Running through the ages: How to master it

It is well known that sport has positive physical and mental health benefits at all ages. While sport drop out is common during the teenage years, many athletes decrease sport involvement (at all levels of sport, from recreational to elite) during the transition to university. Further, for athletes that compete during university years, the drop […]

Read more..

Mastering a Long-Term Relationship with Sport: Stories of Masters Runners (Part 1)

Runners of the Six put out a call on the Runners of the Six Instagram a few weeks ago asking what readers wanted to have included in the upcoming ROT6 journal. One of the topics that was submitted was: Masters athletes. This immediately caught my attention. Over the last year I’ve dealt with multiple injuries […]

Read more..

Street Safety: Keeping your safe space safe

When talking about running with friends and family, and the broader Toronto running community, over the last year, the word safe(ty) always seemed to come up. Many Toronto runners refer to running as their ‘safe place’: an escape from their day to day lives and a space where they feel free and confident. Other Toronto […]

Read more..

Tracking your runs: Monitoring your cycle

Females participating in aesthetic sports often talk about, or are impacted by, menstrual cycles. For example, within dance and gymnastics, females often experience their first period (menarche) later than ‘normal’, or have irregular cycles as they develop through adolescence. This was historically referred to as part of the Female Athlete Triad. Now, this is better […]

Read more..

Tracking your runs

Runners love to track. Tracking looks different for everyone, but most often takes the form of: Indicating what days you run Recording the distance or pace of your run  Totalling the time of your run Tracking can be healthy! It helps us to remember and prioritize rest and recovery days, see our progress, and monitor […]

Read more..

Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs in Toronto 2020-2021: How we can continue to adapt

We’ve all become eerily familiar with the concept of lockdown and stay-at-home orders here in Toronto. Being a Toronto runner has come with some privilege over the last year, but that doesn’t mean that the running community hasn’t faced hardships. Listed below are some of the changes the Toronto running community has seen over the […]

Read more..

The race against the clock: Balancing priorities and the time demands of running

Growing up, I did pretty much everything under the sun (besides running). I attended an arts school, was heavily involved in dance for hours after school every day, and also took music lessons. My few hours off from extra-curriculars were spent cramming in assignments and studying for tests. It was the busy lifestyle I grew […]

Read more..

Notes from an unintended running break: It’s ok to press pause

Runners schedule their day around ‘the run’. The length of the run, the type of run, and feelings towards the run all contribute to what runners eat that day, the people runners spend time with, and what activities runners do the day before and after a run. Naturally, this becomes a part of a runner’s […]

Read more..

Why do you run?: Building a healthy relationship with running

Why do you run? Why did you start to run? Have you changed your ‘reason for running’ over time? How do you navigate these changes and maintain your […]

Read more..

Respectful Running: “I am blind, please go around me”

Ableism consists, in part, of discriminatory behaviours where people without disabilities view themselves in positions of power, superior to individuals with disabilities (Goodley, 2014). In the disability research world, there has recently been a call to adjust ableist rhetoric in physical activity guidelines and promotion (Smith et al., 2021). Current physical activity messaging includes phrases […]

Read more..