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In an ocean of bad stuff, here's some worthwhile reading. Quick reviews of three new books on diet and nutrition. Each offers something slightly different, but I think you'll detect some underlying commonalities. All are interesting and worth a look. 1. Diet Cults: The Surprising Fallacy at the Core of Nutrition Fads and a Guide to Healthy Eating for the Rest of Us, by Matt Fitzgerald Fitzgerald is a prolific nutrition and fitness writer, probably best known for his books on getting

By reading this, I hope you, the reader-runner, can better understand why and how your favourite races are making decisions. Moreover, I am hopeful our industry can recover from this global health crisis and be stronger than ever. Thank you for reading, keep running and be well. If you have been running for any length of time, you have probably suffered an injury.  What is happening now to the global race industry is the equivalent of having a myriad of injuries including ITBS

Pidhoresky and Hofbauer will have their Olympics qualification honoured for 2021 The IOC announced on Friday morning that all athletes who earned a spot at the Tokyo 202(1) Games, will still have that spot when the Olympics run next year. The July 24 to August 9 event was postponed earlier this week, but the IOC confirmed that if you’re an athlete who earned a spot, you get to keep it. “The 57 per cent that are qualified do remain in place

A good race depends on more than just your training. To improve your speed and performance, you also need to consider what you are putting into your body. The right foods at the right time can boost your running performance tremendously. Plus, you will reduce the risk of injury and illness. The best foods every runner should include in his or her meal plan are: 1. BANANAS If you need a high-carb energy booster before your afternoon run, you can’t go wrong

Whether you’re planning to run a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or marathon, these expert-backed rules will keep you fit and injury-free. CHRIS HINKLE Determining your weekly mileage during race training is a delicate balance: You want to run enough miles to physically prepare your body without running so much that you end up overtaxing yourself and toeing the starting line spent—or worse, injured. It’s also individualized as it depends on your speed, strength, experience, base, and goals. Unfortunately, there’s no

We will update this story daily with news of coronavirus-related race cancellations and postponements The rapid spread of coronavirus has caused numerous changes in the 2020 racing season. News of events being cancelled or postponed is breaking daily. This live blog will be updated with news of how coronavirus is affecting the running world. Monday, March 15, 2020–postponements and cancellations to date The Penn Relays has be cancelled. The event was set to begin April 23. Run Ottawa has announced that all of their events,  including

Move comes as Dylan Wykes joins Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend as Elite Athlete Coordinator Ottawa, February 4, 2020 – Organizers of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend announced today they will be significantly increasing the overall prize purse for Canadian athletes in the Ottawa 10K event to $35,000 – the largest prize for any of Canada’s championship events this year. The announcement comes as Dylan Wykes – the 2019 Canadian 10K champion and a 2012  Olympian – joins the organization as its new Elite

As we get deeper into fall race season, many runners are up against the unfortunate reality of running related injury. When it happens close to a goal race, it can be hard to know when to race,  rest or seek advice.  The aim of this article is to arm you with the right questions to ask yourself if such a situation arises.    What is pain telling us?  While far from pleasant, pain is  biologically advantageous for humans. Without it, we wouldn’t know

Time to flip your perspective on the "dreadmill." We’re in the midst of what many runners think of as “dreadmill season.” The holidays have passed but it’s still freezing in many parts of the country and you’re yearning to break out your shorts and tanks, breathe in the crisp, warming air, and perhaps run through a field of flowers in bloom. Or at least, not be using your running shoes as ice skates as you slip and slide your way around

Best nutrition practices brought to you by the pros Staying healthy is one of the biggest challenges in running, and one way to improve your odds is through good nutrition practices. Professional runners take their time with the little things, and this includes their nutrition. If you’re looking for easy ways you can improve your dietary habits, pro runners’ Instagram pages are a good place to start. Obviously, nutrition is extremely personal, but for general guidelines, here are a few rules that