Calgary Police Half Marathon The Service sees this event as just one more way to foster positive relationships with Calgarians.

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Training Blog – April 21, 2014

With your training coming to an end, and a little bit more time to dedicate to movie watching with a few rainy days coming up, I’ve compiled a list of a few of my favorite running related films. Some are funnier than others and some are built to inspire. You...

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Training Blog – April 14, 2014

Rest and recovery is just as important (if not more) than the running itself. Throughout your training, it is important to make sure you are getting adequate rest and you are recovering properly, but in the last few weeks it becomes especially important. With building up to the half marathon...

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Training Blog – April 7, 2014

Along with training for a half marathon comes the hunger of increasing the volume and intensity of your running. Many people choose to start running in attempt to lose weight; but how do you find the happy medium between satisfying increasing hunger and shedding a few extra pounds? All calories...

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Training Blog – March 31, 2014

Hills are a very daunting process of training for a half-marathon but they are by far the most important. In my opinion, your entire race lies in your ability to run your hills properly. Hills take years of practice but a few simple steps can have you passing people on...

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Training Blog – March 10, 2014

Tired of running yet? We have had a particularly cold winter this year with many days dipping well below -20. When the temperatures drop this low; do you head indoors or put more clothes on? A “cold-cutoff” is an important thing to have when the winter starts to get really...

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Week Six Blog Post – Feb. 10, 2014

The History of Running It is a large task to create a Coles Notes for the entire history of running. The idea is to help you understand how road races came to be today and how they have changed over the years. There have been a few large moments in...

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Week Five Blog Post – Feb. 3, 2014

Running & Technology The amount of running gadgets on the market today is overwhelming. There are many different ways to monitor your progress, fitness, time and distance. When you first start running, chances are you found a Timex watch in your bedside drawer so you could simply monitor your time....

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Running for a Cause: Calgary Police Foundation

Along with providing scholarships to several Mount Royal University students, the Calgary Police Half Marathon also supports the Calgary Police Foundation. The Calgary Police Foundation was established to partner exclusively with the Calgary Police Service (CPS) to fund CPS community initiatives to reduce youth victimization and criminal activity by focusing...

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Week Four Blog Post – Jan. 27, 2014

The Footwear Guide Getting fitted for your first pair of technical running shoes can be an intimidating experience. It is hard to know exactly what you should be buying. There are traditional shoes, minimal shoes, trail shoes, walking shoes and cross-training shoes. Some cost $130, some $250 – so where...