Taper Loop

Taper Loop

After yesterday’s epic morning on the stairs heading up to Fourviere I woke up with sore legs this morning and not much of a motivation to run hard. No matter, though, as I am just two weeks out from the Ultratour du Leman and the hard running is now all behind...
Vertical Kilometer

Vertical Kilometer

A little over four years ago I set out to see if I could take on the small hills of the Lyon city center and string together enough elevation to ride the equivalent of 1000 meters up in the air – a vertical kilometer, so to speak. It took me about two hours and...
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,...
New Shoes, New Magazine

New Shoes, New Magazine

A mid-week rest day after another 35°C afternoon here in Lyon. By all accounts the temperature is meant to go down tomorrow so I’ll be looking forward to the cooler temperatures and the easier running – and who needs to stress ahead of what will be a very...
Testing the dwMap App

Testing the dwMap App

Another short run in this lead up to the Ultratour du Leman and, indeed, it was an email from the Race Director that prompted tonight’s route. The RD sent through the racebook this morning along with all the details for the course. He also included a GPX file of...