Canadian Running

November/December 2021

Dedicated to getting runners the tools they need to succeed, Canadian Running gives professional advice and inspiration on everything you need to be faster, fitter and healthier. The magazine provides the latest on training, gear reviews, nutrition information and recipes, tips on the best places to run and race, and the inside story on the elite running scene.

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2 min
the new normal

Canadians have been headed to World Majors in Boston, Chicago, London and New York, and even some races here at home this fall, and it’s great to see the return of in-person racing. We’ve been starved of the opportunity to test ourselves against others for such a long time that most of us will gladly accept the minor inconveniences of masking and social distancing for the chance to race again. Though fully recovered from my knee surgery last December, I felt it was too ambitious to target a fall marathon this year, so instead I chose to run a 30-km leg of the Monarch Ultra from St. Catharines to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., in September. It was great to be part of this admirable project and to share a long run with…

1 min
volume 14, issue 7

Editor Anne Francis Senior Editors Alex Hutchinson, Kevin Mackinnon Contributing Editor Christopher Kelsall Staff Writers Marley Dickinson, Brittany Hambleton, Madeleine Kelly Photo Editor Matt Stetson Copy Editor Amy Stupavsky Art Director Warren Wheeler (Roseander Main) Production Artist Warren Hardy Web Development Sean Rasmussen Digital Operations Dmitry Beniaminov Publisher Sam Cohen Editorial Director David Smart Advertising & Sales Andre Cheuk Account Managers Joel Vosburg Lorena Jones Circulation Manager Robyn Milburn Social Media Nikita van Dijk SUBSCRIBE Send $22.95 (1 year) or $39.95 (2 years) to Canadian Running magazine PO Box 819 Station Main Markham, ON, Canada L3P 8L3 or call: 1.800.567.0444 SUBMIT Manuscripts, photographs and other correspondence are welcome. Please contact Canadian Running magazine for contributors’ guidelines, or see them on the web at Unsolicited material should be accompanied by return mailing address and postage. Canadian Running Magazine Tel. 416.927.0774, Fax. 416.927.1491, Gripped Publishing Inc. 75 Harbord St. Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 1G4 Copyright 2021 Gripped Publishing Inc. The contents of this magazine may not be reproduced in…

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what’s new

Apple Apple Watch Series 7 $529 This month Apple introduces a bigger, bolder Apple Watch, with Series 7, which features the biggest and most advanced retina display yet. Runners who have used previous versions of the watch will welcome the improvements, which also include a more rounded case shape and a better, brighter interface with redesigned buttons and nearly 50 per cent more information on the screen. The new watch is also more durable, with a more crack-resistant front crystal and an IPX6 dust-resistance rating, plus faster charging. There are also some major updates to the brand’s Fitness+ workouts, launched in 2020, which are designed exclusively for Apple Watch users (who can also view them on iPhone and iPad). The 1,200-plus workouts in the Fitness+ library now include Pilates, guided meditations and workouts to…

2 min
the warmup

Ontario woman smashes overall supported FKT on Bruce Trail In September, Karen Holland of Kimberley, Ont., set a new fastest known time (supported) on Ontario’s 900-km Bruce Trail, completing the route in eight days, 22 hours and 51 minutes. Holland started at the northern terminus at Tobermory, Ont., on the morning of Sept. 3 and finished in Queenston early on Sept. 12. Holland’s time was more than four hours faster than the previous record of 9:03:27, set in July 2021 by Kip Arlidge of Sundridge, Ont., and more than three days faster than the fastest time by a female, set by Chantal Demers of Barrie, Ont., in 2017. Aleksandr Sorokin breaks Yiannis Kouros’s 24-hour world record On Aug. 28 and 29, Aleksandr (Sania) Sorokin of Lithuania, 39, ran 309.4 km to break the 24-hour…

4 min
desserts to die for

We’re all for eating healthy, and despite the current trend toward so-called clean eating, good nutrition doesn’t have to exclude dessert – especially for runners fuelling a high level of activity. We don’t recommend eating a large slice of chocolate cake for breakfast every morning, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be enjoyed with a delicious cup of coffee on a random Thursday afternoon. We’re throwing caution to the wind and sharing three staple desserts that are bound to cure any sweet craving. So go for a run (or don’t), and then dive into a serving or two of these glorious options. Just remember, everything in moderation – so invite a few friends over to indulge in the sweet creations you’ve made. Classic Cheesecake with Fresh Berries Ingredients 7 oz. Graham cracker crumbs (200…

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what fat oxidation means for runners

As a society, we are obsessed with burning fat. Some want to burn fat to lose weight or look lean, while others want to burn fat because they think it will make them faster. But these approaches are based on a fundamental misunderstanding of what fat oxidation means. What is fat oxidation? Fat is stored in the body in the form of triglycerides – molecules made up of three fatty acids held together by a glycerol backbone. Triglycerides must be broken down into their component fatty acids to be used as a fuel source, and the process of breaking down triglycerides into fatty acids is known as fat oxidation (or fat burning). Why burn fat? Carbohydrate stores are very limited in the body, accounting for about 1,800 to 2,000 calories worth of energy –…