Nailing Down the Calendar

Nailing Down the Calendar

So as we enter the final week of 2016 I think I have nailed down my calendar for the year ahead. It’s a collection of races, fat-ass runs, and one big goal. I think it should work and I am motivated to get it all done. Here’s how it looks. January: Base...
Russian Ambassador Shot

Russian Ambassador Shot

One of my favorite quotes describing what could have been said in the lead up to the First World War is by Stephen van Evera of MIT. He once remarked that France and Great Britain could have helped avoid the war by telling Russia simply: Hey you guys! Put a collar on...
Relaunch

Relaunch

A year ago I posted for the first time on this blog after a hiatus of some time. I was getting into ultrarunning more seriously and had just completed my first ultra and was looking forward to my next challenge. Posting on the blog after each of my runs was a good way...
Saintelyon: Where to Improve

Saintelyon: Where to Improve

Even though I think I got a lot right at the Saintelyon and while I was right on my targeted time, there were still things I could have done better and places where I can improve. Among them… Technical Trail Running Unlike in the US where ultrarunning largely...
Saintelyon: What I Got Right

Saintelyon: What I Got Right

After my other ultras I’ve written about what I got right and what I got wrong and can improve. No surprise, then, that I’m reflecting on the Saintelyon race from yesterday and looking again at what I did well and what I didn’t do quite so well. In...
9 Hours and Counting

9 Hours and Counting

It’s about nine hours now until the gun goes off and I move forward into the night in the direction of Lyon, the Halle Tony Garnier, and the finish line of the 2016 Saintelyon. I’m as ready as I’ll be right now and while I don’t feel quite as...