Get Out and Run: Seasoned Runner

Spring is here, the air is crisp and it’s time to stride back into your running regimen! Train harder than ever before and hit the pavement and trails with essential running gear from Sporting Life. Let the fresh air fill your lungs as you strive for longer distances and greater speed. Embrace this running season and make it the best one yet!


For the experienced runner, give your run routine a boost with running shoes that will take you the extra mile. These styles are built to last and offer structured cushioning & support with every stride.

You already have the running gear basics, so it’s time to invest in technical gear that will protect you against the elements and help you be seen. A reflective running jacket and a running top in a bright colour are great options for night running. Try a lightweight, sweat wicking running hat to keep you cool and shaded from the sun!

Don’t forget to fuel and hydrate!

It is important to fuel your body before and after you run. It is recommended to eat about 1.5 hours before your run to give your body time to digest and provide your body with needed energy. It is recommended to eat roughly 30-45 minutes after your workout. Fuel tired muscles with our GU energy drink mixes, gel and chews created for daily graining. They contain carbohydrates to keep you fueled, electrolytes that aid in hydration and amino acids that reduce mental fatigue and decrease muscle damage. Try Honey Stinger energy chews and waffles for an energy boost on the go. You can easily store all of your snacks as you run with a handy Spibelt that clips at your waist for hands-free convenience.

Hydration is just as important as being well-fueled. Drink up to 20oz of water prior to your run and continue to drink water as you run to avoid dehydration. We have a large variety of water bottles to suit everyone’s needs and taste. Shop our picks that will keep you hydrated all run long!

Feeling inspired to hit the roads and trails this season? Take your running to the next level and run to support kids affected by cancer at this year’s Sporting Life 10k! Sign up for our races in Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary. Not sure how to prepare for the race? We’re sharing 10 steps to running the Sporting Life 10k – read here!