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Re: Race Report - Marathon de Magog by Alan
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xx Volunteers needed - Oka race | 29 Oct 14
10:30:49 by dbern | Views: 52 | Comments: 0

WIAIH a besoin de VOUS!

xx Aukland Marathon - Sunday November 22nd | 28 Oct 14
22:15:40 by pete | Views: 54 | Comments: 3

Good luck to Don who is runnin...

xx New York City Marathon - Sunday November 2nd | 28 Oct 14
22:12:14 by pete | Views: 67 | Comments: 5

Good luck to everyone running ...

xx Vancouver Rock&Roll Half Marathon - October 26th | 26 Oct 14
10:12:58 by pete | Views: 34 | Comments: 0

Heard through the grapevine th...

Phoenix Runners - Montreal

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Who are we?
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Our members range from students in their early 20’s to retirees. Some have run 30 marathons; some are working on their first marathon; some are fast and some are not so…all are there for the pure enjoyment of running with a group and having fun…on every run!

Where are we located?
Our training locations vary by season but all are in the West Island area of Montreal:
Monday - Pavillon Vincent-Lecavalier - parc Eugène-Dostie (488, montée de l'Église, L'Île-Bizard); 19h00
Wednesday - Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School/George Springate Sports Center (13800 Pierrefonds Blvd.); 19h00
Saturday – Pavillon Vincent-Lecavalier - parc Eugène-Dostie (488, montée de l'Église, L'Île-Bizard) ;7:30 AM From May to September - 8:30 AM From October to April

Give us a try
If you are looking for a fun group to run with you have found the right place.

Come out to one of our runs and see what Phoenix is all about. Click HERE for a membership form.
Check this thread for our maps.

xx Volunteers needed - Oka race | 29 Oct 14
10:30:49 by dbern
Views: 52 | Comments: 0

WIAIH a besoin de VOUS!
Nous avons besoin de toute urgence, des bénévoles pour nous donner un coup de main dans la préparation pour une des plus grandes levées de fonds de WIAIH, la course nationale d'Oka!
Nous recherchons des bénévoles pour nous aider avant et après la course.  Si vous pouvez nous aider ou si vous connaissez quelqu'un qui pourra nous donner un coup de main nous en serons très reconnaissants.
- Vendredi le 31 octobre pour distribuer les trousses de course au Running Room à Boisbriand dans votre temps libre entre 10h00 et 15h00.
- Dimanche le 2 novembre de 15h30 à 17h30 pour décharger le camion à l'entrepôt du Running Room (coin Hymus et boul. Des Sources)
Espérant que vous pouvez vous joindre à nous, j'attends de vos nouvelles.

WIAIH Needs Your HELP!

We are urgently looking for volunteers to lend us a hand in prepartaion for one of WIAIH's largest fundrasiers, the Oka National Park Race.
We are looking for volunteers prior to the event as well as after the event. Please see our needs below. If you or someone you know can be of help we would greatly appreciate it!
-Handing out Race kits at the Boisbriand Running Room Store on October 31st anytime you can spare between 10am-3pm
-Unloading the vans Sunday November 2 at the Running Room storage (corner of Hymus and Sources Blvd) from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Best Regards

Franca Kesic
514-694-7090 x214

xx Aukland Marathon - Sunday November 22nd | 28 Oct 14
22:15:40 by pete
Views: 54 | Comments: 3

Good luck to Don who is running the Aulkland Marathon in New Zealand on sunday....

xx New York City Marathon - Sunday November 2nd | 28 Oct 14
22:12:14 by pete
Views: 67 | Comments: 5

Good luck to everyone running the New York City marathon this coming sunday!

Leaving for the big Apple at the end of the week are:

Susan Crawford
Marilyn Jarka-Munro
Joyce Bridgman
Lynda Duguay
Nancy Duguay
Louis Donato
and yours truly

This will be my first time running the NYC marathon, I'm very excited!

They are expecting a record number of runners numbering in the 50,000s, man that's a lot of runners….

xx Race Report - Marathon de Magog | 27 Oct 14
20:20:06 by Christopher
Views: 53 | Comments: 3

First of all, I have another level of respect for all you veteran marathoners and trail racers from this experience.  I learned that running 42.2k is NOT like running 30, or 32,.... or 35k  (OK you can stop laughing now... I know you know this!).  Throw in a long hill every 500m or 1k....and I had legs of wood after 32... Holy crap!

My time stunk (4:14:49)- way slower than expected.  On the bright side, I finished the race strong, no body parts hurt, and no major soreness the day after.  Im keen to start running again tomorrow morning.

Trip to Magog

The whole family made the trip to Magog with me, which made it a fun outing to a ski resort town.  Magog has a good-sized downtown for a small town in the middle of nowhere  Smiley

Pace watch problem!

Arriving at our hotel, I discovered that I had forgotten the footpod that measures speed with my Polar watch.   I keep it on my shoes all the time except - it was on the pair that I left at home.  I took my 'good' shoes with me for the race.  What a pain in the butt.

So I downloaded an app which measures pace using the GPS on my phone but it didnt work very well in the pre-race tests, so I ditched it.  OK, back to using my stopwatch along with the km markers on the course.  The advantage, I found, was that I ran according how I felt.  That helped me to control my pace for the first 25k.  The disadvantage is that I'm used to checking my min/km pace often, which helps me to stay on pace.

Race Day

This was a loop of 21k that we did twice.  Most of it was uphill with a few level sections, and some killer downhills to pound your toenails into your shoes.   

The first half went well.... paced myself to a 1:58 split, so I thought I was managing the race well and could go faster in the 2nd half.  Well, that plan was shot out the window as soon as I hit the 30k mark.  Tired legs set in.  Each hill was taller than the one before (it seemed) and I had to walk a minute or two on most hills to conserve strength for the next level part. 

From 32k on, I set small goals... Just 5k more.... then 2k, then 2 more....  Is that 42 yet?  Luckily the last 1k was downhill.

To sum it up, it was an educational experience and a feeling of accomplishment to finish a tough race.  The race organizers and volunteers did a great job.  The check-in was smooth and there were water stations every 2k. 

What would I do differently next time?

1) Choose a flatter course!
2) Spend at least 6 weeks doing 75k- 80k weekly.  More base = less fatigue, no?
3) Run more marathons...

xx Tour du Mont Royal Brébeuf - RACE RESULTS | 27 Oct 14
09:58:27 by pete
Views: 51 | Comments: 2

Congratulations to Lucy and her bunny Guil at the TMRB this weekend!

Lucy decided to add a bit of difficulty to her 16k race…

"2k before the end I tripped on a root and smashed my knee on a rock, managed to limp over the finish line but my time was crap"

Stick to the road at this time of year Lucy, it's much safer, that's what I do... Grin Grin Grin

Ice that knee and see you in a couple of weeks!

(257 / 101 / 31)   425   2014 - Tour du Mont-Royal Brebeuf (16km)   2014-10-26   Emery Lucy           42   F    1:56:50.0   7:18
(258 / 157 / 58)   426   2014 - Tour du Mont-Royal Brebeuf (16km)   2014-10-26   Bailly Guillaume   34   M   1:56:50.9   7:18


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