The Broad Street Run Checklist
2022 is the 42nd year of the run down Broad Street
The Broad Street Run is one of those races that most runners have on their calendar every year.
I don’t have the exact numbers on how many runners start the race, but I do know, that it’s a ton of people.
I’ve run BSR twice - I’ve actually only finished the race once - but I’ve taken a lot of information from those two attempts and boiled it down into one nice stew just for you.
What to Bring:
The right racing shoes. Have shoes you’ve done training/racing in and know what works for you.
Throw away clothes - it’s gonna be chilly in the morning and it’s a long way to travel in the cold.
Hydration - before the race and after the race.
If you’re a runner who uses music and or a GPS watch, make sure they are charged.
After the race, you’ll definitely want to get out of your wet clothes. Have a friend hold clothes for you OR do bag check.
Start under control - that doesn’t mean slow, but it means save a bit for the last 2-2.5 miles.
When you get to 7.5, then you can start to open up and pass some people who went out a bit over their heads and are forced to slow down.
Don’t try anything new on race day. If you haven’t tried drinking and running, don’t try on race day. Don’t wear new shoes. What it boils down to is this: if you try something you haven’t tried before and it goes wrong… It can be a long way to go before you can fix it.
Friday’s Action Plan:
A 10-mile race is typically run at a comfortably hard race effort. It’s important to hone in on your threshold and tempo pace as it’s most likely your 10 mile race pace.
What’s Got My Attention:
Video: Villanova in the strangest 4x1 mile relay EVER
Article: 6 types of runners you’ll see at BSR
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Marc is a middle school teacher and coach but also works with distance runners online. I help distance runners around the globe by providing support, writing customized training plans, and designing workouts to help them reach their racing goals. I write for my blog every Wednesday morning and newsletter every Friday morning.