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Experience Report: @Peak_Races Bloodroot Ultra

Experience Report: @Peak_Races Bloodroot Ultra

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Short story: Ultras 2, Eric 0. See below for some more details. For those who have been around for a while, you might remember the crazy experience in North Dakota a few years back. Needless to say, I didn’t finish that one. Quite… Read More

It was the day before the Peak Bloodroot Ultra…

It was the day before the Peak Bloodroot Ultra…

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When all thro’ the house: Nothing much. Just my mind being it’s overactive self. I’m about to take off for Vermont with my lovely mother to do the Peak Bloodroot Ultra. I’m doing the 30 mile (about 48k) option,… Read More

Experience report: 2018 MEC Spring Flyer Run

Experience report: 2018 MEC Spring Flyer Run

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Keto for the win! So nice to get out for a 2+ hour run and not worry about nutrition. I think I can honestly say I’m fat adapted now. Another piece of decent expenditure (half marathon) with minimal… Read More

#31in31 is back, with a twist!

#31in31 is back, with a twist!

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Another year, another challenge. If you’re like me, it’s always nice to get a bit of a kick in the butt when we’d rather be hibernating all day. I try to switch it up to keep it fresh… Read More

So what’s your mindset?

So what’s your mindset?

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I was out for a trail run yesterday morning to enjoy the fresh coat of snow. And boy did I ever! That’s one of the best feelings in the world when you feel the snow crunch below your… Read More

So you wanna be a runner?

So you wanna be a runner?

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I get a lot of people that ask me questions about running, especially racing. It’s funny because I barely race anymore. For me these days, it’s all about getting out there and being active. The running I do is to… Read More

#FridayFindings: The latest and greatest from the worlds of fasting and running…

#FridayFindings: The latest and greatest from the worlds of fasting and running…

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Here’s a look at exercise as a weight loss strategy from the New York Times . Do you think you’d be hungrier after sitting around or working out? You might be surprised… *** I love the first-person tales of how running… Read More

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

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

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I’m biased but I always loved running since it got me thinking a lot. And ChiRunning only took that to the next level. It seems I’m not the only one, according to a recent New York Times article . *** The Tour de France… Read More

Call for volunteers: Endurance running study being done in Ottawa in August!

Call for volunteers: Endurance running study being done in Ottawa in August!

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Do you enjoy running? Do you enjoy research or being a guinea pig? Staterra Inc., an Ottawa based Research and Development Company that focuses on fitness supplement and nutritional research. Staterra Inc. is actively recruiting volunteers for our… Read More

Guest blog: ChiRunning for kids with Rob Chambers (@NS_Trail_Runner)

Guest blog: ChiRunning for kids with Rob Chambers (@NS_Trail_Runner)

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Recently, after years of trying to make the timing work, I was able to take a ChiRunning workshop with Eric! I was interested in the course after learning about ChiRunning from a gentleman who I had run a portion… Read More

How you should feel after a big run/race…

How you should feel after a big run/race…

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So I just got back from a nice bike watching some folks run the half and full marathons around this beautiful city. I’ve done both of those races and some cool courses, even if it’s not my jam… Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the running world: Podcast Edition!

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the running world: Podcast Edition!

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If you’re a follower of this blog, you know I’m a big fan of podcasts. Below I’ll send you on your way with three cool running related podcasts for you to enjoy on the weekend. I’ve had the… Read More

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

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

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I wasn’t always a big fan of walking but now I’ve really caught the bug for physical and mental benefits. Check out this infographic (above) with all kinds of cool info and stats. Will you get your 10,000… Read More

#FridayFindings Saturday Edition: Cool stuff from the worlds of fitness and running

#FridayFindings Saturday Edition: Cool stuff from the worlds of fitness and running

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Another busy week but I wouldn’t have any other way. Especially with spring weather almost here! Are you looking to get back in shape but strapped on time? I think most of us are. Well here is a cool look at what science is telling us to do with… Read More

Experience report: Running in water with @LiquidGymOttawa

Experience report: Running in water with @LiquidGymOttawa

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So I got to check out LiquidGym Ottawa recently and I was in for a treat. To be honest, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. All I had ever done really was some water… Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff for 2017 from the worlds of running and nutrition

#FridayFindings: New stuff for 2017 from the worlds of running and nutrition

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It seems running by intuition is best, especially when it comes to speed. Here’s a cool look at it by Outside Magazine . I did freak out a bit recently since I’m currently switching my fitness tracker. But I still run on feel for the… Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff for 2017 from the worlds of fitness and running

#FridayFindings: New stuff for 2017 from the worlds of fitness and running

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Ever heard of Charles Poliquin? He’s a monster in the world of fitness and training. Here he answers 5 more questions from his readers, most notably about disciple and winning meetings. *** Who doesn’t love coffee? More research on how it can help fight… Read More

Running in snowshoes the ChiRunning way!

Running in snowshoes the ChiRunning way!

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Well this title is a bit of an oxymoron since ChiRunning is basically the only way to run in snowshoes. Have you ever tried to heel strike with snowshoes on? I didn’t think so… I remember having a… Read More

#FridayFindings: New and cool stuff from the worlds of science and nutrition

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Welcome back to another edition of #FridayFindings, the first one of 2017! We’ll start off with a new study from Northwestern University about the effects of the rhythm of your breath. It’s pretty powerful, it can help you in… Read More

Running tourism: The best way to see new cities!

Running tourism: The best way to see new cities!

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I’m just back from a great road trip to Philadelphia with some buddies and as always, I got a nice run in along the waterfront. See above for a nice view from our yacht of a nice bridge… Read More

Adventure review: @MEC_Ottawa Half Marathon in Gatineau Park

Adventure review: @MEC_Ottawa Half Marathon in Gatineau Park

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So I got nudged (or conned depends how you look at it) by my buddy Dion (again) to do another low-key MEC event. Let’s just say when my alarm went off on Sunday morning at 6:30 and it… Read More

New local event: Amphibious (SwimRun) Challenge on September 24!

New local event: Amphibious (SwimRun) Challenge on September 24!

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I know most of you love adventure, especially of the outdoors variety. Well old friend and adventure superstar Simon Donato is bringing a new event to the area: the Amphibious Challenge. It’s born out of his desire to help bring the… Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of running and nutrition…

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of running and nutrition…

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Watching the Olympics and our amazing Canadian women? So much inspiration! Speaking of the Olympics, ever go for a long run and unknowlingly qualify for them? Well this guy did! Here’s a look at runner Michalis Kalomiris in Canadian Running Magazine…. Read More

Just finished my part for #WorldLitterRunWeek…

Just finished my part for #WorldLitterRunWeek…

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Warning: I might seem to be on my high horse for this post. And I might be. But at least you’ve been warned! So my good friend Luke MacDonald from Aerobics First put up a notice on Facebook this week about… Read More

Race Review: Mad Trapper Series Night Snowshoe Race

Race Review: Mad Trapper Series Night Snowshoe Race

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So this magical race happened again last weekend and I was actually in town for it so I was happy to take it all in with family and friends. Even my dog-brother Beau took part again! Even if I’m not… Read More