“Think like an elite”? Not so fast!

July 3rd, 2014 by Dan Way | Posted in Research for the Run, Science, Training | No Comments »

What do you think about when you’re racing? (besides the finish, of course.) Is it how you’re holding you arms? How heavily you’re breathing? Or is it what you’ll have for dinner? The two most […]


Beeting your Personal Best

September 13th, 2013 by Dan Way | Posted in Blogs, Research for the Run | No Comments »

There are few natural substances that can boast the ability to guarantee performance benefits for endurance sport. In recent years, a new player in the arena of natural and entirely legal ergogenic (i.e. performance […]


Getting ‘inked’: lactate “tattoo” to gauge intensity of training

September 3rd, 2013 by Dan Way | Posted in Blogs, Research for the Run | No Comments »

First of all, the tattoo is only temporary, so all you needle-phobes can stop squirming. It’s actually a bio-sensor that sticks to your skin and its purpose is to measure the levels of lactate […]


Run harder, eat less: High-intensity exercise linked to appetite suppression

July 18th, 2013 by Dan Way | Posted in Blogs, Research for the Run | No Comments »

My previous post focused on a study suggesting that a sample of the U.S. population is both increasing its physical activity levels as well as getting more obese. Some used this type of data […]


Fit and fat: Modern reality or feel-good fiction?

July 16th, 2013 by Dan Way | Posted in Blogs, Research for the Run | 3 Comments »

A recent study gained a great deal of attention when it highlighted a seemingly contradictory correlation. Self-reported levels of physical activity increased at the same time as rates of obesity among a large sample of the American population


Speed: you either have it or you don’t

June 27th, 2013 by Dan Way | Posted in Blogs, Research for the Run | No Comments »

If you’ve been hitting the track regularly with the lofty ambition of one day emulating Bolt and winning gold in the 100m, you might want to reconsider your next series of repeats. A recent study […]


Learning from the best: Insights from a top Canadian runner

June 1st, 2013 by Dan Way | Posted in Blogs, Research for the Run | No Comments »

Sometimes the best way to ‘know’ what we should be doing as runners (how to train, what to eat, how to recover, etc.) is to look at what the best in the world are […]