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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

#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

Cross training: Keeping me fresh since 2002!

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A week like this has brought back the fire within and made me realize the reason I love to do triathlons. I love TriRudy Camp! I started doing triathlons in 2002 when I recovered from an old football… Read More

Lessons from camp…

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Hello from sunny and warm North Carolina! It’s been a nice getaway so far and it’s only a few days in. A few more days in paradise before I head back to reality and a whirlwind of an… 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

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

Wow, what a year it’s been!

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I recently got a notice that said that I just hit my 15oth post. Not bad for my first year as a “blogger”… I’ve really enjoyed sharing myself, my experiences and what little I know over the. It’s… Read More

Running tips from around the world!

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See below for some tidbits, blog posts and articles that caught my eye recently. It’s a worldwide edition! From the UK, here is an article that explains the correlation between height/weight and speed. It has an interesting look at many marathon champions over… Read More

Lessons in physics on a Wednesday night…

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One of the greatest lessons I got out of ChiRunning is awareness. I’ve learned a lot over the past few years just by doing nothing more than paying attention. I got a few lessons on an otherwise normal Wednesday night…. Read More

Bittersweet week…

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It’s supposed to be true that for every door that closes another one opens but sometimes I still doubt it. I don’t want to be a Debbie Downer or Negative Nancy but sometimes it’s not easy to give… Read More

Thankful to be able to share my views…

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I’m very thankful for every public speaking engagement I do. I’ve been blessed as I’ve only been doing these gigs for the past few years and they are already multiplying. I love to be able to share my… Read More

A lovely weekend, the Martime way!

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I spent a great weekend in Halifax where I was presenting and an exhibitor at the Optimyz Live Health Show. Good times! I did a talk about triathlon on Saturday and ChiRunning on Sunday, following the likes of… Read More

What makes you feel hardcore?

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I just came back from a wonderful 10k run in this lovely weather. It was glorious even if most people don’t think running would be enjoyable in near -30 weather in January. It kinda made me feel hardcore. It’s… Read More

New ChiRunning promo video: What do you think?

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Folks, I just received the final version of my new ChiRunning promotional video and I wanted to know what you thought. I’m a bit biased but I like it a lot. Kudos to Lara and Anthony from Do More Video …. Read More

Let’s get excited!

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I’m just in a personal development session on social media with the new firm . This is great, especially with having colleagues in all kinds of places when it comes to social media, coming together to discuss and interact. I… Read More

V-log: New year, new beginnings…

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Folks, It’s been a while but see below for a new video blog entry and some wonderful wishes for 2012! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn57chJG5C0] *** We got some pretty good uptake for the #31in31 Challenge. Check out the FB page I created for the challenge  for all the details,… Read More