Running is a Skill Part 1: Biomechanics

When I was a young ski coach, we always talked about athletes being ‘stacked.’ I had no idea what it meant, but I knew it when I saw it on snow, there was… Continue reading

Running is a Skill…

And so is everything and anything you do in life. Like everything else, running is a skill you can learn. Some even better news, running a relatively simple skill to pick up, but it… Continue reading

Season Openers and PB/R’s

Season openers are scary. You’ve been there before. You’ve stood on the line. But there is always a mix of trepidation and joy. Kara Goucher wrote a beautiful piece about getting to the… Continue reading

Recover Like a Pro

Disclaimer: I am not claiming to be a pro runner, but I am claiming that I am pro-recoverer! I think Lauren Fleshman sums it up best: “Anyone can work hard. The best have… Continue reading

The Future of Cross-Country

2017 marks the first time in IAAF history that both men and women will run the same distance at World Championships. As such, Athletics Canada held their first 10k championships at the end… Continue reading

Lessons in Fuel

I am just returning from the Cross-Country World Championships at the Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala, Uganda and I learned a very important, and very hard, lesson in fuelling. To honour the end… Continue reading

Celebrate Food, It’s Nutrition Month

I had no idea it was nutrition month until I saw the post from my teammate, Andrea Seccafien. An excuse to celebrate food? A chance to share some of my nutrition tips? Yes… Continue reading

In Honour of ‘Love’ Month…

…I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on some of the things that fill my life with love and gratitude. Below is a mix of things that are a part… Continue reading

Einstein Once Said…

“The definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” I’ve been down in Southern California for the last month training. As you may have seen in… Continue reading

Fear

Well my 2017 season opened almost two weeks ago at the UW Indoor Preview and I still haven’t written a post about it, whoops. I spent a lot of time reflecting back on… Continue reading