What is it about marathoners? We fantasize most of our training season about getting to taper phase then, once it gets here, we hate it. Today, I completed my last real long run before my goal race, the Ottawa Marathon, May 29th. That gives me 2 weeks to recover, prepare mentally and get my body … More Taper Time by Karen Simpson
Confession: I don’t know what to do now that my goal race is over. My goal race, the GoodLife Half Marathon, is over. After months of training, I can’t believe I can finally say that. I could tell you every detail of my race: how I thought I was on pace, then I wasn’t, how … More Confession: I don’t know what to do now that my goal race is over
Our brand spanking new social media coordinator, Allegra Swanson, also writes for the Canadian Running Magazine. In her blog, she talks about her training one confession at a time. Below is a reprint from her post on March 3rd earlier this year. Confession: Sometimes my workouts are inexplicably bad. I like to think of myself … More Confessions from a middle-of-the-pack half marathoner
Continuing on from my last post, the flip side of the equation in 80/20 training is running approximately 20 pct of your weekly mileage at a hard pace. And by hard, I don’t mean your goal pace for the full (MP) or the half-marathon (HMP). Granted that those paces may feel hard towards the end … More Burning Question: Why is Threshold Pace Important?
One of the most frequently asked questions that I hear in our little group is “Why do we need to run so slowly?” As you might have guessed, in this our first week of training, I’ve asked the group to run slowly…extremely slowly. To a point where I barely broke a sweat after an hour … More Burning Question: Why Do We Need To Run Slowly?
A large number of runners have asked us for advice on what to do during the off-season for a variety of reasons (maintain fitness, prevent weight gain, etc). The best and worst thing about the off season is the absence of a goal race. On the one hand, it’s not always easy to get up and … More What To Do During the Off-Season
It’s hard to pinpoint any one start to my running career. I could say it started as a kid, when playing tag and running like a maniac at recess was my favourite game. Or I could say it started when I was in competitive rowing and we routinely ran as part of our warm-up and … More Meet The Coaches: Olivia Long
Dave Emilio, who now has 40 marathons under his belt, says that his obsession with running began in 2006 after realizing how out of shape he was at the age of 37. And so it began. He kicked his bad habits to the curb, and started running, at first, just to lose weight but ultimately, to … More Meet The Coaches: Dave Emilio
My earliest memories were always with my father on the soccer pitch. I was always chasing down balls that sailed past the keeper’s box. Or learning to trap them between my size 10 feet. Or doing sprints down the sidelines with instructions from him to lift my knees, stand tall, point my toes, and increase my … More Meet The Coaches: Stan Ong
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