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.


How to adjust your race effort for heat and humidity

May 26th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, Canadian Race Guide, RaceGuide, Running Training Plans, Runs & Races, Training | No Comments »

Even if your training and taper went exactly to plan, a warm or humid forecast can wreck havoc on your race plans. Here’s how to make the most of a less than ideal situation


Keep the running stats simple with a Timex: The case for a non-GPS watch

May 23rd, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Electronics, Running Gear | 1 Comment »

For those easy runs, track workouts or indoor training sessions, one of these two Timex watch models may be an ideal option.


Marathon workouts that go the distance

March 9th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Running Training Plans, Training | No Comments »

Those preparing for an upcoming marathon should aim to run regular long race-pace intervals in the final weeks of training. With marathon season now just a few weeks and months away, those training to […]


Training tips: How to put together a plan

November 17th, 2015 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, CR Explains, Running Training Plans, Training | No Comments »

If you’re like many runners in between training seasons, you’re no doubt thinking carefully about what you aim to accomplish the next time around. Will you run more or less mileage? Will you add […]


Workout Wednesday: Downhill running repeats

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

The iconic Boston Marathon is perhaps best known for its hilly, point-to-point course from the startline in Hopkinton to the finish on Bolyston Street in downtown Boston. Most of the attention is made of the infamous […]


Having fun with tempo runs

February 27th, 2014 by John Lofranco | Posted in Blogs, Training Tips | No Comments »

In the last couple weeks, I outlined the broad strokes of what a runner might do over the winter. One of the main elements I suggested was the tempo run. This is a workout […]


Ways to track your fitness

February 12th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Numbers are all the rage these days. It seems every major sports apparel company has moved into the fitness tracking market to help you make sense of the noise to get and stay in […]


Test-set workouts to get you race-ready

July 30th, 2013 by Michal Kapral | Posted in Expert Tips, Sections, Training | No Comments »

Try out these training workouts called test sets to help you prepare for upcoming races. The idea behind a test set is to come up with a workout that you can reproduce a few times during your buildup to an event


Study examines relationship between marathon training, injury and performance

March 18th, 2013 by Canadian Running | Posted in Running Injuries, Science, Training | 1 Comment »

Improved [marathon] performance often comes with an increase to both frequency and volume of training but also carries an added risk of injury.