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Saturday Afternoon Semi

I watched the end of the penultimate stage of the Tour de France and yelled frequently for an Adam Yates attack. Sadly, I was to be disappointed and the young Orica Bike Exchange rider rolled across the line losing a second or two to the guy he could have beaten if...

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Goodbye to DOZ

So today after 18 months or so I packed up my things, said goodbye to the team, and left the office with a backpack full of gear and some good memories of the last year and a half in the marktech world. Yes, I'm officially finished at DOZ and ready to take on my next...

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J-1

It's a big day tomorrow as it is my last official day at DOZ. I'm ready to make the change and eager for the exciting new challenges ahead but, before tomorrow, there's today and I had a couple of kilometers to put in. With an extra long day yesterday, I thought a...

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Full Moon and Moby

According to the plan today was meant to consist of a couple of separate 10km sessions: one before work, and the regular Wednesday Evening run with the Lyon Running Club. However, as these things sometimes go, I was feeling good this morning when I woke up and so I...

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Eight Weeks Out

I'm now about two months or about eight weeks out from the run in England and training, at least in the last week, is back on track. After the long period post Ultra Boucle where I wasn't running because of injury, last week I got my 50 miles or 80 kilometers in and I...

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Le Tour 2016

We headed out to see the Tour de France pass through Montluel yesterday and we're out again this afternoon to see the stage finish in Culoz. It's turning into a nice summer tradition where we catch one or two stages as they pass near to Lyon and everyone in the family...

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Montluel

We enjoyed an afternoon out on the side of the road at Montluel today as we watched the Tour de France roll by. Montluel is only about a 20 minute train ride form the center of Lyon and so getting out to the race was not difficult. We had timed our trip to arrive in...

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Nice

Just after midnight last night as I was barely sleeping Cécile rolled over and informed me there was another terrorist attack underway in France. It seemed underway, at least, as the reports began rolling in of a death toll that was 40, then 50, then 60 and then, by...

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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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