Tag Archives: running tips


keeping safe while running at dusk and dawn

No matter how hard we try to trick ourselves into brighter, longer days there is no denying that the mornings and evenings are getting darker. Since low-light scenarios pose safety concerns for runners, we asked Queen St West ambassador, Heather Gardner, for five tips for keeping safe when running at dusk and dawn. 1. always […]

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 […]

ask a runner: how to build endurance

you asked I am 63, and I started running about a year ago. I am committed to running a half marathon in December 2010. I can run 3 miles, no problem. At the end of 3 miles I am physically ready to stop. How do I stretch myself to run further and build my distance? […]

running tips: make a mental shift

“In 40 years I’ll think back to when I could sprint and wish I had enjoyed it more” Man oh man am I a pain in the ass sometimes when I’m working out with my trainer. I often have to remind myself I’m paying her for the torture I’m enduring. There’s a point in my […]

running tips: ditch the title on the trail

Hitting the seawall and enjoying the sun during my first official run of Spring! My headphones are on, Cool Racerback is ready to wick my sweat, both running shoes are secure, and my eyes are looking at the trail in front of me. After checking all my excuses at the door, I just embarked on my […]

introducing… ask a runner!

Do you run? If no, have you ever thought about running? Wherever you are on your path to being a great runner, you likely have a question that needs an expert answer. We are excited to introduce you to Ainslie, our first featured lululemon ambassador in our Ask a Runner series! Check back on April […]