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”

Can I Return to Running After My Hip Replacement?

by Dr. Richard Beauchamp, M.D., FRCSC

Joint replacement surgery, particularly of the hip and knee, has become one of the most frequently performed operations around the world. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, over 300,000 total hip replacements (THR) are completed in the United States every year, and the number of knee replacements is even higher. Continue reading “Can I Return to Running After My Hip Replacement?”

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”

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

by John Stanton

There’s “snow” doubt about it—running and walking are healthy activities that can be enjoyed year-round. If you’re a runner who is recovering from injury or seeking an alternative to running during the winter months, consider walking. Walking is a gentle and safe option for many athletes, since the impact force is little more than the body weight you carry when standing upright. Here are some of the benefits.
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How to Train for a Marathon and Have a Life

by Dan Chabert

A marathon is an enormous distance, and training for one takes a lot of commitment and time. When you decide to register for a marathon, one of the first thoughts that comes to your mind might be how in the world will you be able to train for such a huge distance while still honouring your other obligations related to your work and family while also still having something of a normal life. As long as you remain flexible, be creative, and don’t mind some planning, you can do it! Here are some tips to get you started. Continue reading “How to Train for a Marathon and Have a Life”

Eating Away From Home

by Jen Rawson, RD

Meal planning is one of the essential steps in achieving a balanced diet to fuel your running performance. Planning also saves you money, reduces food waste and cuts down on meal prep time.  However, what happens when you’re away from home? There is nothing wrong with heading for vacation and eating out three meals a day and tasting the local cuisine. Sometimes you want a break from life and responsibilities like cooking and cleaning. But if you’re travelling frequently and want to stay on track for your goal race, these tips can help you maintain some balance and routine no matter where you go. Continue reading “Eating Away From Home”

The Best of 2018

by David Falk

If there’s a certainty with the end of the year, it’s that we will be bombarded with lists: movies, books, music, breakthroughs, heartbreaks and triumphs. The kind of exercises that make a certain type of people (the kind who yell at Spotify or–depending their age–the print newspaper) angry. Too much this and not enough that.

Okay, breeeeeeaaaaaaaatttttttthhhhe and admit that despite the reticence we need these lists to help guide us to what we missed, and besides aren’t all our new year’s resolutions to be more open and active in some manner? Continue reading “The Best of 2018”

Kristi York’s Playlist

It is with a certain amount of sheepishness that I admit I’m way too old to be listening to pop music sung by adolescents. Unfortunately, there’s simply nothing out there today that revs my running engine like a way-back playback from the fresh-faced, spiky-haired dudes of the 1990s. I fill my iPod with their catchy songs and give myself over to the unbridled teenage nostalgia. So, read on if you had a crush on Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees or if you remember the short-lived trios known as 3Deep and Tony Toni Toné.  Continue reading “Kristi York’s Playlist”

Gifts for Someone Special

by David Falk

Just when you think the weather doesn’t dictate our lives, a blizzard, a rainstorm, or a really windy day roars from the depths of the meteorological subconscious, threatening to derail any plans one may have for outdoor exercise.

Despite these disturbances, there are always people running outside, seemingly oblivious to the weather conditions . Your special someone may be one of these people.  Keep that special someone special by getting them a practical gift that insulates them from the elemental forces, ensuring they’re protected from whatever seasonal volatility is on offer today, tomorrow, or in February. After all, it’s a long season, but they can’t get to where they’re going if they’re not properly prepared to start.

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