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Froome

I had planned to go out for an easy 40 minutes or so after the stage of the Tour de France ended this afternoon, finishing up somewhere around the supermarket so as to grab the vegetables for tonight's stir fry dinner. All was going according to plan and I was even a...

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Daily Double

Being a vacation week I have a chance to run in the morning and the evening, but also take some rest in the middle of the day, too. With no work to get in the way and only an energetic six-year-old to run my day - which means exerting energy but without a lot of...

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Ten Mile Loop

I was back up this morning for another mid-length run. The goal of the day? Spend more than an hour on my feet, get up onto the Croix Rousse plateau, and run on trails a little more. Preparing for the 50 mile run I have planned for September on the Thames Path means...

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Vacation

After a weekend spent relaxing with Jamie and a night of disappointment as France gave up a goal, and then the Euro 2016 Championship, to Portugal, I wanted to start my week of vacation of right this morning with a longer run. Not a "long run", mind you, as I was...

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Hot Day

It's damn hot in Lyon today. As I type this the mercury has topped 32°C and is still climbing. It was 28°C at 11am when Jamie and I made our way to Miribel to cool off in the lake there, and it has only climbed higher still. I think we'll probably get close to 34°C or...

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Detectorists

I can't remember where exactly I read about it but I am enjoying diving into the BBC 4 series Detectorists. British comedies - the scripted sort, that is - are among my favorite comedies. While some of what comes out of the US and Australia, or even the local stuff in...

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Nervous Morning

France managed to finish off Germany last night in the Euro 2016 semi-final and set themselves up for the championship match against Portugal on Sunday evening. I watched the first half and saw the first goal but a combination of stress, work, exercise, and general...

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France vs. Germany

Shortly after posting the write-up of the Lyon Running Club run last night I was saddened to see Wales have two goals scored against them by Portugal and bow out of the Euro 2016 competition. The last of the true minnows, Wales put up a reasonable fight and had a...

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Wales vs. Portugal

It's the night of the Wales vs. Portugal semi final in the Euro 2016 championship. The match is happening here in Lyon and as well as the stadium being packed to the rafters, the Fan Zone in the center of town is full to the brim. The Lyon Running Club, though, does...

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Antica?

Yesterday I got in 8.7km and this morning I was ready to go a little further. Not a lot, just a little. I wanted to push it out to 10km and see how things felt. No hills, no stairs, no intervals - just running steady tempo and making sure not to stress my leg too...

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Independence Day

The third day back from injury and a new work week. The goal this morning was to get out, get running, put in a few extra kilometers compared to yesterday, and not get injured. It's essentially the same goal as yesterday, and it will likely be the same goal tomorrow....

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Market Day

After yesterday's successful and pain-free run I was keen to get out again this morning. Though the motivation to jump straight from yesterday's five kilometer effort up to something approaching an hour was there, I also figured it would be the fastest path back to...

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Morning Meeting

...and so it begins again. After a previous run where my injured calf flamed up I rested. Then, with moving apartments and getting settled, I took a couple more days off to give the leg time to heal. I had wanted to get started again yesterday but Jamie - excited...

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The Assassination That Wasn’t There

So there’s a US presidential candidate who has made immigration his big issue. He’s talked about the problems caused by illegal immigration, he’s proposed a solution to that illegal immigration, and a whole lot of people are angry at him for his comments about illegal...

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Restart Button

After an injury that wouldn’t seem to heal and moving house which, as it always does, takes a lot out of you in terms of mental and physical energy, I was happy to be able to hit the restart button this morning and head out for a run. I didn’t want to do anything...

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Doug Criss Is An Idiot

In more of CNN's extended squeezing of every last talking point out of a terrorist attack in Orlando on the weekend they've published a facile piece by Doug Criss. In it he lists off a handful of things that, according to him, are easier to get than a gun: Here's the...

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The Week Before Orlando

The Orlando terror killings that saw nearly 50 people murdered in a nightclub represent the largest mass shooting in modern American history and the largest single terrorist tragedy since 9/11. The events in Orlando have garnered enormous media coverage even here in...

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Complex?

I woke up this morning to another terrorist attack here in France. While smaller in scale than the attacks at Charlie Hebdo or at the Bataclan last year, it was no less shocking. A couple - both law enforcement officers - in a town near Paris were stabbed to death by...

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