Sun Run InTraining

How We Sabotage Our Diets By Cristina Sutter, SportMedBC RunWalk Dietitian Congratulations to everyone who participated in The Vancouver Sun Run InTraining program. Well done! Hopefully, you were able to enjoy nutritious and delicious food to fuel your training along the way. If you feel that you struggle with your diet, I invite you to consider what you are doing to sabotage your nutrition. Most of us have good intentions about our way of eating and do make lots of healthy food choices, but we often have one area of weakness that sabotages our success. We often do not need a total diet...
Pre-Race Eating (What Should I Eat and Drink Before The Vancouver Sun Run?) By Cristina Sutter, SportMedBC RunWalk Dietitian With The Vancouver Sun Run just about here, we may wonder what we should eat before the race. A good rule of thumb is to stick with your usual foods and not to try anything new in the days before. You may recall from Week 10 - “Nutrition Tips Discomforts of Running,” to stay away from anything loaded with fat or fibre the day before the run. That means no hamburgers, muffins, chocolate bars, lasagna, chili or big salads on Saturday. On Saturday, sip on 2-3...
By Diane Rizzardo, Physiotherapist Winter isn’t coming, winter has arrived. If you’re brave enough to get outside and tackle the trails, you won’t be disappointed. Here are my top 5 tips to keep you safe and healthy while running this winter. Prepare, Prepare, Prepare! Take safety seriously. That means take precautions such as telling someone where you’re going. With the days dark and visibility reduced, wear lights and a headlamp. Make sure to bring a bus pass or credit card. If you have a pocket then pack a phone. Expect your pace to be slower and your distances to...
SIGN UP NOW AND GET AN ALANIC LIGHT WEIGHT POLYHEX ELITE SERIES TECH SHIRT Vancouver, B.C. (January 19, 2017) – The holidays are behind us so it’s time to get into shape and start running again. Join one of The Vancouver Sun Run’s InTraining Clinics presented by Sun Run Stores beginning January 21 and get the ball rolling. InTraining Clinics have been around for over 21 years helping over 60,000 people achieve their running goals and represent a great way to help people get ready for the Vancouver Sun Run happening Sunday, April 23, 2017. The 13-week guided clinics at over...
SportMedBC RunWalk Nutrition Tips – Part I Where Do You Get Your Nutrition Information? By Cristina Sutter, SportMedBC RunWalk Dietitian As you read my weekly nutrition articles in The Vancouver Sun beginning next Monday, January 23rd, you will learn about why we eat, how we eat, how we feel about food, and how this impacts our nutrition, health and fitness. In this information age, there is a new diet, new super food and a new super vitamin every day. There is an ever-growing list of nutrients that we should not eat: salt, fat, sugar, carbs, gluten, the list goes on. The most...
Just a few days away from The Vancouver Sun Run! SportMedBC’s Lynn Kanuka has information and advice on how to physically and mentally prepare for the big day! Joining Lynn is longtime leader and area coordinator Rainy Kent...
The Vancouver Sun Run InTraining Program , presented by Sun Run Stores and SportMedBC is back again for 2018! The tried & true programs are designed to prepare participants of all fitness levels to safely and comfortably walk, Nordic walk, or run 10K. With exciting additions for 2018, including a NEW RunWalk10K Program designed for those who have completed the LearnToRun10K Program but aren’t quite ready for the Run10KStronger plan, an exclusive long-sleeve tech shirt from RYU, and more sponsor giveaways – this year is sure to be the best InTraining season yet! Programs begin...
SportMedBC and the RunWalk and InTraining program are excited to announce that the 2017 Vancouver Sun Run InTraining Leader of the Year recipient is Sherry Baker (pictured, middle) of the Port Moody Recreation Complex Clinic! Sherry has been a longtime volunteer with the InTraining program and has taken on many roles including Leader, Clinic Coordinator and Area Coordinator. We are so appreciative of everything Sherry has done for this program. Her selfless dedication to creating a positive experience for her participants and fellow leaders is amazing. Here are just some of the kind words we...
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Here we go! We’re just a few days away from the 2017 Vancouver Sun Run! Don’t miss the final SportMed RunWalk Webinar of 2017! Join SportMedBC’s Lynn Kanuka and mental performance consultant Dr. Shaunna Taylor for information and advice on how to physically and mentally prepare for the big day! REGISTER NOW Title: The Final Countdown Date: Thursday, April 20th, 2017 Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm SPACE IS LIMITED SportMedBC will help you to a safe and comfortable finish at the 2017 Vancouver Sun Run!...
Do you struggle to make sense of food labels? Starting this year, reading food labels will become easier to read. Canada has made new regulations to nutrition labels that include improvements to the list of ingredients, the Nutrition Facts table and serving sizes. The food industry has a 5 year transition period to implement these changes but we may see the new labels as early as this spring. From now on, the list of ingredients will be easier to read by standardizing the font size and color and clearly naming food colors and allergens. Another change is that all the types of sugars will be...

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