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5 Lessons from our recent @Raid_Gaspesie

5 Lessons from our recent @Raid_Gaspesie

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Here are some tidbits of info and wisdom I thought about during our recent adventure at the Raid de Gaspesie. Full-disclosure, we had a lot of time to think out there as it took us more than 36… Read More

Next Challenge: Raid de la Gaspésie!

Next Challenge: Raid de la Gaspésie!

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So next week at this time I will be almost halfway through my next challenge, the 4-day stage race known as the Raid de la Gaspésie. This will be my first attempt at the adventure racing after my… Read More

Guest blog: @Velofix_Ottawa with Adam Kourakis

Guest blog: @Velofix_Ottawa with Adam Kourakis

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My name is Adam Kourakis, and I’m a cyclist. I’ve spent years building up my skills and knowledge bank to become a well-rounded cyclist. I’ve ridden from Ottawa to PEI, I’m an Ironman, I coach triathlon, I’m a certified… 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

What you could learn about yourself being on a diet!

What you could learn about yourself being on a diet!

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So I have a big race coming up next month, a multi-day kind of thing. It should be fun but it will be much more funner if I’m a tad lighter. So I’m trying to drop some weight… Read More

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

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Getting tired of the heat yet? Some days I do have to wait until it gets darker to go for a run if I don’t want to suffer as much. See below for some cool stuff, mostly from… Read More

Don’t diss walking!

Don’t diss walking!

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I did for a long while. Why would you walk when you could run was my way of thinking! Well as you get older your opinions change, trust me. These days I’m finding walking is great as it… Read More

Hey runners in #Ottawa, #Windsor, #Halifax and the world, I’m coming for you!

Hey runners in #Ottawa, #Windsor, #Halifax and the world, I’m coming for you!

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‘Tis the season so it means running in a lot of people’s books. And it also means my workshops are getting planed for the summer and fall. See below for a few more details. Ottawa – Sun July 26… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of running and golf!

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of running and golf!

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I’ve been surprised but I caught a bit of Pan Am Games fever. It also helps when Canadian athletes are killing it as well. Local superstar (and former University of Windsor Lancer) Melissa Bishop got a gold in… Read More

A burger for breakfast? What?

A burger for breakfast? What?

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I felt a little weird ordering a burger for breakfast, I won’t lie. Not the usual fare for sure. Once you get past the initial shock it’s not bad. I eat breakfast foods at night and vice versa…. Read More

Shutting down: My @TankActionSpa Float Experience

Shutting down: My @TankActionSpa Float Experience

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Have you ever heard of the Dead Sea? Or the Nordik Spa’s Källa treatment? I have and I read up a lot on the benefits of Epsom salts so with an incredible deal I found online I decided… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of running and golf!

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of running and golf!

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Summer is upon us and it’s all about having a beach body, right? Not so much… Here’s a good core workout from Competitor.com that might not give you a six pack but it might just make you a better runner…  … Read More

Race report: Syracuse 70.3

Race report: Syracuse 70.3

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Well it was an experience! Aren’t they all?!? I signed up for this Half Ironman around Christmas in hopes that it would motivate me to train in the new year. Oh how life sometimes has other plans… Needless… Read More

Race report: Lunenburg’s Muffin Run

Race report: Lunenburg’s Muffin Run

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Yes you run/race and yes you get muffins. How cool is that? This turned out to be one of the highlights of my latest trip to the Halifax area. It also included an awesome comedy show, some great… Read More

Two words you should be thinking about when running: Tall & Fall!

Two words you should be thinking about when running: Tall & Fall!

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Since I’m a running coach with an emphasis on form I always get questions about proper running form. I could get all geeky on you but today I’m simply gonna mention two words: Tall & Fall. That’s what you… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of nutrition and fitness!

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of nutrition and fitness!

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Here is another edition of the #FridayFindings. Some more cool stuff this week. Let’s start with some exercises most runners need to do since it’s a weakness for most of us. Here are the best exercises for stronger hamstrings according to the Huffington Post Canada…. Read More

Why is exercise is good for you but bad for weight loss, with help from @YoniFreedhoff…

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I’ve blogged before about how if you’re running for weight loss, you’re fighting a losing battle . I took some heat for that but I can tell you from personal experience it doesn’t really work. There’s also a lot of evidence and science… Read More

So what is @ChiRunning all about? Being aware of what you’re actually doing when you run…

So what is @ChiRunning all about? Being aware of what you’re actually doing when you run…

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I always get asked what ChiRunning is all about. I usually answer about bringing the principles of Tai Chi and combining it with the proper running biomechanics. And yet I still get puzzled looks. Oh well! To me… Read More

Motion creates emotions…

Motion creates emotions…

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This saying has been a saving grace for a while for me. And it also comes from one of my favourite movies, 2000’s Boiler Room. We all have mornings (or days) where we’re not in the mood. It’s… Read More

How yoga helped my golf game!

How yoga helped my golf game!

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It shouldn’t be a big surprise to you that I’m a big fan of yoga . And it’s obviously helped me connect with my body and helped me as a runner. Now I’m here to sing its praises for golf folks! A… Read More

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

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

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And it’s Friday again. and time for another edition of #FridayFindings, the freshest and latest from science and fitness: First, how do you sleep? I love how much research is coming out on that very subject… Here’s a great… Read More

Knowledge is power. But not always easy…

Knowledge is power. But not always easy…

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I learn a lot by doing. And watching. And thinking. And feeling. We all learn slightly different as I’ve learned over the years. All my experience teaching has changed the way I teach and the way I learn…. Read More

Finding balance in my life, aka hanging out with my niece…

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It’s funny how priorities change… A few years back during my Ironman days I would rarely skip a workout. Now it happens from time to time, probably more than I would like to admit. A lot has to… 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