MRA News

Setting Yourself Up To Succeed in the Off Season

Setting Yourself Up To Succeed in the Off Season As the holiday season approaches, most runners are settling solidly into the “off-season.” It is during this time of year when we reduce mileage, recover from a long season of training, and sleep in on a few Saturday mornings. This time of year may be a break from regular training,…

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Baking for the Holidays

Baking for the Holidays The holiday season is a happy and exciting time of year; however it can also bring stress and anxiety for some. As runners, this time of year could mean a decrease in volume and intensity following the road racing season, time away from work leading to being out of the usual routine and the increased…

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What can you do to avoid post-shovelling aches and pains?

Shovelling Snow without the Aches and Pains If you live in Manitoba, then chances are you are well accustomed to shovelling snow. Winnipeg receives an average of 114 centimetres of snow each winter. Shovelling snow involves strenuous effort. If you are not careful, you could experience cold exposure, fatigue, muscular strains, soft tissue injuries and back injuries, particularly to…

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TRACK EVENTS FOR ROAD RUNNERS

Hello fellow Road Runners: If you’re feeling the need for speed before the spring race season starts come try a track event! There are several meets between early January and late March all with short sprint events but some will have longer 3000m or 5000m events. Jan 10   –  Bison Grand Prix 1 –  3000m Jan 19/20 – Winter…

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LONG TERM MANITOBA RUNNERS’ RANKINGS

Murray Rose has recently compiled a list of the top Manitoba Runners’ Rankings from 2007-2017 for the 5k, 10k & Half Marathon, and from 2008-2017 for the Full Marathon. Take a look to see how you compare to runners over the last 10 years! Visit our website at: http://mraweb.ca/long-term-mb-runners-rankings/.  

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Struggling with a plateau? Do you stick to your workouts but still have little or no results?

Struggling with a plateau? Do you stick to your workouts but still have little or no results? by Sean Edwards If so, tweak your exercise routine! Simple changes, such as trying new exercises or swapping cardio for high intensity interval training (HIIT), can make all the difference. Variety is the spice of fitness. Believe it or not, it can make or…

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LOOKING FOR A GIFT FOR YOUR FAVOURITE RUNNER?

Give the gift of experience with the MEC Winnipeg Race Series 2018 Gift Pack. This gift pack entitles the gift recipient to entries into all FIVE running races in 2018 for any of the 3km, 5km, 10km distances. We will contact your gift recipient in early January to select distances. If they would like to run any of the…

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Tis the Season

MRA Gift Store

Just in time for the holiday season, The Manitoba Runners’ Association has just begun to unveil their new online gift store. Every piece of merchandise is made to order and for that extra touch, purchases can be “personalized” by adding a name. In order to support local businesses the MRA has sourced most of it’s products from local companies….

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2018 MRA MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE!

2018 Manitoba Runners’ Association memberships are now available! Simply go to: http://mraweb.ca/join-the-mra/ to sign up online or download a 2018 Membership form and mail it in with your payment. All new members will receive a 20% discount coupon to Stride Ahead at the Grant Park Shopping Centre good for the purchase of any regular priced items, including running shoes!…

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