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Canadian Running July/August 2018

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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10 questions with… matt hughes

1 What would you say are your defining characteristics as a runner? I like to think I’m pretty consistent when it comes to competing at the major championships. I’ve never been the best at time trial-type races, but when it comes to competing in a world final, I seem to be able to get the job done. 2 What do you admire most in another runner? When I was first began my professional career, I really admired Nate Brannen for his professionalism in the sport. He lived the example of what it would take for me to be an Olympic finalist and I learned a lot from him. Now though, I try not to focus on what other athletes are doing and instead target that energy on what I can be doing to…

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more than just a race

When I started writing this editor’s note, I was sitting on an airplane, on my way back to Nova Scotia, where I grew up. I have to admit, I did not know what to say. I go out to Cape Breton Island each late-May to run the Cabot Trail Relay. I’ve written about the event here before – 276 kilometres, up broken up into 17 legs. The Cabot Trail features some of the most stark, windblown terrain in Canada, and some of the most beautiful. It’s also known for some of the country’s toughest climbs. Each leg is like running just about the hardest 10-miler you can find wherever you may live, and then tossing in a mountain on top of it. This year was my ninth time in a row…

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Child of the Cross Running Clinics in for the Long Haul p.18 TARA CAMPBELL is a journalist and blogger living in Omaha, Neb. Originally from Saskatchewan, Campbell started running competitively while still living in Canada after playing hockey at the collegiate level. Campbell writes a weekly blog, ‘Gotta Run!,’ for Canadian Running. Tombstone Lakes p.36 MATT HOSFORD is a landscape adventure photographer currently based in Vancouver. His work is a reflection of his passion for travel, environmental awareness and outdoor lifestyle. Hosford also works as an environmental scientist, a job which has taken him throughout western Canada, Central America and the Yukon. matthosfordphotography.com Capra: A Community Hub for All Things Trail Running p.20 SwimRun Hits Victoria This Summer p.36 MELISSA OFFNER writes about wellness, travel, tech and food. She’s also a founder of Run Distrikt, a…

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the warm-up

American stars Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay return to Chicago Marathon Chicago has announced that it’s bringing back some big homegrown talent for this year’s marathon. Galen Rupp, who became the first American man in 15 years to win the race, will return to defend his title. Rupp had an up-and-down spring, dropping out of the rainy Boston Marathon in April only to rebound in early May by winning the Prague Marathon, where he ran one of the fastest times ever by an American (2:06:07). Hasay had a breakout 2017 season, debuting in the marathon at Boston and placing third. She followed that up with another podium finish in Chicago, where she ran 2:20:57. She was not able to start this year’s Boston Marathon due to an injury. The American women’s record…

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running for your life

I first came across Tom Twyker’s Run Lola Run while studying in Australia in 1999. My two best mates, Scotty and Toby, and I were the only people in the theatre. It was a transformative experience, one that changed the way I viewed films and, by extension, life as a whole. In the film, Lola’s boyfriend, Manni, a low-level courier for a crime boss, accidentally loses his cash delivery of 100,000 marks and needs to make up for it in 20 minutes or he’s a dead man. Manni calls Lola and pleads with her to help. With no other means of transportation (her moped has just been stolen) Lola has only one choice: Lola runs. And runs. And runs. Lola is ferocious, voracious and owns the streets, man. She gets hit by…

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what’s new

Shure SE215 WIRELESS $225 Apart from recent innovations in running shoes, perhaps the most exciting technological jump for runners has been the invention of bluetooth wireless headphones. Gone is the bouncing cable and problems with earphones inevitably popping out. A great, durable set of wireless headphones can make a daily run all the more enjoyable. Shure, a highly respected name among audiophiles, has made one of the go-to bang-for-your-buck in-ear headphones, the SE215 wired edition. Runners can rejoice that the company recently released a wireless, bluetooth version, which sports the same great sound. The earbuds fit snugly and produce impressively bright, detailed, imagistic audio. They are designed to cancel noise, which means that while running, it’s important to pay extra attention with the SE215s in your ears. The neck band that connects the earbuds…