Training tips: Using self-perceptions to produce success

January 31st, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Research for the Run, Science, Training | No Comments »

Ask yourself the question: Who are you as a runner? Are you a mileage junkie who barely breaks a sweat on a long run or are you the speedster who crushes intervals on the track? […]


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

January 17th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in 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 […]


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 | 5 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, 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, 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.


How much do you need to drink – On hydration and performance

May 19th, 2015 by Dan Way | Posted in Blogs, Health & Nutrition, Research for the Run | No Comments »

How much water do you drink during a run or race? What if we told you it’s probably a lot more than you need? A new study by Canadian researchers at Brock University has made a […]


Get fitter in just one minute per day? Sounds too good to be true

December 11th, 2014 by Dan Way | Posted in Blogs, Research for the Run, Science | No Comments »

A recent New York Times article by wellness writer Gretchen Reynolds is suggesting that just ONE MINUTE of high-intensity exercise a day, done three times per week for a grand total of 30 minutes […]