Health & Fitness
Canadian Running

Canadian Running January/February 2019

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.

Gripped Inc
Read More
$3.14(Incl. tax)
$11.54(Incl. tax)
7 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
new year, still you

New Year, New You’ declare the health and beauty industries each year as January approaches, and we buy in. There’s nothing wrong with a little wistful self-hoodwinking during the holidays. For many of us, it’s about the only time of year to find a few more hours to relax, indulge and envision our ideal selves come the new year, fit and fast as we cross the finish line in that spring race we’ll definitely sign up for. But in the meantime, that pumpkin pie isn’t going to eat itself and the only marathon you’re signed up for takes place on Netflix. Yet it’s still no surprise when a 2015 Ipsos poll reveals that, of Canadians who resolve to improve their health and fitness each year, over 70 per cent won’t succeed. It…

3 min.
10 questions with…

1 What’s been the most surprising aspect of motherhood? I think it’s the amount of love you have for this human that you’ve grown in your belly. It’s hard to describe the feeling to people who haven’t been there before. I didn’t know I could love something this much and I didn’t expect it to be this much fun. 2 How has having a baby made you a better athlete? Before my daughter Corrine was born, I thought I was really good at time management, but now my day is centred around the baby where it used to be centred around training. I’m becoming a better time manager and planner than I was before. 3 Where do you see yourself after the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo? I guess that will depend on how 2020…

1 min.

Canadian Trails: Bruce Peninsula, Tobermory, Ont. DAN DAKIN An award-winning former newspaper reporter, Dakin is a freelance journalist based in Ontario’s Niagara region. He is the founding editor of Canadian Cycling Magazine but now spends more time running on trails. In 2017, he was the crew chief as his wife ran the Bruce Trail in three weeks, fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis. The Barefoot Runner of Côte Saint-Luc TANIA HAAS spends her days running, profiling runners or writing at Medcan, where she helps people achieve goals through personalized and preventive health. She also lives to travel, most recently returning from Cambodia. Tania has contributed to this magazine since 2012. The Fix ALEX CYR first began writing to vent online about his running injuries. Once he got healthy, he kept writing. A masters student in sports psychology…

3 min.
jean-françois fullum: senior innovation design director, new balance

Imagine watching the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and seeing one of your designs racing across the finish line. Jean-François Fullum, Senior Innovation Design Director at New Balance, also hopes a few of those finishes will be christened with a gold medal. No, Fullum is not a member of Team Canada – he’s someone who took his passion as an industrial designer into the world of sports equipment. Upon graduation from the University of Montreal, Fullum found himself at Bauer, owned by Nike at the time. Fullum worked on the first Nike hockey glove, which was very popular and worn by many of his childhood heroes, such as Mario Lemieux. Where do you get your inspiration? “Everywhere we look outside the footwear industry. I’m a big cyclist, and a few years ago…

1 min.
what's new

Apple WATCH SERIES 4 $519 While staying true to its original design, this latest Apple Watch takes a leap forward when it comes to newly designed hardware, and software focused on connectivity and health. The fourth-generation Apple Watch comes in 2 new sizes: 40 mm and 44 mm and features a significantly larger display (a third larger than the Apple 3) in a trimmed-down case with stylishly curved edges. The 4 also takes a leap forward in the software department with watchOS 4, with auto-workout detection, activity sharing competitions and Walkie Talkie, which socially-minded runners should enjoy. In terms of monitoring your overall health, the ability to take an ECG reading from your wrist stands out as one of the most impressive features of this latest Apple Watch edition. The 4 also analyzes your heart rhythms…

3 min.
the warm-up

Cam Levins breaks Canadian record at 2018 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Cam Levins, 29, had the marathon debut of his life at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 21, crossing the finish line in 2:09:22, winning the Canadian Marathon Championships and breaking Jerome Drayton’s Canadian national record of 2:10:09, which had stood since long before Levins was born. He finished fourth overall. Levins was a successful NCAA track runner, winning both the 5,000m and the 10,000m in 2012 and receiving the Bowerman Award for most outstanding track and field athlete of the year. He went on to compete in the 2012 London Olympics in the 5,000m and 10,000m, where he placed 14th and 11th. Levins also set the former Canadian 10,000m record of 27:07:51 (since broken by Mohammed Ahmed at the…