Winter running can be such a daunting task for some; shorter days, cold winds, wet conditions, and slippery surfaces can all be deal breakers when finding the motivation to lace up and head out the door.With the newest set of government-mandated COVID restrictions, this year will be especially tough for most because we’ve lost the … Continue reading Enjoying the Winter run
The mental health benefits of green exercise
Check out this excellent article put together by our friends from Up and Running. Talking about the many physical and psychological benefits of exercising outdoors (not necessarily running). You can join them for their Fall session which will begin at the end of September. http://www.upandrunningguelph.ca/2019/08/21/the-mental-health-benefits-of-green-exercise/?fbclid=IwAR2_wElBI69lJZHx5DQHHWR9slfVQz7hKaczEtl50xpLRKvGNFEUrDi7Xvw
How long should my shoes last?
As a run-specialty retailer, we’re here to chat and answer your running-related questions. We’ve worked with thousands of customers of all ability levels, so believe me, we’ve heard it all. Easily the most frequently asked question we get is “How long will my shoes last?” You’ve likely heard the rule-of-thumb which says shoes will last … Continue reading How long should my shoes last?
Carbohydrate Fueling Guidelines for Runners by Rachel Hannah, RD
carbohydrate-fueling-for-endurance-running-Download Check out this fantastic guide that our friend Rachel Hannah, RD put together for you about the importance of fueling for runners. Everything you need to know about carbohydrates in a short read includes: the benefits of, different types, recommendations and even guidelines of how much to ingest based on your individual goal times.
In most years we'd be more than a few weeks into the nice Spring weather; temperatures rising, trees blooming, and the geese commandeering the best running paths. This year, old man Winter was more stubborn than usual and made for some truely unpredictable weather. A couple of days into May and it looks like we … Continue reading Spring Running
2017 Holiday Gift Guide
If you’ve got a runner on your list this holiday season, we’ve got you covered at The Running Works. Please feel free to stop by and chat if you want some help selecting that perfect gift. Here are some ideas to get you started: Under $35 People love the versatility of a tube – our … Continue reading 2017 Holiday Gift Guide
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