The Reward of the TCS New York City Marathon

by Stephen Price

For most of us, running started out as a passive hobby. It was something to do to burn a few extra calories, to maintain a particular level of fitness, or, to ward off an upcoming birthday. Our goals were to run for 10 minutes straight or perhaps finish a local 5K race. But then, something amazing happened.

It’s easy enough to discredit the next stage of our running as simply getting the “running bug”, or perhaps discovering our competitive edge. But it was truly more than that; what happened was that we discovered something deep inside. We discovered that we are extremely capable, our bodies very adaptive, and that there is an athlete inside every one of us. Continue reading “The Reward of the TCS New York City Marathon”

This fall, what are some healthy eating tips with seasonal foods?

by Tara Postnikoff

Fall is a transitional season. For runners, it is typically the start of the second race season of the year, especially for long distance runners. If fall is your race season, you may need to increase your caloric intake to match your training schedule. That said, our bodies are programmed to put on a bit of extra weight at this time of year to prepare for the colder months ahead, so be careful not to overdo it. Continue reading “This fall, what are some healthy eating tips with seasonal foods?”

Ultimate Guide to Knee Pain for Runners: So You Can Run Faster and Longer

by Mitchell Starkman

 Alright! It’s time to talk all about the knee, and more specifically, knee pain. When it comes to knee pain Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is by far one of the most common knee problems for runners diagnosed by health care providers. This condition can go by other names such as  Anterior Knee Pain Syndrome and Iliotibial Band Syndrome (aka IT Band Syndrome). So to keep things simple, we are going to refer to all of these conditions in our Ultimate Guide as simply Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. Continue reading “Ultimate Guide to Knee Pain for Runners: So You Can Run Faster and Longer”

Forgive Me, I’m in the Zone

by Kristi York

I’d like to extend an open apology to the residents of my neighbourhood (or anywhere else I may happen to be running).

Since I became a mom, running has been less about training for a specific event, and more of a brief reprieve from my daily parenting routine. While I genuinely love being home with my two boys, there are times when the ongoing cycle of wiping kitchen counters, wiping away spills, wiping runny noses, and wiping up diaper messes leaves me feeling, well, wiped. Continue reading “Forgive Me, I’m in the Zone”

Trail Running 101

Adding variety to your running keeps you mentally fresh, and trail running might be the next big thing for you to try. The cross-training effect of hills, the challenge of uneven surfaces and the sheer beauty of the trail can have an uplifting effect on your training. Be an explorer and discover a new part of your city or province. Think of each trail run as an adventure where you improve both your mental and physical well-being. Continue reading “Trail Running 101”

Marathon Running: The New Counselling for Couples?

by Curt Davies

For couples in long-term relationships, there may be times of increased tension. Being with one person can pose new difficulties that are unfamiliar to single people. Relationship counselling may be beneficial for some couples, but not for others.

I’d like to offer an innovative suggestion. Have you ever considered that running a marathon with your partner could be a far more effective, natural way to build a strong and everlasting relationship? Here are some of the reasons why: Continue reading “Marathon Running: The New Counselling for Couples?”