Sri Chinmoy 50K

It was very hot and I started too fast. A recipe for disaster? Almost…

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Ultra Boucle de la Sarra 24 Hour

I ran all day and all night for more than 100km and added 5000 vertical meters of stairs. Yeah, it hurt.

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Saint Fons 12 Hour

More than 1700 kilometers in training over 150 hours and 11,000 meters in vertical gain all came down to one half-day in Saint Fons – and I delivered.

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Town and Tube 100K

Running in circles in Lyon on a sunny winter’s day to close out the first 100K ultra run of the year.

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Latest Runs

The D-306

I had intended to run longer than I did today but the weather worked against me, as did the time. Had I been able to start a couple of hours earlier I might have been able to knock over a 50K without much of a problem but, unfortunately, the first train out to...

Ze Park? Eet is Closed!

I woke up at 5:00am. The Parc de la Tete D'Or opens at 6:30am. Was I going to spend an extra hour in bed if I wanted to run around the park? Unlikely. Instead, all I had to do was adjust my notion of what it means to run around the park. The normal running loop around...

Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot

It's a hot day. Now I fully expect the middle of the day to be warmer than the early morning and I am sure there will be some heat at the Ultratour du Leman in September, but neither of these facts make it any easier to be running at lunch. It is hot, it feels hot,...

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5 Things I Like About My Langster

I've been riding my Specialized Langster into work and back all week and I am just in love with the ride. It's so much fun to ride a track bike in the city and it's an easy way to travel 50km under my own steam without feeling like it is a pain. Being a rest day from...

Comparing Commutes

I've been taking the track bike on the morning and evening commutes to and from work this week and it's been great fun. I love how responsive the bike is, how fast I can dial it up, and how I can just concentrate on steering through the traffic instead of thinking...

Fixed Gear

I used to ride bikes instead of run, and I loved it. Whether competitively in Australia or more for pleasure and exercise here in France, I've always enjoyed testing myself on a bike in terms of distance, over hills, up mountains, or just negotiating the traffic in...

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