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What to wear for running in winter

By Joyce Law If you’ve set your sights on tackling some big races in the spring, you might be wondering how you can possibly run and train in this winter weather. Last year, I ran through my first winter and turns out it’s not as bad as I thought it would be. In fact, I loved winter running so much that I now prefer winter running over  summer running! Other than being slightly cold for the first couple of minutes of the run, the rest of the run is comfortable as long as you are wearing the right clothing. As my coach likes to say: There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing choices. So here’s what I’ve...

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Coach or no coach?

I decided I would train for my first marathon by following a plan I found online. It had me running five days a week at varying distances. I followed the plan and I was ready, or at least I thought I was. I showed up on Jan. 29, 2017 to the Miami Marathon. I ran it in 5:30. But I felt terrible afterwards. I ended up tearing a tendon in my foot that resulted in it taking more than a year for me to get back to running regularly. In 2018, I had the pleasure of getting accepted into the Chicago Marathon and felt I had to take my training a little more seriously. I got a runner’s manual from...

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Meet the brand ambassadors |Marie-Claude Samson|

Where do you live? Ottawa, Ont. What are your running goals for 2019? This year, I plan to immerse myself in my journey and reach goals I never thought possible, including running my first half-marathon. For me, running has never been “easy” and I really have to work hard and be consistent with my training to see progress and reach the goals I am determined to achieve. I started running with the goal of weight loss in mind but it quickly opened my eyes to the fact that anyone can run, no matter how much you weigh or how slow you go. Weight has always been an issue for me, I have lost 90 lbs only to put it back...

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Meet the brand ambassadors: |Joyce Law|

Where do you live? Toronto. What are your running goals for 2019? Sub 2:50 at Around the Bay 30K Sub 4:00 at Toronto Marathon Sub 1:50 at Beaches Half Complete my first triathlon at Iron Girl Grimsby Where is your favourite place to run? I like to explore the city so I love any kind of destination run. I run with the North York RunNinjas and we do destination runs about once a month. In December, we ran to “Kringlewood” (a Toronto residential street lined with giant inflatable Santas) . . . in our ugly sweaters. After that, we ran to Nathan Phillips Square and took pictures at the Lego mural. It was so much fun! We have done food-themed...

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Become a Run Little Monkey Brand Ambassador

Thanks to everyone who applied. The applications are now closed. So you’d like to be a brand ambassador? We’re pretty excited that you’re interested in becoming part of the Run Little Monkey team! What does it take to become a brand ambassador? Kiki finishes the Beaches Jazz Run Ideally, we’re looking for 2 or 3 women in Ontario of any age who are embarking on a new chapter: either taking up running for the first time or starting/restarting your training for the next big race (and by big, we mean anything from 10K to 100K) and are excited to share your journey with others. You don’t have to be an elite athlete (but you can be), we’re looking for women...

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