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Canadian Running May/June 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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3 min.
runners in a dangerous time

As we go to press, the world is a vastly different place than it was just a few days ago, and by the time this issue appears in your mailbox, the covid-19 pandemic will be that much further along its course. Despite the resulting race cancellations and postponements (including Tokyo 2020, now scheduled to take place in July 2021), our sport has benefitted in the short term as people take to the streets and trails in an effort to stay fit while practising social distancing. In the long term, no one knows whether things will return to quasi-normal – or whether the now-packed fall race schedule will still be vulnerable to the effects of this pandemic. And if, heaven forbid, running outside should temporarily become a thing of the past, as…

1 min.
volume 13, issue 4

Managing Editor Anne Francis Senior Editors Alex Hutchinson, Kevin Mackinnon Contributing Editor Christopher Kelsall Staff Writers Madeleine Kelly, Ben Snider-McGrath, Dan Way Photo Editor Matt Stetson 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 Cohen Editorial Director David Smart Advertising & Sales Andre Cheuk Account Managers Joel Vosburg Lorena Jones Circulation Manager Robyn Milburn Social Media Nikita van Dijk 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 Magazine…

1 min.
what’s new

Ciele BKTHAT $60 Didn’t think you would run in a bucket hat? It’s only because there hasn’t been a bucket hat designed for running — until now. Ciele’s new BKTHat is exactly that, and it has all the best features of the brand’s super-popular GOCap — lightness, breathability, reflectivity, washability and packability — but with better all-around sun protection, so both sides of your face and head are protected at the same time. The hat comes in two colours and two sizes (S/M at 57 cm and L/XL at 61 cm) and has an adjustable toggle on the side. Ciele RPDVISOR $35 On days when you want to shield your face and eyes from the sun but also want the lightest, coolest piece of headgear you can find (literally and figuratively), Ciele’s new RPDVisor is the ticket.…

2 min.
andre de grasse

1 How has fatherhood changed your running? Fatherhood has given me a fresh, new perspective on my career as a professional track athlete. Regardless of how things are going on the track, I know that my daughter, Yuri, is going to have a smile on her face at the end of the day. When I’m at practice, I’m 100 per cent focussed on what I’m trying to accomplish. But when it’s time to pick Yuri up from daycare, I shift gears to being the best dad I can be. 2 What’s your reaction to the postponement of the 2020 Olympics, and how has it affected your training? It was a bold but impressive move for the coc and cpc to lead the charge in pushing for the Games to be postponed. We’re all fighting for…

5 min.
the warmup

Running a fever How the novel coronavirus was both a boon and a blow to the running world in the first quarter of 2020 In early February 2020, the Western running media understood the novel coronavirus as a problem centred in China, which gave rise to entertaining stories like the quarantined ultrarunner Pan Shancu running 50k in his apartment without benefit of a treadmill. Then came the announcement that the Tokyo Marathon was cancelling its mass participation race on February 29 and would host only a couple of hundred elite runners and wheelchair racers. Canadian runners realized things were more serious than we thought, but other than for those of us who were planning to race in Tokyo, our own running habits were not yet affected. Rupp and Tuliamuk win U.S. Olympic Marathon…

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Puma Ultraride $120 Weight: 245 g (8.6 oz.) Drop: 12 mm This new trainer from Puma feels light and responsive, and has a nice, high drop for those who like a well-cushioned heel. Puma’s PROFOAM LITE (EVA) midsole cushioning material makes the Ultraride both super plush and surprisingly snappy on the road during your tempo runs and long runs. A TPU midsole plate offers stability and support through the midfoot. The shoe’s remarkable lightness is achieved by removing material where it’s not needed, as in the three deep midsole cutaways. It’s also highly breathable, thanks to both the undersock visible through the cutaways and the shoe’s supportive, open-holed mesh upper, making it perfect for those hot summer training runs that are just around the corner. A TPU heel piece inspired by an Olympic track spike…