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...
More Pain

More Pain

There’s a quote that really rings true for me in the wonderful documentary about the Barkley Marathons race in Tennessee. A competitor commenting on why they would run an ultramarathon despite the pain and potential for injury, declares: I think most people would be...
To the End of the Year

To the End of the Year

There’s about six weeks until the Saintelyon and then another couple of weeks until the end of 2016. I’ve got something like two months left to finish the year off strong and set myself up for the next year and the events I already have planned – and...
Toe Trouble

Toe Trouble

At the end of last night’s run I was happy to not feel any pain in the left foot I injured at the 100km de la Somme. I hadn’t extended myself much but I did run on it for an hour without pain so I was happy to find myself uninjured at the end of the run,...
A Target for April

A Target for April

Last night the news came through with the dates for the next Saint Fons ultramarathon: 17/18 April 2017. You’ll recall that I ran the Saint Fons 6 Hour race this year and I was happy with the performance I turned in there. I had gone into the race planning on...
Injury Update

Injury Update

A week after the 100km de la Somme and it’s time for an injury update. I wrote a few days back about the pain I had in my left foot and the tendons around my foot. I didn’t remember turning the foot or putting any strange pressure on it during the race...