MEC Running video series: Episode 5 – Strength and Cross-Training

September 7th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, Body Work, CR Explains, CRM Training Plans, Expert Tips, Health, Health & Nutrition, Running Training Plans, Running videos, Trail Running, Training, Training | No Comments »

Mountain Equipment Co-op in partnership with Canadian Running magazine present a six-part video series outlining basic training principles and running advice.


Ryan Hall’s latest retirement experiment: Cupping therapy

September 5th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Body Work, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Ryan Hall, the American half-marathon record holder who is retired from competitive running, tried cupping therapy recently.


This innovative stand-up paddleboard is the closest thing to running on water

May 16th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Body Work, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

The Hobie Mirage Eclipse, a new and innovative variation of a paddleboard, is about as close to running on water as you will get.


Why you get slower after 40

September 15th, 2015 by Canadian Running | Posted in Body Work, Health & Nutrition | 2 Comments »

For most, 40 is the age they can expect to see the decline in their performances on the road hasten. Age 40 is, by pretty well all standards, past the age at which athletes are […]


Researchers learning how the IT band helps us run

September 2nd, 2015 by Canadian Running | Posted in Body Work, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

The iliotibial band, for all the problems it seems to cause runners, is quite important. Reachers at Harvard recently published two studies on how the IT band stores energy and the differences from how chimpanzees’ […]


BMI reports unsuccessful in curbing obesity

August 19th, 2015 by Canadian Running | Posted in Body Work, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

For nine years, public school students in Arkansas have been getting BMI reports sent home alongside their grades, something which was intended to fight the state’s obesity rate, one of the highest in the […]


Study: Get strong, run fast

June 2nd, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Body Work, Science, Training | No Comments »

If you’re looking to get a bit quicker, hitting the gym might be to way to squeeze a bit more out of your training. Though not groundbreaking, a new study, done at the University […]


Believe it or not: Pedicures for runners

June 2nd, 2015 by Caela Fenton | Posted in Body Work, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Runner can have pretty gnarly feet, often functioning without all ten toenails. Some of us can be attached to our calluses. I had a bad experience once when my calluses were removed during a pedicure, making for […]


Faster or farther? NASA trains astronauts with treadmills

May 20th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Body Work, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the United States has taken a keen interest in treadmill running. Most of their astronauts do a lot of it, often up to 2.5 every day while […]


Some lose weight more easily than others

May 13th, 2015 by Caela Fenton | Posted in Body Work, Health & Nutrition, Running for Weight Loss | No Comments »

If you’ve ever had the sneaking suspicion that it is easier for one of your friends to lose weight than it is for you, you may not be imagining things. Researchers at the American National […]


Exercise-associated amenorrhea explained

May 6th, 2015 by Caela Fenton | Posted in Body Work, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

What is it? Amenorrhea is characterized by the loss of menstrual cycle. There are two main types of amenorrhea—primary amenorrhea, which is the absence of menstruation by the age of 16 and secondary amenorrhea, […]


An hour a day keeps the doctors away?

April 15th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Body Work, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Is your daily run helping you live a long, healthy life? It sure seems that way, but recent studies have argued over how much exercise is best for you. It’s widely understood that exercise […]