It was perfect weather for the 36th annual Broad Street Run, a 10 mile race through Philadelphia, that took place yesterday. Michael Sachs, a professor in Kinesiology, who has researched the psychology of running, commented in The Philadelphia Inquirer on race preparation:
Temple University sports psychologist Michael Sachs offered a runner's joke: There's no bad weather, only bad clothing.But kidding aside, he said, many people simply could not get the kind of advance training they wanted. For them, he suggested, better to avoid striving for a personal record on Sunday. "A race like this is so crowded and so big, runners should look at it more as an event," he said. "Have a nice leisurely morning run with 40,000 of your closest friends."