Category Archives: Running

How do you measure up?

“What gets measured gets done.” –Peter F. Drucker, management icon This is true. I can tell you from experience. From following a training plan for a race to a “diet”, measuring tangibles tracks your progress. I’ve gotten back to weighing … Continue reading

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Can #ChiRunning be useful for short distances like a 5k?

I taught Intro to ChiRunning workshops on both days this past weekend. Not only did we get unreal weather, I also had the pleasure of teaching two wonderful groups. One of the participants on Saturday emailed on Sunday with this … Continue reading

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What is a #TweetUp?

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 is my … Continue reading

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Is science flawed?

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 midfoot striking … Continue reading

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What is #minimalist running?

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 you take … Continue reading

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What kind of training do you do?

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 summer racing … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 I used … Continue reading

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#ChiRunning101: Race strategy

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 camera movement, … Continue reading

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Racing tips from a #Lululemon #Running Alumni Ambassador

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 relevant. This … Continue reading

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