Start List/Liste de Départ: Grève et Relache (strike and release)

It’s nearly spring in Montreal. It’s been a warm winter. And now it’s time for the students to go on “strike”. The government is trying to squash the next generation of cubical occupiers by indexing tuition to inflation. I think a runner would appreciate the pointlessness of striking. Don’t get me wrong, runners love to complain. But in the end, you still have to go out and get it done. And if you do have concerns, you can express them in a positive way, like Geoff Martinson has in his post about national team standards. He’s writing about a really interesting athlete survey conducted by Athletics Canada.

Athletics Illustrated has a very nice interview with UVic coach Keith Butler.

Have you ever run scared?
Really, run scared?

Malindi Elmore writes about women and weights. Get in there and start lifting!

Aggressive goal-setting gets Walshy pumped!


Our own Walsh (Brenna) is building nicely.

C’est bon de faire un petit bilan de saison, à mi-chemin.

It’s tough to be hurt. Having a team to back you up really helps.


Stick to the plan. Stick to the plan. Stick to the plan.
It could be that this matters more than what the plan actually is. Canova or Lydiard, is there a difference?

Where in the world does your 2011 marathon rank you? Rankings up to 3:30, via Daniel Riou.

Jane is bleeding from her face. Only pictures of ice cream though, no action shots of the damage. Where does this stand in terms of suffering?

Here,s an interview Trimes did with another influential character, the low-profile Philippe Bertrand (triathlon version).

Here’s a great post by Amy Golumbia about being a woman and a mom.


Charles Dickens, endurance walker?
That’s from the mind and blog of newly minted Doctor of Chemistry Graydon Snider. It’s been a long road.

Finalement, un nouveau blog que vous devriez lire si vous êtes un fan des triathletes Québecoises: Manon Letourneau s’échappe à Victoria.