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Health & Fitness
Canadian Running

Canadian Running November/December 2017

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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7 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
10 questions with melissa bishop

One of the greatest runners in Canadian history on her love of coffee, Switzerland and racing in a packed stadium. 1 What would you say are your defining characteristics as a runner? My tactics: being able to read the race scenario and where I am in the pack the majority of the time. 2 What do you admire most in another runner? Braveness – probably not a word, but I admire so much when athletes take smart chances or risks in a race even though it might not work in their favour in the end. 3 What is your idea of happiness? My soon-to-be-husband Osi, my family, a cup of coffee, running and a hot sunny day. 4 Who are your athletic heroes? Anyone with enough guts to take risks in a professional sport career that is often…

2 min.

As I write this editor’s note, I’m sitting in the window seat of a train headed from Glasgow to Inverness, Scotland. The mossy pastures out the window are dotted with puffy sheep, each splotched with a cyan dot on their rump, indicating the farm off in the distance they to which they belong. Weary of the race I’m signed up to run in about 40 hours, I press my forehead against the window and nod off, as the blue dots blur past. Waking up, the terrain has changed. The velvety meadows have been replaced with steep, jagged crags on either side of the train. The sheep remain, abstracted now on individual ledges, like ornaments on a living wall. These sheep belong to the farmer with a predilection for hunter’s orange. It’s…

1 min.

A Tight Back p.25 BRIDGET PYKE works as a physiotherapist in Calgary, and has a special interest in working with runners. This stems from her experience as a varsity track and cross-country runner at both the University of Calgary and the Western University. Alberta Bound: Running the Kananaskis 100-Mile Relay Race p.50 COLIN SMITH is a Toronto-based runner, co-captain of the Parkdale Roadrunners and a certified Hurtin’ Albertan who hosts Toronto’s Only Calgary Stampede Pancake Breakfast. One his favourite songs to run to is “Long Black Veil.” 10 Questions p.4 MELISSA BISHOP is the women’s 800m Canadian record holder. She won the silver medal at the 2015 IAAF World Championships and is considered to be one of the best middle distance runners in the world. Originally from Eganville, Ont., she now lives and trains in Windsor, Ont. The Icefields…

2 min.
the warm-up

Canadians who delayed in buying tickets for the Where Dreams Go To Die tour are out of luck. That is, if they wanted to see the film in a Canadian cinema in October. All five Canadian film tour stops – North Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa and Toronto – all sold out in just four days. That’s more than 2,200 tickets. Where Dreams Go To Die is a film chronicling Robbins and his two unsuccessful attempts at finishing the Barkley Marathons, a more-than 160k ultramarathon in the thick woods of Tennessee’s Frozen Head State Park. Ethan Newberry, also known as Ginger Runner on social media, created the film using footage from both the 2016 and 2017 Barkley Marathons as well as footage from Robbins’ training. Canadian Running will be sure to report where…

3 min.

Across 4 Biblical Fundy 10K (3,5,5) 8 Adjust to this when in Colorado (8) 10 Chilean mountain region (9) 19 42.2 with 10 on the Seawall (3,9,8) 21 Do this after a dry flight (7) 22 Athens Marathon finishing spot (11,7) 23 Enter one to get into NYC (7) Down 1 Coveted Beantown garb (6,8,6) 2 Set your clocks for this, NYC runners (4,6) 3 Annoying to pack but good for the legs (4,6) 5 89K road ultra (8) 6 Do this after a long plane ride (7) 7 California dream race (3,3) 9 China’s monumental race (5,4,8) 11 February major (5,8) 12 Hellish Tennessee run (3,7,9) 13 Murderous Alberta ultra (8,5,4) 14 17 legs in CB (5,5,5) 15 Put a must-do race on this (6,4) 16 Memorable trinket (8) 17 In case of a snorer (8) 18 Listen to this podcast on a flight (3,8) 20 Obsess over it the week of the…

2 min.
toronto’s bond running

Can your passion change you? For Steven Artemiw the answer is a definitive yes. “Running legitimately saved my life,” says the founder of Toronto’s Bond Running. And he knows exactly how many days ago it occurred. The day I interviewed Artemiw, it’d been nine years and 364 days since he had a cocaine overdose. Three days after leaving the hospital, he started running. In 2012, Artemiw and friends formed Parkdale Roadrunners. It grew organically from two friends going out for a run to welcoming runners of all levels and ages from the neighbourhood. Before he knew it, his love of running and the community bond provided the catalyst for Artemiw to make his passion a bigger part of his life. Why Bond Running? Twelve months ago, my business partner Adrian Ravinsky knew that I…