Nutrition on the Run

Some very basic nutrition advice for runners. General Nutrition Guidelines First and foremost like everyone you need to start with eating a healthy balanced diet. Canada’s Food Guide has some good basic information for healthy everyday eating habits. Runners who don’t want to lose weight may need more calories but unless you are training regularlyContinue reading “Nutrition on the Run”

Run K2J Run and Greet #5 The Ugly Christmas Sweater Edition

Thursday December 17th Great to see everyone in their Christmas finest! This was not planned! As this will be our last Thursday night run before Christmas. Lets Dress it up a bit. Wear your Christmas running finest and lets spread some holiday joy. If you are doing the CMTR Winter Scavenger Hunt this is aContinue reading “Run K2J Run and Greet #5 The Ugly Christmas Sweater Edition”

Run K2J Run and Greet #4 The Holiday Card Edition

Thanks to everyone who came out and Thanks for the cards! Great to see you all! Sign some Holiday Cards and bring them along. As you pass other runners exchange cards until you run out! If you happen to be doing the CMTR Winter Scavenger Hunt this should get you the Holiday Card badge! RunContinue reading “Run K2J Run and Greet #4 The Holiday Card Edition”

Run K2J Run and Greet #3 Run ReRun Edition

Thursday December 3rd Thanks to everyone who came out and donated and a special thanks to Susan for doing the actual drop off! Same Loop, Same Time! In the spirt of the season and reusing. Bring something useful from around your house that could be used by someone else. We will leave a box byContinue reading “Run K2J Run and Greet #3 Run ReRun Edition”

The Backyard Quarantine Ultra 2020 Race Report by Randy Cocek

A great race report, written in Randy’s signature style. Things I learned on my run (Quarantine BYU #2 edition): -Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result -A backyard ultra is running the same 6.7k loop over and over until you (or everyone else) quits. -The loop is theContinue reading “The Backyard Quarantine Ultra 2020 Race Report by Randy Cocek”

Tips for Running Virtual Races and Challenges

Running for the love of running is fun but it’s nice to set a goal and test it once in a while. Until we get back to in-person racing a virtual race is a good option. Here are some suggestions about how to get the most out of your virtual race experience. Choose your EventContinue reading “Tips for Running Virtual Races and Challenges”

The CMTR Summer Scavenger Hunt Race Report 2020

Ottawa’s first COVID-19 case was reported on March 11, 2020 and by the end of March Ottawa was in lock down. Many of us were training for spring marathons which were being cancelled, one by one. In the span of a few weeks we went from running and traveling together, to running completely alone. WithContinue reading “The CMTR Summer Scavenger Hunt Race Report 2020”

Winter Traction Aids 101

Running outside in Ottawa in the winter can have it’s challenges and traction is definitely one of them. Here are some recommendations based on personal experience. There are other brands available in most of these styles. The brands listed below are the ones that I have actually tried. Regular Yaktrax and Yaktrax Pro Don’t buyContinue reading “Winter Traction Aids 101”

Tips for Outdoor Winter Running

Thinking about running outdoors this winter? Here is some basic advice to help you stay as warm and comfortable as possible. What to wear? Layers, layers, layers… several thin layers are better than one thick one. NO COTTON – cotton clothing absorbs sweat so you get cold and damp from the inside out. High tech synthetic and merinoContinue reading “Tips for Outdoor Winter Running”