Vitamin D linked to cardiorespiratory fitness, study shows

December 5th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Though previous studies have been inconclusive, there is new evidence that vitamin D boosts VO2 max


Are Norwegians the fittest people on earth?

August 16th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Norway is a small country of unassuming, modest people, but is the Ingebrigtsens’ success on the track an anomaly, or indicative of the national character?


Hate hills? Run stairs instead

July 31st, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Why running up stairs or steps can be a great alternative to hill training


How long will I keep getting faster?

May 30th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

All runners’ performance will eventually plateau, but here are some tips to help you push back time


Running under the influence of Jack Daniels: Part two

December 22nd, 2015 by Canadian Running | Posted in Running videos | No Comments »

Part two of Canadian Running’s exclusive interview with Jack Daniels where we ask him some shorter, more personal questions.


Workout Wednesday: VO2 max intervals

February 11th, 2015 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, Running Training Plans, Training | No Comments »

Many believe the truest type of speed training is that which improves your VO2 max. VO2 max is the amount of oxygen your heart can deliver, via the blood, to the working muscles when […]


Fitness age calculator gets an update

October 17th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition, Science | No Comments »

What’s your fitness age? The university in Norway that introduced their fitness age calculator gave it an update this week after some new research. The concept is one that measures your health and well […]


Booze maybe not so bad for performance

September 4th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

A beer after work and before your run may not be so bad for you or your fitness, a recent pilot finds. Though, it also doesn’t seem to be beneficial. In an odd experiment, […]


New study sheds light on tapering

August 26th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Science, Training | No Comments »

Everyone wants to ace their taper and get the best performance return they can from their training, but to a lot of runners — even experienced ones — hitting the perfect taper is an […]


Working out more isn’t always beneficial

February 11th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Sections, Training | No Comments »

Out of shape and trying to get fit fast? Cramming in more training won’t help. A Norwegian study has found that doing lots of high intensity training during a three-week period may not be as […]


Explaining VO2 max

January 28th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Body Work, CR Explains, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

As an athlete myself, I had an idea what VO2 max was and how it played a role in training, but to be completely honest, I didn’t know that much about it. I’ve gone […]