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Budget rooms for runners

Universities Offer Budget Rooms for Runners

BY JEAN SORENSON

University residences empty in April and for rates as low as $35 per night, runners can find safe and clean accommodation on campuses almost anywhere in the country.

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Castle Mountain Ski Day

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Paralympic skier Alexandra Starker gets a face wash from Anfo, an avalanche dog in training at Castle Mountain. Below: The snow cat heads up to the top of the hill; 10-time Paralympic gold medallist Brian McKeever telemarks through the powder. 

PLAYING IN THE SNOW

WORDS AND PHOTOS BY GRANT BLACK

I recently had the opportunity to go cat skiing with Canadian Olympians and Para-Olympians, thanks to Chris Welner, editor of Impact Magazine, and jumped at the opportunity even though this would be my first attempt at such an endeavour. What could be more fun than hanging out with cool people, making some turns in deep powder and taking a few photos under a blue-bird sky?

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2014 Training Plans: Marathon, Half-Marathon, 5K & 10K

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HEAD TO THE START LINE

Training plans to get and keep you motivated

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Chained to the chair

ARE YOU CHAINED TO YOUR CHAIR?

It’s time to fight the health hazards of sitting

BY LINDA TRINH

Even if you run four times a week, but spend eight hours sitting in a chair at your job, you could be an active couch potato. Neville Owen and colleagues at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Australia coined this phrase to illustrate that people can be both active and sedentary. Emerging evidence suggests that even if adults meet physical activity guidelines, sitting for prolonged periods of time is bad for you. In fact, the health benefits you accrue from exercise are reduced when coupled with too much sitting.

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Costa Rica Run Right

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Teo Prestinary on a jungle run.

COSTA RICA RUN RIGHT

From jungle runs to surf school, it’s heaven on earth

BY PETE ESTABROOKS

Teo Prestinary strolls out of Tica Pilates class a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean, spots me and shouts, “Hey, mi amigo, it’s been too long.” He pulls me into his sweaty chest for a hug, the warmth of which outweighs its grotty nature.

I tell him I arrived this morning in Nosara and need a long run. Teo is an ultra-runner with a cat-like intuition, and back-of-your-hand knowledge of the Costa Rican jungle. “Easy,” he replies, “We start at nine tomorrow.”

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Food & Nutrition

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A DOZEN MEAL IDEAS

EGGS AREN'T JUST
FOR BREAKFAST

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Travel

RUN, SURF, PADDLE

COSTA RICA AN
ADVENTURER'S
PARASIDE

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Humour

RESPECT
THE RUN

QUIRKS AND HABITS
ONLY RUNNERS
UNDERSTAND

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Blog

THE PUSH

IMPACT Publisher Elaine
Kupser documents her
return from serious injury.

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IMPACT PICKS


ALL-ROUND
CHAMPS

FITNESS GOLD FOR
THE GYM, HOME
AND OFFICE

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