Happy Birthday to Me

Happy Birthday to Me

Another lap around the sun completed – my 38th such victory loop – and I’m celebrating my birthday! It’s not going to be the most exciting of days. I will be in at work as always and then, on the way home, I’ll collect Jamie and...
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...