Does marathon training kill your speed?

July 30th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

If North America’s most successful female marathoners are any indication, moving up to the marathon doesn’t have to mean sacrificing speed at shorter distances


How to create a marathon training plan

November 27th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

No coach? No problem. Here are some basics on how to create your own marathon training plan


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.


Tempo runs: how fast and how long?

June 11th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Here’s some simple guidance on just how fast, and how long, your tempo runs should be


Five tips for your first 5K, 10K or half-marathon

May 23rd, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Features, Training | No Comments »

If you’re new to running or you haven’t raced for a while, signing up for a race is a great way to give your training (and your mindset) a boost


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.


Spice up the workout by running at a variety of paces

April 26th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Repeats at 5K pace. Tempo at marathon pace. Hill sprints and strides. Most workouts involve running at one speed and targeting one energy system. To shake things up, try one of these instead:


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.


Workout Wednesday: Run the intervals you’re dealt

September 16th, 2015 by Dan Way | Posted in Running Training Plans, Training | No Comments »

Finding new ways to spice up your weekly workout can be tough. You’ve done the hills, the track repeats and even the long intervals and are feeling fitter and faster every week. But unlike a planned […]


Workout Wednesday: The Mile Breakdown

August 19th, 2015 by Dan Way | Posted in CR Explains, Running Training Plans, Training | No Comments »

This week features another speed session before the higher mileage of typical endurance training begins. This workout is particularly good preparation for a tune-up race  and can be done 4-5 days before race day. The […]