Author: Samantha J
Running to Relax: Finding Peace in Every Stride
I am someone who gets overwhelmed easily. Sometimes life throws things at you that you aren’t prepared for and it can be difficult to feel in control of life when the unexpected comes up. Sometimes life puts you in familiar situations you’re not comfortable with, and you get bogged down with the feelings you felt […]Read more..
When Does Running Get Easier for Beginners?
It’s hypothesized that human ancestors first started to run nearly 2 million years ago – so why is it the case that running doesn’t feel any easier after all this time? (Plot twist: endurance running for the sole purpose of exercise wasn’t a thing until fairly recently). Whether it’s the 1st kilometer or the last, […]Read more..
What is Plog Running?
The global running community is well-known for its love of the outdoors. After all, running for kilometers on end staring at your elapsed time on a treadmill just won’t compare to the sights and sounds of running your usual neighbourhood route or getting out on the trails. Running outdoors enables us to form close connections […]Read more..
Best Gifts for Ultra Trail Runners
The best thing about purchasing gifts for ultra trail runners is that there is a big chance they’ll be used and valued by the person you give them to. Ultra trail runners are known for their tenacity and endurance, so it’s likely after hours and days of putting in the kilometers, that a trail runner’s […]Read more..
5 Running Movies on Netflix You Can Watch This Month
Whenever I’m in a bit of a running lull, I look for ways to get myself back into it. I might pick up a book, talk about it with other runners, or watch running movies on Netflix to try to get that running spark back. Whatever your reason for the break in your running routine, […]Read more..
What is Fartlek Training?
The more you get into running, the more you’ll begin to learn and try out different types of training methods to improve your performance. One such training workout is the fartlek workout. I’d heard of the fartlek, but for the longest time didn’t have a good understanding of what it was all about until I […]Read more..
5 Spring Running Tips
Spring in Toronto is always a toss-up. While the end of March marks the beginning of spring, we don’t always feel the warmth of the season until May. But with the longer daylight hours and promise of warmer temperatures, many runners come out of their winter hibernation and get back into the spring of things. […]Read more..
What is Running Cadence?
I completely forgot about running cadence until I visited my physiotherapist for an injury back in the fall. A mild ache I ignored for months had turned into an angry and sharp throb whenever I ran more than 3 kilometers. I also couldn’t squat, rotate or extend my knee without pain. It goes without saying […]Read more..
The Pros and Cons of Running with Headphones
Do you prefer to run with music? According to a 2016 survey by Runner’s World, 61% of runners said that they do listen to something during their runs, with 82% of them running to their music of choice. While more than half of runners prefer to run plugged in to their headphones, there’s still a significant […]Read more..
How Yoga Can Complement Your Running Routine
When we think of running, we don’t typically make an association to practicing yoga. Lacing up for a speed workout may seem inherently different to unrolling your yoga mat and taking a Savanasa in the middle of your living room floor. While yoga and running may seem mutually exclusive, there are many ways in which the […]Read more..