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So how does one Eric Collard prepare for a marathon these days?

So how does one Eric Collard prepare for a marathon these days?

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By not really preparing, of course! Some of you might think I’m just putting on a show but tomorrow’s NYC Marathon should be fun for me. It’s also just another Sunday for me, except I might be running… Read More

Findings from the worlds of running and the New York City Marathon…

Findings from the worlds of running and the New York City Marathon…

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Every week new stuff is coming out on how we can be healthier in easy ways. Gotta love social media for that! You’ve probably heard about the health benefits of kale by now. Now it seems kale is… Read More

Creating your own soundtrack while running…

Creating your own soundtrack while running…

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By now you probably know it’s very rare when I listen to music when I run. Actually I can’t remember the last time I did it. I truly enjoying listening to the various sounds out there and most… Read More

Findings from the worlds of fitness and running!

Findings from the worlds of fitness and running!

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I never heard of this site PopSugar but I saw  their article “10 Ways to Be a Better Runner (Without Logging Miles)” in a friend’s Facebook feed and it got my attention. I agree with the bulk of them. Another… Read More

Race report: Run Ottawa’s Saturday 5K Run Series

Race report: Run Ottawa’s Saturday 5K Run Series

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I braved the rain on Saturday morning to take part in Run Ottawa’s Saturday 5K Run Series. It turned out to be a very nice morning for a run (isn’t it always?) and by the end of the run,… Read More

Findings from the worlds of running and nutrition

Findings from the worlds of running and nutrition

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I hope you’re enjoying summer in September. It’s been a bit of renaissance for cycling, golf and running for me! For sure running has changed a lot over the past 10-20 years. Is it for the better? Here’s… Read More

Running update: Prep for NYC Marathon

Running update: Prep for NYC Marathon

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So I’m about 6 weeks away from the NYC Marathon. Am I looking forward to it: Yes! Am I  scared: Yes! Have I booked anything yet? No! Well scared isn’t the right word. I know I’ll finish unless… Read More

Findings from the world of running and wellness

Findings from the world of running and wellness

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It seems short might be better than long when it comes to marathon training. A new school of thought is popping up with some research to back it up. Slowly but surely. See below for an article written… Read More

So what goes on in your head? A race’s worth of internal dialogue…

So what goes on in your head? A race’s worth of internal dialogue…

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I often get asked about what goes on in my mind, especially in long(er) races. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions usually for me really but here is a sample of some thoughts from a recent race: Wow, that’s… Read More

Race report: @GOi2p 23k Trail Run

Race report: @GOi2p 23k Trail Run

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I got asked/dared by two people to do one of the i2p trail runs and then both backed out for different reasons. Regardless, I’m very glad I went since it’s always a beauty day to get out there, especially on the… Read More

Findings and ramblings from the running world…

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See above for another reminder to carry water, not tension, when you’re out for long summer runs. It’s an OBG (oldie but goodie). I still see people carrying water bottles in their hands and it hurts me every… Read More

Findings from the world of fitness and wellness…

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I had an amazing Yin Yoga class last night (first time in a long while I took a class) with the amazing G-Man from Yogatown so I had to share my video love letter to Yin. Enjoy if… Read More

Recap: SchoolBOX Fun Run for Tracy’s Hope Legacy School

Recap: SchoolBOX Fun Run for Tracy’s Hope Legacy School

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I partook (is that even a word?) in a very cool event yesterday, the SchoolBOX Fun Run for Tracy’s Hope Legacy School. As you might be aware, I’ve been involved with SchoolBOX for a few years now and I… Read More

How will you celebrate National Running Day?

How will you celebrate National Running Day?

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It’s today! I’m usually not behind many man-made holidays but for some reason, I can get behind  National Running Day . I will head out for a nice run through trails near my place later this afternoon after meetings and some… Read More

Findings from the fitness and running worlds…

Findings from the fitness and running worlds…

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Want to retire properly? Get your workouts in now! It’s almost like traditional investing where you put money in the bank every time you get sweaty. Pretty weird to read about fitness in the business section but that’s… 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

Should I listen to music when I run?

Should I listen to music when I run?

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If only I had a dime every time I heard that, I’d have a few dimes! You can probably guess my answer by now. No, I don’t think you should listen to music while you run but let… Read More

Findings from the running and fitness worlds

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Have we evolved as athletes? Click on the link above to watch a great TED talk from David Epstein. It’s a pretty cool look at how technology has changed athletics… *** Need to re-start your workout routine now… Read More

Guest blog: Running for Improved Self by @MicahKelpin

Guest blog: Running for Improved Self by @MicahKelpin

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I’ve been practicing self-improvement for as long as I can remember. I attended my first Anthony Robbins seminar when I was fifteen years old and was completely sold on the concept that we each posses the power we… Read More

Race report: Alive to Strive 3kg challenge

Race report: Alive to Strive 3kg challenge

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It’s nice to have fun weekends, I find it makes you way more productive during the week. I had the pleasure of taking part in the Alive to Strive 3kg challenge where we ran 5k in weighted vests… Read More

Connecting with nature: How I celebrated #EarthDay2014

Connecting with nature: How I celebrated #EarthDay2014

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I’ll be honest, I didn’t even know it was Earth Day yesterday. A friend asked what I was doing for it since it seems I have a “green” reputation. So to celebrate, I went for a nice soothing… Read More

#150in150 Recap: Close but no cigar…

#150in150 Recap: Close but no cigar…

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Some of you might remember the challenge I entered in in the late fall to get my running jump-started, the lovely #150in150. It really helped my running in the winter and got me out on cold and dark winter nights when I wanted to stay in… Read More

Next challenge: Alive to Strive’s 5k/3 kg Challenge

Next challenge: Alive to Strive’s 5k/3 kg Challenge

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A new month, a new challenge! With recent end of the #150in150 challenge (a recap will be published this week), I needed a new challenge to keep me going. I almost feel like an adrenaline junkie these days…. Read More

Findings from the running world!

Findings from the running world!

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Will the real spring please stand up?!? Are you as tired as this lady of winter? If you need some motivation to get back out there when the weather is actually decent again, here is an article from Runner’s World just for you! After the… Read More

Motivation is everywhere!

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In my latest v-log, I talk about where I can get my motivation. This might be needed if you’re trying to run outdoors these days as the weather is testing our resolve. Hang in there as we motivate… Read More