6 tips for injury prevention during marathon training

July 8th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

According to gait analyst and strength coach Malc Kent of Calgary, injury prevention is the key to successful marathon training. Here’s how to achieve it


Five tips for your first 5K, 10K or half-marathon

May 23rd, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Features, Training | No Comments »

If you’re new to running or you haven’t raced for a while, signing up for a race is a great way to give your training (and your mindset) a boost


Weekly Workout: Having fun with fartleks

February 15th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, CR Explains, Running Training Plans, Training | No Comments »

Swedish for speed play, fartlek workouts are unstructured speed training that are as fun to do as they are to say!



Weekly Workout: Safe and effective post-race intervals

October 19th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Running Training Plans, Training | No Comments »

In the days and weeks after a race, try these fartlek-style intervals to assist your continued recovery and not risk injury.


MEC Running video series: Episode 3 – Speed work

August 24th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, CR Explains, CRM Training Plans, Running Training Plans, Trail Running, Training | No Comments »

Mountain Equipment Co-op in partnership with Canadian Running magazine present a six-part video series outlining basic training principles and running advice.


Workout Wednesday: Run the intervals you’re dealt

September 16th, 2015 by Dan Way | Posted in Running Training Plans, Training | No Comments »

Finding new ways to spice up your weekly workout can be tough. You’ve done the hills, the track repeats and even the long intervals and are feeling fitter and faster every week. But unlike a planned […]


I’m a slow runner. Should I just walk?

January 24th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Beginners, Training | No Comments »

Not every runner is a record-breaking distance junkie. Some of us move slow. Many runners who are just getting into the sport or are recovering from an injury wonder whether they should just walk instead. After all, […]


The Running dictionary

October 7th, 2014 by Caela Fenton | Posted in CR Explains | No Comments »

By Lianne Girard Have you ever said something running-related and had a non-running friend look at you like you’re crazy? For that reason, we have created the running dictionary (it’s a work in progress…) […]


Fartlek workouts for all seasons

June 19th, 2014 by Canadian Running | Posted in Training | No Comments »

  Looking for a way to improve your race times this season, but have never liked the track? Want to add some variety to your regular trail runs? You’re the perfect candidate to incorporate […]


What’s a Fartlek?

May 15th, 2014 by Canadian Running | Posted in CR Explains, Expert Tips, Training | No Comments »

I have been looking at several online training plans, and a couple of them mention “Fartlek” runs, what’s a Fartlek?


Walk to run

February 9th, 2014 by Canadian Running | Posted in CR Explains, Expert Tips, Training | No Comments »

You don’t have to run the entire distance to build up your fitness. A mix of walking and running can allow you to accomplish longer goals. Then,gradually eliminate the walking breaks.  When it comes […]