Should you train by time or distance?

April 6th, 2018 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, CR Explains, Training | No Comments »

What’s the difference between running one kilometre repeats in five minutes and running five minute repeats and covering one kilometre?


Why an over-reliance on recovery may actually do harm

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

Recovery is an essential part of the training process, but if all you’re ever doing is trying to recover, what exactly are you training for?


Surviving and thriving during the marathon taper

May 1st, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in CR Explains, Training | No Comments »

You’re running less and less but worrying more and more. Why the two-to-three weeks before your big race might just be the hardest part of training. If you’ve run a marathon before, you know […]


Six mental tricks to keep you on top of your game

February 8th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, CR Explains, CRM Training Plans, Running Training Plans, Training | No Comments »

There are also a number of simple mental tricks and psychological tools that are proven to be effective in giving you a head start on the competition.


Your perception of pain might be making your muscles hurt more

July 19th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Running Injuries, Science, Training | No Comments »

Hard workouts, grueling long runs, hill repeats. All of these are likely to take a toll on your body and result in muscle pain and soreness. But your attitude about muscle pain could actually be making it feel worse.


“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.


What I tried this week: Looking at psychological effects of a runner not running

November 15th, 2015 by Jessica Kuepfer | Posted in MissAdventures | No Comments »

Jessica Kuepfer was hit by a car in September. It put an end to her season and as she recovered, she had to face the psychological effects of not being able to do the […]


What do you think about on the roads?

September 24th, 2015 by Canadian Running | Posted in Health & Nutrition, Training | 2 Comments »

What do you think about while out running around? Probably a lot of stereotypical training thoughts. A study, published earlier this summer, looked to try and figure out what goes through the heads of those […]


How to beat common negative thoughts while running

February 14th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Expert Tips, Training | No Comments »

Everyone has an off day where those negative thoughts drag you down during your run. Our emotions can’t always be happy. If you got out for a run though, think of how much positivity […]


Mind over body

June 4th, 2014 by Caela Fenton | Posted in CR Explains, Training | No Comments »

Finding a way to override your brain’s “slow-down” signals could be the key to running faster  By Roy Stevenson Runners rarely get away with starting their races full out and maintaining that pace to the […]


Feature: This is your brain on running

December 23rd, 2013 by Dan Way | Posted in Health & Nutrition | 5 Comments »

By Dan Way “When I first started running cross country in Grade 5, I was told that running was 10 per cent physical and 90 per cent mental. I thought that was kind of […]