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Lyon Running Crew #241

The second run of the day but the first of two 'doubles' this week (the other one is on Friday) as I build up the mileage in the first week of February. The Lyon Running Crew group run leaves from Celestins at 7:30pm but I left work a little earlier to get in some...

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Vitalogy

It's the first day of a new month and I am starting things off loud! With Pearl Jam's Vitalogy on the iPod, I headed out the door just before 5am to hit the streets for the first of two runs today. With the Lyon Running Crew group run this evening and with a little...

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Closing Out January

So it's January 31st and time for the last run of the first month of the new year. Nothing particularly special planned to mark the occasion for me, just another ten kilometers with a little bit of climbing to keep the blood pumping and get a couple of numbers on the...

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Fort de Vaise

Another working week and the last couple of days to squeeze in some training during January. After a relaxing weekend away with Cécile I managed to sleep terribly and, after tossing and turning for hours, was happy when my alarm buzzed and I rolled out of bed ready to...

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Speed Test

Cécile and I had spent a relaxing weekend in Dijon and that included a sleep in this morning. I didn't wake up until after 8am and I didn't go out searching for coffee and Cécile's almond croissant until after 9am. This made for a real change to the 'up and out the...

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What We’ve Become

Cécile and I are heading away for the night to Dijon and I am sure she doesn't want to be left alone for an hour when we get there so I can go out and explore the city in a run. Hence, if I was going to fit in the run today it needed to be in the morning before we...

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Running on Ice

It rained a little last night before we went to bed but somehow I didn't connect that with the idea that there would be frozen rain - that is: ice - on the paths and trails this morning. I was quickly made aware of this reality, though, as I crossed from Jacobins to...

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Australia Day

Happy Australia Day! It's a long time since I have been "home" to Australia and celebrated an Australia Day on Australian soil. Indeed, thinking about it this morning, the last time I was in Australia for the national holiday was 2006 - hell, that's more than a decade...

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Lyon Running Crew #240

I fell this morning and I am feeling a little sore. Not all over, mind you, but my right elbow and my left knee are both a little banged up. Still, among the many aphorisms I've picked up over the last few years of running are: Relentless Forward Progress Motion is...

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So I Fell Over…

So it had to happen sooner or later, I guess, and as this is still January I suspect it counts as 'sooner' on that metric. I fell over. Of course, I didn't set out to fall over and I wish that I had not fallen over, but it is what it is. I'm a little banged up, I have...

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The Haulage Trails

Cécile was heading out tonight with some friends and so i decided to take advantage of the early evening to get in a longer run. I took my gear to work - and some extra clothes so I can run into the office tomorrow morning, too - and when the final meeting was done I...

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Montee des Esses

Another week of training gets underway with a morning run to loosen up the legs and prepare for along day in the office. The week ahead should be pretty standard as far as training goes: some running every day, a double on Wednesday, and try and get a couple of hours...

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Fog and Frost

I spent yesterday evening watching the film Arrival - great movie, by the way, with a hell of a twist - and then got off to bed a bit after 10pm. That allowed me to be up early, read the news, and then get out of the door for the Sunday morning run at about 6:30am...

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Montee de la Rochette

As the maps of each run I post here on the blog demonstrate, I'm a fan of Strava and I upload everything from my Garmin watch through Garmin Connect to Strava quickly after each run. There are a lot of features that I like about Strava and, of course, the social...

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Short Run to a Sick Boy

Jamie wasn't feeling fantastic yesterday but he was worse this morning. Up and down during the night with diarrhoea, he tried to keep down a yoghurt this morning at breakfast and it lasted only a few minutes before he brought it all up. I had already decided he...

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Home Along the Rhone

Cécile is away again today so there was no way to get out for a morning run. Indeed, as she won't be back before late tonight there's little chance of an evening run, either. Hence, my sole option for getting out and getting the run in today was lunchtime. After...

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Ducks Walking on Water

The work meeting I had last night was a long one. It was meant to finish at 10pm but it went on for nearly 30 minutes after that and by the time I settled down and packed away the work things, sent the final emails, and followed up on essential work communications it...

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Afternoon in the Park

I had a morning in the office and then, just after lunch, returned home ahead of hours more work this evening. I gave myself a couple of hours in the afternoon to relax, recharge, and do a few family things but, as I rarely have free time during the afternoon in the...

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