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by RyanGrant
Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: 'Born to Run' Author in Ottawa this Saturday!
Replies: 0
Views: 2358

'Born to Run' Author in Ottawa this Saturday!

Very excited for our SoleFit Speaker Series event this Saturday in support of impossible2Possible (all profits go to i2P)! In my field of work, Christopher McDougall's Born to Run was such an influential book (and a New York Times bestseller) and was a real game changer in the world of running biome...
by RyanGrant
Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Chris McDougall coming to Ottawa!
Replies: 2
Views: 2320

Re: Chris McDougall coming to Ottawa!

Thanks Jes - look forward to seeing you there!
by RyanGrant
Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Chris McDougall coming to Ottawa!
Replies: 2
Views: 2320

Chris McDougall coming to Ottawa!

Hey everyone - hope you all are gearing up for a great fall running season! SoleFit is exited to announce our fifth edition of the SoleFit Speakers Series: Born to Thrive in support of Impossible 2 Possible! This year we are joined by New York Times best-selling author of Born to Run , Christopher M...
by RyanGrant
Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Running Without Boundaries: Redefining Our Limits
Replies: 4
Views: 1326

Running Without Boundaries: Redefining Our Limits

Hello Runningmania nation! Just wanted to let everyone know about a speaking event we're having next month! SoleFit is very excited to announce our fourth instalment of our Running Without Boundaries speakers series entitled 'Redefining Our Limits' which will be taking place on October 4th at Centre...
by RyanGrant
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Third Annual Solefit Symposium (Ottawa)
Replies: 9
Views: 1869

Re: Third Annual Solefit Symposium (Ottawa)

Thanks so much for that suggestion Sylvie! Here's the FB link to our event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/509986219075573/

We'll be putting regular updates and video clips on our SoleFit Facebook page as well!

Ryan
by RyanGrant
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Third Annual Solefit Symposium (Ottawa)
Replies: 9
Views: 1869

Re: Third Annual Solefit Symposium (Ottawa)

Hey Nick - good to see you today and thanks so much for posting this! Andy, sorry to hear you can't make it. It's so hard to find a weekend that time of year that there's nothing else going on! We'll make sure we get a thorough summary up here afterwards to fill you in on what you missed. Thanks so ...
by RyanGrant
Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Solefit Orthotics Running Seminar - Ottawa - June 16
Replies: 23
Views: 2038

Re: Solefit Orthotics Running Seminar - Ottawa - June 16

Nick wrote:Registered...missed the first one.


Thanks Nick - see you on the 16th!

Ryan
by RyanGrant
Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Gait analysis
Replies: 12
Views: 3207

Re: Gait analysis

Don't want to take over the thread here guys but just thought I'd throw in my two cents.  As much as I'd agree that our bodies are very good at telling us when we need to do things, I don't think that we're always the best at listening!  The difficulty with picking shoes entirely based on comfort an...
by RyanGrant
Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Natural Running Mechanics Q & A
Replies: 101
Views: 9072

Re: Natural Running Mechanics Q & A

The Minimalist Running Debate: The Ultimate Revelation Heel striking. Midfoot striking. Forefoot striking. Low heel-to-toe drop in running shoes. These are all irrelevant. Why? This revelatory video blows the entire debate out of the water. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0F081lsXlY&feature=pl...
by RyanGrant
Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Natural Running Mechanics Q & A
Replies: 101
Views: 9072

Re: Natural Running Mechanics Q & A

This is an article that we found did a good job of summarizing some of the current thoughts with regards to barefoot running. http://www.sportsscientists.com/2011/06/barefoot-running-shoes-and-born-to-run.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Certainly wouldn't want to be barefoot runn...
by RyanGrant
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Natural Running Mechanics Q & A
Replies: 101
Views: 9072

Re: Natural Running Mechanics Q & A

Hey Canalrunner - that's a really good article and I hadn't seen that one! The interesting (and potentially quite confusing) thing about all this is that there's not a lot of definitive right and wrong. We do see lots of injured heel and midfoot strikers and a lot of really fast heel and midfoot str...
by RyanGrant
Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Natural Running Mechanics Q & A
Replies: 101
Views: 9072

Re: Natural Running Mechanics Q & A

Hey Nick! Although we would certainly agree that minimalist shoes and technique change is not for everyone, there are quite a few stories coming out about those with arthritis and other issues (that we'd typically assume wouldn't adapt well to more of a midfoot strike) that have made very successful...
by RyanGrant
Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Natural Running Mechanics Q & A
Replies: 101
Views: 9072

Re: Natural Running Mechanics Q & A

Great question Canalrunner! Although I'm speaking more from experience and 'what I see' on this one, I would certainly agree that most elite marathon runners are running with racing flats opposed to the new breed of minimalist shoes. I do think however that most of them are wearing racing flats more...
by RyanGrant
Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Natural Running Mechanics Q & A
Replies: 101
Views: 9072

Re: Natural Running Mechanics Q & A

Great questions David! I'll take the first question and I'll leave the second one to Neil or Dana. We definitely are fans of the 'ain't broke, don't fix it rule'! I think all three of us would have a hard time telling a runner who's completely injury free that they need to change. That being said, w...
by RyanGrant
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Natural Running Mechanics Q & A
Replies: 101
Views: 9072

Re: Natural Running Mechanics Q & A

Dana is waiting for her password so I'll post it for her: I have been involved in team sports for as long as I can remember, with competitive ice hockey being my main sport from the age of 10. Throughout high school I played basketball, soccer, track and field, rugby, and field lacrosse, and had tri...
by RyanGrant
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Natural Running Mechanics Q & A
Replies: 101
Views: 9072

Natural Running Mechanics Q & A

 Hello runners!  As some of you know, we (SoleFit Orthotics) presented a Natural Running Mechanics seminar last weekend where the goal was to present pros and cons of technique change.  With all of the books, magazine articles, online information etc that is currently available on the subject of tec...
by RyanGrant
Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Natural Running Mechanics Seminar in Ottawa
Replies: 51
Views: 2227

Re: Natural Running Mechanics Seminar in Ottawa

Great guys! I just emailed with Nick and I'll post a thread in the next couple of days and will use the 'what are minimalist shoes' as the first question! We should be able to get a good discussion going with this!

Ryan
by RyanGrant
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Natural Running Mechanics Seminar in Ottawa
Replies: 51
Views: 2227

Re: Natural Running Mechanics Seminar in Ottawa

Hey Guys - apologies for taking so long to chime in on this but it's been a busy last week or so! First of all, thanks so much to all those that came out on Saturday and/or helped spread the word about the seminar. In the end, we were able to give Ray a cheque for $3200 for i2P (for those who don't ...
by RyanGrant
Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Natural Running Mechanics Seminar in Ottawa
Replies: 51
Views: 2227

Re: Natural Running Mechanics Seminar in Ottawa

Ha ha ha...yes, I really should learn to read the smiley faces! I was on a flight back from Europe when I read that so I'll use the jet lag as an excuse for not picking up the joke!!!

Marg, so glad to hear that running is going well! I will certainly let you know if we plan another seminar!
by RyanGrant
Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Natural Running Mechanics Seminar in Ottawa
Replies: 51
Views: 2227

Re: Natural Running Mechanics Seminar in Ottawa

Thanks Andy - I've heard nothing but great things about the Runningmania group! Donna, if we do ever present in any other cities, we'll be sure to put Winnepeg at the top of the list! If you do have any questions in the mean time, don't hesitate to email me! Kimberly and David - you guys are awesome...
by RyanGrant
Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Natural Running Mechanics Seminar in Ottawa
Replies: 51
Views: 2227

Natural Running Mechanics Seminar in Ottawa

Hello Runners!  Some of you may of heard but we (SoleFit Orthotics) are putting on a 'Natural Running Mechanics' seminar on October 29th at the Ottawa Convention Centre.  With all of the questions we've been getting lately on barefoot running and technique change, we wanted to have an afternoon to p...

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