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The 2017 ECinc ChiRunning Tour is coming to a town near you!

The 2017 ECinc ChiRunning Tour is coming to a town near you!

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The spring is coming up soon. And so is my next tour! The tour kicks off in one of my favourite spots, the Ottawa Valley. My next workshop in Petawawa, presented by VC Athletic & Bracing , is happening on the afternoon… Read More

V-log: Relax your ankes when you run!

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Here is my latest v-log where I talk about why you should relax your ankles when you run. It had been a while since I did a video blog so why not? Now look at the ankles of the… Read More

Compact is efficient, in running as in life!

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A lot of people think going faster when you’re running means trying to power your way to speed or trying to recruit as many muscles as possible. That might work in the short term (aka sprinting) but it’s… Read More

ChiRunning Check-In Session in Ottawa – Sunday May 6 @ 1pm

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Unfortunately I can’t make people amazing efficient runners in just one afternoon session. I think that’s one of the biggest drawbacks to ChiRunning, there’s so much to it to learn. I’ve come up with a check-in session to… Read More

Wanna be a better runner or a better athlete?

Wanna be a better runner or a better athlete?

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That is always a question I ask myself after every season it seems. The last few years, the answer has been skewed towards being a better athlete. I haven’t even come close to my running PB’s in years… Read More

Hey runners in #Ottawa, #Windsor, #Halifax and the world, I’m coming for you!

Hey runners in #Ottawa, #Windsor, #Halifax and the world, I’m coming for you!

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‘Tis the season so it means running in a lot of people’s books. And it also means my workshops are getting planed for the summer and fall. See below for a few more details. Ottawa – Sun July 26… Read More

Race report: Lunenburg’s Muffin Run

Race report: Lunenburg’s Muffin Run

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Yes you run/race and yes you get muffins. How cool is that? This turned out to be one of the highlights of my latest trip to the Halifax area. It also included an awesome comedy show, some great… Read More

Two words you should be thinking about when running: Tall & Fall!

Two words you should be thinking about when running: Tall & Fall!

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Since I’m a running coach with an emphasis on form I always get questions about proper running form. I could get all geeky on you but today I’m simply gonna mention two words: Tall & Fall. That’s what you… Read More

So what is @ChiRunning all about? Being aware of what you’re actually doing when you run…

So what is @ChiRunning all about? Being aware of what you’re actually doing when you run…

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I always get asked what ChiRunning is all about. I usually answer about bringing the principles of Tai Chi and combining it with the proper running biomechanics. And yet I still get puzzled looks. Oh well! To me… Read More

How relaxing can make you a better runner/golfer/business person…

How relaxing can make you a better runner/golfer/business person…

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We’re usually bombarded that working harder is going to solve all of our issues. And trust me, it’s not the answer for everything as I have worked on countless projects that went nowhere. Working harder in those cases… Read More

Leaning from the ankles, not the waist when running…

Leaning from the ankles, not the waist when running…

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Leaning from the waist and not the ankles is one of the biggest mistakes runners make when they’re getting out there. Like you can see from the image above, it doesn’t seem that major until you realize that… Read More

I pity the fool! Aka why running shouldn’t suck…

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It seems people still hate running and yet they are still doing it. What a crazy world we live in, and like Mr. T always says, I do pity the fool that doesn’t enjoy running and still does it… Read More

Another love letter for @ChiRunning and my workshops…

Another love letter for @ChiRunning and my workshops…

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I love getting these and it never gets old to hear your workshop helped someone get back/not give up on running! See below for a post on the local site TriRudy about a recent workshop, I also love the… Read More

A sample ChiRunning video analysis

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Here is a sample of the video analysis I do. It could be the most boring five minutes of your day or some interesting stuff, depending on your mindset. If you’re interested in getting it done for yourself,… Read More

Do you yoga? Like ChiRunning on a mat…

Do you yoga? Like ChiRunning on a mat…

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Yoga has been a constant in my life, along with running, for a few years now. I find it’s the best complement to all my other physical activities and such a good grounding exercise. I remember when I… Read More

The importance of symmetry in your running form

The importance of symmetry in your running form

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I’m sure most of you don’t associate symmetry and running form, since it’s about grade nine math in our most of our minds. But trust me, symmetry in your running form can help you stay away from injuries… Read More

The ECinc Tour Continues: I’m coming for you Petawawa, Montreal, Ottawa and Nova Scotia!

The ECinc Tour Continues: I’m coming for you Petawawa, Montreal, Ottawa and Nova Scotia!

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Spring means different things to different people: Golfing in layers, running in shorts, flowers blooming… For me it also means I will be doing some more road trips to spread the ChiRunning gospel. This year is no exception… Read More

#31in31 Recap: Enjoying running in a harsh Canadian winter…

#31in31 Recap: Enjoying running in a harsh Canadian winter…

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I won’t lie, it hasn’t always been easy to get out especially in the dark and cold but I can assure you I’ve enjoyed every run I’ve been on this month. Some people think I’m crazy running everyday,… Read More

V-log: Being light on your feet…

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In this edition of the video blog, I talk about being light on your feet. Shockingly enough, it comes down to posture, cadence and relaxation, the pillars of ChiRunning. Being light on your feet will not only keep… Read More

V-log: C’est quoi le ChiRunning?

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Voici un nouveau vidéo pour mes auditeurs francophones! J’explique un peu plus c’est quoi la technique de course ChiRunning. *** This is also Day 50 of the #150in150 challenge. I feel so much better now than I did… Read More

Give the gift of injury-free running: Announcing the 2014 Cross Canada Tour!

Give the gift of injury-free running: Announcing the 2014 Cross Canada Tour!

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What do you get someone who has everything? How about a workshop that builds awareness and healthier habits? That’s what a ChiRunning/ChiWalking workshop could do for you or a loved one. Or why not get them to improve… Read More

V-log: Running with gravity!

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In my latest v-log, I talk about how working with gravity makes running much easier. I had a great talk about this at both my check-in session and my intro workshop this past weekend so I thought I… Read More

Tooting my own horn: What people are saying about my ChiRunning workshops…

Tooting my own horn: What people are saying about my ChiRunning workshops…

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I’m not a huge fan of tooting my own horn but here is a sampling of what real people just like you are saying about my ChiRunning workshops across the country: ChiRunning taught me what I did well… Read More

The importance of feedback in learning

The importance of feedback in learning

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I still remember when I went to California to get certified as a ChiRunning instructor all those years ago. I thought I knew it all. Then I got some more info and some feedback so I could work… Read More

Giving thanks and remembering some of my favourite races…

Giving thanks and remembering some of my favourite races…

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First of all I’m proud to be the grandson of someone who served in World War II. I even got to see a photo of my Grandpa training in Petawawa recently. And if you didn’t know, my parents… Read More