Ah, Paris

Ah, Paris

I’m in Paris for a few days this week for work and I have to say: I love this city. I don’t know that I could live here but it’s an amazing place to visit. It’s vibrant, it’s fast, it’s busy, and it’s so beautiful. The Eiffel...
A Crazy Idea?

A Crazy Idea?

With only one race left in the season for me – the night-time winter ultra Saintelyon over 72km in December – I’m starting to think about next year. I’ve already signed up for my first 24 hour ultra at the challenging Ultra Boucle de la Sarra....
Comparison Times

Comparison Times

There’s no one central repository for ultramarathon and ultrarunning race times. There are, though, a couple of places that do a pretty good job of collecting race results and ultrarunning times. Ultrasignup is probably the best for the US races, though it is a...
100K: Injury

100K: Injury

I’ve been reasonably lucky with injuries this year and have managed the couple of problems I have had without too much trouble. Coming out of the 100km de la Somme on the weekend, though, I found myself with a strain or sprain that will need a few days or more...
100K: Heart Rate and Cadence Data

100K: Heart Rate and Cadence Data

The 100km de la Somme was the first ultra I ran with a heart rate monitor and it opens up some new opportunities to assess my form during the race and afterwards, too. Coupled with looking at the cadence data – at least when I am not mixing them up in training...
24 Hours To Go

24 Hours To Go

I’m up early – well, at my regular time which is early – and it’s a little more than 24 hours to go before I am on the 100km de la Somme start line in Amiens. I spent some time last night laying out, checking, and then packing up the gear...