The Ballgame

The Ballgame

I didn’t get to run this morning but it wasn’t for lack of desire. After what I can only conclude was a dodgy Mexican fusion meal at lunch yesterday I spent most of the time between 1am and 6am in the bathroom. I won’t go into details but I will...
Nutrition – April: Week 3

Nutrition – April: Week 3

Another week of tracking my nutrition and a couple of interesting points to discuss: the pre-, intra-, and post-race fueling of an ultramarathon without carbohydrates, and taking the NSNG (No Sugar, No Grain) and keto show on the road to yet another country, this time...
Goals for the Ultra Boucle

Goals for the Ultra Boucle

The next race on my schedule and the last race in the first part of my season is the Ultra Boucle de la Sarra (UBS). It will be the second year that I am running this local ultra and I am really looking forward to the unique challenge of the race and the ways it will...
Tired and Sore

Tired and Sore

OK, I’ll admit it: my post-race activities weren’t necessarily the ideal choice for an ultrarunner. To begin with, only a few hours after finishing I was meant to be squeezed into a train and shooting myself towards Paris, and then on to London to spend a...
Nutrition – April: Week Two

Nutrition – April: Week Two

Another week of tracking my daily nutrition is complete and it sure has been a strange week. A lot was happening this week and it had an effect on what I ate, when I ate it, and how much of it I ate. Add to this the fact that I was on a taper and not expending the...
Goals for the Saint Fons 12 Hour

Goals for the Saint Fons 12 Hour

…and so, after nearly four months of training and two training blocks, 1700 kilometers of preparation, and training runs in three different countries, the Saint Fons 12 Hour race is finally here. Later this evening I’ll head to the race ready to get...