Fact or fiction: Your hydration/dehydration myths busted

May 6th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Experts, Health & Nutrition, Science | No Comments »

With the impending hazy days of summer now on the horizon, runners should know the facts from the fiction when it comes to staying hydrated through higher temps and humidity


Does 60 seconds of sprints beat 50 minutes of moderate exercise?

May 2nd, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Science, Training | No Comments »

One Canadian-led study finds that 10 minutes of exercise including just 60 seconds of sprints beats 50 minutes of moderate continuous exercise for health and fitness gains.


New study: Why a fast start can cause a slow finish

March 5th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Runs & Races, Science | No Comments »

It’s hard to not get caught up in the excitement of a race start, but going out too fast can lead to a slow finish over long distances.


Running Tech: It’s All In the Numbers

August 26th, 2015 by Michael Doyle | Posted in Electronics, Running Gear, Running Gear Video, Science | 2 Comments »

For the last 100 or so years of modern marathoning, crucial training and racing decisions have been made almost entirely on feel. In the next few years, with the evolution of wearable tech and […]


“Too much” exercise not all that bad; controversial authors soften stance

June 9th, 2015 by Dan Way | Posted in Science | No Comments »

You probably recall the sensational headlines that made waves a few months ago claiming that “too much” exercise was bad for us and how so called “excessive” exercise could actually take years off our […]


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 […]


Do you know your footstrike?

February 26th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Body Work, Science | 1 Comment »

A recent analysis of how well people know their own footstrike has shown that, though most are pretty good at knowing if they’re forefoot strikers or heel strikers, one group of runners isn’t as […]


Five tips for running with a heart rate monitor

February 10th, 2015 by Michael Doyle | Posted in Science, Training | No Comments »

Training with a heart rate monitor is beneficial for runners of all levels. Competitive runners can carefully gauge their progress and tailor their training for peak performance while more fitness-oriented runners can assure training […]


Fast beats make for better running

February 1st, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Science, Training | No Comments »

It might just be time to update your running music to include faster tunes. Research from Brunel University in London, England is proving that working out with music can improve endurance and lessen runners’ […]


Getting in shape? Take your partner

January 20th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition, Science | No Comments »

Getting in shape? Just convince your partner to also. New research from University College London found that it’s much easier to make healthy changes, such as getting fit, when your partner is making the […]


Get fitter in just one minute per day? Sounds too good to be true

December 11th, 2014 by Dan Way | Posted in Blogs, Research for the Run, Science | No Comments »

A recent New York Times article by wellness writer Gretchen Reynolds is suggesting that just ONE MINUTE of high-intensity exercise a day, done three times per week for a grand total of 30 minutes […]


Why signs at races improve your performance

December 9th, 2014 by Dan Way | Posted in Research for the Run, Science | No Comments »

Whether you notice it or not, those silly signs and generic “Go random stranger” cheers from the crowd might actually be helping you run faster and further than you ever thought. Seeing and experiencing […]