Tunes

Tunes

Something I did a little differently on race day last Saturday was run with headphones for the entire race. It wasn’t that I had never run with headphones before because I usually run with something in my ears. Whether it’s a podcast, an audiobook, or...
DOMS

DOMS

DOMS – delayed onset muscle soreness – is meant to kick in about 24 hours after a major effort. Thus, as I left the cinema last night with Cécile, it was no surprise to find that walking was a little uncomfortable and that my quads in particular were shot....
Feet

Feet

After the Ultra Boucle de la Sarra yesterday I knew my feet would be hurting. It’s not the distance, mind you, as it’s “only” around 50km. Instead, it was heading down a steep descent three or four times an hour for six hours, and the sliding...
The Day Before

The Day Before

Tomorrow is the Ultra Boucle de la Sarra and while I am looking forward to the race I know I am not going to perform as well as I did in the last ultra at CIEC. This is a function of a couple of different things. For one, there’s the elevation which will slow me...
Fatigued

Fatigued

It’s not ideal a few days out from an ultra but I’m tired. Really tired. Coming home from work I was incredibly fatigued and even preparing dinner I was almost falling asleep on my feet. I am sure that the antihistimines I am taking to stave off the...
The Reason for Europe

The Reason for Europe

As the Brexit debate continues and the referendum looms about six weeks away there is plenty of talk about what the European Union represents. For the pro-Europeans it is the only way they can imagine the countries of Europe working together, a means to achieve...