A Fast Course

A Fast Course

There’s no getting around the fact that, when it comes to 100K races, the 100km de la Somme is a fast course. The biggest reason for this has to be the terrain: it’s flat, it’s mainly unobstructed, and it’s an out and back so – by the...
Six Inches

Six Inches

I woke up feeling good this morning. Nothing was hurting, my left leg that had bothered me a little before the Thames Path run was fine, and I had slept well. I didn’t head out for a run as I’m only 5 days out from the 100km de la Somme and I’m...
Reflections on Run in Lyon

Reflections on Run in Lyon

The Run in Lyon festival is on this weekend with its 10K, half marathon, and marathon. It’s a big event and probably the highlight of the local racing calendar for road racers. I’m not running this year but I did run last year and enjoyed it a lot, even...
Snowden

Snowden

Cécile and I have tickets to the premiere of Oliver Stone’s new movie, Snowden, for tonight. While it is already out in the US and has had some pretty average reviews, it doesn’t come out in France for a couple of months and I’m keen to see it....
On Like Donkey Kong

On Like Donkey Kong

So it’s been a week since I ran the Thames Path and I think I have recovered well. A couple of days of a slightly painful left leg but now, a few days after that started to pass, I feel good. I had a nice walk with Cécile this morning and didn’t feel any...
Even More Ultra Lessons

Even More Ultra Lessons

After previous ultra runs I’ve laid out some of the lessons I have learnt – see here and here, for example. After this weekends run on the Thames Path, I thought I would do the same again and highlight what I got right and what I got wrong. Things I Got...