How much coffee is too much coffee?

February 4th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Caffeine is a known performance enhancer, but at a certain point it can become a detriment


The iron test every runner should get

September 12th, 2017 by Canadian Running | Posted in Training | 3 Comments »

A ‘silent deficiency’ in iron can significantly affect your running performance even if your blood hemoglobin levels are okay


Fer your health: The importance of iron for athletic performance

January 13th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, Blogs, CR Explains, Health & Nutrition, Research for the Run, Training | No Comments »

Most runners are at least generally aware that iron is an important micronutrient for health and for their running. However, iron’s essential role for improving athletic performance is often overlooked. And it’s not just elite […]


Running health: Which supplements should you consider taking?

August 4th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Feeling a little off? While maintaining a balanced diet is the best way to keep healthy, there are certain supplements that may add a lot of value to a runner’s health.


Upping the iron: Chili-lime steak bowls

January 30th, 2016 by Kimberley Doerksen | Posted in Feed the Run | No Comments »

Need dinner ideas? This chili-lime steak bowl is the ultimate runner’s meal and is packed with iron and nutrients.


What do your blood test results really mean?

August 20th, 2015 by Caela Fenton | Posted in Health & Nutrition, Training | No Comments »

It is important for runners to describe to their doctor the type and amount of training that they’re doing. The normal range for athletes, especially endurance ones, can well more than most. If you’ve ever […]


Dietary restrictions and how they impact running

June 27th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Dairy-free, gluten-free, meat-free, vegan. There are so many popular diets of today. How do you plan for them so they don’t affect your running?  It seems everyone has a special dietary need these days. […]


Common nutritional deficiencies in runners

June 12th, 2015 by Caela Fenton | Posted in CR Explains, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Runners that hid the road frequently should be keeping tabs on their body, and that doesn’t just mean musculoskeletal aches and pains, but also how their circulatory system is faring. Scheduling periodic blood tests […]


Study suggests red meat leads to cancer

January 6th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

A new study by a group of California researchers reveals more bad news about red meat. This report done by a group at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine comes just […]


How soon can you race after a blood donation?

December 18th, 2014 by Caela Fenton | Posted in CR Explains, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

How soon can I race after a blood donation? Any runner who also wants to be a good Samaritan, has probably pondered this question. A recent study, published in Transfusion, sought to determine how […]


Ten signs you might have iron deficiency

November 17th, 2014 by Caela Fenton | Posted in Body Work, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Iron deficiency is a common problem for runners. Though it may not seem like it, iron deficiency can be thought of as an injury, as it has the ability to be extremely detrimental to […]


Fixing anemia: from Iron to Gold

April 7th, 2014 by Canadian Running | Posted in Health & Nutrition | 1 Comment »

Low iron levels can affect your running performance. Here are some strategies to help you get enough iron in your diet.