Here are 21 essential running tips to get the most out of your Broad Street Run experience, explained through memes.
Shout out to Mikey Llagan, and our RUN215 contributors for making these dank memes possible.
1. Everyone probably thinks your crazy for running 10 miles just for fun, and they are 100% correct.
2. Race week jitters might start set in. Don't let them scare you. Just keep your eyes on the prize - RUNNING 10 DANG FRICKEN MILES.
3. Keep it light and soak in race weekend. If you're grabbing fresh gear at the expo, only use it to strut around so everyone can see how cool you look. Race day is NOT the time to try new things.
4. Make sure you're well fed (but not TOO full) on race morning!
5. Definitely put some Body Glide in "all the right places." The chafe is real.
6. Give friends and family your bib number and have them track you on the IBX Broad Street Run App, because chances are you won't be as easily to spot as you thought.
7. Don't forget to take care of business before the race...ahem.
8. Make sure you double check your corral assignment!
9. Give yourself plenty of time to get to your corral, cause North Broad Street ain't no joke on race morning...
10. Don't freak out. Just run your race. Remember your training and how you got here!
11. Keep an eye out for local celebs on the course!
12. Yeah, even Eddie.
13. HYDRATE. For real. Don't skip the water stations.
14. Oh, and when you hit the Navy Yard, don't pat yourself on the back just yet...
15. Because it's DEFINITELY not the finish line...
16. We warned you...
17. Yes! PUSH THROUGH! There's beer at the Philadelphia Runner after party!
18. You'll be gassed after the race, but guess what? You did it! It's the good kind of pain.
19. Stretch. Stretch. Stretch!! You'll have plenty of time to celebrate. Injury prevention takes priority.
20. Ok, you're all stretched out. Time to eat everything in sight!
21. Congratulations! You did it! Weeks of hard work have led to this moment. Time to celebrate. But first, selfieeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Good luck and see you at the finish line!
Author: Jon Lyons
Founder of RUN215. Fitness Activist. Father. Self-diagnosed running addict.