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...
Medical Certificate

Medical Certificate

After banking about three-quarters of my intended weekly mileage in about 40 hours or so, I took today as a rest day and visited the doctor for the all important medical certificate. Here in France it is nigh on impossible to enter a competitive race without a medical...
Eight Weeks Out

Eight Weeks Out

I’m now about two months or about eight weeks out from the run in England and training, at least in the last week, is back on track. After the long period post Ultra Boucle where I wasn’t running because of injury, last week I got my 50 miles or 80...
Montluel

Montluel

We enjoyed an afternoon out on the side of the road at Montluel today as we watched the Tour de France roll by. Montluel is only about a 20 minute train ride form the center of Lyon and so getting out to the race was not difficult. We had timed our trip to arrive in...