Running

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

#ChiRunning101: Race strategy

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Folks, For the ones racing this weekend, especially if it’s your first time, this week’s ChiRunning101 might be useful. It outlines how you can enjoy your race and maybe be a bit more efficient: P.S. Sorry about the… Read More

Racing tips from a #Lululemon #Running Alumni Ambassador

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Here is a video I put together with Lululemon as part of our prep for the 2011 Ottawa Race Weekend. The video might be a bit outdated (who wears that anymore?) but the advice is still timely and… Read More

Running: A great cross-cultural boundary breaker…

Running: A great cross-cultural boundary breaker…

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I was out for a run on the hot & steamy weekend (later in the day so it was tolerable) around my multi-cultural neighbourhood and this thought popped into my head: Isn’t running a great way to break… Read More

Form vs engine: What can make you a faster runner?

Form vs engine: What can make you a faster runner?

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What do you do to go faster? When I was running last weekend’s Day before Mother’s Day Half Marathon , I had a lot of time to think about a few things. It’s one of the fringe benefits of being a slower runner… Looking… Read More

Race report: Day before Mother’s Day Half Marathon

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So I ran the Day before Mother’s Day Half Marathon on the weekend. Maybe I should have stayed home. It wasn’t really my day… What went well: Hydration: Most people tend to overdrink during running events and I kept… Read More

Do you run for the high?

Do you run for the high?

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It seems runners are addicts, as a lot of them run for the endorphins. New research by University of Arizona anthropologist David Raichlen suggests those chemicals may have helped turn humans, as well as other animals, into long-distance… Read More

Tidbits about running that you might find useful…

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What a wonderful weekend for training! I got some good runs and a great bike after a few good swims this week. It really helps to have amazing training weather, especially in the spring. Tremblant 70.3 here I… Read More

#ChiRunning101: Arm swing

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In this week’s segment of the ChiRunning101 series, I’m waxing poetic about the arm swing. It’s not hard to condense into two minutes but I tried. Check it out: One thing you want to thing about in swinging… Read More

Tips from a professional running shoe fitter…

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I’ve had the pleasure of hanging out and picking the brain of Luke MacDonald of the renowned  Aerobics First in Halifax  so I thought I would share some of his wisdom with you. Here are his top four tips when you’re looking… Read More

New York, New York!

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In the style of one of my favourite writers ( SI’s Peter King ), here are 5 Things I Think I Think, based on my recent séjour in the Big Apple: 1) People jaywalk like it’s their job: I know it’s… Read More

In danger of becoming numb…

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I was in line at US customs on my way to New York City yesterday (I’m presenting today in the Big Apple on crowdsourcing ) and this cute older French lady in front of me was asking her friend… Read More

#ChiRunning101: Cadence

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In this week’s ChiRunning101 segment, I chat about what is cadence and why it’s one of the most important components of efficient running form: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLqfOwsuOaQ&feature=youtube_gdata] Do you know your cadence? Is it within the efficient range of 170-180?… Read More

Lessons from Camp: Part Deux!

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I’m now back from my little triathlon training camp in Pinehurst, North Carolina. It was tough to get back to reality yesterday after having some great times all around all week long. Great weather and some decent mileage… Read More

#ChiRunning101: Relaxed ankles

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In this week’s edition of ChiRunning101, I’m talking about how to relax your ankles so you can change the mode of propulsion. Have a look! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=escYh0sdxmg&feature=youtube_gdata] So try to make sure your toes are pointing down in between… Read More

ChiRunning 101: Feet

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In this week’s instalment of ChiRunning 101, I chat about how concentrating on your feet when you run can be a bad thing: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjl8aDWeolw&feature=youtube_gdata] So next time you’re out running, try to relax your lower legs by not… Read More

Is there a natural way to run?

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I caught the CBC’s “The Perfect Runner” last week on “The Nature of Things with David Suzuki”. Great documentary on how humans have survived and have evolved to become the perfect long distance runner. It was very similar… Read More

#ChiRunning101 V-log: Posture

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Here is my first instalment in the ChiRunning 101, where I’m talking about the importance of proper posture in running form. So next time you’re out for a run, try to build the awareness when your foot hits… Read More

Wanna be a genius?

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Folks, Another week, another audiobook collecting dust. I just finished David Shenk’s The Genius in All of Us . Great book with lots of data and case studies. Also very uplifting for folks to know that genius is not something you’re born with, it’s something you… Read More

Video Blog: Spring Warning!

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Folks, With some spring-like temperature recently, just make sure you’re slowly bringing up your mileage. I know it’s not easy but try to resist the urge, your body will thank you later! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPuENphf1Ow&feature=youtube_gdata] I will bring you the first… Read More

Introducing my new v-log series on ChiRunning 101

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Folks, I’ve been thinking about a good way to get some tidbits across on ChiRunning and came up with the idea of a weekly video blog post about various aspects of the technique. Here is the intro: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVu6ipgHqn8&feature=youtube_gdata]… Read More

Anyone else have the February blues?

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It’s been a weird February to say the least. I’m not on here to complain but like my buddy Scotty says, people should keep it real! It’s been a long month for me and I’m not just talking about the leap… Read More