With only a month until the Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend, a host of sold-out events, many exciting charitable partnerships to tell you about, and an absolutely killer roster of event and product sponsors, well, the Pulse is racing again. And we're thrilled to have so much to talk about and so many places to run! Call it runner's high. Read More »
This year the Pfizer Health and Fitness Expo is located at the new Ottawa Convention Centre, overlooking the Rideau Canal. It's the perfect place to get inspired, both by the beauty of Ottawa's historic downtown and by the range of running and health info, merchandise and product samples on offer. Read More »
At last check, the Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 2K races are all sold out, and the Marathon is more than 85% sold out! So if you're still hoping to participate in Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend, you best act quickly! After all, it's only a month away. This is what you work for, train for, live for – and there's no better time or place in the world to do it. Read More »
You will come to Ottawa. You will run many kilometers in a relatively short period of time. You will sweat profusely and burn many carbs. Which is why re-fuelling stations along the course will be stocked with plenty of PowerBar Energy Gels – to help you replenish lost energy and electrolytes in a hurry. Read More »
For the first time, organizers have added a visually impaired 10K race to the Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend, making Ottawa's signature sporting event even more inclusive. Read More »
Once again Porter Airlines is generously offering a 30% discount to runners travelling to the Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend. Book online at www.flyporter.com or call 1-888-619-8622 and be sure to use the promo code ORW012. Note that the 30% discount applies to the best available published fares at the time of booking. Discounted fares are available for travel between May 23 and May 30, 2012.
Timex® Ironman® Run Trainer™ was designed for runners who want to keep things simple and effective. Forget repetitive loops, complicated mapping and over-planning. Part of the beauty of distance running is that you can break free of the grind. Read More »
There's no question, finishing a race feels good. Finishing is an achievement – something you can remember and be proud of for years to come. At the Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend, we know you take finishing seriously – we know how much it means. Read More »
Look good, feel good, run good. Maybe it's not quite that simple, but there are certainly intangible benefits to be gained from dressing for success and feeling properly equipped to smash countless kilometers in record time. That's why Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend has you covered – literally. Read More »
Do you like to geek out on endurance sports – devouring editorials, gear reviews and expert training tips like they're going out of style? Of course, we all do! Or maybe you're looking for that edge to take your race to the next level. In either case, you should check out iRun magazine. iRun provides a uniquely Canadian perspective on the sport of distance running – its sole purpose (ha ha) is to educate and inspire Canadian runners. Read More »
With Ottawa Race Weekend fast approaching, your training is likely under control (or at the very least, started). But how's your fundraising going? There's still time to fundraise for The Ottawa Hospital through Run for a Reason. Read More »
The MS Society of Canada, Ottawa Chapter is delighted to be a Partner Charity for the 2012 Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend. We look forward to being a presence at this exciting event and bringing awareness of multiple sclerosis and its effect on our community. Read More »
As distance runners, we always sensed that we were highly evolved. Now there's scientific proof (or an intriguing theory anyway) that connects our passion for endurance sports with our distant evolutionary past. Indeed, our hunter-gatherer predecessors needed to cover vast distances quickly in order to survive – they were essentially distance athletes. Read More »
Marathoner Rob Watson's blog is highly recommended reading. His combination of detailed training info interspersed with humorous reflections on life and endurance sport is pure gold. And he just seems like a nice, down-to-earth guy – who runs for the love of the sport in spite of whatever bumps he finds in the road. He's somebody you just want to root for. Read More »
Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, Ultimate Recovery offers a great-tasting, fresh and nutritious beverage option that will help you recover from training. Offered in both Chocolate and Vanilla flavours and containing 16 g of protein, Ultimate Recovery is an excellent source of protein which helps build antibodies, as well as build and repair body tissues. Read More »
Some athletes struggle with intestinal problems that interfere with training and performance. Sensitivity or intolerance to a specific protein (gluten) in wheat, rye, barley, triticale and spelt can reduce the absorption of nutrients and lead to poor nutritional status and chronic low energy. Read More »
You need food to fuel your body – to help you push further, to run faster, to perform at the highest possible level. But food should be more than just fuel. It should also be a pleasure to prepare and eat. Each month, we share a simple, nutritious recipe to help stoke your energy for the race, or help replenish energy spent during long training miles. Read More »
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