175K in the Rain?

175K in the Rain?

Less than a handful of days left before I toe the line at the Ultratour du Leman and the weather looks to be turning against me. Though things might change between now and the weekend, it is looking like the 175K loop of the Lac Leman is going to be completed under...
Checklist

Checklist

The Ultratour du Leman is now only a couple of days away and I am starting to get myself into gear for the day. What makes things a little more complicated in this case as compared to, say, the Saint Fons 12 Hour or the Ultra Boucle de la Sarra is that I am traveling...
Tea Time Taper

Tea Time Taper

I’m hopeful that by this time next week I will be celebrating my first 100 mile ultramarathon finish. But that’s next weekend. Today I set out to knock over one of the last taper runs before the Ultratour du Leman with a mid-afternoon loop down to...
Thunderstorm Taper

Thunderstorm Taper

Another taper run, this one just one week out from the ‘big dance’ in Switzerland. As I type this is is closing in on noon on Saturday and, this time next week, I am hoping to be closing in on the 50K point in the Ultratour du Leman. It’s getting...
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...