How to talk to yourself in a race

July 10th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

New research suggests that addressing yourself as “you” works better than repeating an “I” mantra


The Shakeout Podcast: Daily Habits of Highly Effective Runners

April 9th, 2018 by Joan Chung | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

What you do during the hours you’re not running can make you a better runner.


Sport psychologist Kim Dawson shares mental skills for runners

February 1st, 2018 by Alex Cyr | Posted in Profiles | No Comments »

Wilfrid Laurier University professor Kim Dawson shares her experiences with Speed River athletes and provides mental skills for runners


Can your facial expression impact your running performance?

December 12th, 2017 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Will a fake-it-till-you-make-it smile make you run better? One study thinks so


On running and finding flow

August 28th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in CR Explains, Training | No Comments »

For runners, flow is most likely to apply to any hard or prolonged effort, such as during a workout, long run or race


Why runners can be prone to insomnia and ways to bid the sleep disorder farewell

June 27th, 2017 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Training | No Comments »

If insomnia has been invading your nights, consider these tips from a sleep expert who helps Olympians get some shut eye


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.


The psychology of making and keeping New Year’s resolutions

January 3rd, 2017 by Michael Doyle | Posted in Beginners, CRM Training Plans, Experts, Health & Nutrition, Q&A, Running for Weight Loss, Training | No Comments »

We talk to Speed River’s sports psychologist about setting and sticking to running-related goals and resolutions.


Help, I’m already failing to carry out my New Year’s resolution

February 4th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Training | No Comments »

What was your New Year’s resolution? We’re slightly over a month into 2016 now so if you’re the type to set new goals before ringing in the New Year on Jan. 1, one month […]


“Think like an elite”? Not so fast!

July 3rd, 2014 by Dan Way | Posted in Research for the Run, Science, Training | No Comments »

What do you think about when you’re racing? (besides the finish, of course.) Is it how you’re holding you arms? How heavily you’re breathing? Or is it what you’ll have for dinner? The two most […]