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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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Champagne!

It's a little bit of a disjointed day in the office today with a half day to work, then a couple of hours off, then back into a remote workshop that will last most of the evening - so goes the working day when half the company is based on the US west coast and the...

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Make That Choo Choo Sound

I slept poorly last night and didn't really understand why. I went to bed at a reasonable hour, tried to fall asleep quickly, wasn't disturbed by anything in particular, and didn't hear any strange noises. Perhaps it was the cheese heavy meal I had for dinner? Who...

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Slip Sliding Away

So today was meant to be the long run and, to be sure, it was the longest single run of the week. However, it wasn't really a long run in the traditional sense as, on a whim, instead of leaving Jacobins and turning right to head out along the river where it is nice...

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A Couple of Hills

I'm still very much in base building mode right now, and I will be for the next couple of months. Even the Town and Tube fat ass I have planned for mid-February is pretty low-key and is set up to be completed, not raced. That said, it doesn't mean I am just looking at...

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Friday the 13th

So it's Friday the 13th and there are meant to be ghouls, goblins, and other terribly scary things lurking around. Throw in the full moon and this could have been shaping up to be a very frightening run indeed. As it happened, though, the only even slightly worrying...

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El Rushbo

Today was a very long day in the office. I arrived early, got a couple of hours of work in, and then had an all day training session that ended up running until about 6:30pm. We did get a break for lunch and I had a wonderful andouillette in a mustard sauce, and there...

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Lyon Running Crew #238

Another long day in the office but also a productive one. My last meeting was meant to finish about 5:30pm but it ran long and I was happy to leave work at about 6:00pm to head home and prepare for the Lyon Running Crew Wednesday night group run. I like this run both...

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Gimme Some Lovin’

I almost always run with headphones and something to listen to blasting through them. Often it is a podcast or an audiobook but it can be music, too, and sometimes I combine both talk and music in a single run. That's really what happened this morning when I left...

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Snow!

When I woke up this morning I heard rain outside and immediately reacted positively. There's no such thing as bad weather, I reminded myself, just inappropriate clothing. After triaging email, reading the news, and getting myself set to run in the rain (wrapped the...

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250 Days To Go

The big goal of my ultrarunning year is the Ultratour du Leman in September. It's 175 kilometers or 108 miles around the Lac Leman in Switzerland, it has a 30 hour time limit, and it is going to be the furthest that I have ever run. It's a huge challenge, it's an...

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Recon: Town and Tube

It's been a very busy week for me with work, travel, family, and not quite as much sleep as I would like. Still, it's also been a very productive week so I am not complaining, though it did leave me wondering if today should be a rest day. Cécile, indeed, asked me if...

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Thoiry 10K

Don't get lost! This is what I kept repeating to myself as I headed downstairs from the hotel to run this morning. It had been a long and productive day working with the CoSMo team yesterday and the dinner and discussion had gone long into the night. By the time I got...

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The City of Lights Before Dawn

I've got a big day of work today including some travel from one of the most confusing train stations in France, the Gare Montparnasse. With the train leaving the station before 8am and with me needing to get to the station, find my way though the rabbit warren of...

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Barbe and Back

I am heading up to Paris this evening for work and so I was into the office early - first, actually! - and worked through lunch so I could get home, get prepared, and make it to the train station on time. That I had a conference call not long before the train departed...

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