Tag Archives: race


meet a goal setter: steph corker

steph’s journey This year, Steph Corker raced and completed IRONMAN Hawaii in under eleven hours. This sounds impressive, certainly; after all, this is Kona, the notoriously grueling race filled with sweltering temperatures and punishing headwinds. What makes this feat truly incredible is what it took for Steph to achieve this goal. Five years before this, in […]

run into fall playlist

Fall is a time of both nostalgia and renewal. It’s also a time of many marathons – and with these two themes on the horizon we thought the time was right for a fresh playlist, yes? We’re clearly not the only ones reflecting because the new music out right now is something of a mid-2000’s […]

in the face of injury

When faced with an injury halfway through training for her first race, Robson Store educator, Cayley, made the  decision to listen to her body and be a stand for the 7500 other runners who would need her support that day. sign me up! When I first heard about the SeaWheeze, I just knew it was […]

finding the fun in fondo

This past weekend, thousands of cyclists took to the Sea to Sky Highway here in Vancouver to ride the third annual Whistler GranFondo. We’re talking about a 120K, mostly uphill climb. One of our writers, Ella, rose to the challenge and shared the ten things she was thinking about between moments of telling her legs […]

creatures of the night

While we are busy catching precious Zs, more than just raccoons are roaming the city streets. From rollerbladers to bikers to runners – groups of people all over the world are coming together at the darkest of hours to explore a whole ‘nutha level of nightlife fun. Who knew? To our most active night owl […]

13.1 awesome cheer signs for 13.1 miles

Runners, it’s time to round up the troops. Race day is just a mere three weeks away and we’re going to need all the “rah, rah!” we can get (but seriously, how bout that 20k training run?). Get your friends, families, coworkers and heck, your neighbour’s dog to join the cheering party on August 11 […]

13.1 excuses not to train for 13.1 miles

1. I’m waiting for the rain to stop. The funny thing is, the rain is waiting for you to start. 2. I still haven’t recovered from that horrific chafing injury. A healthy coat of Bodyglide in strategic places makes running more fun than a Slip ‘N Slide. 3. I can’t run and be on pinterest […]

run, run, rudolph

Either the holiday bug has bitten us or someone has spiked our apple cider. From peppermint lattes to festive (and questionable) Christmas sweaters, our spirits are shining brighter than Rudolph’s nose on even the foggiest of nights. Balancing celebrations with an active lifestyle can sometimes be a challenge. Before we slip into our sparkly party […]

beat the heat: kona ironman

Sarah crossing over the finish line at the Ironman World Championship 2011 A 3.8km swim, a 180km bike ride followed by a full marathon. Completing an Ironman has got to be one of the greatest feelings of accomplishment for any brave participant. For Sarah Brown, crossing the finish line at Ironman Canada was awesome, placing […]

marathon meals: fueling on the go

Refueling during a marathon can be quite the challenge and isn’t always the prettiest sight. Those who manage to get more water in their mouth than on their bibs consider themselves lucky. lululemon ambassador Heather Calcote shares how she mastered fueling on the go.