New Stores Opening Fall 2017

 

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Yorkdale Mall, Toronto

Sporting Life Set to Open Store in Yorkdale Mall and Second Location in Calgary’s Market Mall.

December , 2016 – TORONTO – Canada’s most prestigious sporting goods, lifestyle and “fash-letics” retailer Sporting Life announces a new store at Yorkdale Mall and its second western Canadian location in Calgary as part of its continued national expansion.

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Spring Jackets & Rubber Boots: A Re-Vamped Ode to Your Childhood

Article by guest blogger Julie Redmond.

Eat your heart out fashion enthusiasts. Spring is here which means it’s time to renew and re-establish relationships with your mind, body and closet. Dust off those rain coats and rubber boots because it’s starting to pour…tears of happiness for it’s a new fashion season. So, let’s start it off right with jackets and rubber boots!

Even though rubber boots are their own respective category of footwear and a shoe strong and versatile enough for the ages, I can’t help but think of the Sesame Street Rubber Ducky song or of a micro pig in rubber boots. I know I’m not as cute as either of those but the theme of this blog did give me an opportunity to splash around in puddles (sans rubber duck) and have some fun matching my wellies to some stylish spring sheaths. In my opinion, that gives rubber ducks and tiny pigs a run for their money.

Something that we typically don’t think about styling are rubber boots but, the best way to in fact style them is with a jacket! I might be stating the obvious but if it’s raining and you’re wearing boots, you’re probably going to want a jacket in tow. And if you’re like me, you might wear rubber boots when it’s not raining. (It’s all for the Instagram pics amiright?)

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We are starting out strong with this classic fisherman’s inspired raincoat so naturally I’d pair it with overalls for a strong east coast vibe. Of course, there are many outfit alternatives for underneath but be advised that this is still very acceptable to wear even when you’re not catching fish.

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This jacket and boot combination got me very excited because much like the Rubber Ducky song, it took me back to my childhood when all the kiddies had rubber boots and a polyurethane coat. Not to have this confused with the ever-daunting question, “am I too old for this outfit?” The answer is no…for some things. We can have fun with our fashion too and that’s the beauty in these two pieces. They are youthful enough for the youngsters yet graceful enough for the grownups.

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Have fun with those weather shielding accessories too! This bubbled, birdcage umbrella lets me see where I’m walking, it doesn’t flip inside out when a gust of wind comes in hot and it is ever so perfectly coordinated with the boots. Let’s not forget, this is about fashion after all.

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I’d like to move the focus slightly away from rubber boots and on to trendy trenches for a jiffy. I wanted to showcase a great way to style a beautifully blush jacket with pieces all in the same colour family. Monochromatic outfits are a thing of fashion’s future and I’m beyond excited that I got to do this in my favourite colour! I’ve paired them with a light colour sneaker mostly because it’s still wasn’t raining. Don’t get me wrong, I’d be pairing this outfit with my Hunters anytime but it’s great to see versatility especially head to toe in one colour because one may not have pink shoes.

Dressing head to toe in one colour takes a lot of pressure out of planning an outfit because you’re only working with one colour palette. This also gives you an opportunity to add some colour into your wardrobe. Everyone has a black, navy blue or grey jacket. Now, there is nothing wrong with that, I myself have many in those shades but pink can still be timeless as well. You would wear a black coat with black pants and a black top so do the same with other colours. Have fun my fashion friends!

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Don’t be afraid to plan your outfits starting with your outerwear. We often view our outerwear as a function over fashion which makes sense but why can’t it be both? It can be and it is. We invest in these pieces that protect us so make use of them.

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Some of you might be inquisitive about this outfit. I myself am very inspired by it. I felt there was a lot I could do so why not just take it over the top? Says the girl who’s worn a faux ostrich feather coat on top of overalls with a glittery belt and metallic socks paired with silver high heels. And that’s just a normal day so this is quite dressed down for me.

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The bomber style track jacket is something we saw hitting the street fashion trends a couple seasons ago and they’re back in full force. Designers are using this an opportunity to play around with prints, patterns, textures and update previous designs from their collections. This is a Juicy Couture piece you guys! I bet you weren’t expecting that. This isn’t Mean Girls circa 2004 anymore. They are updating and retailing for all the right reasons!

We are also seeing a lot of the floral and athletic stripe combinations straight from the runways to street style. If this bomber and the graffiti wall behind me don’t scream #streetstyle then I’m doing something wrong.

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It finally rained! Well, it snowed and then melted but naturally I’d take an obligatory jump-in-the-puddle pic! Oh, to be a kid again. As these images were being taken, a gentleman walked by and stated that my parents would be upset I’m playing in puddles. Well sir, even if they are, it was worth it!

The point that I’d like to make with this outfit is the weather changes in five minutes or less but you can still be chic while staying somewhat dry. There have been numerous times I’ve been caught in a rainstorm in shorts but there is no rule against wearing rubber boots and a raincoat with shorts or a skirt or a dress. Ok, my stems might get a little wet but I’m not mad. Clearly! Look how much fun I’m having!

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The most beautiful part about this jacket is, just like when we were kids, we can roll this up and turn it into a fanny pack! Voila! Compactable for when the skies stop crying and we get to bring back that rockin’ 90’s trend.

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I’d like to take our attention back to the gentleman who said I was essentially acting like a child in the puddles. I truly was not offended by that but what he doesn’t know is that it wouldn’t matter if I was splish, splashing away or rolling in mud because I have boot shine! (Insert infomercial product revealing sound effects here.) I bet a lot of you didn’t know you could shine and protect your rubber boots. I didn’t know until recently either and I’m never looking back. The product shown is specific to the shiny boots but there are protectants for matte finished ones too. I believe this is crucial because this style of shoe takes a big hit, much like our winter boots. They guard us from the elements so in turn, we should take care of them. We spray, polish and wipe away the salt stains from our UGGS and Sorels so please do the same with your rubberized kicks. I’m not joking when I say this was the easiest shoe clean I have ever done. That says a lot because you don’t need a lot of elbow grease to polish your shoes.

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I’m fearless in these boots! Seriously, this was a deep puddle and I was just on the shoreline.

This look is a more classic and practical combination but there’s a twist. Rose. Gold. Hardware. And now it just went up ten points on the fashion scale. What I love so much about this jacket is I can easily wear it with jeans and a t-shirt while I’m out and about but I could also sport this for a dressier event. The rose gold immediately spices it up in all the right ways and I can control the shape of the silhouette with the waist tie. It is also navy blue so it’s not obnoxious but it’s also not the same black jacket that everyone else has. No offence.

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This trench immediately transports me to London Town, especially with my walking stick umbrella. Sophisticated and well-travelled, right?

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Here’s a closer look at the beautiful details of this jacket. The popped-collar is extra popped because I tucked the hood in it making it stand closer to the heavens. Having rose gold hardware, well, need I say more? I practically lunged at this piece when I saw it because this really sets it apart from other outerwear.

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So, whether it’s a trench, bomber, raincoat or fanny pack-able jacket, tall rubber boot, short rubber boot, shiny or matte, take advantage of the changing season and the extreme uncertainty of the climate. There is so much opportunity for creative combos and don’t forget, these pieces are meant to be worn in the elements so go ahead and splash around!

xoxo,

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C81HVCAUQAAPnDYJulie is a Calgary-based fashion stylist with a background in event management and administration. She is a sparkle-loving, gold enthusiast who had a vision of styling more than just herself. While working for a leading boutique public relations agency in Calgary, she was recognized by top-tier clients to assist with their styling needs. Balancing current trends with classic pieces, Julie will ensure your wardrobe is a genuine reflection of your unique personality while helping you radiate an inner self confidence. Regardless of age or body type, Julie will help you feel your absolute best through a relaxed and comfortable process. www.stylebyjr.com

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ECO Style: Patagonia

This Spring, shop our selection of environmentally friendly products from Patagonia.  Patagonia is committed to building the best product while causing no unnecessary harm and using business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. Now more than ever, it is important to consider our environment when choosing our clothing and we are proud to offer a variety of Patagonia products that are bluesign approved, fair trade certified and made with traceable down.

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Reasons to Love Patagonia
  1. Eco-friendly brand
  2. Producers of numerous award winning pieces
  3. Gives back to many charitable initiatives to protect our planet
Why We Believe in Patagonia

Bluesign Approved
In 2007, Patagonia became the first brand to officially join the network of bluesign system partners. Patagonia employs methods and materials in their manufacture that conserve resources and minimize impacts on people and the environment. The bluesign system is the solution for sustainable textile production. It eliminates harmful substances right from the beginning of the manufacturing process and sets and controls standards for an environmentally friendly and safe production. Learn more about the bluesign system here.

Fair Trade Certified
Patagonia is out to change the industry. Fair Trade is a tool used by Patagonia to raise workers’ wages, improve their standard of living and move them closer to earning a living wage. A premium is paid for every Fair Trade Certified item that carries Patagonia. That extra money goes directly to the workers at that factory, and they decide how to spend it. The program also promotes worker health and safety and social and environmental compliance, and encourages dialog between workers and management.

Traceable Down Standard
Patagonia down products contain only Traceable Down. This means that the company traces the source of down from parent farm to apparel factory to help ensure that birds are not force-fed or live-plucked. The Traceable Down Standard provides the highest assurance of animal welfare in the apparel industry.

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Road Bikes and the RTCC

For 10 years, The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer has raised money for incredible causes devoted to ending cancer. This decade has seen breakthroughs in cancer research and saved countless lives – the 2017 ride serves as a celebration for all of those successes! Join thousands of other Canadians – and the Sporting Life community, if you’re riding in Ontario or Alberta – and ride towards the common goal of conquering cancer in our lifetime. Register for the Ride to Conquer Cancer here.

Sporting Life is proud to sponsor both the Ontario and Alberta RTCC. We are also proud to have all of the essentials you need for this two day, 200+ km ride; it is crucial to have the right bike and the right gear to keep you riding strong all weekend!

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When selecting your ride, pick the road bike with the right features for you. We delve further into the hottest bikes for 2017 here – there is so much to consider when choosing the perfect bike! The Giant Contend SL1‘s disc-brake integration means confident braking in variable road and weather conditions, making it an ideal choice for a Canadian road race. The Specialized Roubaix Elite allows you to ride longer and ride fresher – its disc brakes offer greater consistency and control, perfect for a weekend of hard riding. The Cannondale Synapse Disc 105 offers comfort, performance, and versatility, making it the ideal ride for a long race. The Cannondale CAAD12 105 is the ultimate performance bike – it is not just the finest alloy racing bike ever made, it is the only choice for those who know bikes!

Proper cyclewear will be your best friend during the RTCC. As you ride strong towards that well-deserved finish line, your apparel needs to be there to support you. Moisture wicking, highly breathable fabrics will keep sweat away from your skin as you charge towards your goal, and a high quality bib short will maximize comfort on a long day’s ride.

 

When it comes to bike accessories, there are a few things that you can’t forget when heading into race weekend!

Helmet: As always, a helmet is a must – especially when you are riding amongst thousands of other riders! Keep your head protected with the right helmet (MIPS is recommended!)

Cycle Shoes: The right shoes are also important for the RTCC. You need something supportive and resilient while also being flexible and lightweight. Your energy should be put into your pedals, not into foot pain or discomfort!

Bike Light: For a weekend ride, you will also want to look into a light for your bike. With early morning start times and unpredictable weather conditions, a lightweight and water resistant light will ensure you are visible at all points of your ride.

 

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ECO Style: Columbia’s Outdry Extreme Eco Jackets

This Spring, shop Columbia’s earth-smart raingear that does good for our planet and offers high quality protection against the elements. Now more than ever, it is important to consider our environment when choosing our clothing. Sporting Life is proud to carry the Outdry Extreme Eco Jackets for men and women, that are dedicated to protecting our forests.

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  1. 100% recycled fabric made from 21 plastic bottles
  2. No PFCs sre intentionally used in this product. (May contain trace amounts)
  3. Made from dye-free fabric which saves over 13 gallons/51 liters of water when compared to a standard dyed jacket.
  4. Dry wicking fabric with advanced moisture management
  5. Outdry Extreme: No wet out with ultimate breathability.
  6. Fabricated with recycled trim. Labels, toggles, zipper pulls, thread and eyelets are all made from 100% recycled content.

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Columbia’s Outdry Extreme Eco Jackets are bluesign® approved.

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bluesign® product labeled textiles contain components that are resource saving and sustainably manufactured according to the bluesign® criteria. That includes not only fabrics but also accessories such as as zippers, buttons, buckles etc. Furthermore, the suppliers and manufacturers have been verified for their compliance with the bluesign® standards controlled by bluesign® experts.

Pair your Columbia Outdry Extreme Eco Jacket with this eco-friendly backpack from Fjällräven!

Since it’s debut in 1978, the classic Kanken backpack from Fjällräven has been a popular staple. Now with the environment in mind, the Re-Kanken backpack is made entirely from polyester that’s recycled from 11 plastic bottles and dyed with SpinDye technology that radically reduces the amount of water, energy and chemicals used. This timeless accessory now saves our precious natural resources and is an every day companion with the same genius design as the original ready to  be carried and travelled with and recycled again in the distant future.

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Get Out and Run: Competitive Runner

Reach for new limits and feel the magic of the trails & pavement this spring. It’s time to get your runner’s high and blast through any challenge that comes your way. It is important to invest in comfort that will keep you running longer and faster. Up the ante with technical gear from Sporting Life and enjoy your best running season yet!

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A running maven knows the importance of a good shoe. Run longer than ever before with these heavy-duty styles that offer lightweight support to have you feeling like you’re running on a cloud.

Complete your running gear wardrobe with advanced technical pieces that will keep sweat and other elements out. Breathable fabric will keep you comfortable through every mile and will keep you cool as you glide through the wind during a late night or early morning run.

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!

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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!

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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!

 

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Get Out and Run: First Time Runner

New season, new goals! Running is an excellent way to stay active and get outdoors. Now that the sun is shining, it’s time to hit the pavement with the best intentions. Sporting Life has the essential gear to turn your running goals into reality. Grab a friend or join a group to keep you motivated to get out and run!

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Start at your feet with a good pair of running shoes that fit well. Comfort is key to your success, so be sure to select the best shoe for your foot type. These styles provide great support and cushioning that will get you on your way in no time!

Invest in technical gear that wicks away sweat and keeps you cool as you run. A basic run jacket, tights, and shorts are great options for the first time runner. These styles will last a long time and keep you comfortable as you work up a sweat. New gear will get you motivated to start your running journey.

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!

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Bike Ride Basics

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April showers bring May flowers, and what better way to appreciate this beautiful spring weather than by exploring on your bike? Now that spring cycling has sprung, hit Canada’s amazing trails with the best bike equipment available at Sporting Life.

Last week, we broke down some of the new & exciting bikes coming to Sporting Life this season. If conquering the mountains or speeding down the road isn’t your style, a fitness bike may be the best choice for you. Fitness bikes – also known as hybrid bikes – are general purpose bikes that combine the qualities of a road bike, a touring bike and a mountain bike. The result is a stable, comfortable bike that is suitable for a wide variety of riding conditions – perfect for a novice or casual cyclist!

For those looking for a light workout or a casual weekend ride with the family, keep reading – we’re sharing some of the best places in Canada to take your bikes for a spin, as well as the necessities you need to bring to ensure a safe and fun ride.

Where to Ride

Where will you ride this weekend? After you pick up your bike at one of our stores, stop by one of these awesome trails right in the city. Stay tuned for the start of our weekly evening rides based out of select Sporting Life stores – a great opportunity to improve your cycling and get involved in the Sporting Life community!

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– Waterfront Trail – Perfect for short or long rides!
– Toronto Island – Flat & manicured, ideal for family fun in the sun or a romantic getaway!
– Don Valley – Stop in at Evergreen Brickworks for a mid-ride coffee.

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– Rideau Canal – Right downtown and easy for families.
– Gatineau Park – Plenty of paved trails with beautiful scenery!

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– Nose Hill Park – A quiet getaway within the city.
– Bow River Pathway – 48km network of paths; plan your starting point and see where it takes you!
– Fish Creek Provincial Park – Near our Southcentre Mall location…grab your new bike and go!

What to Wear

Make sure that you are properly clothed for a day on your bike. Spring weather may make us want to jump into shorts and a t-shirt, but the temperature can still be unpredictable. Layer up with technical pieces and dress for the sport – cycle jerseys aren’t only for expert cyclists! Jerseys come in a variety of colours and patterns to spice up your outfit, while still featuring moisture wicking fabric and proper ventilation. Padded cycle shorts are a lifesaver on long, bumpy rides, and gloves add comfort while minimizing fatigue.

A helmet is an absolute must, no matter what your skill level may be. Even paved or groomed trails can have unexpected bumps or obstacles, so it is important to keep your head protected.

Don’t forget to accessorize for the weather! A waterproof shell may save you from a damp and miserable ride home, and sunglasses will eliminate glare and keep you safely focused on the road. Any style will help you on a casual weekend ride – pull out your daily fashion sunglasses, or go sporty with a pair of Oakley Prizm sunnies!

What to Bring

Whether you’re riding for an hour or all day long, there are a few things you should have in your pack to keep you riding strong. The most important thing to remember? Hydration! Staying hydrated is important during any sort of physical activity, and you will likely be far away from a water source while you’re out on the trails. Choose an insulated water bottle to keep your water chilled all day long!

Cycling is an awesome workout and your body needs fuel to keep up the pace. Be sure to toss some snacks – such as energy chews or Clif bars – in your bag to refuel partway through your ride. Find some of these delicious and energy-packed treats at our retail locations.

Depending on the type of ride you’re gearing up for, there are a variety of bike accessories to suit your needs. If you’ll be stopping along the way to refuel, be sure to pack a bike lock to keep your bike safe. A safety light or reflector will also come in handy for early morning or evening rides!

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10 Steps to Running the Sporting Life 10k

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Now that the weather is getting warmer and the days are longer, the time has come to start running! You may decide that you want to run a 10k, but are not entirely sure how to start. Don’t worry – we are here to help! We’ve put together 10 ways to make your Sporting Life 10k a run to remember.

1. Register!
You’ve signed up! You’re committed! This will give you motivation to get out there and run.

2. Set the pace, make a plan!
Depending on your fitness level and training goals, aim to run between 3 to 5 days a week. Plan your runs to fit into your weekly schedule – think of your run the same way you would a meeting…put it in your calendar! If your days get too busy and run (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves) away from you, think about running first thing in the morning. Not only will it ensure you don’t miss your workout, it is a great way to start the day!

Work with either a time or a distance goal depending on what you want to achieve. Don’t be afraid to take walking breaks. Start to run in 10 minute blocks and add 2-5 minutues to your duration each time you run. By run day, you should be able to run for 1 hour – 1:10 comfortably.

3. Find a friend!
Get your friends to sign up for the race with you. Knowing someone else who is training for the same run will keep you both focused and motivated.  Training with a buddy or joining a 10k training group helps hold you accountable for weekly workouts and training plans- knowing someone is waiting for you will ensure you don’t skip a run!

4. Grab your gear!  
If you haven’t already, invest in a good pair of running shoes.  They should be comfortable immediately; if your shoes aren’t comfortable, you won’t get very far.

5. Mix it up!
Try different workouts in addition to your runs. Incorporate some stretching, core exercises and if possible, add some basic cross training (cycling, swimming, yoga) to help you build strength and flexibility into your program.

6. Don’t overdo it!
Rest and recovery are key components of fitness. You can’t train efficiently if you are tired. Build at least one or two rest days into your weekly plan. Rest enables your muscles to recover and rebuild after a hard week. A training plan, is just that…a plan. The running gods will not descend upon you if you stray once in a while!

7. Tune up with a tempo!
Having a weekly tempo run (a faster-paced workout) is a great way to boost your fitness! A tempo run begins and ends with a 10 minute warm-up/cool-down. Sound complicated? Think of it as speed play. Run a faster pace for one minute, one minute jog at a slower/recovery pace. As you progress, think about increasing the faster running part and/or keeping the recovery relative to the speed component.

8. Fuel with food!
Breakfast should be a must, especially for morning runs and on run day.  Don’t forget a little protein to stay full longer and plan to eat 60-90 minutes before you start to exercise.  Some great combos can include: nut butter, whole grain bread, or consider some oatmeal with banana or other fruit.

9. Run day ready!
Make sure that you read the website to know all of the key details about the run. Arrive early on run day to give yourself time to get organized and ready. If you’re late and flustered, you will be stressed before the run even begins.

10. Stay positive and have fun!  
Whether you are a fierce competitor or a first time participant, running is an amazing activity for all levels of participation.  Solo or socializing, the important thing is to have fun. Remember – you are part of an amazing event and you are helping to raise money for children affected by childhood cancer!

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How to Dress for an Urban Rainy Day

Fashionable and fun rain gear is the silver lining to a lousy-weather day. If you are running errands or strolling outdoors, don’t let wet weather ruin your plans. Stay dry and protected with our best selection of rainwear and accessories available in a wide range of styles and colours. It is important to be prepared for unpredictable city weather and surprise downpours when you are busy and on the go. Stay dry out there!

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Rain never looked so good. The key to dressing for a day in the rain relies on essential items. Start with a waterproof or water repellent raincoat in a bright colour…don’t forget about rain boots and an umbrella! These essentials will keep you dry in a pinch. Go about your day in style and shop our top rainwear picks for everyone in the family! A great rain outfit will definitely brighten your day.

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