Welcome

My name is Patrick Michel.

Endurance Running is not Just my favourite sport, it’s How I Live my Life.

I don’t race, I don’t want a finisher’s t-shirt, win medals, earn belt buckles, and I couldn’t care less about being the best.

All I want is to run freely and discover my 100%.

2022 Humanitarian Event

From August 25 to August 28, 2022

Running from Montréal to
Québec City to Help Malik Live

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How I will prepare for my upcoming 24-hour run

How I will prepare for my upcoming 24-hour run When I mentioned I would be participating in the upcoming 24H Tremblant, this December, I received a slew of emails asking me why, when, where and how I would prepare for this event. I thought I would write about it and...

So, what’s next?

So, what’s next?   As soon as I completed my last “One Run For One Life” run from Montréal to Quebec City, people kept asking me what I had planned next. I did not plan anything, but something very cool came to me.   Normally, I would not take on two major...

From casual jogger to endurance runner

From casual jogger to endurance runner My last post, "How to prepare for a long run," has triggered a bunch of requests to write about how a casual jogger can up his game to become an endurance runner. After three seconds of pondering, I concluded it was a good idea...

Why you should make your New Year resolutions on October 1st

Why you should make your New Year resolutions on October 1st I always wondered why so many people make their most critical resolutions on January 1st. I understand that it seems easier to put the ending year behind us by starting the new one with a new set of good...

How to prepare for a long run

How to prepare for a long run As we have seen in my last post, the total distance of a long run depends on the runner’s abilities, available time, patience, etc. But let’s say you want to go on a long run or, even better, on a very long run. What would you need to be...

The Importance of the Long Run

The Importance of the Long Run I was sitting in a café this weekend and heard two men sitting at the table on my right conversing about running. They looked like they were back from a run and were having a debate about the need and purpose for weekly long runs. I...

One Run For One Life – After Action Report

The 2022 One Run For One Life Edition is over, but I would like to offer a complete account of this event from my perspective.   As you all know, I was involved in a run from Montréal to Québec City to raise awareness and funds to help Malik Fontaine, a...

How I recover from a long run and go for another long one the next day

How I recover from a long run and go for another long one the next day People often ask how I can run a long run on a given day, then go for another one the next day and the next. Before I get into it, I want to stress that each of us is different, and we recover in...

What does it take to be an endurance runner?

What does it take to be an endurance runner? Every time I complete one of my yearly running projects, I get flooded with questions about endurance running. One of the most asked questions is: "What does it take to become an endurance runner?" I could answer the...

My First One Hundred

My First 100 On Saturday, September 2, 2017, I ran a 100 km run. These days, it does not sound impressive to me, but back in 2017, I never ran a step over the 42.195 km of a standard marathon. I had always been fascinated by the ultramarathon, which is any distance...

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2021 Milestone Run 01

Montréal to St-Sauveur

Running from Montréal to St-Sauveur (or the other way around) will be my first ultra of the season. About 75 km on roads via the “P’tit train du Nord” route. Tentative date: July 17, 2021

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2021 Milestone Run 02

Montréal to Mont-Tremblant

Running from Montréal to Mont-Tremblant (or the other way around) will be my second ultra of the season. About 125 km of running on roads. Tentative date: August 21, 2021

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2021 Milestone Run 03

Montréal to Québec City

Finally, running from Montréal to Québec City (or the other way around) will be my last ultra of the season. A 268 km, three stage road run. Tentative date: September 18, 2021

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Start running

Want to start running, be fit, get stronger, and become somebody nobody thought you could be?

If you’ve always wanted to run and never found the drive or time to start. Now is the time. Don’t wait any longer. Start small and gradually, go longer. I’ve done it on my own with no help, but that’s me. If you need help to start or coaching to get stronger and tougher, I can help you.

Join me for a run

Do you have what it takes to pick a running challenge and overcome it?

If you want to join me on one of my runs, whether it’s for a 10 km or 100 km run, you’re most welcome.

You could also help out

You have skills and you want to use them to help me in my running projects?

Upcoming running projects may need skills I may not have or time I can’t spare. If you want to volunteer, I would be grateful.