Ten marathon taper questions answered

October 5th, 2017 by Canadian Running | Posted in Expert Tips | 1 Comment »

A marathon taper is a gradual reduction in total training volume in the final few weeks before race day. Its purpose: to improve performance


Summer workout and training tips from club coach Kevin Smith

August 16th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Expert Tips | No Comments »

Smith is a GTA-based coach and top masters runner with over a decade of experience. He gives some tips and suggestions for planning and executing a successful summer workout


How to train for hills where (or when) there are no hills

June 3rd, 2017 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Expert Tips | No Comments »

Six treadmill workouts from two national team members


When issues arise, see a specialist for expert advice

March 31st, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Expert Tips, Running Injuries, Training | No Comments »

Whether you’re dealing with injury, want to improve your diet or looking to achieve lofty goals, seeing a variety of running specialists can help improve your training


Six questions runners are too embarrassed to ask

March 23rd, 2017 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Expert Tips, Training | No Comments »

Below is a list of just a few questions we’ve been asked more than once in secret…


Learning to love your off-season running

December 14th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Expert Tips, Training | No Comments »

Running on ice crusted streets during months with no races is a tough sell. Here’s how to learn to love winter running.



5 effective tips from a master trainer to keep you running injury-free

October 15th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Expert Tips, Features, Sections, Training | No Comments »

Nathan Helming on running high mileage as a privilege and not a right, how to “couch stretch” and other simple ways to become a better runner right now


Fueling for performance: Carbo-loading dos and don’ts

October 10th, 2016 by Canadian Running | Posted in Expert Tips, Science, Training | 1 Comment »

Those training for a longer race such as a half or full marathon should consider loading up on carbohydrates in order to be optimally fueled for peak performance.


Why you need strength work and how to include it in your training

September 30th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Expert Tips, Features, Training | No Comments »

Former pro triathlete Chris Hinshaw burned himself out on just doing endurance training. And then he found CrossFit and it fixed his weak and destroyed body. Here are his tips on how you can become stronger, fitter and a better runner.


Catching up with London’s Leslie Sexton ahead of 2016 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

September 22nd, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Destination Race, Elite Q+A, Expert Q&A, Expert Tips, RaceGuide, Runs & Races | No Comments »

Last year, Sexton ran the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in a personal best time of 2:33:19, which was good for eighth overall female and second place Canadian.


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.