The Shakeout Podcast: Goal Setting and Year In Review

December 31st, 2018 by Kate Van Buskirk | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

Today we’re bringing you a year-end Shakeout Special. We revisit an episode from last year in which former Canadian Running web editor Sinead Mulhern chats with sports psychologist Kim Dawson about realistic goal setting. […]


Training tips: Time to set some goals

April 3rd, 2018 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, Running Training Plans, Training | No Comments »

With the spring training season upon us, it’s time to set and commit to some running-specific training goals to ensure you’re on the path to success.


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


The psychology of making and keeping New Year’s resolutions

January 3rd, 2017 by Michael Doyle | Posted in Beginners, CRM Training Plans, Experts, Health & Nutrition, Q&A, Running for Weight Loss, Training | No Comments »

We talk to Speed River’s sports psychologist about setting and sticking to running-related goals and resolutions.


Making New Year’s resolutions… that actually stick past January

December 29th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Training | No Comments »

A new calendar year is just around the corner. As we march towards January 1st, make sure you’re choosing that new year’s resolution wisely…


Celebrating the small victories

December 14th, 2016 by Tara Campbell | Posted in Blogs, Gotta Run! | No Comments »

Sometimes you just have to pause for a minute and appreciate the little things that you have accomplished in your training. Small victories count!


“I will run faster than ever before.” Positive self-talk proves most effective form of motivation

July 13th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Training | No Comments »

In what may be the largest ever psychological study on the effectiveness of multiple types of motivation, self-talk and imagery were by far the most effective forms.


On the brink of a breakthrough: Setting and achieving goals

March 2nd, 2016 by Canadian Running | Posted in Blogs | No Comments »

One of Canadian Running’s newest bloggers, Thomas Toth, writes about living life as a sub-elite distance runner in search of a big breakthrough.


Help, I’m already failing to carry out my New Year’s resolution

February 4th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Training | No Comments »

What was your New Year’s resolution? We’re slightly over a month into 2016 now so if you’re the type to set new goals before ringing in the New Year on Jan. 1, one month […]


12 uncomfortable ways to become a better runner in 2016

December 17th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Want to become a better runner in 2016? Improving often involves getting out of your comfort zone. Sometimes you have to be willing to leaves your safe little bubble in order to meet your […]


Running goals unrelated to racing

September 5th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Training | No Comments »

As runners, we have the tendency to focus on goals that are race or time specific. Tell anyone you’re a runner and oftentimes, the first question is how many marathons you have run, how […]