Shin Splints or Tibial Stress Syndromes

By Richard Beauchamp

Shin splints is a term used to describe an injury to the leg that causes pain in the shin. Before the advent of sports medicine as a specialty, shin splints usually referred to pain occurring anywhere in the lower leg. Terminology has now become more specific to describe different types of shin splints depending on their location and sometimes etiology. Continue reading “Shin Splints or Tibial Stress Syndromes”

On Runs Toward a More Sustainable Future

On was born in the Swiss Alps. Surrounded by glaciers, sustainability has been front of mind since the high-performance running brand’s beginning.
You don’t have to compromise performance for sustainability; that’s a core belief at On. As a brand dedicated to minimizing its negative impacts, On’s sustainability priorities include:
  • Incorporating Preferred Materials
  • Reducing Corporate CO2 Footprint
  • Developing Circular Products

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Announcing We-TRAC – the Wearable Technology Citizen Science Program

by Dr. Reed Ferber, Ph.D. CAT(C)

The Wearable Technology Citizen Science program is a unique opportunity to share your wearable device data with researchers. Our main goal is to use your data, and the data of your fellow citizen scientists, to help improve your health and your community.  If you track your running mileage and program using a Fitbit or Garmin device, you can become a Citizen Scientist by visiting https://wetrac.ucalgary.ca/ and signing up.

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Staying Fit & Staying Warm: It’s Winter, Baby!

by Jaclyn Panylyk

So, it’s winter in Alberta. We know, blah! It comes every year and it’s not as fun as summer. BUT, there’s good news. If you get the right outdoor apparel and find the right people, you can have a good time and also get some exercise and fresh air! And when you wanna be a badass runner, you gotta train through the winter.

Here are 8 tips we’ve learned so far to make running easier outside in the winter (also BONUS – get a discount on your Edmonton Marathon entry – you’ll find the promo codes at the end of this blog) : Continue reading “Staying Fit & Staying Warm: It’s Winter, Baby!”

Gear Up For Winter: Shop Our Winter Accessories


TRACTION AIDS > SHOP NOW

 


Korkers Unisex Ice Runner Traction Aids | $69.99

 

Yak Trax YAKTRAX  RUN | $49.99

 


Nordic Grip Running Traction Aid | $39.99

 


GLOVES & MITTS > SHOP NOW

 

Saucony Multi-Mitt | $49.99

 

 

Nofel Unisex Basic Glove | $34.99

 

Manzella Women’s Silkweight Wind Stopper | $39.99

 

WINTER HEADWEAR > SHOP NOW

 

 

Buff Unisex Dryflx Hat | $31.99

 

Ciele Sklbeanie Unisex Beanie | $39.99

 

Running Room Defy Softshell Knit Earband | $19.99

 

WINTER SOCKS > SHOP NOW

 

Stance Women’s Uncommon Solid Wool Crew Sock | $27.99

 

Feetures Merino 10 Cushion Crew Sock | $29.99

 

 

Smartwool Women’s PhD run Light Elite Crew socks | $27.99

 

WINTER FOOTWEAR > SHOP NOW

 

 

880 V9 GTX | $174.99

 

Wave Rider 23 GTX | $194.99

 

Speedcross 5 GTX | $199.99*

 

Peregrine ISO 2 ice+ | $189.99

Stocking Stuffers/Gifts Under $25

by David Falk

Here is a list of running-inspired stocking stuffers that includes, but is not limited to, fitness accessories of the season: traction aids that keep you above ground and Buffs that keep the cold air out. Our accessory buyer Jay Crockett unerringly picked the most durable and resilient “little things” that will ease the tension with how one gets out the door this winter. All for under $25 or under–cheap never should be confused with inferior, nor small with trivial. After all, isn’t it the little things that make up life or, in spirit of these gifts, the meters that make up the kilometers? Continue reading “Stocking Stuffers/Gifts Under $25”

Beat the Elements

by David Falk

We’re telling the weather where to go and as the classic Tom Petty song once said, we won’t back down. Regardless of temperature variations, our buyer recommendations remain old school: layering tops, wind-breaking jackets and insulating shoes.

One innovation is the increased functionality and reflective capabilities blended stylistically into both accessories and apparel. This new aesthetic get props, but the real hero is the insulation that is responsible for properly preparing you as it facilitates–maybe even celebrates– winter running. Continue reading “Beat the Elements”