Why adding speedwork is essential to improving your marathon time

September 25th, 2018 by Canadian Running | Posted in Features, Training | No Comments »

Speedwork isn’t just for running a fast 5 or 10K. Practicing paces faster than race pace is considered essential for improving your marathon time too.


Fulfill your need for speed with a gruelling mile breakdown

August 2nd, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Considered one of the “classic” track workouts, this seemingly short workout tests your speed with progressively faster paces


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


Why short, 30-second bursts will make you a faster runner

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

Adding a handful of these short fast accelerations to the end of easy runs or before harder runs can improve your ability to run fast


A six-week guide to better speed training

May 3rd, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Running Training Plans | No Comments »

After building a solid base of steady mileage, now is the time to develop and improve your speed training, which is ideal for preparing for a faster 5 or 10K.


Get back on track: Essential info for conquering the oval

April 19th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, CR Explains, Training | No Comments »

Whether you’re training for a fast 5K, aiming to finish your first marathon or just want to run on a safe and predictable surface, running on a track can be a valuable addition to […]


Weekly Workout: Classic mile repeats can reap rewards for every race distance

April 5th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Running Training Plans, Training | No Comments »

This is a classic workout and for good reason. Mile repeats can help runners assess fitness regardless of the distance of their goal race.


If (Yasso) 800s can predict your marathon time, can 400s work for the half?

March 29th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Running Training Plans, Training | 1 Comment »

Many runners are aware of the now infamous Yasso 800s workout in which multiple 800m repeats are run with equal rest. In theory, the average time it takes to run the intervals can help […]


Weekly Workout: Having fun with fartleks

February 15th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, CR Explains, Running Training Plans, Training | No Comments »

Swedish for speed play, fartlek workouts are unstructured speed training that are as fun to do as they are to say!


Weekly Workout: Short repeats for early season speed training

November 16th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Running Training Plans, Training | No Comments »

With mileage low and future races still far away, improve your speed training by running a variety of shorter, faster repeats


MEC Running video series: Episode 3 – Speed work

August 24th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, CR Explains, CRM Training Plans, Running Training Plans, Trail Running, Training | 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.