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Experience report: Running in water with @LiquidGymOttawa

Experience report: Running in water with @LiquidGymOttawa

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So I got to check out LiquidGym Ottawa recently and I was in for a treat. To be honest, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. All I had ever done really was some water… Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff for 2017 from the worlds of running and nutrition

#FridayFindings: New stuff for 2017 from the worlds of running and nutrition

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It seems running by intuition is best, especially when it comes to speed. Here’s a cool look at it by Outside Magazine . I did freak out a bit recently since I’m currently switching my fitness tracker. But I still run on feel for the… Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff for 2017 from the worlds of fitness and running

#FridayFindings: New stuff for 2017 from the worlds of fitness and running

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Ever heard of Charles Poliquin? He’s a monster in the world of fitness and training. Here he answers 5 more questions from his readers, most notably about disciple and winning meetings. *** Who doesn’t love coffee? More research on how it can help fight… Read More

Running in snowshoes the ChiRunning way!

Running in snowshoes the ChiRunning way!

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Well this title is a bit of an oxymoron since ChiRunning is basically the only way to run in snowshoes. Have you ever tried to heel strike with snowshoes on? I didn’t think so… I remember having a… Read More

#FridayFindings: New and cool stuff from the worlds of science and nutrition

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Welcome back to another edition of #FridayFindings, the first one of 2017! We’ll start off with a new study from Northwestern University about the effects of the rhythm of your breath. It’s pretty powerful, it can help you in… Read More

Running tourism: The best way to see new cities!

Running tourism: The best way to see new cities!

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I’m just back from a great road trip to Philadelphia with some buddies and as always, I got a nice run in along the waterfront. See above for a nice view from our yacht of a nice bridge… Read More

Adventure review: @MEC_Ottawa Half Marathon in Gatineau Park

Adventure review: @MEC_Ottawa Half Marathon in Gatineau Park

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So I got nudged (or conned depends how you look at it) by my buddy Dion (again) to do another low-key MEC event. Let’s just say when my alarm went off on Sunday morning at 6:30 and it… Read More

New local event: Amphibious (SwimRun) Challenge on September 24!

New local event: Amphibious (SwimRun) Challenge on September 24!

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I know most of you love adventure, especially of the outdoors variety. Well old friend and adventure superstar Simon Donato is bringing a new event to the area: the Amphibious Challenge. It’s born out of his desire to help bring the… Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of running and nutrition…

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of running and nutrition…

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Watching the Olympics and our amazing Canadian women? So much inspiration! Speaking of the Olympics, ever go for a long run and unknowlingly qualify for them? Well this guy did! Here’s a look at runner Michalis Kalomiris in Canadian Running Magazine…. Read More

Just finished my part for #WorldLitterRunWeek…

Just finished my part for #WorldLitterRunWeek…

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Warning: I might seem to be on my high horse for this post. And I might be. But at least you’ve been warned! So my good friend Luke MacDonald from Aerobics First put up a notice on Facebook this week about… Read More

Race Review: Mad Trapper Series Night Snowshoe Race

Race Review: Mad Trapper Series Night Snowshoe Race

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So this magical race happened again last weekend and I was actually in town for it so I was happy to take it all in with family and friends. Even my dog-brother Beau took part again! Even if I’m not… 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

Race Report: @GOi2p Run – 23k Edition

Race Report: @GOi2p Run – 23k Edition

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Sunday morning was another beautiful morning in paradise. It also coincided with the latest edition of the i2p runs in the Gats. I love these runs as they are truly minimalist, low cost, low fuss and lots of… Read More

Race report: Ultranza Trail 15 km Ste-Adèle de @TopchronoInfo

Race report: Ultranza Trail 15 km Ste-Adèle de @TopchronoInfo

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Last Saturday started off as a lovely day. To be honest, the major reason for this trip to the Laurentians was to celebrate my lovely mother’s 65th birthday the way she loves to; By being active! It was… Read More

V-log: Staying inside the cylinder when running…

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It’s been a while so I decided to do a video blog this week. I’m talking (with my hands) about staying inside the cylinder when running or doing any other sport. This idea came to me while on… Read More

Check out next weekend’s Physio Race!

Check out next weekend’s Physio Race!

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If you’re looking for a low-key early season run around Ottawa, the Ottawa Physio Race might be for you. I received a blurb I got from one of the Race Directors so I thought I would share with… Read More

#FridayFindings: Recent cool stuff from the worlds of fitness and running!

#FridayFindings: Recent cool stuff from the worlds of fitness and running!

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Spring weather is coming (I swear) but it seems its always busy for me. And that means excuses not to workout. Well Greatist has some tips so you can fit exercise into your cramped schedule . *** And there was a recent crowdfunding  campaign to build a cool hybrid bicycle. They… Read More

Run Report: Cow Bay’s Moose Run 25K

Run Report: Cow Bay’s Moose Run 25K

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When I saw this race listed, I thought it was a joke at first. The name doesn’t event start to do this race justice. I’m also not sure if I could call this a race as it’s more… Read More

Some treats later this month for my running friends in the Halifax area!

Some treats later this month for my running friends in the Halifax area!

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So I will be heading back to the Maritimes. That special part of Canada gets me excited for a few reasons. One the people are so friendly it’s sometimes scary. The seafood, and the good in general, is… Read More

#31in31 Challenge Recap: Failure!

#31in31 Challenge Recap: Failure!

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I failed. And I’m okay with that. I didn’t do 31 runs last month. I was short by 2 runs. I’m looking to concentrate on the positive and realize I did 29 runs, which is more than I… Read More

#31in31 Update: A nudge to enjoy this beautiful Canadian winter…

#31in31 Update: A nudge to enjoy this beautiful Canadian winter…

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So we’re past the halfway point of the #31in31 challenge and it’s coming along swimmingly. I’m down one run but I’m actually looking forward to making it up in the coming days. One of the great things about… Read More

Re-introducing the #31in31 challenge!

Re-introducing the #31in31 challenge!

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I’m bringing sexy back. Or maybe just one of my favourite challenges! This year it will be extra fun for me since I have the urge to really race for the first time in years. This winter and… Read More

Findings from the worlds of fitness and running…

Findings from the worlds of fitness and running…

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Are you sabotaging your own running plan, especially in the colder months? Here is a good look on how we make running harder than it has to be sometimes. I love finding little hubs of info like Shutupandrun.net! *** You’ve probably heard me talk about how… Read More

Findings from the world of running and fitness!

Findings from the world of running and fitness!

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Here is this week’s edition of my findings. Some good stuff as usual! I find my morning routine has helped me be more productive for the rest of the days recently. Here is a look from Food Matters on what healthy people… Read More

10 random ramblings from a wonderful but long day at the @NYCMarathon!

10 random ramblings from a wonderful but long day at the @NYCMarathon!

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1. Wind is not your friend, especially in the fall. It slows you down, cools you down and doesn’t really speed you up when you go to the other way. 2. I did set my personal record for… Read More