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...
Macron’s Dangerous Democracy

Macron’s Dangerous Democracy

H.L. Mencken once offered this definition of democracy: Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. The French people voted in a young, confident Emmanuel Macron in 2017 and, among his promises to the...
Run in Lyon Marathon

Run in Lyon Marathon

The normal progression for a runner goes something like this: a 5K, a 10K, step up to a half marathon, work up to a marathon, and then maybe (if your brain is a little different to the rest…) start thinking about an ultramarathon. In my own running history...
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...