Damn DOMS

Damn DOMS

The goal for the training runs in the lead up to the Ultra Boucle de la Sarra this month is to bag at least 200 meters of vertical gain on each outing. Sometimes this will involve running up and down hills proper as on Monday and sometimes it will involve staircase...
Seven Slippery Staircases

Seven Slippery Staircases

This week is all about getting some specific training in for the Ultra Boucle de la Sarra, and that means stairs and climbing. I’m planning on adding at least 200 meters of vertical gain every day of training in the lead up to the race and, after a strong start...
Nutrition – April: Week Four

Nutrition – April: Week Four

The final week of April was a hard one in terms of nutrition that is best described under two headings: travel and America. Travel Traveling is always more difficult that staying home and cooking your own food, that’s for sure. First there is the flying and the...
The First 524 Meters

The First 524 Meters

The first day of a new week, a new month, and the first of the final seventeen days before I take a couple of days off before the Ultra Boucle de la Sarra. It’s essentially two-and-a-half weeks of specific training for the race that will involve more climbing...
The Final 227 Meters

The Final 227 Meters

Of all of the training weeks this year, this past week has probably been the worst. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, I was traveling a lot. Between getting back from London with Jamie to flying halfway round the world to San Francisco last weekend before...