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Having fun and not being foolish: My #Winterman Recap

Having fun and not being foolish: My #Winterman Recap

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So I went for a run with my buddy Rob yesterday. We were both registered for the Winterman marathon. I was doing it as a training run for my upcoming ultra and Rob was just doing it to… Read More

Some recommendations from around my life!

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I hope you enjoyed the inspirational and motivational video for this morning! Here are some more recommendations for this Saturday morning: Study:  Scientific Study Shows ChiRunning Technique Reduces Impact -A new 1-year study at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that the ChiRunning… Read More

#31in31 Update: Consider yourself conquered!

#31in31 Update: Consider yourself conquered!

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I finished my #31in31 challenge in high fashion last night. I had to pull a double to make up for a missed run earlier in the week. And although my legs were a bit tired from a few… Read More

#31in31 update: I love running!

#31in31 update: I love running!

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It’s been a while since I’ve been this happy running. It’s also getting pretty close to a drug. I guess it’s a bit better for your health and cheaper than crack cocaine… If you would asked me a… Read More

#31in31 Challenge is back!

#31in31 Challenge is back!

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This might be a bit selfish since I need to pick up the running a bit for this ultra I’m doing in March but I also did get a few requests to revive the challenge. So here it is. Pretty… Read More

Why you should rotate your hips and not your shoulders when you run…

Why you should rotate your hips and not your shoulders when you run…

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Do you notice what your hips do when you run? I bet you notice your arms and shoulders though. One of coaching points that I make time and time again in my workshops is to concentrate a bit… Read More

You’re crazy! (Aka signing up for my first ultra marathon)

You’re crazy! (Aka signing up for my first ultra marathon)

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That’s what my friend said when I told her I was planning on doing my first ultra marathon in March. It’s been a while since I got that reaction. I needed a bit of a break from the… Read More

Get low (aka vertical displacement)

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I hope you enjoyed some musical entertainment by Lil Jon and all of his friends. I just thought it was a perfect way to make a point. A lot of folks bounce up and down when they run…. Read More

To run or not to run, that is the question…

To run or not to run, that is the question…

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I’m not talking about running for political office. Still too early in my career! I’m talking when should you go out for a run and when should you maybe skip a day? Here is the way I look… Read More

What’s the difference between your heel touching down and being a heel striker?

What’s the difference between your heel touching down and being a heel striker?

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A lot! Some folks have read articles about how heel striking is bad for you so they don’t let their heels touch the ground when the run. Bad news bears! And it’s making the pendulum swing way too… Read More

We’re currently experiencing technical difficulties…

We’re currently experiencing technical difficulties…

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I remember seeing that screen when I was a wee boy. It always got me frustrated since it meant my beloved cartoons weren’t playing. All these years later and not much has changed. We’ve come a long way… 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

Guest blog: Doing more with less (part 2) by Andy Magness @ENDracing

Guest blog: Doing more with less (part 2) by Andy Magness @ENDracing

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Note – I’m writing this for ambitious recreational athletes – guys and girls like me who love racing and pushing themselves. I’m not advocating that anyone changes what they are doing or adopts my ideas. i’m simply articulating… Read More

Getting into the running groove again…

Getting into the running groove again…

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I’m really enjoying running these days. It’s quite different than my “racing” days as I run mostly for fun now. And now it’s mostly with friends, as it’s a great way to catch up and get sweaty at… Read More

Half the work is simply showing up!

Half the work is simply showing up!

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Do you want to do something? Best way to start? Simply show up. Everything I’ve accomplished has started with one small step. Ironman, starting a business, etc. Like they say, Rome was built in a day. But one… Read More

Playing Santa. In September!

Playing Santa. In September!

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Hey folks, I hope you’re enjoying picture perfect running weather these days, even if the mornings are a tad chilly. I’m doing another little contest, this time for the chance to win an entry to the world-famous Fall Colours races . There… Read More

Guest blog: Doing more with less: An alternative approach to training (for everything) for the ambitious amateur by Andy Magness

Guest blog: Doing more with less: An alternative approach to training (for everything) for the ambitious amateur by Andy Magness

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There is a bit of a reliance on the ‘trickle down’ wisdom in training programs these days, particularly for those aimed towards people with ambitions of longer events. The routines of top athletes are tweaked, shortened or otherwise… Read More

What did you get up to on Saturday night?

What did you get up to on Saturday night?

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Sometimes I don’t know what I get myself into. I had said yes to help a buddy with a long run a while back. Then the night in question came and now I had to get up at… Read More

Ego vs progress: Who usually wins?

Ego vs progress: Who usually wins?

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I have a somewhat embarrassing moment yesterday. I had to tap out of a workout. Not that big of a deal but why am I telling you this? Well just to illustrate a point as usual. Who controls you,… Read More

What is a #TweetUp?

What is a #TweetUp?

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When I tell people about one of my favourite subjects these days (tweetups), I usually get the same response: What is that? So I thought I would answer it once and for all! Okay, maybe not but here… Read More

Is science flawed?

Is science flawed?

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I must admit. I’m a geek. I read a lot of articles, most of them on running, and most of them refer to studies. And some of them contradict each other. Interesting… So is science flawed? How can… Read More

What is #minimalist running?

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I often get that question so I thought I would provide a brief answer. In really short terms, it’s more than just the shoes! One caveat, if you’re trying to adapt to a minimalist running style, make sure… Read More

What kind of training do you do?

What kind of training do you do?

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Does that training match up with your goals? Is it realistic? Does it take into account your lifestyle? These questions have come up a bunch of times recently as people ask me advice on training plans for the… Read More

5 tips to enjoy #running and stay injury-free!

5 tips to enjoy #running and stay injury-free!

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I’m on my way to Windsor this afternoon where I will be doing a talk tonight for the Running Miles group headed by Dr. Todd Small, an accomplished runner and triathlete. Here is a summary of the five tips I will… Read More

Need motivation? Go and get it! Musings from #RunOttawa Weekend Races…

Need motivation? Go and get it! Musings from #RunOttawa Weekend Races…

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Good thing it’s not a video blog this time because you would make fun of my voice but I had a blast cheering this weekend! I was asked by the folks from the Rideau Centre Lululemon store (where… Read More