Sabotage Your Own Race: A How-to Manual

Sabotage Your Own Race: A How-to Manual

At some point in our athletic careers, we've all self-sabotaged what should have been a big day in our lives. Specifically, I'm referring to a race; an event that should be fun and challenging and exciting. Think back to that really crappy race, the one where you crossed the finish line and said to yourself “WTF was I thinking? Why did I do that”. Or better yet, your sabotage was so effective that you didn’t even make it to the finish line.

Through my years of practice, I've been able to come up with a few of my favourite ways to sabotage yourself at a race. I've done them all, proving they are all quite effective. So if you're looking to tank your next race, here are some of my top recommendations...

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Easter with Capra

Easter with Capra

Join us Sunday, April 16th for a morning of Easter fun, Capra style; a family fun run, followed by an Easter egg hunt in the forest! To earn your eggs, there will be a 2km and a 6km run (or walk) kicking off at 10am along Wonderland trail. Once everyone has finished and regrouped, we'll start the Easter egg dash for all the kids. The plan is to...
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A Primer on Osmolality

A Primer on Osmolality

One of the obvious realities of being a runner is that the harder we work, the more energy our bodies burn; thus the more energy we need to replace in order to feed the engine. The ironic twist to that equation is that the harder we work, the more reluctant our body is to absorb the calories it requires. The science is pretty clear; at the pointy end of the output spectrum, our stomach goes offline (to spare blood for use in our legs), and both the quantity and form of calories that we can process becomes limited.
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Jamie Finlayson: Decoding the Dream

Jamie Finlayson: Decoding the Dream

Squamish is a pretty amazing place to live. It’s also one of the best places around for trail running, with a trail network that’s second to none. Our sport is growing, but it’s still a bit on the fringe in Squamish. We have this incredible trail network because of the mountain biking crowd. They’re one of the core groups of Squamish athletes and home to some top notch trail builders. But before mountain biking, there was rock climbing.
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