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 Video | 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.


Andre De Grasse’s Olympic triple-medal training schedule in Rio

September 5th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Expert Tips, Rio 2016, Training | No Comments »

Stuart McMillan, the coach of Andre De Grasse, shared the triple Olympic medallist’s training routine leading up to Rio and during the Games (photo: COC).


Tough Mudder training: Last minute mistakes to avoid

September 2nd, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Expert Tips, Training | No Comments »

Getting all set for your big day at Tough Mudder? The following tips will help runners prevent big last-minute mistakes before the event.


MEC Running video series: Episode 4 – The Long Run

August 31st, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, CR Explains, CRM Training Plans, Expert Tips, Racing, Running Training Plans, Running videos, Runs & Races, Training, Training Video | 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.


VIDEO: The 10 essentials for trail running and backcountry adventure

July 17th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Expert Tips, Trail Running, Training | No Comments »

Endurance runner Gary Robbins, notable for his Barkley Marathons performance this year, lists his 10 trail running essentials to stay safe.


Getting rid of the summer running blahs

July 4th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Expert Tips, Training | No Comments »

Experiencing a bout of the summer blahs? We talked to one sports psychologist for tips to get over the motivational dip.


Running with your arms: How to power your way to a better performance

April 26th, 2016 by Canadian Running | Posted in Expert Tips, Training | No Comments »

Here’s how you should swing your arms in a way that will help minimize metabolic cost and properly direct the forces of your running.


Rob Watson’s signature marathon workout

April 13th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Expert Tips, Training | No Comments »

Marathon season is upon on and with the weeks counting down before race day, it’s time to make sure that all the hard training is paying off. Among the best ways to gauge your current fitness […]


Vancouver’s SkyTrain system mapped out in a runner-friendly way

March 27th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Expert Tips, Training | 1 Comment »

Into run commuting? We mapped out how long it would take to get between Vancouver’s SkyTrain stations if one was to run at five minutes per kilometre pace.