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Weekly Running Post–Jan. 28, 2016

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Weekly Running Podcast – January 28, 2016 <8 mins – 14.9MB>
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Since there are only a few races to talk about this weekend, I spend the majority of the podcast talking about my training and the importance of not trying to catch up on missed runs when you need some extra recovery. Runners like to think they’re invincible and that the an injury is a insignificant glitch that can easily be shaken off. However, sometimes it’s not and you need to take care of your body before you run it into the ground.

This Week’s Race Schedule

Date

Location

Race Name

Distances

Jan. 31

Ottawa, ON

MEC Ottawa Below Zero

5km, 10km

Jan. 31

Albany, NY

Winter Series #5

6.4km, 16km, 32km

Weekly Running Post–Dec. 31, 2015

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Weekly Running Podcast – December 31, 2015 <12 mins – 21.2MB>
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Not much to talk about on the podcast as while there are a handful of races in the area, they all take place in part with New Year celebrations. I spent quite a bit of time on the podcast talking about a few really good articles from the latest issue of the Running Times. Also, here’s a link to the Running Room promotion I mentioned on the podcast.

Weekly Running Post–December 29, 2014

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Weekly Running Podcast – December 29, 2014 <11 mins – 10.6MB>
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Not much to talk about when it comes to running other than the upcoming season. There are a bunch of “Resolution Runs” put on by the Running Room as well as some other New Year’s-themed races in and around the area. I also say some things about winter training that might be helpful to some.

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La Valse des coureurs (Race Course Review)

Running Course Review
La Valse des coureurs (Circuit Endurance)
2014
Laval, Quebec
5km

La Valse des coureurs is the only Laval race on the Circuit Endurance’s schedule. It’s not the prettiest course on the calendar nor is it the most prestigious. However, it is still really well done. It does feel a bit low key but you still get the competitive nature and support that you would expect from a race on Montreal’s major running circuit. There are some problems with the course but it is still fun to run through.

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Weekly Running Post–August 22, 2014

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Weekly Running Podcast – August 22, 2014 <28.5 mins – 26.1MB>
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Another longer than usual running podcast. There’s a major race in my neck of the woods this weekend. The Quebec City Marathon is this Sunday and I go over my experience with the race from last year. I also get into a preview of La Valse des Coureurs; a race that I’m planning on running on Sunday. It’ll be my first race since May. Additionally on the podcast, I talk about some of the great running gear sales that are taking place this weekend. There are some really great deals out there. Download the podcast by clicking the link up top and continue reading the rest of the post to check out the entire race schedule for the Quebec-Toronto corridor as well as upstate New York and Vermont.

Unfortunately, the podcast did not go up on time again. I had to reformat my laptop and it took a bit of time to get it back up and running. I recorded the podcast last night but was too tired to finish editing it so I had the plan to work on it early this morning. When I started working on it, the editor crashed and I thought I had lost all the work. Luckily, nothing was lost and I was able to finish editing it. I did notice some sound issues which I will hopefully have fixed in time for tomorrow’s Movie Podcast.

Also, here’s the link to my friend Travis Knight’s Indiegogo campaign that I mentioned on the podcast.

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Weekly Running Post–August 16, 2014

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Weekly Running Podcast – August 16, 2014 <21 mins – 19.6MB>
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A bit longer running podcast than normal. I go quite a bit into the benefits of pacing properly and doing smaller races (5K and 10K) to prepare oneself mentally for larger races (half and full marathons). I also go over the races for this weekend. For the full list and links to the registration pages for each race, continue reading past the break.

I apologize tor the podcast not going up in time. I don’t know if it’s due to overtraining or the amount of writing I’ve been doing this past week (or both) but I was completely exhausted the last couple of days. Therefore a couple of races may have actually happened by the time this post goes up. I will make sure the podcast goes up on Wednesday like normal next week. Also, for those waiting for it, the Movie Newsletter will be up tomorrow evening. The Video Game Podcast will be up later tonight.

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Weekly Running Post–August 6, 2014

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Weekly Running Podcast – August 6, 2014 <13 mins – 11.6MB>
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On today’s podcast, I start talking quite a bit about the benefits of cross-training because of an article from iRun Magazine about the benefit of upper-body training. I also give my personal insight on two of the biggest races this weekend in Quebec: the Mont-Tremblant Half Marathon and the Endruance 5K. Keep reading for the entire list of races in the Quebec City-Toronto corridor this weekend.

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Weekly Running Podcast–August 1, 2014

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Weekly Running Podcast – August 1, 2014 <12 mins – 11.8MB>
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The website returns with a Weekly Running Podcast. Not much to talk about as there’s only five races this weekend between within reasonable driving distance of Montreal. The major one this weekend is Circuit Endurance’s race in Ste. Anne de Bellevue. It’s one of my races to run and makes for a great day in a beautiful part of Montreal. I highly suggest you try this race out this weekend (as long as it doesn’t rain). Also on the podcast are some of my plans for the future of the podcast as well as a few details about some specials some retailers who sell running gear are offering.

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Weekly Running Post–January 4, 2013

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Weekly Running Podcast – January 2, 2014 <8 mins – 7.5MB>
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The website awakens from it’s slumber and starting things off from hibernation is the Weekly Running Podcast. I offer up details about registration for the Ottawa Marathon and the Circuit Endurance as well as a few races coming up over the next two weeks (because there are a few people who think running in arctic temperatures is a grand idea).

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This and Next Weekend’s Racing Schedule

Date

Location

Name of Race

Distances

Weather
Forecast

Jan. 5 Kingston, ON KRRA – Resolution Run 8km 00C  Snow(~15cm)
Jan. 12 Ottawa, ON Richmond Road Races 5km, 10km -40C  Sunny

Weekly Running Post–August 3, 2012

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Weekly Running Podcast – August 3, 2012 <12 mins – 10.8MB>
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Sorry for the late update but this will be the first of three podcasts being uploaded onto the site tonight. There is plenty of races available to those in and around the Montreal region this weekend. Hopefully Mother Nature plays nice as it’s looking to be very hot and there’s also a forecast of thundershowers throughout the Montreal-Ottawa corridor for Sunday. The big race of the weekend is the 20km race in Ste. Anne de Bellevue on Sunday that’s part of the Endurance Greater Montreal Running Circuit. This is the racing series that I’m normally a part of and it is one of the most beautiful races you’ll find on the island of Montreal. Even if you’re not a major long-distance runner, there are 5km and 10km distances available. If you only run a few races this year and you’re nearby, you really need to check this one out.

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This Weekend’s Racing Schedule

Date

Location

Name of Race

Distances

Aug. 4 MIrabel, QC Relayons-nous pour la vie 7km relay, 21km
Aug. 4 Sherbrooke, QC Salomon Door2Trail 5km, 10km
Aug. 4 Ottawa, ON National Capital 10K & 5K Runs 5km, 10km
Aug. 4 Orleans (Ottawa), ON Orleans Shoe Shuffle 3km, 5km
Aug. 4 Fairfax, VT (40km north of Burlington) Fairfax Egg Run 5km, 10km
Aug. 4 Brasher Falls, NY
(40km south of Cornwall, ON
5th Annual Tri-Town Summer Festival 5K 5km
Aug. 4 Waddington, NY (50km west of Cornwall, ON) Waddington Homecoming Annual 5K River Run 5km
Aug. 4 Antwerp, NY (100km east of Kingston, ON) Operation Restore Antwerp Redneck Run/Walk 5km, 10km
Aug. 5 Sainte.-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC Défi Boréal Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue 1km, 2km, 5km, 10km, 20km
Aug. 7 Trois-Rivières, QC Courses au crépuscule – 5 1km, 3km, 5km
Aug. 10 Schenectady, NY Schenectady ARC 5K Challenge 5km