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Posted May 17th, 2011 - 3:25 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hi everyone,

I am looking for some running partners around rosemont-plateau area.

I am trying to train for a half or a full marathon, target: Montreal in september!!!

I am not an amazing runner(10 km in 45 min) but I have a bit of experience in 5-10-15K. I am also a personal trainer so I know a bit about training.

I love Tennis btw if u're interested, I also love beer, it helps the recovery process!!!

I speak french, english and a bit of spanish...I usually run 3-4 times a week but having company for part of that would be amazing! I am also open to any other activities. It would be great to meet Couchsurfers and share stories, drinks and fun

See ya!

Posted May 25th, 2011 - 4:58 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hello Guifred

I plan to restart my regularly running exercise from this June,think it would be easier to restart again if i could find some running partners and to make some running schedules like I did before,but the problem is i live in NDG, a bit far from rosemont.

Let me know if we could work something out,thanks


Posted May 26th, 2011 - 3:56 pm from Vitre, France
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Posted June 2nd, 2011 - 4:25 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
sorry guys for the late reply, I was out of Mtl
It could be great to meet and run together!!!

There is a marathon in Montreal on the 25th of september. I am already registered so I cannot find excuses this year :)
I usually run in any Montreal park so I don't mind the location(Maisonneuve, Lafontaine, Jarry, Mont-Royal,etc.)
I have a few running partners and we try to meet as often as we can. A great thing would be to have a group of people who want to run, that would be very enjoyable for training and social.

I have a very flexible work schedule so let me know when you wanna meet!

Cheers!

Guillaume

Posted June 2nd, 2011 - 1:14 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
great,i am free to run at anyday except saturday night. and those parks sounds great,we could discuss the details later then.i will send u a message to give u my mobilephone number,see u soon

ps,i think i need your guys advice for the running shoes,thanks:)

Posted June 3rd, 2011 - 7:34 pm from Vitre, France
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Posted June 7th, 2011 - 8:59 pm by from Vincennes, France (Permalink)
Hi,

I'm french single traveller (38 y old), and never looses the opportunity to run when i'm abroad to discover cities...
I plan to run friday June 10th and probably monday 13th or/and thueday 14th...during my 5 days trip to Montreal / Quebec...
If anyone interrested to share this moment and help me to discover Montreal by running, it will be a pleasure...

Posted June 14th, 2011 - 8:36 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hey, I'm signing up for the half marathon in Sept. I did it last year (1.34:29) and just did the Ottawa half 2 weeks ago (1.36.43). My major focus over summer is bulking up more at the gym, but I want to do at least one big run (15km or so) each week until I start training more intensively in August. I REALLY want to find others who would be interested in interval training sessions!! Maybe in Parc Lafontaine, or on the stairs on Mt. Royal. I'm not particularly experienced with intervals, but it's a great way to get/keep in shape, burn fat and to build heart/leg strength before a long-distance race. It's just a hard thing to motivate oneself to do solo!! Anyone keen? I live in the lower Plateau and I work nights.

Posted June 15th, 2011 - 9:50 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
There is an awesome running club meeting every tuesday @ 18h30 @ parc Etienne-Desmarteaux.

If you are interested, just go there on any tuesday night. You will find TONS of buddies :)

Posted June 17th, 2011 - 5:08 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Thanks for the info Pascal, I'll try that club.

Let's set-up a meeting for next week. I propose on monday...I am available anytime. We can do some intervals or whaterver, we'll see. We could run anywhere around plateau.

Let me know when and where would be the best and let's meet!




Posted June 20th, 2011 - 2:29 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
i am ok for monday evening,i propose 7h30pm,meet at the snowdon metro station,we could run in west mont region
:)

Posted June 20th, 2011 - 6:26 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
I work Mondays, so count me out this time. This week in general is pretty bad, but as of next week I'll be able to start training. Daytime works best for me, however....

Posted June 20th, 2011 - 5:15 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
I won't be able to make it today but I will go to the running club at Étienne Desmarteaux tomorrow.
If anyone wants to join let me know :)

Posted June 25th, 2011 - 3:09 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hey hi everyone,

I would like to have your opinion about this situation: I'm not, yet, a runner-lover, and actually I ran almost never in my life. But, I was thinking about working on that for the next 2 months and do one of the Marathon distance of this 25th of September. I was thinking about the 10km.. I would be interested to have your opinion about what kind of training a person without any real experience into running should do, and if 10km seems to be a good choice. I know that of course, the answer depend of every person's capacity, but maybe you can still give me some general advice on that subject.. like how should I begin, which distance should I try to do every week, etc.

Thanks in advance!

Posted June 25th, 2011 - 7:43 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
hi runners,
i did 3 half-marathons but ... last one was in 2008!
anyway im riding my bike at the moment to go to work, but i would love to go running with you guys, anytime after 6pm is ok for me in the week and daytime in the weekend, i mean if someone decide a schedule i'll join if i can. It's been a while so I'll go for a 45min relax session to get back on track, or less/more depending on the level of the others, i can give advices as well, i was part of small running club in france
so yeah 45min session + 20min stretching after that. stretch is very important to progress, it is the most painful i admit ;) but it is also the good time to chat and release the pressure.
tell me when you are planning going out (not available next thuesday)
yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

Posted June 27th, 2011 - 2:45 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hi Isabelle!

If you were not doing any regular sports before, going straight for the 10km in 8 weeks may be a bit too ambitious. Maybe you should consider the 5k first. But it all depends of your current physical shape.

The main common mistake with people that start running, is that they are running... too fast. And they cannot keep the pace, and then they need to stop & walk.

So as some basic rules for your training:
- Warmup well before going;
- Don't go too fast! If you are feeling too exhausted, DO NOT STOP. Learn to slow down. This is really important. You must learn what is a pace you can sustain, and also get this idea out of your head that walking is an option. And by not stopping, but slowing down, you are doing the most important part of the training, which is training your body to recuperate even while running (at slower pace). This is the key to get to longer distance.
- Make a running schedule, and stick to it. Don't ask yourself; do I feel like running? No. You planned to go running monday night, just do it. My best run were often when I wasn't really feeling like running at first. I would recommend starting with 3 sessions/week. Try to leave a day off inbetween each session, adn do not forget to stretch after each race.
- You running schedule should be based on training time; not speed & distance. So depending of your shape, let's say you start with 20 minutes sessions. It does not matter the distance you do, Do the 20 minutes non stop. And then increase each week. For a 10k, you should aim to be able to do about an hour running non-stop. For a 5k, aim for 30 minutes. Speed will come by itself with time.

Hope it helps!
Pascal

Posted June 27th, 2011 - 2:47 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
I will be at Eteinne Desmarteaux tuesday @ 18h30, with the running club "Les Vainqueurs". You can jump in for free. Just show up :)

Posted June 27th, 2011 - 5:26 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hi Isabelle,

Pascal is right, you could try the 10K but aiming for the 5K would be a safer choice.

I recommend you start running around 15-20 minutes non-stop if you are able to, nevermind the pace and distance.
The normal progression would be to add 5 minutes per week until you get to 30 minutes for the 5K and about 55-60 minutes for the 10K.

After, you can try running a bit faster. Keep track of your times and distances if you can, it can give you a good idea of your progression.

The warm-up before training is very important!

Take days off if you feel pain, listen to your body.

Pascal covered the rest I guess :)

Guillaume

Posted June 28th, 2011 - 1:12 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
hi Pascal, ill join tonight :) 18h30 on the track ? what is the program tonight, i mean what are you planning to run? ill wear a white t-shirt with a blue cheetah in the back
see you!!
nils

Posted June 28th, 2011 - 2:05 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
hi Pascal, ill join tonight :) 18h30 on the track ? what is the program tonight, i mean what are you planning to run? ill wear a white t-shirt with a blue cheetah in the back
see you!!
nils

Posted June 28th, 2011 - 4:25 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hi there,

Thanks a lot Nils, Pascal and Guillaume for your great advice. And by "warming up" before, do you mean stretching?

Maybe you're right that 5km to begin would be good enough. I will start by training myself during those 8 weeks, and see how far I can go.. then decide which of 5 or 10 I'll try.

Is there any group of people running near Mont-royal or Lafontaine?

Posted June 28th, 2011 - 6:55 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
@Isa Your welcome. I do a 10k @ lunch time on Mont-royal, and sometimes I also go to Parc Lafontaine. I usually run only on thursday noon, but I want to chance my schedule & I plan to do it 3 times a week starting next week (monday/wednesday/friday).

@Nils: Cool! Well, this is a running club, so you will see that everything is organized, and there is a coach. Depending of your speed, you will be placed in a sub group. At what speed you're running a 10k? i'll keep an eye for a guy with a blue cheetah.

Posted June 28th, 2011 - 8:25 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
@Pascal: last one and best time on 21k was about 1h28, and last year i did the spartan race, finish 12th. but its been a while! see you there

Posted June 29th, 2011 - 6:20 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hey guys!

Did not see u leave.

So how did u enjoy the club? The track - it's a brand new one! :)

Posted June 29th, 2011 - 8:41 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
It was great!
I'll go next week for sure!

Posted June 30th, 2011 - 4:47 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
yeah it was great Pascal, thanx for the invitation, me and guillaume certainly join next week. actually we were stretching near the sink and we havent seen you leave as well!
ill post if i go running inbetween
cheers

Posted July 5th, 2011 - 7:24 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
sorry guys i wont be able to make it today, i have a farewell party, see you next week!

Posted July 5th, 2011 - 8:05 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
sorry guys i wont be able to make it today, i have a farewell party, see you next week!

Posted July 6th, 2011 - 4:19 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hi there!

I've started running about 1 year ago and now good jog is a part of my daily routine )), but I feel like it could be much interesting and challenging to have running buddies than doing it just on my own, also I would be very interested in interval sessions. I usually run at Lafontaine and on Mont Royal 6 times a week, around 8 - 10 km. So let's run together!

Posted July 6th, 2011 - 5:15 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
I'm running 10-11k on Mont-Royal every monday & thursday noon. I start at noon corner St-Viateur & St-Laurent.

Maybe you can join in?

Posted July 7th, 2011 - 3:29 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Unfortunately I can jog only after 5 p.m., how about weekend?

Posted July 7th, 2011 - 8:37 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hi Tania,

I usually run in the evening as well. On weekends I am less reliable as I tend to escape from the great island!

Let me know when you go and I could join you ;)

Guillaume

Posted July 7th, 2011 - 9:46 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hi Guillaume,

I'm going to run today today, we can meet on Parc at Duluth at 7 pm,
just let me know if it's okay,

Thanks,
Tanya

Posted July 8th, 2011 - 12:49 pm from Vitre, France
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Posted July 8th, 2011 - 2:47 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hey guys!

What about a nice run tomorrow? Maisonneuve? I would like to do an half-marathon around the parc.

We could just settle in the parc & hang there too.

Posted July 8th, 2011 - 3:49 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hey Tania, I saw your message too late :)
We'll find another moment, tomorrow perhaps?

Pascal, I'm up to go to run tomorrow.
I'm pretty sure that you run faster than I do, my Half-marathon time would be around 1h45-55min

im not available all day though, depends at what time.

see ya!

Posted July 12th, 2011 - 7:41 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hey Pascal, I'm free for a run on Thursday at noon if that is still your plan. Will be my first run in 6 weeks!! Been busy all summer since the Ottawa Half, but have to get back in training mode for Montreal in September. Let me know if you're running that day and to anyone else, feel free to join us!

Posted July 20th, 2011 - 1:00 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Anyone still running? or did I miss out?

Posted July 20th, 2011 - 3:06 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
I'm going to run tomorrow at 7.30 p.m. on Mont Royal!

Posted July 20th, 2011 - 3:54 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
I work nights, so daytimes are better. Off Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, day and night though. Good luck out there in the heat!

Posted July 20th, 2011 - 4:09 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
On weekends I usually run around 5 p.m., just let me know if you wanna join me in advance,

Posted July 21st, 2011 - 6:07 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Sry, I did not see your reply in time!

I went today - damn it was hot! :p Next week -> on vacation!

Posted August 8th, 2011 - 7:52 pm from Vitre, France
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Posted August 11th, 2011 - 3:08 am by from Aarhus, Denmark (Permalink)
@charles, sry im to late for your post but, do you go tomorrow too?

Im for a few days in the city and i dont know where i could go, is there somebody who would like to join me for a run?

Posted August 19th, 2011 - 2:25 pm by from Tehran, Iran (Permalink)
Hey. how's your schedule for running. I just join the group today !!

Posted August 21st, 2011 - 8:28 am by from Tehran, Iran (Permalink)
Hey. how's your schedule for running. I just join the group today !!

Posted August 23rd, 2011 - 2:32 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Finding runners is easy!

You can join this FB group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/24230570601/

Or go to parc Etienne Desmarteaux every tuesday night - 18h30.

Cheers!
Pascal

Posted March 21st, 2012 - 6:35 pm from Montreal, Canada
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