by Jen Rawson, RD
The philosophy of Intuitive Eating encourages people to throw out the diet rulebook and instead use the body’s inner signals of hunger, fullness, and satisfaction to make food choices. In contrast, sports nutrition is made up of formulas and guidelines that tell us what, when, and how much to eat. So, can an an athlete or active individual eat intuitively? Absolutely! It just may take some guidance on how to combine to two concepts. Continue reading “Intuitive Eating in Sports Nutrition”
by Don Zabloski
Summer is finally here, bringing unlimited options for outdoor activity “play time” with the family. If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some outside-the-box ideas:
Be a tourist in your own community by visiting new locations in your neighbourhood or across town. Travel on foot or by public transportation, which requires more walking than taking the family vehicle. Discover public parks, visit a zoo or explore other outdoor attractions. Continue reading “Summer Fun”
by Dr. Richard Beauchamp, M.D., FRCSC
Recently, we invited readers to send in topic suggestions for this column, and here is one of the replies we received:
“May I suggest an article about butt pain? In my case, it is probably a glute issue, which may or may not have been caused by years of running without adequate stretching. It is certainly inhibiting my running now. Is there anything I can do?” Continue reading “Pain in the Butt”
by Karen Michelson
In 1984, Bhutan participated in the Olympics for the first time, competing in archery (their national sport). The Bhutan International Marathon is run every year in March, with 100% of the profits going to the country’s youth and Olympic sports programs. Continue reading “Running in Bhutan”
by Kelsey Davidson
We runners are a special breed. We look forward to our alarms going off on the weekends. We run past our house just to make up the missing 300 metres on our training watch. We cycle through shoes quicker than some of the canned goods in our pantry. Continue reading “A Special Breed”
by Lawrence Xie
Although my collegiate running career ended nearly half a decade ago, I can still feel the cycles of the running seasons as they pass. It leads me to wonder: “Why do we race at all?”
On the surface, the most obvious reason for running is the fitness and health benefit. Serious training does make the physical demands of normal life seem trivial in comparison, when stairs can be bounded with ease and when one can save time by comfortably jogging without fatigue. However, at competitive levels, injuries are inescapable. Every collegiate runner I have known has been injured at one point or another through training. When an injury occurs, it is difficult to view running as a “healthy” activity and the unfortunate athlete is reminded of his impairment whenever he sees others being active. Given the prevalence of injuries, I conclude that health is not a strong enough motive to train at high intensity. Continue reading “Why Race?”
We have selected 10 enthusiastic runners to be the friendly faces of the 2018 Servus Edmonton Marathon! They’ll be sharing race updates and training tips to support and inspire our running community along the way. Learn more about them- meet Matt!
Continue reading “Servus Edmonton Marathon Ambassador: Meet Matt!”
What is drop?
Drop is the difference in millimeters between the height of the heel and the forefoot. A shoe with a thicker feel has you run more on your heels with every foot strike. A shoe with a lower drop enables you to run on your midfoot with every stride.
Continue reading “What is drop?”
You may have heard about the run/walk combination concept before, but here’s why it works! Continue reading “Servus Edmonton Marathon Training Tip: Walk/Run Combinations”
We have selected 10 enthusiastic runners to be the friendly faces of the 2018 Servus Edmonton Marathon! They’ll be sharing race updates and training tips to support and inspire our running community along the way. Learn more about them- meet Christy!
Continue reading “Servus Edmonton Marathon Ambassador: Meet Christy!”