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When Running a 5K is as Good as a Marathon (or Better)


I know for a lot of people, marathon runs are kind of a bucket list item. And yes, I’ve definitely been there. But to be honest, part of that for me was because frankly, I’m a little more intimidated by the idea of going …



Habits of Highly Effective Athletes: Measure to Manage


Welcome to another week of the Habits of Highly Effective Athletes series! This week, I wanted to talk about one of the things I think gets missed a ton by athletes who aren’t working with a coach: collecting data. So this is most of us, …



Peak Performance: What’s Stopping Us?


Peak performance: we all want to get there, across the board, right? Have great race results, crush it at work, meditate on the regular, have a fantastic social life and great relationships with loved ones, journal every day, be at that goal weight and …


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How to Start Mountain Biking


Mountain bike season is almost here! (And if we would stop getting snow in Ontario, I’d already be out on the trails. Sigh…) If you’re new to the mountain biking scene, or are curious about getting offroad, I have an article over on Outside …



How to Swim FASTER with Sheila Taormina on The Consummate Athlete Podcast


Swimming has always come pretty naturally to me—I’m not the speediest, but I can stay steady for a looooong time. I’m admittedly nervous about open-water swims (not for drowning concerns, more zombie-related nerves because I’m a weirdo) but the pool is just meditative for me. …



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5 Easy Nutrition Tips from Vegan Runners


Man, I wish I’d had these vegan runners in my life a decade ago! OK, so over at MapMyRun, I was asked to do a post about how vegan runners fuel during, before and after their runs—and I had the best time getting to …





Seven Safety Tips For Working Out Alone


I hate that I need to think about staying safe when heading out on solo runs, but it is something that all of us (especially women) have to deal with. So, when Nylon wanted me to pull together some safety tips for working out …