Why I’m treating my volunteers to tickets for the year’s biggest running movie

January 17th, 2017 by Michelle Kempton | Posted in Behind the Scenes, Blogs | No Comments »

As a race director, Michelle Kempton is so often on the receiving end of other people’s generosity. As a result, she’s always finding creative ways to say thanks.

Pain as pleasure? You got to believe it to benefit from it

January 17th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in homepage, Research for the Run, Science, Training | No Comments »

Pain is almost exclusively a negative feeling. We avoid it whenever possible. Runners know this. Running 5K pace is painful. So is kilometre 40 of the marathon, but how we perceive and frame the pain we […]

RECIPE: Butternut squash soup

January 13th, 2017 by Kimberley Doerksen | Posted in Blogs, Feed the Run, Health & Nutrition, homepage, Recipes for Runners | No Comments »

Butternut squash soup is a perfect meal that when paired with a fresh piece of buttered baguette, it warms you up after a run like nothing else.

Running intensity: How fast? How often? Not as much as you think

January 13th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, Blogs, CR Explains, CRM Training Plans, Research for the Run, Running Training Plans, Training | 4 Comments »

In order to run faster you have to run faster. But how fast and for how long is what really counts.

Fer your health: The importance of iron for athletic performance

January 13th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, Blogs, CR Explains, Health & Nutrition, homepage, Research for the Run, Training | No Comments »

Most runners are at least generally aware that iron is an important micronutrient for health and for their running. However, iron’s essential role for improving athletic performance is often overlooked. And it’s not just elite […]

Perfect pacing: Making the case for ‘running by feel’

January 12th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Blogs, homepage, Research for the Run, Runs & Races, Training, Training Tips | No Comments »

The body (really the brain!) has a unique and highly effective way of choosing the best pace that can be sustained for the particular race distance… if only we would let it.

What I Tried: A Tropical Trail Race

January 12th, 2017 by Jessica Kuepfer | Posted in Blogs, MissAdventures, Trail Races, Trail Running | No Comments »

When Jessica found out that her Florida trail race would have hardly any elevation gain, she figured it would be a breeze. She thought wrong.