The Dawn Wall free climb explained in running terms

January 17th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

  There’s been much excitement this week after American climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson conquered the Dawn Wall of the 3,000-foot rock formation dubbed “El Capitan” on their 19-day free climb. The pair […]


No better time for beets

October 28th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Though they keep well all year, beets are in the twilight of their season right now, so there’s no better time to take advantage of their incredible benefits for endurance athletes. Most of the […]


Study: vitamin C and E supplements may not benefit endurance training

February 4th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

There’s new research against the benefits of some health supplements. A new paper published from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences has found that athletes supplementing with vitamin C and vitamin E had worse […]


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 […]


How long does it take to get fit?

January 14th, 2014 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Science, Training | No Comments »

When you start exercising for the first time, you can expect large initial gains in fitness, followed by smaller gains as you continue. But how long does this process take? A study by German […]


Death Valley suspends endurance races

December 24th, 2013 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

While Canadian runners are trying to keep warm on winter runs, park officials at Death Valley national park in California are worried about athletes getting too hot. The park has suspended all endurance events […]


Expanding your Reality – One Adventure at a Time

March 6th, 2013 by Canadian Running | Posted in Blogs | No Comments »

Life is about continually pushing your limits – and not always in sport. To rest on our laurels, in my opinion, is like living in a cage. You accept artificial boundaries, which ultimately shape your thinking, and your reality. Pushing limits is not about being awesome in other people’s eyes, but about redefining your reality to allow you to be your best.


Ultras and Arrhythmias: Putting it all in perspective

June 20th, 2012 by Simon Donato | Posted in Blogs, Ultra Trail Tales | No Comments »

Earlier this month a study was published by researchers from the Mayo clinic suggesting a correlation between an increased risk of lethal heart arrhythmias and “ultra” endurance sports (including ultra marathons).