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So you wanna go keto? Here are some of my time-tested tips…

So you wanna go keto? Here are some of my time-tested tips…

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Keto is all the rage these days, and there are some good reasons for that. I’ll start off by explaining what keto(genic diet) means for me. Keto means transferring your body from a sugar/carb dependent metabolism to become… Read More

Exercise as a form of self-care?

Exercise as a form of self-care?

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I’m writing this as I get back home from my first foam roller class (Thanks Kim!) and a quick walk around the ‘hood. It wasn’t easy, especially when you roll out the tight muscles, but it got me… Read More

You can now call me Eric Collard, Primal Health Coach!

You can now call me Eric Collard, Primal Health Coach!

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Ooops, I did it again! Another year, another certification… Similar to my ChiRunning and my TPI certs, I did it first and foremost to make myself a better athlete/golfer/runner. It also made a lot of sense since I… Read More

Are changes good or bad?

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Changes, whether they’re bad or good, don’t define you as a person. How you react to them does though. That has taken a while to sink in and become a reality for me. Changes are everywhere, it’s one… Read More

Listen to your heart! How HR training can help…

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This is not a blog post about the touchy-feely party of ChiRunning. Rather, it’s about listening to your body in training and letting it help guide your training volume and intensity. I just thought it was a very… Read More

Book review: Bounce by Matthew Syed

Book review: Bounce by Matthew Syed

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Here is another great book I read recently, Bounce by Matthew Syed . The subtitle is “Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success” and it really sums up the major theme of the book. If you’re like me and curious… Read More

Are you a hard worker?

Are you a hard worker?

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Or a smart worker? I think most people would agree they are the former but what about the latter? I’m not saying you shouldn’t put your best effort forward, it’s just that effort alone doesn’t get you where… Read More

Breathing is important!

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I something make that joke in my workshop since most people are so busy trying to be perfect with the posture they sometimes look like they stop breathing. I actually don’t talk about breathing in my intro workshop… Read More

Are you on EI? That’s emotional intelligence folks!

Are you on EI? That’s emotional intelligence folks!

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I had the pleasure of attending my Intersol colleague Raymonde’s Emotional Intelligence (EI) workshop last Friday. For those who are not familiar, EI has many definition but is often defined as the skill in perceiving, understanding, and managing emotions and feelings or… Read More

Tips for optimal recovery

Tips for optimal recovery

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When yo do week-long training camp, recovery is key especially if you want to enjoy the training all week long. When I did Rudy Camp a few years back, I was done halfway through the week and just… Read More

Early season cycling tips

Early season cycling tips

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I know most of you don’t get to come to a week-long triathlon camp to kickstart the cycling season. And trust me it will come. It might be a bit later than some years but it always comes!… Read More

How to take a good running video for analysis

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First of all, you will probably need a partner in crime to do this. Unless you’re doing it on a treadmill (not recommended) and you have a tripod. But I’m sure you can steal a friend It took… Read More

Guest blog: Doing more with less (part 4), going mental! by Andy Magness

Guest blog: Doing more with less (part 4), going mental! by Andy Magness

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The longer the race, the more the required elements for success shifts towards the mental side of the mental-physical continuum. In the case of a 4 hour event there might still be a pretty even balance. By the… Read More

Learning is hard!

Learning is hard!

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This shouldn’t be news to anyone. It’s easiest to stay in your little bubble in your day to day than to venture out of it to learn a new skill. This message was driven home recently again when… Read More

Eyes on the prize… Aka Gala vs Ironman!

Eyes on the prize… Aka Gala vs Ironman!

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It’s almost here. The big day. I’m close to getting a tired of the prep and all the minor details,  I won’t lie. Long days where sometimes you don’t feel like you’re doing much progress… I’m talking about… Read More

Tips for aspiring PR professionals

Tips for aspiring PR professionals

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I’ve had a few recent grads reach out to me in the past month or two to talk about the current state of public relations/communications and to ask questions. I don’t know why they single me out but… Read More

What makes a great coach?

What makes a great coach?

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Notice I didn’t say what makes a “good” coach? That’s for regular folks! Looking back at some of the coaches I’ve had over the years, the ones I remember as being great had one trait that really stuck… Read More