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


The backwards art of tapering

April 27th, 2018 by Meaghan Archer | Posted in One Step At A Time | No Comments »

Tapering may seem silly, or wrong or unnecessary. But what I’ve learned through my first week of slowing down, is that it’s OK to cool your jets


Marathon taper time: What that means for you

April 5th, 2018 by Dan Way | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Resting before any race is always encouraged, but when it comes to the marathon, getting the taper right is essential for peak performance


Ten marathon taper questions answered

October 5th, 2017 by Canadian Running | Posted in Expert Tips | 1 Comment »

A marathon taper is a gradual reduction in total training volume in the final few weeks before race day. Its purpose: to improve performance


Race week workouts to help you ace your upcoming event

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

Got a race coming up? Here we give you some excellent pre-race workouts.


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 […]


With race day only weeks away, it’s time to demystify the taper

April 24th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in CR Explains, Training | No Comments »

Don’t waste all the time and energy spent training for your goal race. Make sure you plan and execute a proper taper to get the most out of yourself on race day.


Try these race week workouts to get your best result

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

With race day just around the corner and all your hard earned training and fitness on the line, what and when you do your last hard workout can help optimize your performance for the […]


Try a mini-taper for a tune-up race

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

Even if your goal race is still a few weeks or months away, you may have (or should at least consider) a tune-up race of a shorter distance which still requires some attention and planning. RELATED: Tune-up […]


Weekly workout: Fine-tune your training during the taper

October 12th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Running Training Plans, Training | No Comments »

These workouts done in the final two weeks of training will maximize your confidence and minimize your risk of injury.


Weekly Workout: Repeats at goal race pace to be race ready

October 5th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in CRM Training Plans, Running Training Plans, Training | No Comments »

Late-season workouts should be considered opportunities to practice and perfect the fitness you already have by running at goal race pace.


The best tune-up workouts to do before race day

June 29th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Training | 1 Comment »

Knowing that you won’t make additional fitness gains in the final two weeks of training, your final hard efforts should be all about maximizing confidence.