The D-306

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!

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...
Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot

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...
…So I Got Tear Gassed

…So I Got Tear Gassed

A long day at work and, after a couple of heavier days, I thought I would fit in a nice easy recovery run this evening. I expected my legs to hurt a little (they did) and I expected to be able to hold a reasonable pace all the same (I did). What I didn’t expect...
18.2 at 4:39, 154, and 185

18.2 at 4:39, 154, and 185

I dropped C├ęcile off at the Rhone Express this morning and, after seeing her get safely on board, I readied myself for the morning’s run. The idea this morning was to get a nice, tempo run in. If I could keep my cadence up, my heart rate under control, and my...