2XU tights: compression, comfort, fit and style

September 30th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Running Gear | No Comments »

Though the research on compression has been unpersuasive in the past, 2XU now claims results superior to those of numerous other brands

Oxytocin: how the “love hormone” can help your running

August 1st, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

If you associate the hormone oxytocin with breastfeeding, and are wondering what it has to do with running, read on. Oxytocin, a neuropeptide secreted by the hypothalamus, is popularly known as the “love hormone,” […]

Five performance-enhancing products that are fair game in improving race times

April 26th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Health & Nutrition | 1 Comment »

Enhance your performance on the roads and the track by using these five legal substances.

With race day only weeks away, it’s time to demystify the taper

April 24th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in CR Explains, Training | No Comments »

Don’t waste all the time and energy spent training for your goal race. Make sure you plan and execute a proper taper to get the most out of yourself on race day.

Channel your inner Olympian and put these sports psychology tools to the test

August 10th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, CR Explains, Training | No Comments »

Few of us will ever have the opportunity to actually compete in the Olympic Games, but that doesn’t mean we can harness the same mental tools and tricks that top athletes use to be the best.

The best tune-up workouts to do before race day

June 29th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Training | 1 Comment »

Knowing that you won’t make additional fitness gains in the final two weeks of training, your final hard efforts should be all about maximizing confidence.

On hydration and performance: How much do you really need to drink?

May 19th, 2015 by Dan Way | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

How much water do you drink during a run or race? What if we told you it’s probably a lot more than you need? A new study by Canadian researchers at Brock University has made a […]

Study: Jealous runners are better runners

January 6th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Have a jealous tendency? Apparently being green-eyed monster isn’t such a bad thing. At least, that’s what we can gather from new research. But it depends on the type of envy. Published in the Personality […]

When the mind is tired, legs get heavy

January 6th, 2015 by Zoran Bozicevic | Posted in Running with Zoran | No Comments »

Holidays are finally behind us, and life is – or will soon be – back to normal. If you’ve stayed away from running during the Christmas and New Year’s madness, you probably traded a […]

Why signs at races improve your performance

December 9th, 2014 by Dan Way | Posted in Research for the Run, Science | No Comments »

Whether you notice it or not, those silly signs and generic “Go random stranger” cheers from the crowd might actually be helping you run faster and further than you ever thought. Seeing and experiencing […]

Study examines relationship between marathon training, injury and performance

March 18th, 2013 by Canadian Running | Posted in Running Injuries, Science, Training | 1 Comment »

Improved [marathon] performance often comes with an increase to both frequency and volume of training but also carries an added risk of injury.

Fuelling for faster times? New study suggests maybe not

February 8th, 2013 by | Posted in Blogs | No Comments »

It is a commonly held belief amongst runners that taking carbohydrates both before and during a race is a key component of success. However a recent review of over 16,600 articles pertaining to carbohydrate use by athletes during sport performance yielded some surprising results.