88 episodes

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.

Le Run Down WRG Media

    • Sports
    • 4.9 • 41 Ratings

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.

    Ellisa Legault - Elite runner, Marathoner, Berlin marathon, Progression, Follow Your Passion, Balance

    Ellisa Legault - Elite runner, Marathoner, Berlin marathon, Progression, Follow Your Passion, Balance

    On this episode of Le Down I spoke with Elite Runner and Marathoner, Elissa Legault.
    She's always loved running and even dabbled in triathlon at a very young age, and returning to the sport reunited her with her childhood coach to pursue the marathon.
    Despite the pandemic Elissa managed a half marathon and marathon personal best. If she keeps it up, an Olympic qualifier could be within her reach one day.
    News Links:
    https://www.mileendmiles.com/ (Home | Mile End Miles Track Experience)
    https://www.instagram.com/mile_end_miles/ (Mile End Miles (@mile_end_miles) • Instagram photos and videos)
    Show Links:
    https://www.instagram.com/elissalegault/ (É L I SS A (@elissalegault) • Instagram photos and videos)
    https://worldathletics.org/athletes/canada/elissa-legault-14908997 (Élissa LEGAULT | Profile | World Athletics)
    News:
    https://www.propublica.org/article/black-children-were-jailed-for-a-crime-that-doesnt-exist (ProPublica - Black Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened to the Adults in Charge)
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ahmaud-arbery-murder-suspects-seek-ban-confederate-flag-license-plate-n1280926 (NBC News - Ahmaud Arbery murder suspects seek to ban Confederate flag license plate from evidence)
    https://www.desmog.com/2021/10/11/indigenous-136-arrested-white-house-fossil-fuel-protest/ (DeSmog - Indigenous Leaders Among the 136 Arrested at White House Fossil Fuel Protest)
    https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/minneapolis-police-video-hunting-activists-jaleel-stallings-1241227/ (Rolling Stone - Minneapolis Police Caught on Video ‘Hunting’ Activists)
    How to Help:
    https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ (Black Lives Matter - Ways You Can Help)
    https://blacklivesmatter-canada.carrd.co/ (Black Lives Matter Canada)
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZH0xk5FqYJXwymoue-dnjqJEMj3FplF0Om8wdm8HZd0/edit (Montreal-Based Racial Justice Organizations)
    https://bailfunds.github.io/ (List of American and Canadian Bail Funds)
    Educational Materials:
    https://www.reclaimtheblock.org/home/#resources (Reclaim The Block - Resources and Downloads)
    http://criticalresistance.org/abolish-policing/ (Critical Resistance - Abolish Policing)
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYn1EYMdFkqnY2I4I8FzaJoGqEGLdHi6v (Critical Resistance - Breaking Down the Prison Industrial Complex video series)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEVoX-RwMJwandbpctr=1591459509 (Second Thought - America's Police Problem)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Bonus: Revisiting EP 17, recorded at the 2019 Boston Marathon with Tommy Rivers Puzey

    Bonus: Revisiting EP 17, recorded at the 2019 Boston Marathon with Tommy Rivers Puzey

    Ways to help Tommy and his family:
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/Tommy-Rivers-Rest-Up?utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet+spider1vandutm_medium=copy_linkandutm_source=customer (Fundraiser for Stephanie Catudal by John Peel : Rest up, Tommy, we'll see you soon (gofundme.com))
    On this episode of Le Run Down we throw it back to the Boston from 2019, where we sat down with Tommy Rivers Puzey. It was the last time the race was held in-person, over two years ago.
    Tommy gratuitously accepted our invitation to chat and shared his journey with us. We spoke about the marathon at length and he let us in to everything that brought him to that point. A lot has happened since then however.
    Early in 2020 Tommy was diagnosed with NK T-Cell lymphoma, which is an extremely rare form of cancer. He battled through, fighting for his life and has since made a miraculous recovery. We're blessed that we were able to have spoken to Tommy that weekend in Boston and no doubt, if his body allowed, he'd love to toe the line with his peers at the 125th Boston marathon on Monday.
    So whether you're racing this year or just need that extra bit of inspiration, give this episode a listen and enjoy all his wisdom.
    Eyes Up, Stout heart, Rage on.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    #81: Teaser

    #81: Teaser

    #81: Teaser

    • 58 sec
    #80: Michelle Daigneault -The Speed Project DIY, Community, Uptempo Running, Overcoming Injury

    #80: Michelle Daigneault -The Speed Project DIY, Community, Uptempo Running, Overcoming Injury

    This episode was brought to you by our friends at Velofix. DM @velofixquebec on IG to get your exclusive LE RUN DOWN PROMO CODE and receive 15% OFF your next tune up.
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    On this episode of Le Run Down we got to know distance runner and TSP DIY competitor Michelle Daigneault.
    She was active growing up, taking a liking to both hockey and running, and her love for the latter was fostered by the sense of community within the sport.
    With a competitive spirit and lighthearted attitude, Michelle doesn't shy away from challenges. Most recently taking on The Speed Project "Do it yourself" edition with 11 other women in what was an incredibly uplifting experience.
    News:
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-fairy-creek-court-civil-liberties-injunction-1.6192827 (CBC - 'Substantial infringement of civil liberties' cited as court ends injunction against Fairy Creek protests)
    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-09-28/lapd-use-of-protest-dispersal-orders-soars-despite-few-records-justifying-actions (Los Angeles Times - LAPD’s use of protest dispersal orders soars, with few records justifying actions)
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/rcmp-civilian-review-complaints-commission-police-misconduct-1.6175194 (CBC - RCMP mishandled teen's sexual assault claim, says watchdog in new Mountie misconduct reports)
    https://www.saltwire.com/newfoundland-labrador/news/canada/military-leaders-saw-pandemic-as-unique-opportunity-to-test-propaganda-techniques-on-canadians-forces-report-says-100638956/ (Saltwire - Military leaders saw pandemic as unique opportunity to test propaganda techniques on Canadians, Forces report says)
    How to Help:
    https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ (Black Lives Matter - Ways You Can Help)
    https://blacklivesmatter-canada.carrd.co/ (Black Lives Matter Canada)
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZH0xk5FqYJXwymoue-dnjqJEMj3FplF0Om8wdm8HZd0/edit (Montreal-Based Racial Justice Organizations)
    https://bailfunds.github.io/ (List of American and Canadian Bail Funds)
    Educational Materials:
    https://www.reclaimtheblock.org/home/#resources (Reclaim The Block - Resources and Downloads)
    http://criticalresistance.org/abolish-policing/ (Critical Resistance - Abolish Policing)
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYn1EYMdFkqnY2I4I8FzaJoGqEGLdHi6v (Critical Resistance - Breaking Down the Prison Industrial Complex video series)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEVoX-RwMJwandbpctr=1591459509 (Second Thought - America's Police Problem)

    • 58 min
    Reid Coolsaet - Two time Olympian, Elite Marathoner, Coach Coolsaetgo, Ultra Trail runner, QMT Champ, Family Life

    Reid Coolsaet - Two time Olympian, Elite Marathoner, Coach Coolsaetgo, Ultra Trail runner, QMT Champ, Family Life

    This episode was brought to you by our friends at Velofix. DM @velofixquebec on IG to get your exclusive LE RUN DOWN PROMO CODE and receive 15% OFF your next tune up.
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    On this episode of Le Down we spoke to two time marathon Olympian and now Ultramarathoner, Reid Coolsaet.
    Reid has always loved to run. From cross country in elementary to high school on the track he's always loved pushing himself and competing.
    Now that his elite marathon days are behind him, Reid is ready to take on the Ultra scene. And with a first place finish in the 110km Quebec Mega Trail race, the future is looking bright.
    News Notes:
    https://runningmagazine.ca/sections/runs-races/boston-marathon-announces-complete-elite-field-for-2021/
    Show Notes:
    https://coolsaetgo.run/ (CoolsaetGO - Float On!)
    https://www.instagram.com/coolsaetgo/ (Coolsaet Go (@coolsaetgo) • Instagram photos and videos)
    https://www.instagram.com/reidcoolsaet/ (Reid Coolsaet (@reidcoolsaet) • Instagram photos and videos)
    News:
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/policing-bill-discrimination-black-travellers-b1919272.html (The Independent - Government says discrimination against black people and Travellers ‘objectively justified’ with new laws)
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-19-ivermetin-arkansas-jail-inmates-vitamins/ (CBS News - "They said they were vitamins": Inmates in Arkansas jail say they were unknowingly given ivermectin to treat COVID-19)
    https://www.newsweek.com/proud-boys-other-right-wing-actors-responsible-84-armed-demonstrations-report-1629089 (Newsweek - 84% of Groups Involved in Armed Demonstrations Are Right-Wing Actors Like the Proud Boys)
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/philadelphia-pay-2m-black-woman-beaten-officers-separated-toddler-during-n1279134 (NBC News - Philadelphia to pay $2M to Black woman beaten by officers, separated from toddler during unrest)
    How to Help:
    https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ (Black Lives Matter - Ways You Can Help)
    https://blacklivesmatter-canada.carrd.co/ (Black Lives Matter Canada)
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZH0xk5FqYJXwymoue-dnjqJEMj3FplF0Om8wdm8HZd0/edit (Montreal-Based Racial Justice Organizations)
    https://bailfunds.github.io/ (List of American and Canadian Bail Funds)
    Educational Materials:
    https://www.reclaimtheblock.org/home/#resources (Reclaim The Block - Resources and Downloads)
    http://criticalresistance.org/abolish-policing/ (Critical Resistance - Abolish Policing)
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYn1EYMdFkqnY2I4I8FzaJoGqEGLdHi6v (Critical Resistance - Breaking Down the Prison Industrial Complex video series)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEVoX-RwMJwandbpctr=1591459509 (Second Thought - America's Police Problem)

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Vasu Sojitra - Multisport Athlete, Disability Access Strategist, Denali, The Rut, Intersectionality, Ninjasticking

    Vasu Sojitra - Multisport Athlete, Disability Access Strategist, Denali, The Rut, Intersectionality, Ninjasticking

    This episode was brought to you by our friends at Velofix. DM @velofixquebec on IG to get your exclusive LE RUN DOWN PROMO CODE and receive 15% OFF your next tune up.
    On this episode of Le Run Down we had an enlightening conversation with Multisport athlete and disability access strategist, Vasu Sojitra.
    At an very young age Vasu had his leg amputated but it never stopped him from living a life filled with incredible adventure and challenges.
    He's an astonishing multisport athlete, excelling at soccer, skiing, running, skateboarding, and so much more, all while working hard to bring positive change.
    News Notes:
    https://runningmagazine.ca/sections/runs-races/canadas-andre-de-grasse-and-marco-arop-win-at-pre-classic/ (Canada's Andre De Grasse and Marco Arop win at Pre Classic - Canadian Running Magazine)
    Show Notes:
    https://www.thenorthface.com/about-us/athletes/vasu-sojitra.html (Vasu Sojitra (thenorthface.com))
    http://www.vasusojitra.com/about (About — Vasu Sojitra)
    https://www.instagram.com/vasu_sojitra/?hl=en (Vasu Sojitra (@vasu_sojitra) • Instagram photos and videos)
    https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/ (Disability Visibility Project – "Creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture")
    https://www.google.com/search?kgmid=/g/11frdzqtlwandhl=en-USandq=Crip+Campandkgs=4038839f0c520215andshndl=0andsource=sh/x/kp/osrp/1andentrypoint=sh/x/kp/osrp (Crip Camp - Google Search)
    https://disabilityjustice.org/ (Home | Disability Justice)
    https://arsenalpulp.com/Books/C/Care-Work (Care Work | Arsenal Pulp Press)
    https://www.autistichoya.com/p/ableist-words-and-terms-to-avoid.html (Autistic Hoya — A blog by Lydia X. Z. Brown: Ableism/Language)
    News:
    https://thenarwhal.ca/fairy-creek-blockades-august-arrests/ (The Narwhal - Fairy Creek is set to become the largest act of civil disobedience in Canada’s history)
    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/8/10/22618849/keith-walker-jon-burge-crew-torture-murder-confession-sues-chicago-police-prosecutors (Chicago Sun-Times - Alleged torture victim Keith Walker sues city, prosecutors, Chicago cops)
    https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/confidence-dropping-in-rcmp-sensitivity-to-different-cultures-survey-suggests-1.5567644 (CTV News - Confidence dropping in RCMP sensitivity to different cultures, survey suggests)
    https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/26/politics/policing-supreme-court-race-deconstructed-newsletter/index.html (CNN - The Supreme Court has sided with the police at the expense of Black Americans)
    How to Help:
    https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ (Black Lives Matter - Ways You Can Help)
    https://blacklivesmatter-canada.carrd.co/ (Black Lives Matter Canada)
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZH0xk5FqYJXwymoue-dnjqJEMj3FplF0Om8wdm8HZd0/edit (Montreal-Based Racial Justice Organizations)
    https://bailfunds.github.io/ (List of American and Canadian Bail Funds)
    Educational Materials:
    https://www.reclaimtheblock.org/home/#resources (Reclaim The Block - Resources and Downloads)
    http://criticalresistance.org/abolish-policing/ (Critical Resistance - Abolish Policing)
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYn1EYMdFkqnY2I4I8FzaJoGqEGLdHi6v (Critical Resistance - Breaking Down the Prison Industrial Complex video series)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEVoX-RwMJwandbpctr=1591459509 (Second Thought - America's Police Problem)

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

louise-sarah ,

Perfect run commute podcast

I really enjoy this podcast for many reasons. Amazing guests but also the quality of the interviews. I run to work every day all year round and get so excited for every new episode! Please keep them coming!

a.run88 ,

Amazing Podcast

I have been listening to Le Rundown since the beginning. One of the things I like about this podcast is the host, Justin Pugliese. He is able to enlighten us about each guests and their running experience in a well balanced and structured conversation.

In addition, his variety of guests speak on a wide range of subjects despite being all distance/endurance athletes. I was able to relate to some of them and I appreciated that.

This podcast is a must. Thanks Justin!

older female runner ,

Great content. Very Interesting guests.

Very first time listening to podcasts and loving it! I used to dread getting on my stationary bike in morning but listening to interviews with different sports people is so inspiring and has really motivated me. I am hooked.
Please continue.

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