Entries by dylan.wykes

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The Long Run Route

As we get into July we are getting into our favourite time of year – another marathon training cycle. The long run starts to ramp up this time of year. There are many things you need to know and learn to master the long run. But one that often gets missed is the route you […]

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Fuel for the fire

Last week we talked about how to pick the right fuel for your marathon training and racing. The take home message there was; it is very individual, try out a bunch different things and go with what you like the taste of and what agrees most with your stomach. This week, let’s talk about how much of […]

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Plan a route & tune out

We know your GPS watch is all the rage: from tracking your pace to reading your text messages to brushing your teeth and combing your hair for you. It has lots of fancy bells and whistles. But sometimes we should ignore all the info it’s throwing at us and just run by feel. Now we’re […]

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First Half Course Preview

With the First Half 1/2 marathon coming up quick, we wanted to get you guys prepared for what to expect on race day. At first glance this course looks pretty easy and fast. A little loop around Yaletown and then out along English Bay, around Stanley Park and back. A lot of Vancouverites are familiar […]

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Yearly Training Plan

The Yearly Training Plan. What is it and why is it important to help you become a faster runner. We talked previously about this being a time of the year when many of you are in transition, having completed your goal race for the season and taking a little time to rebuild. One of our […]

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When to hit the dreadmill

Last week we gave you some winter running tips including letting you know that we’re cool with you hitting the treadmill (aka the dreadmill) from time to time this winter. Well, mother nature hit the greater Vancouver area pretty hard last week. I know, I know, those of you east of the rockies are laughing right now. But, really, it […]

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Winter training tips

Well this may not apply to all members, some of you may be looking out your window right now at a winter wonderland, even in Vancouver this week; cue the winter training tips. If you’ve been hit with Snowmaggedon, don’t be discouraged, many great long distances runners have trained through a great Canadian winter. How does the saying go….’what doesn’t […]

Athlete Feature: Arthur Oskan

Arthur is a pretty cool dude and we are excited to feature him this week. It’s always fun getting to know our athletes and what they do outside of running. It was pretty awesome to discover that Arthur, who resides in Toronto, is a renowned DJ who has been nominated for a Juno! He is also a badass runner who […]

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Dylan talks about the Off-season

For many of you that goal race for the season has come and gone, whether it was 1 mile or the marathon. So let’s talk off-season. You are now in that transition time between seasons and big blocks of training. I can remember that time well, the post-marathon blues were something I often experienced during […]

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Rob’s 10 tips for a kickass 10k

Be prepared for race morning: Leave nothing to chance. Know what you are going to eat, know how you are going to get to the race, know where you are gonna stash your gear. Arrive early, no need for added stress on race day, you are there to compete and perform. Unnecessary stress will affect […]