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Canadian Running March/April 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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10 questions with sasha gollish

After a 10-year hiatus from the sport, 34-year-old Sasha Gollish stormed back to running in a big way. First, she tore up the track as a graduate student, winning a cis title while studying engineering at the University of Toronto. In 2015, Gollish represented Canada at the Pan Am Games, winning a bronze medal in the 1,500m. After just missing making the Olympic team, Gollish capped off 2016 with one of the most impressive half-marathons in women’s Canadian history (1:11:05) and won the Canadian Cross-Country Championship. 1 What would you say are your defining characteristics as a runner? My ability to look at it and say “this is just running.” Don’t get me wrong, it takes a lot of hard work, resilience, patience and grit – but it’s also just chasing times…

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half the distance, all the glory

Twenty-one-point-one kilometres really is the perfect distance. Although the marathon takes all the glory, carrying so much historical significance and posing as the first great challenge in endurance sports, the half-marathon can be just as rewarding. And it’s almost always a more merciful experience. Because the half doesn’t have the capacity to crush a runner like the marathon, its barrier for entry is much lower. It’s become the fastest growing race distance, and has driven the wild growth of running over the last decade. Marathons everywhere have added a half to their weekend of events, only to see it become the big draw. I guess there’s something to be said for crossing the finish line and being able to get home on your own two feet. One of the reasons why running…

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contributors

The Fix, Lab Rat, Training Zone p.32, 34, 36 MARYLENE VESTERGOM, a Toronto freelance writer, has covered the sport of luge at four Winter Olympic Games for both the CBC and CTV. As an avid runner, Marylene knows all too well that running is a humbling experience. Canadian Trails p.40 RICH WHEATER is a Vancouver-based adventure sports photographer and writer. He is an itinerant road-tripper and the author of two books, Vancouver Trail Running (2011) and Vancouver Rock Climbing (2016). @richwheaterphoto One Workout p.30 DYLAN WYKES is a 2012 Olympian in the marathon and third fastest marathoner in Canadian history (2:10:47). Wykes is the founder of Mile2Marathon Coaching. Originally from Kingston, Ont., he’s now helping to further strengthen the running community in Vancouver. Most importantly, he’s the father to two firecrackers. @mile2marathon Great Strides p.18 JILL THAM is a recreational runner.…

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#runchat

Deep-freeze running in Saskatoon “Why I run in -40 C” “I run outside in the extreme cold because I simply love to run. The cold air doesn’t stop me. I welcome the fresh air.” Jaira Crosschild “I know with certainty that I couldn’t do these extremely cold runs alone. It’s amazing to me that week after week, and even year after year, the same core group of runners get together to share with laughter, some tears and even quiet times. It’s an adventure we experience, because we can. We live in a place where at least six months of the year are winter months and we proudly and happily embrace those months and certainly don’t hide from them.” Dave Stark “If you’re going to run in something like the Boston Marathon in mid-April, you just have…

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52 half- marathons in 52 weeks

Every runner would understand Michael Thumm’s running frustration: you set a goal; you don’t achieve it; you regrettably move on. But after having to stop his own extensive running goal, he challenged himself to get the job done and restore his athletic pride. So far, it’s working. By the time you delve into this story, the Ottawa-based chartered accountant has rebounded from injuries and illness and is hoping to reach the finish line of his 52 for Mental Health running project by late spring. The master plan, which took two years to design and is taking another two years to unfold, called for Thumm to complete 52 half-marathons (either running in an organized race or using his Garmin to measure the distance) in 52 weeks. It was an aggressive, but admirable project, which started…

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crossroads

Across 4. Canada's biggest race weekend (6) 5. A track has 400 of them (6) 7. The big weekly one (4,3) 11. For a killer core (5) 12. Emotionally crushing Beantown climb (10) 13. Vancouver's edgy running mecca (7) 20. Running lit tome (4,1,6) 21. You drink them and sweat them out (12) 23. Steady state (5) 24. American mononymous marathoner (3) 26. A tour around Cape Breton in 17 legs (5,5,5) 27. The newest major marathon city (5) 28. Canada’s second Boston winner (8) 30. His song plays at every race (10) 33. The original marathoner (12) 34. A shoe for running your fastest (6,4) 38. You run around this 30K in Hamilton (3) 39. This record holder's real name is Peter Buniak (7) 40. Japanese relay (6) 42. It doesn't actually burn in your legs (7) 43. Pre called this place the first loser (6) 45. If you didn't post…

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