This podcast allows runners to connect and envision what they could become. Everyone starts somewhere but it’s how you move forward that determines which path you’ll take. For some, running is just exercise, however we believe it is much more than that: it’s mental, physical and in some cases even spiritual. Our guests are inspiring in terms of their accomplishments but they put one foot in front of the other just like everyone else.
On this episode of Le Run Down, I'm excited to share a conversation with Ultra Triathlon couple, Katherine and Kevin Becker. Their journey in fitness began a little later than most, but it’s been incredibly eventful.
They started with team sprint triathlon, but now they've completed multiple Ironmans, 4 marathon world majors, crossed the grand canyon, and hold the Guinness World Record for most completed Ultraman races by a married couple.
Their goal has always been to race for fun and fitness, and they've shown that anything is possible, if you set an objective and put your mind to it.
Kat & Kev's website - https://endurancetriathletes.wordpress.com/
Grand Canyon R2R2R- https://endurancetriathletes.wordpress.com/2016/10/16/grand-canyon-r2r2r-october-2016/
Guiness World Record- http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/410750-most-ultraman-world-championships-completed-by-a-married-couple
On this episode of Le Run Down I got to speak with ultra trail runner, Scott Sternthal. His journey in endurance sports began at the age of 18, when he started racing mountain bikes with his buddies.
His passion for being in nature ultimately led Scott to trail running. So far he's had some great results, with a 2nd place finish at the Bromont Ultra 80k in 2015 and a 5th place finish at the Harricana 125k a year later. All while establishing himself as a top osteopath and being a family man too. One thing’s for sure, Scott knows how to push his limits and we’re excited to see what he gets up to next.
On this episode of Le Run Down I had a great chat with Elite Quebec Marathoner Melanie Myrand. She started running at a very young age and it's clear that her passion for the sport has only gotten stronger.
She continues to push herself and strives to bring down her best marathon time of 2 hours and 34 minutes. Mel has a natural talent for running, but still trains hard every day because she never takes it for granted.
On this episode of Le Run Down I spoke with Anne Bouchard, one of the best ultra trail runners in the province.
At a young age Anne enjoyed rock climbing as a great way to explore nature. She went on to build her career as a chartered accountant, started a family, and discovered a love for running that set her down an incredible path.
Her resume is impressive, finishing top 30 at the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc and winning the Bromont Ultra 160 in 2017. She's accomplished a lot in six years at the sport, and it sounds like she's just getting started.
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On this episode of Le Run Down I had an energizing conversation with spartan athlete Sam Hebert.
His love for running began in high school, where he immersed himself in cross country racing. From there his dedication only grew.
Seven years ago he did his first spartan race and hasn't looked back.
He's become one of the top obstacle course athletes in the country,
and this season he’s aiming even higher.
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From the episode:
Sam Hebert IG - @the.modern.superhero
On this episode of Le Run Down I had a nice chat with Ravi Handa. He’s an entrepreneur and part owner of September Cafe, who uses running as a way to disconnect and meditate. With his background in soccer and cross country skiing, he has the endurance to tackle long distance running. And while has yet to sign up for a race, by the sound of it, 2019 might be the year.
From the news:
“Parkcours” Run indoor at Dix30 - https://www.facebook.com/events/294500641249026/
Strava 40 | 80 Challenge - https://www.strava.com/challenges/lululemon-40-80-challenge-2019
From the interview:
The Perfect Runner - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNPyKooF2PY
Social Media Handles:
Architecture IG - @rhaworks
Ravi Handa IG - @rizmoon
September Cafe IG - @september_surf
WRG Run Club IG - @wrgruns
On this episode of Le Run Down we’ll delve into running at length with elite Quebec runner, Arianne Raby.
Find out how she made the jump from winning 5 and 10ks to half and full marathons while maintaining her competitive edge and desire to win.
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On this episode of Le Run Down I spoke with run coach, crossfit trainer and community leader Raul Bugueno. He talks about how a career change opened new opportunities for him in the world health and wellness. And in the spirit of winter, we go in-depth on ways you can enjoy running even during the cold winter months. He’s a smart guy who loves to help people reach their goals, and he’s even got a few of his own.
Interview links -
Raul Bugueno FB: www.facebook.com/raul.bugueno
Raul Bugueno IG: @raulitomtl
Mile End Miles FB page: www.facebook.com/events/710740112619461/
Mile End Miles IG: @mile_end_miles
On this episode of Le Run Down I had a chance to speak with CCC run club leader, Marc Langevin. We spoke about how he grew his run club from 10 people to over 150 in only 5 years. He also explains his journey to the Boston Marathon and how he plans to run the Harricana 125k in Charlevoix, Quebec. He’s a coach, a teacher, an ultramarathoner and overall a really good guy. He inspires me, and I'm sure he'll inspire you too.
Interview links -
CCC FB page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/393168874047475/
Marc Langevin FB: www.facebook.com/marc.langevin.37
Marc Langevin IG: @runmarcfast
Boston marathon: www.baa.org/
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On this episode of Le Run Down we’ll discuss following a passion and making your dreams become a reality with triathlete, Olivier Moraine. We talk about how he followed the process and excelled at the long course distance. Which ultimately lead him to the starting line at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
On this episode of Le Run Down, we’ll talk about goal setting with Essentrics trainer, Meg Feeney. We discuss her understanding of running and how Essentrics can help athletes of all levels find their stride.
Show notes -
Meg Feeney: IG @meg_feens
24 Hour Move Challenge: www.facebook.com/events/568200420302618/
WRG Run Club - IG @wrgruns and www.iamarunner.ca
On this bonus episode of Le Run Down I got to throw down with UFC fighter Alex Garcia, as he prepares for his upcoming fight Saturday Oct 27th.
We are doing this bonus episode in support of Alex, who was actually my first guest during the test phase of this show. So it’s a pleasure to have him back in the studio again.
He talks about how running has really helped his training and overall endurance. In fact, he a regular at WRG Run Club every Monday night on Mount Royal.
We wish him the best of luck this Saturday, we know he’ll do great.
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On this episode of Le Run Down I speak with my friend Scott Gold.
He traded in smoking and being overweight for a life of running and good health. It’s now 9 years later and he hasn’t looked back. He’s now done 50 races including 12 marathons and 23 ultras, which is a feat in itself.
We also get into his attempts of the Leadville 100. A one hundred mile trail race across the high-altitude and extreme terrain of the Colorado Rockies.
He explains how it’s not just about running but simply the will to keep moving forward.
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Time for the second lap! Welcome to Episode # 2 of Le Run Down!
In this Episode I sit down with the smart, talented and witty, Sabrina Cassis. From runner to entrepreneur, she’ll speak to us about her spiritual journey and how running has balanced her life. We’ll touch on her personal development and how it has lead her down a path of passion, health and wellness.
It's here! Welcome to the first Episode of Le Run Down!
In this Episode I sit down with Pierre-Alexandre Cardinal.
Pierre is a great dude. We met and became friends at a run event a few years ago, even ran a 65km trail run together last year. He’s a run leader, trail runner and community leader in Montreal. We spoke about how we got into the sport, why we started running in the first place and even touched on nutrition, as we’re both plant based athletes. We’re also both involved in a few upcoming run events, so there was no shortage of things to speak about.
Running is more than a form of exercise, it’s a symbol of health, fitness and passion. It’s something we all know how to do. We ran to the park as children, we played sports that involved running growing up and we ran for the bus at one point or another. No matter what the speed, what distance, we all simply put one foot in from of the other and that is what connects us all.