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 […]


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 […]


Why signs at races improve your performance

December 9th, 2014 by Dan Way | Posted in Research for the Run, Science | No Comments »

Whether you notice it or not, those silly signs and generic “Go random stranger” cheers from the crowd might actually be helping you run faster and further than you ever thought. Seeing and experiencing […]


What do YOU think causes running injury?

October 3rd, 2014 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, Research for the Run | 1 Comment »

That was the question that 95 recreational runners were asked in a recent study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. Runners (65 men and 30 women) had an average of 5.5 […]


Food psychology – How others influence our eating behaviours

October 2nd, 2014 by Dan Way | Posted in Blogs, Health & Nutrition, Research for the Run | No Comments »

Can dining with certain people or in certain places really make you eat more? A fascinating new study — “The Fat Suit Study” — by researchers at Cornell University in New York highlights how […]


Back to School – Getting an “A” in fitness

September 2nd, 2014 by Dan Way | Posted in Blogs, Research for the Run | No Comments »

Tuesday is the first day back to school for most of the country. After a busy summer of outdoor fun, sports camps and constant activity, the school season brings with it more time indoors. For children, […]


Running for a high: Can exercise be addiction?

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

We’ve all heard it before. Whether it’s someone who swears they chase — and perhaps achieves — the elusive runner’s high or another who claims to be hooked. Others admit they just can’t stop or simply have to […]


Better with Beethoven? How music affects race results

July 21st, 2014 by Dan Way | Posted in Research for the Run, Science | 1 Comment »

A growing number of runners choose to plug in while running and racing. And perhaps for good reason. A small study out of Brazil saw some interesting results on how music affects race results. […]