How to be a mountain runner in the flatlands

July 16th, 2019 by Tory Scholz | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

You don’t need to live near the hills and mountains to be a successful mountain runner


Downhill training: how to prepare for Boston’s descents

January 15th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Here are some ways to prepare your legs for Boston’s demanding downhills


How to do quality workouts away from the track

November 20th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

If you don’t have access to a track (or you hate the track), here are some other ways to build strength and speed during the off-season


Hate hills? Run stairs instead

July 31st, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Why running up stairs or steps can be a great alternative to hill training


Do I enjoy hill repeats?!

March 18th, 2018 by Meaghan Archer | Posted in One Step At A Time | No Comments »

I’m an incredibly curious person and have already committed to the general torture of marathon training, so really, what is a set of hill repeats if not just another workout in the bag?


Hill running 101: A six-week guide to elevate your training

July 5th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Improve your strength, speed and running economy by adding various hill repeats to your running routine


How short, fast hill sprints can propel your training to new heights

June 13th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Like strides, hill sprints are short in duration but high in intensity and can have a huge impact on improving your running fitness


Want to get faster? Schedule time for speed training

June 7th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Training | No Comments »

With a seemingly endless array of options, committing to some form of speed training is a guaranteed way to get fitter and faster


Weekly Workout: Hill training offers benefits galore

February 8th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, Training | No Comments »

All runners can benefit from these three important types of hill training.


Weekly Workout: Hit the hills for stealthy speed work

November 2nd, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, Running Training Plans, Training | No Comments »

Frank Shorter, winner of the 1972 Olympic marathon, famously said that “hills are speedwork in disguise.”


MEC Running video series: Episode 2 – Hills

August 16th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, CR Explains, CRM Training Plans, Running Training Plans, Running videos, Training, Training Video | 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.


Climb on Slovenia hill race puts all others to shame

February 25th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Running videos | No Comments »

Think you’ve got your hills mastered? Think again. While many Canadian and North American races have infamous hill sections (think Around the Bay’s iconic hill or the Boston uphill, for example) it seems no […]