Science of Running

Scientifically Enhanced Training

These personal training solutions are like nothing you have experienced before. Thousands of hours of research and experience working with the best coaches and athletes in the world have shaped the philosophy of these training programs. As you evolve, so do the programs, ensuring you progress every day. Onwards. Always.

Separate from the pack.

The Science of Running program is a coached experience designed to achieve your most ambitious goals on two legs. Whether it be your first marathon, trying to qualify for Boston, or finish an Ultramarathon, this experience is designed for you. There are two tiers of experience to help you achieve your goals.

The Science of Running – Service Tiers

We offer 2 -Tiers of service within The Science of Running. Each experience is administered through a premium Training Peaks account. 

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** Test included is “Bloodless Lactate Threshold Assessment” with Oxygen consumption monitoring (valued @ $299); *Nutrigenomics OR 2 DXA scans included in Podium Experience. Prices as of Sept 2018, subject to change. Assessments performed in partnership @ PURE Lifestyle Winnipeg.

ELITE EXPERIENCE                                             PODIUM EXPERIENCE 
– 4 months @ $359/month + GST                         – 4months @ $699/month + GST
– 8 months @ $329/month + GST                         – 8 months @ $649/month + GST
-12 months @ $299/month + GST                        -12 months @$579/month + GST


Explanation of Training Experiences

Custom Periodization

Reaching your goals depends on clearly knowing what they are, and then having an excellent plan in place. This comes in the form of an Annual Training Plan (ATP) developed in the first few weeks of the program and outlines how training and life can be optimally integrated to minimize barriers. By acknowledging and incorporating significant family, work and training events, clients are empowered to enjoy the time they spend training.

File Analysis

Getting better requires critically reflecting on your training. What went well? What went poorly? What can be learned? Consistent application of these principles, and incorporation of small adjustments to training where appropriate allows individuals to train harder and smarter. 

Scientific Contact / Accessibility

Questions or thoughts about the science or your sport? Have some ideas you would like to incorporate or test within your training? This is the perfect forum for that. One on One, you and your sport scientist will discuss what matters most to you and your training.

Training Modifications and Responsiveness

Family, Work, Weather. Things happen. Distractions are inevitable. If you run into these threats to your program don’t let them derail you. I’ll help you solve the Rubix cube that is integrating training while having a family, kids, etc. and together we can ensure your optimizing your time and minimizing your challenges. Remember, your doing this because you enjoy it!


“That which you measure, changes”. Our sport scientist creates a framework of accountability not only for yourself but for our programming. If you are not responding to the training, we will catch it and adjust it accordingly. Similarly, if you are not executing the workouts as planned, we will also catch that.

In “The Lab” assessment

Periodically throughout the program, we will build in sub-maximal or maximal assessments to both prescribe and describe your physiological response to work. After your initial assessment to anchor your programming, follow-ups will be conducted “on your own” or in “The Lab”. In the “Podium Experience”, the added benefit of the watchful eye of our sport scientist will be persistently assessing ways in which you can take your performance once step further. It’s not only about getting the work done, but also how you DO the work which differentiates truly exceptional athletes from those who are good. 

Running Economy Assessment (included in Podium Experience)

Running economy is defined as the energy demand for a given velocity of submaximal running (Saunders, Pyne et al. 2004). It can be quantified as either mechanical energy (calculated by a 3D video analysis), or metabolic energy (measured by a metabolic cart) used to propel the body. Good runners use less energy and less oxygen to run at a given pace than runners with poor economy or “form”.

Body Composition Analysis (included in Podium Experience)

Your body is your vehicle to perform and have fun. As part of your programming, we have partnered with a company that prides itself on using the best measuring equipment to obtain valid and reliable body composition measures, Body Measure. Their Dual Energy Xray Absorptiometry (DXA) body scans are the most valid and reliable way to measure your muscularity, adipose tissue, and bone, ensuring we work towards developing a body that feels awesome and performs just as well. These assessments are included in our Podium Experience but are also available to our elite clients.



Nutrigenomics (included in Podium Experience)

We incorporate a DNA test of 42 genes to expedite our understanding of your response to food and supplementation strategies. Nutrigenomics is a Canadian based,  direct to consumer DNA testing kit that allows for an intimate understanding of what you need fuel to fuel your high-performance health!

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Saunders, P., et al. (2004). “Factors affecting running economy in trained distance runners ” Sports Medicine34.