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Visiting Runner from Orlando...

Hey Everyone!

I am currently training for my first Marathon and I live in Orlando. I typically run with a group every saturday, but I'll be in Philly for President's Day Weekend. I'm trying to stay true to my training schedule, and I need to run 16 miles that weekend! Would anyone like to join??? I would love to run with people that know the area and a good long route... My pace is 10-10:30 comfortably for a long run.


Your Next Race & Date: Gasparilla February 24th

Your Favorite Running Shoe: aesics

Re: Visiting Runner from Orlando...

Jessica --

Welcome to Philly.

As you can see, we do meet every Saturday and there may be people doing 16 or more miles. Our regular route is a lovely 8.5 mile loop around the river, with only one street crossing (and it's a small street). Many people will do that twice for that distance.

We'll certainly be out there on the Saturday before Presidents' day. Hope to see you there.


Re: Visiting Runner from Orlando...


Thanks! I'll plan to be there :) Looking forward to meeting y'all!


Your Next Race & Date: Gasparilla February 24th

Your Favorite Running Shoe: aesics

Re: Visiting Runner from Orlando...

How many runners do y’all usually have?

Re: Visiting Runner from Orlando...

Hi Jessica,
I expect tomorrow we will have 15-20 runners, and then just slightly fewer for brunch that we walk to post-run. We sometimes exceed 40 runners on a nice dry evening / morning, but tomorrow will be a bit on the chilly side, so numbers will be a bit suppressed. It will still be a beautiful day, though! Tomorrow's run leader is Madelena, but any of us can give you an explanation of our runs.

Your Next Race & Date: Clean Air 10

Your Favorite Running Shoe: Brooks Adrenaline