Tag Archives: injury prevention


go hard! then take it easy

The quickest path to landing yourself on the injured list is to run too much, too soon. Endurance training is an art; every runner has to figure out what they love about it and what works for them. Georgetown store run ambassador, Heather Calcote, tells us how she balances her training in the midst of […]

five pre-run poses for better running

Whether you’re donning your first pair of trail kicks or training for your fifth marathon, adding a little yoga to your routine is a great way to amp up your run. Seattle University Village store ambassador, Erin Jasmine Taylor, shows us a five-minute, pre-run Jasyoga sequence that will help warm you up, align your stride […]

running en pointe

As an athlete and running coach, Burlington Mall store ambassador, Kristina Pinto likes to baffle friends and clients by telling them she spent years in tutus, sparkles and an Ozone’s worth of hairspray. These days, you won’t find her on centre stage but that’s not to say she doesn’t rock a plié every now and […]

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 […]

how to listen to your body

Above is a picture of Elyse and what can happen when you don’t listen to your body. As runners, we learn to push through pain and discomfort. However, we are often stubborn when it comes to listening to our own bodies. When you are in tune with your body, you can recognize the signs that […]

book review: my first 100 marathons

My First 100 Marathons: 2, 620 Miles with an Obsessive Runner By: Jeff Horowitz As someone who has an extensive library of running books, I was happy to add My First 100 Marathons to my collection. Horowitz takes the reader on his journey from newbie runner to experienced marathoner. Each recounting of his races tells […]