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Bring on the Ultramarathon!

Ambassador Julie (@jujumac5) has quite a few ultra-marathons under her belt. She decided to share some of her tips and tricks to help you feel more confident about either signing up for your first ultra-marathon or toeing the start line at your next one! You’ve done some 5 and 10k’s, you’ve dabbled in half marathons and road marathons and are …

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6 TIPS FOR BEATING THE WINTER BLUES

Running through the fall and into the winter can be a tough thing for even the most seasoned runner. And whether we like it or not… winter is coming. (Gosh that sounds so cliché now, thanks GOT!) I will be honest.. I have a really hard time staying motivated when the days get shorter, the nights get colder and it …

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The In’s and Out’s of Compression.

To compress or not to compress… it’s a pressing question… I started nursing school before I became a runner, so incidentally I saw compression socks on patients before I knew they were also used in running. I learned in nursing school that compression socks were a great way to increase blood flow to extremities, decrease the risk of blood clots …

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Returning After Injury

No one wants to get injured doing their favourite thing… it side lines you, keeps you cooped up and keeps you away from the thing you love the most.  Coming back from a running injury can flat out suck. But what sucks more, is the time you already spent dealing with the injury. The first and perhaps most important thing to keep …

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Trail Running for Beginners

Are you still out there running on the side walks of your neighbourhood? Ever look off into the distance and wonder what else is out there? Maybe you go for walks in trails with your dog or family… do you ever see people running through those trails with crazy looking shoes, hydration packs and think about running trail running? Trying …

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Tips For Running Downhill

We hear it all the time from people that down-hill running sucks. It hurts your knees, your feet, your legs. It is uncomfortable. You’d do all the up-hill repeats in the world if you didn’t have to run down. Well, there are definitely ways to lighten to load when you are hammering it down hill. Here are my best tips …

Running Myths Debunked

We get asked a lot of questions about running and we know a lot of you out there are either new to running or are a little intimidated by the distances that we do. We are going to put the myths to rest right here, right now. Myth #1: To truly complete a distance, you have the run the whole …

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7 Quick Tips to Prevent Injuries

Being an injured runner is probably one of the worst imaginable things. Being side lined from the sport you love is awful, especially when you are working towards a big, important goal. Probably either you or another runner you know has been injured. It is not uncommon to suffer one injury or another in your running journey. You are putting …

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How to Run Farther, Faster!

This season, I have been training with a running coach with the hope of running faster, stronger and faster. While I won’t share all the tips and tricks I have learned through this process, (if you want to hire a running coach I strongly Recommend Jen Segger) I will share two very valuable tips. 1. You can run your shorter …

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What Training for Ultras is Really Like

Yep, it’s true. Running is a huge part our lives. It is the single thing we probably spend the most time doing other than work. We’ve done some pretty incredible things and have plenty more goals and bucket list races ahead. We get a lot of questions about how we train for these races, what our training schedule looks like, …