Author Archives: subthree

About subthree

A multiple award-winning journalist, I'm currently a contributing editor with both Canadian Running and Canadian Cycling magazines. My articles have appeared in Explore, Canadian Geographic, enRoute, The National Post, The Globe and Mail, and many other magazines and newspapers. Formerly a competitive cross-country mountain biker, I switched to running in 2006. I've run seven marathons, qualifying for Boston five times (and which I've run once). Generally, I've placed or won in my age group in races, in distances ranging from five and 10 kms to half and full marathons. I've also taught spin classes at a number of leading Eastern Canadian gyms. Sub-three was a 2012 #Runchat finalist for Best Overall Blog.

Tariffs and the high cost of running shoes

It’s no secret that running shoes are cheaper in the United States than in Canada, but a bit of light as to why came out today in, of all things, a business story on tariffs. CBC News published an analysis … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

The Sunday Read: Run, drink, repeat

The beer mile comes of age The beer mile, once a rogue race to see who not only had the strongest legs and lungs but also stomachs, has gone mainstream. As Todd Balf documents in his feature for Outside (http://bit.ly/12BjUpW) … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Sunday Read: Living the dream – and more

Do more of what you love: running Megan Stewart, 51, is broke but happy. The New Zealand woman entered the Four Deserts (http://www.4deserts.com/) race series, running the four ultra-marathons over the same number of years. Most recently she returned from … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

On injuries

If runners love to discuss any one topic more than running, it’s injuries. At the first sign of a twinge or niggle, we suddenly become – thanks to the Internet – experts on any and every injury going, its diagnosis … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

The mayor and the sprinter

In early April, the media had a field day when Toronto Mayor Rob Ford announced that disgraced sprinter Ben Johnson was going to be a part of his campaign team as he went after re-election.  Along with a minor bit … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rumours of my blog’s death are greatly exaggerated

Hi. Remember me? Subthree? Probably not. It’s been awhile since I wrote here. But back in the day (that would be about two months ago, but you know how time flies in the digital era) I was like Nirvana. You’d … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 10 Comments

In which I train for the Fanfit Challenge

Today I discovered that I’d made the cut for the Run Nova Scotia team for the Fanfit Challenge. That’s right: the members of Run Nova Scotia apparently took a vote, asking, which among all of the members is the slowest … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment