Monday, September 17, 2007

Who are the Capital RoadRunners?

WHAT: A group of friendly people who run and train together.

WHO: Anyone who can run continuously for more than 5km and can commit to running more than twice per week.

WHEN/WHERE: Every Wednesday & Friday 6:00pm at at City Hall (Lisgar St. Entrance) and Sunday 8:30 am at Minto Hotel Atrium  433 Laurier Street (between Kent and Lyon). We’ll do interval training on Wednesday and Friday evenings and a long run on Sunday morning. (Note: sometime locations change or group run is canceled, please check with the calendar link to right for the up to date schedule).

WHY: It is motivating to run with others :-)

HOW: Just show up! We provide the training schedule.

Thank you for your interest in our running group. This brief introduction will give you an idea of what our group is about.

Why join our group and not other running clubs in Ottawa ? Our program is designed for recreational runners who want to improve their performance or simply to maintain their level of fitness. We also focus on making running fun and sociable!

If you’ve already participated in group training, you know that there are many advantages. You are more motivated when you run with others. You can share your energy and help each other to push harder during workouts. You can give each other feedback on training, techniques and injuries and the social aspects are always great; drinks after evening workouts, brunches after Sunday morning runs, and road trips to races, just to name a few.

We do all our training on public paths and roads, so there is no cost for joining our group. However, when we organize special events such as speakers, there will be a small fee to cover costs. The coaching, training program and administration are handled by our volunteers.

The training program is designed for all distances from 5km to 42.2km. It is divided into two training seasons – winter/spring (January to May) and summer/fall (July to November) – with goal races at the end of each season. For those who just want to stay fit and don’t want to race, training with us and following a structured program will greatly help your fitness level and minimize the risk of injuries.

We typically meet three times a week at City Hall or Bridgehead on Slater– Wednesday & Friday evenings at 6:00 pm for interval workouts and Sun morning at 8:30 am for long runs. For all other runs, you can either do them on your own or with your training partners.

If this peaks your interest, come out and run with us. To be on the email list for the training schedule and for social events, please send me an email. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to let me know.

Long Truong, email: truong_long at

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