An introduction to training periodization

April 8th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Training | No Comments »

A look at what training periodization is and how it can make you a stonger runner


Weird but common start line thoughts

March 27th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Inside the mind of a runner on the start line


This is downtime: what runners do when they’re not running

November 12th, 2018 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

After a long season, it’s important for runners to spend a few days doing things that aren’t running


Ask yourself, ‘What’s the next right step?’ That’s it, that’s all

March 22nd, 2018 by Tara Campbell | Posted in Gotta Run! | No Comments »

“So, the next time life steps into your training block, take a moment to ask yourself, ‘what’s the next right step?’ That’s it – that’s all – then proceed”


What to do when… your goal race crashed and burned

October 24th, 2017 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

So your goal race didn’t go so well. OK, it went terribly. How do you give yourself a picker upper so you can move on already?


How to get real about your running goals

August 17th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Two effective ways to accurately predict a realistic time goal for your next big race


Confession: I don’t know what to do now that my goal race is over

May 9th, 2016 by Allegra Swanson | Posted in Blogs, Confessions from a middle-of-the-pack half-marathoner | No Comments »

When she started training for her goal race, Allegra described herself as a middle of the pack runner. Now that the training and the goal race is complete, she can no longer say that.


Should you consider running a “revenge race?”

April 26th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, CR Explains, RaceGuide, Runs & Races, Training | No Comments »

You trained. You tapered. You ran your goal race. Unfortunately it didn’t go as planned. Now you’re hoping to get revenge by lining up again and performing better. Not every race is going to […]


When goal races go bad

November 3rd, 2015 by Seanna Robinson | Posted in Running Well | No Comments »

Sometimes weeks of hard work don’t go as planned. Seanna Robinson tells us about her race day flop and why she thinks goal races are always a bit of a gamble.  Not all runners run […]


Picker uppers for after the bad race

September 18th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Training | No Comments »

We all have bad races. It happens to the best of us even after putting in dedicated efforts during workouts. Having a bad race can be devastating. By all logic, months of commitment should get […]


Canadian fall races with the best scenery

August 31st, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Although it feels very much like summer outside, fall is coming soon. For runners, that’s good news. What better season is there to run in Canada? Early fall is warm without having runners feeling […]