Relaunch

Relaunch

A year ago I posted for the first time on this blog after a hiatus of some time. I was getting into ultrarunning more seriously and had just completed my first ultra and was looking forward to my next challenge. Posting on the blog after each of my runs was a good way...
Saintelyon: Where to Improve

Saintelyon: Where to Improve

Even though I think I got a lot right at the Saintelyon and while I was right on my targeted time, there were still things I could have done better and places where I can improve. Among them… Technical Trail Running Unlike in the US where ultrarunning largely...
Saintelyon: What I Got Right

Saintelyon: What I Got Right

After my other ultras I’ve written about what I got right and what I got wrong and can improve. No surprise, then, that I’m reflecting on the Saintelyon race from yesterday and looking again at what I did well and what I didn’t do quite so well. In...
9 Hours and Counting

9 Hours and Counting

It’s about nine hours now until the gun goes off and I move forward into the night in the direction of Lyon, the Halle Tony Garnier, and the finish line of the 2016 Saintelyon. I’m as ready as I’ll be right now and while I don’t feel quite as...
Dossard 1591

Dossard 1591

After work tonight I met up with C├ęcile and Jamie and we walked over to the Halle Tony Gernier to collect my number and the race package ahead of the Saintelyon tomorrow. All was fairly straightforward and I collected the envelope that contained all of the timing...
Pacing Plan for the Saintelyon

Pacing Plan for the Saintelyon

Pacing is going to be one of the hardest parts of getting the Saintelyon right. Unlike the other ultras I have run this season, the Saintelyon is a mix between road and trails and there is a fair amount of climbing, too. The official course description splits the race...