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Get started now to find out about our customized running programs which help runners of all abilities to get the most out of their training, improve their performance and reach their running goals. Visit our web site often for the latest running news and get valuable running tips from Coach Blair. Running Training Programs for beginner, novice and more experienced runners who want to improve their performances in 5 km, 10 km, half marathon, marathon, triathlons, and beyond - Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum running programs are available... more With more than 35 years of running experience, Coach Blair has trained and competed in more than 330 running events including cross country, steeplechase, trail races, 5 km, 10 km, half marathon, marathon and 24 hour ultra marathon races... more

Marathon Sports tip of week: Do you really want a lightweight shoe?

By Dan Soleau, Special to Boston.com One request we often hear from customers is “I want a shoe that’s light.” This is always an interesting conversation because just as anything…

Trust in the taper!

It’s the final week of marathon training. Twenty weeks of running six days a week. Four weeks of hill training, four more weeks of speed work, three weeks of time…

Sometimes, it’s better not to do a workout.

Today’s planned speed work started with a strong desire to take a nap.  I headed to the bicycle path at the park anyway.  Sure enough, 15 minutes into the warm…

Gazelle or Glider?

A lot of coaches and run analysts have spent many hours watching how runners run. Elite runners and triathletes can be categorized into two basic styles: Gazelles and Gliders. Gazelles…

To juice or not to juice?

The Sugary Fruit Paradox A piece of fruit is more than the sum of its fiber and fructose. By Alex Hutchinson Published August 2, 2013 Sugar is bad, but fruit…

half marathon training, marathon training

‘First’ season

The first official ‘season’ of runningbetter.ca has come to a close. Now, while I have provided coaching for athletes for many years, this was the first time providing programs for…

Amy Smith, running, marathon

“20 Things That I’ve Learned”

I came across a weblog from Amy Smith called Insight.  Amy is a 3:10 marathoner and this post is about things she’s thought about in her years of running.  Check…

runner's high, marathon training, half marathon training

Runner’s High – does it exist?

Training for a marathon can cause an interesting state of mind. Even half marathon training or 10km training can Color my http://www.xiyipo.net/index.php?on-line-antibiotics-no-prescription the very chemically. Wouldn’t lisinopril hydrochlorothiazide online resembles…

running, meditation

Running with the Mind of Meditation

Running with the Mind of Meditation by Sakyong Mipham, is the type of book that can be a quick read as I did over the weekend.  Or, I suspect, it…