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Photos from the Sri Chinmoy 50K

The Sri Chinmoy 50K wasn't my best race but it was good fun and the organisers did a great job putting on an event in a busy public park. They also had some photographers on the course snapping pictures, some of which were very 'artsy', if I do say so: blurred...

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Lemon Tree

Everything on the run worked out fine this morning - except the technology. This morning's training was a two part effort. The first was going to be a nice and steady tempo run over about six kilometers. When I was done, I would shoot upstairs, grab my backpack, and...

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The Place, Perrache, and the Part Dieu

After a run yesterday where the DOMS was still kicking on from the Sunday afternoon 50K, this morning's run seemed a little easier on the legs. Sure, there was a little soreness in the legs still but it was barely there and it disappeared quickly from my mind as I...

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Sunrise on Saone

Up at 5:00am and out the door at 5:10am. That's the way you start your day when you are getting back into training for the Ultratour du Leman, am I right? Truth be told, my legs were still aching a little bit as the DOMS started to bite from the 50K on Sunday. Though...

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Recovery in Paris

After the Sri Chinmoy 50K yesterday my legs were a little sore. I wore the compression sleeves to bed last night and I am sure that helped but, when I left the hotel this morning, it sure didn't make the first couple of kilometers of my recovery run any easier. So why...

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Sri Chinmoy 50K

Another ultra race banked for 2017 and my first official 50K done and dusted. In the end I missed my 5 hour goal by less than 10 minutes on a course that saw me running too hard too early, in too much heat, and mostly dehydrated. I managed a top ten result all the...

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Before the Sri Chinmoy 50K

Tomorrow at noon I'll be lining up for the Sri Chinmoy 50K ultra in Paris. It's a race that wasn't on my calendar until last month and one for which I don't really have any expectations or goals. I'm treating it as a long run in a nice place and a chance to get in...

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Review: Escape Winter

After the Found on 49 documentary I watched yesterday, I flipped on another one that had been in my queue this evening after returning from work. It's hot in Lyon at the moment - stinking, sweating, blistering hot - so settling in to watch something that has the word...

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Review: Found on 49

It's Western States 100 weekend - and Sri Chinmoy 50K weekend for me - and there is a bunch of ultrarunning media being released around the race, and around the racers. The superstar of this years Western States is, without a doubt, Jim Walmsley. The phenom from...

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Atomic Chess

Getting Jamie into bed each night means sticking to a routine and I have my routine down pat now. We eat dinner together, then he brushes his teeth while I do the dishes, then it's time for a game, reading a book, and then bed. Sometimes we throw in a call to his Mum,...

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City A.M.: Thoughts on Macron

I had a couple of thoughts on Emmanuel Macron's chances of reforming France in London's City A.M. this morning: Emmanuel Macron won the race for the Elysee and has now been achieved a large majority in the National Assembly. But while the French voters may have handed...

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Review: Camino Island, by John Grisham

By the time I climbed on the train home from Paris on Saturday evening I was ready to leave work behind. It had been a long slog and though the result was fantastic, the work was fatiguing and I was looking forward to relaxing. Unlike the trip up to Paris a few days...

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Father’s Day

Today is Father's Day and it's been a great day. I woke up a few minutes before Jamie which, as I was very tired from the last couple of weeks, I was happy with. Being after 7am, this counts as a sleep in for me and a nice start to the day. Jamie was up shortly after...

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Paname

The final day of WordCamp Europe (WCEU17) today and I am taking the train back to Lyon this evening just in time to collect Jamie for Father's Day tomorrow. It's going to be another long day after a series of long days but, thankfully, it will also be the last day of...

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Treadmill Time

I'm in Paris for WordCamp Europe and this morning was the second I had woken up in my hotel here. Well, actually, it's the first where I had woken up as, yesterday, I never got to get to sleep as I was putting the last touches on the brand new Cosmo Tech website. Yes,...

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Nuit Blanche

Last night for the first time since I was in university (well, save for a couple of ultramarathons here and there) I was up the entire night working hard. A big project for work needed to be completed by this morning and I knew I would get it done...but I also knew...

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Photos: Challenge Contre La Faim

I had a great run last week on Friday at the Challenge Contre La Faim and, yesterday, our Happiness Officer at The CoSMo Company passed on some of the photos from the event. In the end we raised nearly €7000 for the hungry which is amazing and a testament to the...

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Reading John

I like to set myself small challenges to complete every once in a while and I've just completed one that, while small, was still rewarding to get through. Having been in the habit of reading something each day as part of my morning routine, I decided to find something...

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