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Fuel With Flavour Faves

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Dine out on healthy and tasty carb options

STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY HALEY BARTON

Most runners rely chiefly on carbohydrates to fuel their extended training sessions. Stored in our muscles and liver as glycogen, levels may become depleted after running for 90 minutes or more. In order to optimize your performance, carbohydrate reserves need to be replenished before your next hard workout.

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Home Run

Maria Zambrano

Family life provides foundation for success for newly crowned Calgary Marathon champion

BY SHARON CROWTHER
PHOTOGRAPHY BY NEIL ZELLER

When Maria Zambrano crossed the finish line at the 2014 Calgary Marathon in two hours 52 minutes and 44 seconds, the Colombian born Calgarian was ecstatic. Not because she took second place, but because for the first time ever she hadn't hit the wall. She'd also smashed her goal to break 2:55 and claimed a new PR.

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2015 Women's Road Shoe Review

Womens Shoe Review

14 Women’s running shoes that will have you burning up the pavement

IMPACT put its elite test team to work for you, running the top shoe brands through Ontario’s harsh winter and the unusual tropical conditions in Alberta and B.C. We have 14 women’s shoes that were put through their paces by runners with elite race pedigree. Here’s key data on every pair and our team’s independent assessments. There’s a pair here for you. Which shoe will you be taking to the startline?

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2015 Men's Road Shoe Review

Mens Shoe Review

15 Men’s running shoes that will have you ready to race

IMPACT put its elite test team to work for you, running the top shoe brands through Ontario’s harsh winter and the unusual tropical conditions in Alberta and B.C. We have 15 men’s shoes that were put through their paces by runners with elite race pedigree. Here’s key data on every pair and our team’s independent assessments. There’s a pair here for you. Which shoe will you be taking to the startline?

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Hammer Down Your 10K Time

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Keys to finding the finish line faster

BY MATT CLOUT

If you want to run your fastest 10K, the final eight weeks of training can get you there. The 10K is a distance that almost any runner can complete. It is also one of the first targets that most beginners set as a goal. But if you’re a seasoned 10K runner looking to chalk up some noteworthy times, there are some strategies that can help you break the barrier you thought to be out of reach.

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TRAINING

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HEAD GAME

Turn performance
anxiety into
positive energy.

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Food & Nutrition

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ALKALINE FOR
RUNNERS

Balancing the body
with food for energy.

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Travel

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ENDURING
MADAGASCAR'S
WILD

Adventure scientists
map mysterious
limestone labyrinth.

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