Monthly Archives: December 2012

The best of The Sunday Read: 2012

Looking back over 2012’s Sunday Reads, some dominant themes quickly emerge: minimal and barefoot running, the tragic death of ultrarunner Micah True, anything and everything to do with marathons and, of course, Paul Ryan! What a year: in footwear, less … Continue reading

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The modern-day athletic pandemic

If runners love to talk about any single subject more than running, it’s injuries. Trust me on this. Yes, runners love running and they loathe being hurt, but the topic of injuries looms large in the minds of those who … Continue reading

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The Incredible Saga of the Travelling Treadmill and it’s Many Moving Parts

With the weather storming outside and the snow quickly accumulating, tonight seems like the right time to tell the…treadmill story! Pull your chairs closer to the fire, kids, and listen to a terrible tale of grief and woe – not … Continue reading

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The coyote didn’t eat my face and gnaw my bones…this time

As a runner, I once believed cars were my biggest predator. After tonight I’m not so sure. The trail-head for tonight’s run is a scant three kilometres from my front door in Westwood Hills, a peaceful wooded subdivision on Halifax’s … Continue reading

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The Sunday Read: best running shoes ever, naked runners, and dead butt syndrome

Do you have dead butt syndrome? Hey, I don’t know. First of I heard of this terrible problem was from a HuffPo story below. Maybe if you ran in the Best Running Shoes Ever, you’d be able to feel your … Continue reading

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In which I run one loop of an ultra trail course

It was at the top of the first hill, not even one kilometre into our 13-kilometre run, that I learned the truth. About 10 of us had gathered in Wentworth to run a single loop of the Beat to a … Continue reading

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