Why one physio thinks slower continuous running beats 10 and 1s

December 2nd, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Many beginner runners adopt the practice of running for 10 minutes and walking for one. Here’s why one physio disagrees


Nike’s Vaporfly 4% data sheds light on how the shoe works

August 6th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

As sports science journalist Alex Hutchinson explains, some of Nike’s research is to be taken with a grain of salt, but the implications for running shoe technology’s role in preventing injury are encouraging


Shakeout Podcast: Alex Hutchinson, Dayna Pidhoresky and Dave Reid Unpack Toronto’s Spring Run Off

April 5th, 2019 by Kate Van Buskirk | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

The Spring Run Off (SRO) is Toronto’s oldest continuously-held road race. 42 years ago, the Etobicoke Huskies track club started the SRO as a fundraiser. Now organized by the Canada Running Series, the 5km […]


When will we see a new women’s marathon world record?

March 19th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

A closer look at what the women’s equivalent of a sub-2 hour marathon might be and how near we are to it


Rob Watson’s advice on the Boston Marathon

March 1st, 2019 by Kate Van Buskirk | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

We are officially inside 50 days until the 2019 Boston Marathon. In this episode we talk with one of Canada’s fastest marathoners and coaches about how to make the most of your spring race […]


Why running cadence is not as important as we thought

December 30th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

New data shows that how quickly we turn over our steps is actually highly individual


The Shakeout Podcast: Is Endurance All In Your Head?

July 23rd, 2018 by Joan Chung | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

Sports science journalist Hutchinson explores the limits of human performance through personal experiences.


The Shakeout Podcast: Alex Hutchinson Uncovers the Mystery of Endurance

February 26th, 2018 by Joan Chung | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | 1 Comment »

Sports science journalist Hutchinson explores the limits of human performance through personal experiences.


Review: Endure by Alex Hutchinson

February 14th, 2018 by Canadian Running | Posted in Reviews | No Comments »

Endure is broken down into elegant and somewhat discreetly readable chapters, always finding a way back to Nike’s Breaking2 project


The Shakeout Podcast: The “Fountain of Youth” Episode

April 28th, 2017 by Michael Doyle | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

A conversation with Ed Whitlock’s son Neil about his father’s legacy; plus sports science writer Alex Hutchinson on an incredible new study that suggests one hour of running prolongs life by 7 hours, and the absurd pacing strategy at the London Marathon


Alex Hutchinson, Reid Coolsaet on the likelihood of a 1:59:59 marathon

January 2nd, 2017 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Runs & Races, Sub2 | 1 Comment »

Listen as Alex Hutchinson, Reid Coolsaet and Michael Joyner discussed the likelihood of a sub-two-hour marathon on CBC Radio on Monday morning.


Nike to stage sub-two-hour marathon attempt in 2017

December 12th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Sub2 | No Comments »

Nike has announced plans for a sub-two-hour marathon attempt for 2017 featuring three of the fastest distance runners in the world.