Is marathon training harder than Ironman training? Study says: Yes

August 30th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Science | 1 Comment »

“In spite of Ironman athletes’ superior training time and total or weekly training load… the preparation of a 42K showed to be harder” says Spanish scientists after completing comprehensive research


Being fit versus being active: What matters more?

June 28th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Science | No Comments »

A recent study sought to explore whether being fit or being active was more beneficial to increasing longevity


Could improving your running form actually make you a less efficient runner?

June 1st, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Science | No Comments »

A new study found that tweaking your arms and leg turn over to make your form “perfect” actually led to decreased running efficiency right after the changes were made


New study proves why you should definitely start strength training

May 17th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Science | No Comments »

A meta-analysis of over 500 studies finds conclusive evidence that adding strength training can improve middle- and long-distance running performance


Mind over matter? Mental fatigue and why we slow down

February 21st, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in CR Explains, Science, Training | No Comments »

Do you ever wonder why you can so easily and effortlessly maintain your pace for the first half of a race before eventually, and sometimes suddenly, you begin to feel tired and are forced to slow down?


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? […]


Running research: No, running won’t ruin your knees

January 18th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, CR Explains, Health & Nutrition, Science | 2 Comments »

Research continues to show that running actually provides protective benefits to the long-term functioning of the knee


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 […]


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.


A web-based app that will tell you nearly everything you need to know about food

August 6th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Articles, Health & Nutrition, Science, Training | No Comments »

A New York City-based technology company has a web and mobile app that will break down many aspects of food and name brands.


Your perception of pain might be making your muscles hurt more

July 19th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Running Injuries, Science, Training | No Comments »

Hard workouts, grueling long runs, hill repeats. All of these are likely to take a toll on your body and result in muscle pain and soreness. But your attitude about muscle pain could actually be making it feel worse.


Hot or cold: How the temperature of your pre-run drink could affect performance

July 5th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Health & Nutrition, Science, Training | No Comments »

Having a super chilled iced coffee right before heading out for a hot and humid run is an obvious good choice, right? Well not according to some surprising new science on the subject. Recent research […]