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Canadian Running July/August 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.

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7 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
10 questions with…georgia ellenwood

1 What are your defining characteristics as a heptathlete? I am the definition of a heptathlete because I am so slightly above average across the board no event sticks out. If any of my competitors were to look at my score, they would not see me as a threat but then when they’re all added up, it’s a whole different story. 2 What is your most vivid heptathlon memory? The one that started it all was when I was a youth athlete and went to Spokane, Wash., to compete in one of my first heps in the U.S. I thought it would be really big, but there were only two or three other girls in it and they weren’t even doing all of the events, and I think you need at least three girls for…

3 min.
in praise of the aging runner

I’m not getting any younger, but I think I’m getting wiser, at least when it comes to running. Wisdom can go a long way, as I discovered during the Toronto Marathon in May. It’d been a decade since I’d first run the race. Still in my 30s, I took a rather laissez-faire approach in training for it, assuming my “all-around athleticism” would carry me to the finish line. I went out fast, felt great and kept going. I also ignored the little voice in my head, telling me to slow down. A seasoned distance runner could have predicted the cruel reality that lay in wait for me, and it did. I ran smack into “the wall,” eventually crossing the finish line depleted and humbled. Ten years on, now a seasoned runner, the…

1 min.

Canadian Running Managing Editor Dave Senior Editors Alex Hutchinson, Kevin Mackinnon Contributing Editor Christopher Kelsall Staff Writers Caela Fenton, Anne Francis, Madeleine Kelly, Dan Way Photo Editor Matt Copy Editor Amy Stupavsky Art Director Warren Wheeler (Roseander Main) Designer Cristina Bolzon(Roseander Main) Production Artist Warren Hardy Web Development Sean Rasmussen Digital Operations Dmitry Beniaminov Publisher Sam Editorial Director David Advertising & Sales Andre Account Managers Joel Vosburg Dan Walker Lorena Jones Circulation Manager Robyn Milburn 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 MagazineTel. 416.927.0774, Fax. 416.927.1491, Gripped Publishing Inc.75 Harbord St. Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 1G4 Copyright 2019 Gripped Publishing Inc. The contents of this…

1 min.
what’s new

Garmin FORERUNNER 245 MUSIC $480 In April, Garmin released a line of new Forerunners with a model for every type of runner, from the basic Forerunner 45 through to the sophisticated 945. The Forerunner 245 Music caught our eye as the sweet spot in terms of price point and features. The Forerunner 245 Music tracks your VO2 max, aerobic and anaerobic training effect, as well as training status, which lets you know if you’re dogging it, overdoing it or on the right track. The 245 also includes more advanced running metrics, such as ground contact time, balance and stride length. The Forerunner 245 Music holds up to 500 of your favourite songs. The watch also syncs playlists from preloaded music streaming services, including Spotify and Deezer, making the days of lugging multiple devices along…

4 min.
the warm-up

Boston’s Top Canadian is a Trail Runner The Boston Marathon unites distance runners from all backgrounds, abilities and disciplines. At his first Boston Marathon, Canmore Alberta’s Karl Augsten, 27, ran the fastest time this year for a Canadian competitor in 2:25:30. Although the 2018 Canadian mountain running champion usually spends his winters training for the road, his heart remains on the trails. The software developer began running in high school and started training more consistently five years ago. At first, he focused on the road. However, living in the Canadian Rockies, he soon “became obsessed with trying to run the mountains and trails.” Transitioning back to the road for a marathon was an entirely different feat. “It was a venture into the unknown that would change my life forever.” Augsten set a goal…

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Saucony Ride ISO 2 $160 Men: 278 g (9.8 oz.) Women: 249 g (8.8 oz.) Drop Ratio: 8 mm Category: Neutral The Ride shoe line has been a Saucony staple for years, due in no small part to its versatility as an ideal distance trainer for long runs and those who prefer a little more cushion on race day. Saucony’s PWR FOAM midsole provides the ISO 2’s ample cushioning, while the EVERUN topsole accounts for the ISO 2’s surprising amount of energy return. The Ride ISO 2 also comes with Saucony’s proprietary ISOFIT and FORMFIT technologies that allow the shoe to adapt to different foot shapes, for a more personalized fit. Other significant updates found in the ISO 2 include the shoe’s lacing system that locks the foot in place without constricting movement, and a stiff heel…