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Canadian Running March/April 2020

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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2 min.
the big payback

James Brown probably didn’t have spring running on the brain when sitting down to write his 1973 hit “The Payback” (despite the 1970s ‘jogging craze’ having taken flight). Still, that’s the song on repeat in the back of my head as the spring running season approaches. As appreciative as I am about the coming change in weather, when the snow and ice recede, revealing asphalt running surfaces again, I still have mixed emotions. That first warm(ish), sun-filled spring run makes me feel as if I should write some kind of overly exuberant sonnet about the joys of spring running. Yet, one that ends peevishly – with me, flipping the bird at Old-Man Winter, disappearing in the rearview mirror. You might say I have a chip on my shoulder; I like to think…

1 min.
volume 13, issue 2

Managing Editor Dave Carpenter Senior Editors Alex Hutchinson, Kevin Mackinnon Contributing EditorChristopher Kelsall Staff WritersAnne Francis, Madeleine Kelly, Dan Way Photo Editor Matt Copy EditorAmy Stupavsky Art DirectorWarren Wheeler (Roseander Main) DesignerCristina Bolzon (Roseander Main) Production ArtistWarren Hardy Web DevelopmentSean Rasmussen Digital Operations Dmitry Beniaminov Publisher Sam Editorial Director David Advertising & Sales Andre Account ManagersJoel Vosburg joel@gripped.comLorena Jones Circulation ManagerRobyn 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 2020 Gripped Publishing Inc.The…

1 min.
what’s new

Under Armour TRUE WIRELESS FLASH EARPHONES $169–$229 Under Armour’s True Wireless Flash earphones are IPX7-rated, which, in English, means they’re highly water- sweat- and particle-protectant (e.g., dust particles) and come with three silicone ear tip sizes (S,M,L) that, along with the stabilizing fins Under Armour includes, should make for a secure fit. Under Armour’s earphones also get high marks for sound quality, fuelled by Harman’s superior sound system, JBL, featuring a 5.8 mm drive for a relatively wide frequency range from the bass up. The earphones also have an impressive 25 hours of total battery life. In terms of operation, the right earphone button controls most of True Wireless Flash’s functions, including music play/pause, starting/ending phone calls and navigation tracking. The True Wireless Flash comes with a rectangular earphone case that slides open, revealing two…

3 min.
10 questions with… dayna pidhoresky and trevor hofbauer

1 Dayna, your time of 2:29:03 makes you the fifth-fastest female Canadian marathoner of all time. What does this mean to you? PIDHORESKY It means I still have some work to do! Trevor, your time of 2:09:51 is a seven-minute improvement on your PB and only 0:08:12 behind Eliud Kipchoge’s record 2:01:39. Does he have something to worry about? HOFBAUER Nah, not at all – unless we are going one-on-one in a round of golf; then I’ll destroy him with a 7-iron and a putter. 2 What’s your biggest takeaway from the 2019 Canadian Marathon Championships? PIDHORESKY My result helped me fully believe that [my coach and I have] been doing the right things all along … I now even more firmly believe in and trust the training. HOFBAUER If anything, the 2019 Canadian Marathon Championships was a…

5 min.
the warm-up

How Quickly Do You Lose Running Fitness? When life gets busy, running can sometimes take a back seat, and training plans can temporarily go out the window. The good news is that runners don’t lose fitness that quickly. Paula Schnurr is a two-time Canadian Olympian at the 1,500m and a coach at McMaster University. Schnurr says that runners take roughly seven-to-10 days to start to lose their fitness. “From my experience as an athlete and coach, if you lose a few days of training you can feel less sharp, and your rhythm may be slightly off,” Schnurr says. “You haven’t lost a lot of fitness if you have only been off for a week or two. You just may feel a little sluggish and not as sharp.” Schnurr reminds us that breaks can actually…

5 min.
when life gives you lyme

When life gives you lemons you make lemonade, but when life gave me Lyme I was lost and unable to run. It was December 26, 2016, I had just won the four-miler at the annual Boxing Day run in Hamilton, Ont., when I was hit with the unexpected. My left knee swelled up like a balloon, making it impossible to bend. Initially, I believed I had injured it during the race, so I went to physio. I was told it was likely a torn meniscus. I was crushed but I believed I could bounce back, except I didn’t. In fact, it only got worse, and my right knee blew up as well. I was fortunate to have support from a physiotherapist who recommended seeing a sports doctor. I was frantic, still…