Tete D’Or Taper

Tete D’Or Taper

The final of the taper runs for the working week this morning. Another five kilometers with a focus on a steady rhythm, a nice cadence, Zone 2 heartrate, and avoiding injury. Once again, I achieved what I set out to do and was back, happy, and in the shower feeling...
Dancing in the Storm

Dancing in the Storm

After what seems like weeks of very hot weather the heavens finally opened early this morning and it rained. The high temperature today is expected to be about 22°C, a big drop from the 35°C or 36°C of yesterday. And I couldn’t be happier – love summer,...
21 Days Out

21 Days Out

Twenty-one days out from the big dance for the year. Yep, it’s starting to get a bit real, isn’t it? It’s tipped to be a very hot day here in Lyon so I made sure to get out early and get my run in before the sun started making things more difficult...
Ze Park? Eet is Closed!

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...
Pentes and Ponts

Pentes and Ponts

Another week gets underway and I started with an easy run halfway up the Pentes and around the Rhone. Nothing too stressful though I did feel a little niggle in my right hip which is a little bit of a worry. It’s been there for the last couple of runs and it is...