One Week Out

One Week Out

I’m a week out from the 50 mile run on the Thames Path and I am feeling, well, pretty good. I’ve got the training miles done that I hoped to have done by now. The only week I haven’t run quite as much as I wanted to is this week, and I think that a...
A Little Pain

A Little Pain

So last night I mentioned I was feeling a little twinge of pain in my left leg. I thought a night of rest would make it feel a little better but, alas, I have woken up this morning and it is still there. To be honest, it wasn’t hurting a lot during the run and I...
On a Taper

On a Taper

With the Thames Path 50 mile just a dozen or so days away, I am into the part of my training cycle where I start to taper in earnest. Over the last couple of months I have taken some time off injured and then, when things seemed to be healing up, ramped the training...
La Royaume Sur La Decharge

La Royaume Sur La Decharge

No running this weekend as Jamie and I enjoy a ‘boys weekend’ just before he heads back to school on Monday. We’ve been enjoying the sun, the shopping, a little bit of cooking and experimenting in the kitchen, and we also took the chance to do...
Planning the Thames Path Run

Planning the Thames Path Run

On a rest day today as the heat invades Lyon once again. The temperatures are up above 30°C again and we’ll likely hit 36°C by the end of the afternoon. It’s hard to run in such weather though, as the live feed from the UTMB reveals, some people manage it...
Training Block

Training Block

With my next ultra run about a month away I am deep into the training block and preparing for a couple of high-volume weeks before the taper begins. I’m uninjured, I’m running easily, and I am feeling confident that the run in the UK will go well. I...