Meet the Contributor: Rebecca J.

Rebecca is an educator at lululemon Robson. She is a track and field athlete specializing in the 800-metres. Her background is in Kinesiology and broadcast journalism.

how to run properly: the abcs of running

Learning the ABCs of running is just like a child learning to write their ABCs. Think back to awkwardly holding the pencil. Remember shaping, perfecting and repeating each letter until it looked just right before writing entire words? Well, this practice-makes-perfect principle also applies in the running world. what are the abcs of running? The […]

running tips: start slower to finish faster

Fall is here, and with it comes a new racing season. How are you going to make this your best season yet? Time and time again, enthusiastic racers jump into running routines only to wind up exhausted or injured before the racing season is over. This season try adding 3-5 weeks of base training before […]

running tips: good pain to keep in the game

Ask any runner and they’ll tell you there’s a distinct difference between good pain and bad pain. Bad pain is that sharp, unbearable pain which tells us to back off before you do some serious damage. Good pain, on the other hand, is that slightly burning and yet totally satisfying hurt-so-good type of pain. Train in the […]

running tips: how to cross train

Ask any runner and you’ll find they’ve experienced some form of love or hate relationship with crosstraining and, like most relationships, it’s complicated.

running tips: find your trigger point

Let’s face it – running is hard on the body. Sometimes our stubborn running muscles become so tight that stretching alone doesn’t do the trick. As a runner a weekly massage visit is a must but when you don’t have the time or the funds turn to your sports equipment and grab a ball. Our […]

running tips: what’s your water ritual?

Picture this: a sizzling hot summer day, the humidity index is through the roof, and, you guessed it – time for your run! With just one step out the door you begin to melt but the sweat pouring off your brow is no match for your cool, clean water bottle full of liquid gold. As […]

ode to the cool racerback tank

At lululemon Robson, we love the Cool Racerback for oh-so-many reasons, but instead of just telling you why we love them, we thought we’d show you! Rebecca loves them because they have 4-way stretch… see? Sarah loves all of her Cool Racerbacks because they’re great for layering and this makes choosing between all of our […]

warm up to race success

The big race is almost here! You’ve done the hard training. So how are you going to make this your best race yet? A proper warm-up may be your secret weapon to race success. The start of any big race is like a battle for the best racing position. There will be lots of excited […]

injury prevention: be cool in the pool

The first time you watch a water runner in action, vigorously treading in neck-deep water, you may think they took a wrong turn at the track. I’ll admit it looks silly, but pool running is one of the best forms of cross training for runners. It has the many cardio boosting benefits of normal running […]

chill out with an ice bath

In the running world, there’s nothing better and yet more daunting than voluntarily stepping waist deep into a tub of freezing cold water. Ice baths may sound mind-numbingly crazy, yet most runners find themselves craving the relief that comes after withstanding 10-minutes of this torture. Create your own ice bath. Brrr! Ice baths are great […]