Four things Athletics Canada is doing to keep athletes cool during nationals–and you can, too

July 4th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Take a page from Athletics Canada’s playbook and stay cool during the heatwave in Ontario and eastern Canada

How to stay hydrated in the heat and humidity

June 28th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

With temps about to skyrocket in much of the country, here are some tips on how to stay cool and hydrated on your weekend runs

Don’t sweat hotter temps. Heat acclimatization takes time

May 24th, 2018 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners | No Comments »

Spring has definitely sprung and warmer temperatures are tempting runners outdoors. Don’t be surprised however if it takes some time to acclimatize to the sudden increase in temperature

23-year-old dies from heat stroke complications at a Pennsylvania half-marathon

August 29th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

A 23-year-old was taken to hospital after collapsing during a half-marathon in Pennsylvania and later died due to heat stroke complications.

Hyponatremia: When drinking too much water becomes dangerous

July 18th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, Health & Nutrition, Training | No Comments »

The dangers of drinking too much may seem overblown but drinking excessive amounts in hot and humid conditions can in some cases lead to a serious condition caused by an electrolyte imbalance.

Running debate: No shirt, no problem?

July 15th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, The Scene | 2 Comments »

Hot and humid temperatures have most runners trying desperately to beat the summer heat. Some, mostly men, opt to wear less clothing to keep their cool. Enter the runner’s debate: shirt or no shirt?

Hot or cold: How the temperature of your pre-run drink could affect performance

July 5th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Health & Nutrition, Science, Training | No Comments »

Having a super chilled iced coffee right before heading out for a hot and humid run is an obvious good choice, right? Well not according to some surprising new science on the subject. Recent research […]

The arrival of summer: Good or bad for your motivation?

June 20th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

On this the official first day of summer, many are looking forward to a new season with more time spent outdoors in the sunshine, fresh air and warmer temps. That is both good and bad for your running routine.

Beat the heat with these proven but rather unusual cooling tricks

June 7th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, Training | 3 Comments »

With summer just around the corner and warmer temps now the norm, beating the heat while still logging miles will become a challenge. Fortunately there’s no shortage of ways to succeed at doing both!

How to adjust your race effort for heat and humidity

May 26th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, Canadian Race Guide, RaceGuide, Running Training Plans, Runs & Races, Training | No Comments »

Even if your training and taper went exactly to plan, a warm or humid forecast can wreck havoc on your race plans. Here’s how to make the most of a less than ideal situation

Recipe: Thirst-quenching electrolyte popsicles with just two ingredients

May 13th, 2016 by Kimberley Doerksen | Posted in Blogs, Feed the Run | No Comments »

As the weather gets warmer, it becomes increasingly important to hydrate. Without excess calories, this electrolyte popsicle recipe is perfect post-run.

Fact or fiction: Your hydration/dehydration myths busted

May 6th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Experts, Health & Nutrition, Science | No Comments »

With the impending hazy days of summer now on the horizon, runners should know the facts from the fiction when it comes to staying hydrated through higher temps and humidity