In memory of Rusty Smith, Oct. 1, 1946 – March 31, 2018

April 12th, 2018 by Canadian Running | Posted in Musings of a Veteran Runner | No Comments »

It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we announce the passing of runner and Canadian Running blogger Rusty Smith


Training for Boston through an Edmonton winter

April 6th, 2018 by Rusty Smith | Posted in Musings of a Veteran Runner | No Comments »

On August 20, 2017 I did something I had never done before. I ran the Edmonton Marathon. And I qualified for Boston! Training for a spring marathon during an Alberta winter has its challenges. […]


Why running works for me

March 15th, 2018 by Rusty Smith | Posted in Musings of a Veteran Runner | No Comments »

Running, for me is a positive addiction, and that is something I am glad I live with


I replaced this habit with running to honour the fallen

March 6th, 2018 by Rusty Smith | Posted in Musings of a Veteran Runner | No Comments »

Blogger Rusty Smith describes how Remembrance Day has become a running day for him


Running alone

February 13th, 2018 by Rusty Smith | Posted in Musings of a Veteran Runner | No Comments »

“I’ve run in several international events but going from training on a rural road in Alberta to being corralled in with 35,000 crazies in Las Vegas can be a bit of a shock”


Thirty years ago, one man convinced me to trade my alcohol addiction for running. This is how it happened:

January 17th, 2018 by Rusty Smith | Posted in Musings of a Veteran Runner | 3 Comments »

Three decades ago, Rusty Smith put the bottle down. When one man recognized his efforts to curb his alcohol addiction, he convinced him to sign up for a marathon by bribing him with a cross-Canada flight in a fighter jet