ASICS to open low-oxygen training facility in Tokyo

October 17th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

The facility, planned to open a year in advance of the 2020 Olympics, will allow athletes to access low-oxygen training without having to travel to higher altitude

New Mo Farah documentary gives a glimpse of the unglamorous life of elite runners

August 6th, 2018 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Sir Mo Farah is an Olympic and World Championship gold medalist. He’s arguably one of the best known and most well-decorated distance runners currently competing. Yet Farah’s life on the road isn’t what most would consider to be glamorous or exciting

How Hardrock 100 runners prepare for altitude

July 18th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

For those who live and train mostly at sea level, a high-altitude race like Hardrock 100 requires major fitness preparedness

Should you sleep in an altitude tent to PB in 2018?

January 25th, 2018 by Alex Cyr | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Two U Sports All Canadians weigh in on the benefits of hypoxic chambers

Pro runner crushes a mile outfitted as Boba Fett in a galaxy not so far away

July 5th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

American professional runner Nick Arciniaga ran a 5:01 mile in Flagstaff, Ariz. wearing a Boba Fett costume from the Star Wars series (photo: Martos Hoffman).

Canada’s two best marathoners calling Iten, Kenya home for the winter

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

Two of Canada’s top marathoners, Reid Coolsaet and Lanni Marchant, are training in Iten, Kenya in preparation for the 2016 outdoor season.

Elevation Training Mask: Does it work?

September 4th, 2015 by Canadian Running | Posted in Running Gear, Training | No Comments »

The first time you put on the Elevation Training Mask is a bit of a shock. The mask, which claims to simulate high altitude training, limits the amount of oxygen you take in by […]

Hawaii from sea to sea: a trailrunning adventure part three

May 9th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Last week we introduced the second part in our photo series on a Hawaiian trailrunning adventure. A running team consisting of professional runners Jason Schlarb and Julien Chorier and amateur runner Bill Clements. The trio […]

Training camps for adult runners

February 1st, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Remember summer camp? For weeks you couldn’t wait to get away to be outdoors and have days jam-packed with activity. Luckily, you can still go to camp as an adult. Running camps can last […]

Running down a dream

January 22nd, 2015 by Canadian Running | Posted in Running videos, Training Video | No Comments »

Canadian runner and coach Kate Gustafson is in Iten, Kenya, training with some of Canada’s top athletes. She put together this video of the time she’s spent in the East African country. Chasing goals […]

Explaining VO2 max

January 28th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Body Work, CR Explains, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

As an athlete myself, I had an idea what VO2 max was and how it played a role in training, but to be completely honest, I didn’t know that much about it. I’ve gone […]

Finding the altitude training sweet spot

December 20th, 2013 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Many competitive runners have tried to use altitude training camps to boost their fitness. Living at altitude increases the size of red blood cells and amount of hemoglobin in the blood. But how high […]