just for today. That’s because you’ll be able to combine both at the Philadelphia Hot Chocolate 15K/5K and SWEAT Fitness wants to help you prepare... Read more

Roundup: St. Patrick's Day 2015 races in Philly area

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
March may have started cold and icy, but Philly’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will soon warm you and have your Irish eyes smiling. And it is not all beer drinking and parade watching that is on tap either. Here are some St. Paddy’s Day fun fitness events that are good for the body... Read more

Free Running Summit March 7

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you pumped for warmer weather and longer runs? To help you warm up for spring, 7 local running experts will be presenting at the first-ever Running Summit on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Training Room inside STACK Velocity Sports Performance in Cherry Hill, NJ. “We wanted... Read more

Broad Street Run: A runner’s guide to avoiding road rage

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
The race to the Broad Street Run is picking up pace. In an attempt to channel your inner Steve Prefontaine, you have taken the initial steps necessary to successfully reach the finish line. You awkwardly galloped outside of Philadelphia Runner while Stu the sneaker specialist assessed whether you would... Read more

Change in start time for Broad Street Run

Monday, March 2, 2015, 5:02 PM
Be prepared to set your alarm clock for a little earlier if you are running the Broad Street Run this May. Due to requests from the Philadelphia Police Department and the Stadium Complex Management, the start time of the race has been moved from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Make sure you make note of the... Read more

New date revealed for the Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 11:13 AM
The Philadelphia Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon is traditionally held the third week of September. So for those of you concerned about what Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting Families would mean for the race, you can all take a deep breath. The organizers just announced its... Read more
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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, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
Ellen Casey, MD Physician with Drexel University Sports Medicine
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
Justin D'Ancona Health
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Head Team Physician for Eagles, Head Orthopedic Surgeon for Flyers; Rothman Institute
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
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician for Drexel, Philadelphia Univ., Saint Joe’s, & U.S. National Women’s Lacrosse
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Jim McCrossin, ATC Strength and Conditioning Coach, Flyers and Phantoms
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Kevin Miller Fitness Coach, Philadelphia Union
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior Health Producer,
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor,
David Rubenstein, M.D. Sports Medicine Surgeon, Rothman Institute
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Associate Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
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