Servus Edmonton Marathon Training Tip: Advantages of Long Runs

The long run adapts the runner’s endurance fitness to exercising for an extended period of time. The major advantages of the long run is that prolonged running burns a lot of calories, improves your endurance in the working muscles, and strengthens the connective tissues,  including your ligaments, tendons and cartilage.

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Running Room Indoor Games

by Jessie Macdonald

For 40 years, the Indoor Games have given young athletes a chance to feel like Olympians running on the Butterdome track, hearing the cheers, watching competitors from older age groups and hoping to become that fast someday. Over 300 schools, from at least a 100 kilometre radius around Edmonton, competed in the Running Room Indoor Games this year. We would be unable to host without the dedication of our officials and volunteers—thank you all.

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Race Giving

Race: The Secret Marathon 3K
Amount Raised: Over $8,500.00

The Secret Marathon film team and Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan partnered with Running Room for the first annual Secret Marathon 3K. On the eve of International Women’s Day, runners gathered across Canada and beyond to celebrate everyone’s right to feel safe to run or walk in their community. Continue reading “Race Giving”

Lower-Body Strengthening

with Dr. Leif Sigurdson, BSc, DC

A recent study in the journal Sports Medicine confirmed what we already know: running is good for your health. It demonstrated that running improves body fat, resting heart rate, cardiovascular efficiency and cholesterol levels. In short, the time spent on running (and the activities that support it) is worth it. I have witnessed these benefits as a former Running Room employee and group leader, and now as a sports injury chiropractor and presenter to in-store training programs. Continue reading “Lower-Body Strengthening”