Why imperfect race preparations aren’t necessarily a bad thing

July 30th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Why some small hiccups in the lead-up to race day can actually be good for performance


How to manage race-day anxiety with Gabriela Stafford

February 1st, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Even Canadian record holders get anxious on race day. Here are some tips and tricks to manage your race-day nerves


Eight things to do on your taper (that aren’t running)

May 23rd, 2018 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Some ideas to help you learn to enjoy the taper


What to do when… your goal race crashed and burned

October 24th, 2017 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

So your goal race didn’t go so well. OK, it went terribly. How do you give yourself a picker upper so you can move on already?


Runner experience: “I projectile vomited all over Ottawa Race Weekend”

June 3rd, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Carlyn Matz was running the half-marathon at the Ottawa Race Weekend and it couldn’t have gone more wrong. Days later, she reflects back on her race with a sense of humour and two take-home silver linings.


The Playlist: Calming night-before-race nerves

June 27th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Running videos | No Comments »

Every so often we bring you a playlist to get pumped up on the run. This time, we’re bringing you something to help you stay mellow the night before the big race. Pre-race nerves […]


Conquering anxiety 48 hours before the race

April 11th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

We all get a little nervous when the big race is coming up. Pre-race jitters are natural but feeling overwhelmed with anxiety is no fun. Luckily there are great ways to conquer these feelings and […]


Phrases you dare not utter to a runner a week before race day

April 11th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Those race dates that once seemed far out are approaching. We’re at that point where runners have put the majority of the work in already. Runners already have their own pre-race jitters. Don’t make […]


Demonition

May 11th, 2011 by Rebecca Gardiner | Posted in Blogs | 10 Comments »

Four-day countdown to race day and my husband is seriously considering calling Keith, our local exorcist, again.