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Canadian Running September/October 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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3 min.
the morphing marathon

Imagine, as a typical, middle-of-the-pack marathoner, that you happen upon a very particular kind of time machine while out for a run – one that allowed you to travel back in time to the start line of a randomly-chosen Canadian marathon. Feeling adventurous, you enter this quirky machine, poke a few buttons and an instant later find yourself at the start line of the first-ever Ottawa Marathon in 1975. You think, OK, I can do this. It’s just another marathon. Then you take a look around and the race is tiny, maybe 150 runners, and it’s almost all dudes with mustaches. The horn goes off, and you try to relax and settle in to a moderate pace. In less than a kilometre, though, you’re getting dusted by just about every other…

1 min.

Managing Editor Dave Senior Editors Alex Hutchinson, Kevin Mackinnon Staff Writers 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 Dan Lorena Circulation Manager Robyn 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 magazine may not be reproduced in whole or in…

2 min.
what’s new

Kate’s REAL FOOD ENERGY BARS $40 per box of 12 It’s safe to say that living the life of a professional ski bum in Jackson Hole, Wyo., provides one with ample opportunity to optimize the sport they love. In Kate Schade’s case, she wanted an energy bar that not only kept her hammering down backcountry runs all day, but was also made from healthy, organic ingredients that tasted great. When she couldn’t find it, she went ahead and made it herself. And so began Kate’s Real Food, which offers hand-rolled energy bars made with high-quality, organic ingredients for outdoor adventurers of all stripes. You can buy Kate’s Real Food bars by the dozen, including the Bivy Bar (lemon-coconut) the Grizzly Bar (peanut butter-dark chocolate) or Kate’s Combo Pack, featuring a selection of flavours. Kate’s Real…

3 min.
the warm-up

Wodak Wins Fifth Race of 2019 at Vancouver Half-Marathon Canadian elite Natasha Wodak is on a tear. The distance runner from Vancouver has racked up five first-place finishes in the 2019 season and a bunch of impressive times to go along with the wins. On Sunday, June 23, Wodak was the first to cross the finish line at the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon in 1:11:20, only 1:17 off the course record, which was set in 2003 by Lioudmila Kortchaguina. Wodak has also been named to the World Championship team for the 10,000m, and won the Canadian 10K championships, the Vancouver Sun Run, the Pioneer 8K and the Canadian 10,000m championships. Suffice to say, she’s having a great 2019. 57-Year-Old Smashes Multi-Grouse Grind Record On June 21, Wilfrid Leblanc, 57, broke the Grouse Grind record, finishing 19…

3 min.
eat train live

Making smart food choices can be difficult in today’s world. The torrent of information and advice on how and what to eat has some restricting their diet beyond measure and others over-indulging; both wreak havoc on health. This is where Eat Train Live, a lifestyle company, comes in to offer healthy food choices, physical training and naturopathic services, which relieves some of the uncertainty and helps you put your health first. It all started four years ago when Lonie Murdock left a secure position at a telecommunications firm to follow her passion for bringing healthy “clean” meals to the masses. Like many entrepreneurs, Murdock had been working her “side gig” on top of a 9-to-5 job for several years. She has worn many hats in her 20 plus years’ experience in…

5 min.
against the grain

As Trevor Hofbauer ran towards the finish line of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon two years ago, he glanced briefly over his shoulder before slowing down, high-fiving spectators, clapping and, finally, pumping his fists as he crossed the tape. The 25-year-old debut marathoner had just become the Canadian Marathon champion with a time of 2:18:05, but as runners were quick to point out after the race, the celebration likely cost him, because 2:18:00 was a bonus threshold for a prize money pot of $2,500. By running a few seconds slower than that time, he’d receive only half of the prize. The money didn’t matter to Hofbauer, but that didn’t stop fans and friends from back home in Alberta quickly crowd-funding to top up his prize (he ended up donating a good chunk…