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    Elliot Cardin faced an unforeseen enemy on the trails of the Gaspésie

    At the beginning of July, a heat wave enveloped the entire Gaspésie region (Québec), in the heart of the Chic-Chocs, to its highest peaks. On the trails, a young ultrarunner set out to claim a course record for the longest distance he had yet to attempt, but the temperature made the endeavor impossible; Elliot Cardin’s […] More

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    Ultrarunning is Growing in Popularity: The Numbers

    Ultramarathons are becoming more popular, and the numbers prove it. A new statistical analysis shows that participation in long-distance races has increased by 1696% over the last 25 years! Last January, Paul Ronto, Content Director at RunRepeat, in collaboration with Vania Nikolova, an expert in mathematical analysis, and the International Association of Ultrarunners, published a […] More

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    Emelie Forsberg Signs an Ode to Simplicity

    With the publication of her book, Sky Runner, Emelie Forsberg has given us a beautiful declaration of her love for life. Unpretentious and humble, the famous ultramarathoner and trail runner delivers bits and pieces of what makes her happy, and gives us a crazy desire to breathe in the present moment. For those who are […] More

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    Eat to Perform: Getting Back to Basics

    The off season, and let’s face it, isolation is the perfect time to analyze last season and prepare as best as possible for the next. This goes for nutrition. However, given this shift, we may tend to attach greater focus to our meals immediately before training or a race and what to eat during these […] More

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    The Ketogenic Diet for Runners: The Lack of Evidence

    Even the leanest of us has fat stored to use as an almost inexhaustible source of energy. Strategies that theoretically maximize its use, such as the ketogenic diet, might allow one to perform better during prolonged periods of exercise. The interest in the ketogenic diet in endurance and ultra-endurance sports is based on this premise. […] More

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    Mike Sidic’s Explosive Arrival on the West Coast’s Ultrarunning Scene

    One of the most exciting individuals to explode onto the west coast trail and ultrarunning scene recently is Vancouver-native Mike Sidic, 37, who in fact began his journey towards the trails as a bicycle courier. Sidic won North Vancouver’s prestigious Knee Knackering 30 mile trail run in both 2018 and 2019. And, he is not […] More

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    Rickey Gates’ Trans-Continental Run

    Gates’ book  “Cross Country – A 3700-Mile Run to Explore America” begins with a double hangover: the first due to alcohol and the second due to the election of Donald Trump. Surprised by Trump’s victory, he realizes that he ultimately knows very little about his own country. He then decides to cross the nation from […] More

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    Madeira: a feast for the eyes… and legs

    With serrated peaks, green canyons, and cliffs that dive straight into the ocean, Madeira has it all. Located 700 km off the coast of Morocco, this 727 square kilometer island is a discrete, well-hidden gem that ranks high among the best places in the world for trail running. And for good reason! With countless itineraries […] More

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    Cape Town, South Africa: Hiking at Land’s End

    Before setting foot in the province of Western Cape, South Africa, little did I know that I was about to explore the ultimate playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Dominated by grey, jagged peaks, and with the ocean nearby, this surreal landscape is perfect for running, hiking, cycling, paragliding, hand gliding, and surfing. If you can muster […] More

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    Preventing IT Band Syndrome With Two Yoga Postures

    When Iliotibial Band Syndrome strikes, it can last for months. Hard, lengthy months. This problem, which manifests in severe knee pain, is common in endurance runners. And, a lack of flexibility is recognized as a risk factor. Stretching can possibly save you a lot of trouble! The Iliotibial band is a strip of fibrous tissue […] More

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    Do We Really Need to Stretch?

    To stretch or not to stretch, that is the question. Stretch before, stretch after? Stretch for 10 seconds? Stretch for two minutes? What types of stretches to try? Should we stretch, warm up or both? Does science have a clear answer to all of these questions? One thing is certain, popular opinion still seems clearly […] More

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    Heat makes the runner unhappy: here’s why

    Exposure to high temperatures and humidity is a major challenge for any participant of an endurance running race. Add to this an absence of wind and the invisible enemy, ultraviolet or UV rays, and the runner is faced with a truly fearsome climactic challenge. During the off-season, many runners plan to race abroad in hostile […] More

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    How to increase your resistance to stress… with yoga

    There are many benefits to yoga. The first that comes to mind is flexibility. But there’s more. Did you know that you can substantially increase your resistance to stress with a few “asanas”? Indeed, working on your ability to focus can improve your response to stress, which can positively affect your endurance as a runner. Here’s […] More

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    Inflammation: prevention with food, not medication

    A recent study reported that more than half of all runners will take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen as a preventive measure before a race. The extent of this practice, reported by Doc Benoit in his column, may seem surprising, as does the fact that the associated benefits are only marginal […] More