Review: Among the Wild – The Arrowhead 135

Review: Among the Wild – The Arrowhead 135

In the lead up to any of the ultras that I have run I like to get my head in the game, so to speak, by watching and reading some inspirational material. While there are a couple of films that I like to return to often – 100: Head, Heart, Feet and Unbreakable are...
Nutrition: May – Week 3

Nutrition: May – Week 3

Another week of tracking my daily nutrition is complete and it was a strange one. As always, when there is an ultra to be run the amount of calories goes up (in terms of intake) and up (in terms of output), too. What makes this week’s nutrition a little...
Recovery Week

Recovery Week

Over the weekend I ran in excess of 100 kilometers for the third time this year. The first time around I ran on Saturday, took a day off on Sunday, and was back into things on Monday – no sweat. The second time was a few weeks ago at Saints Fons and I finished...
Another Place, Another Race

Another Place, Another Race

With the Ultra Boucle de la Sarra now over I hadn’t planned on running another ultra race until September and the Ultratour du Leman, the race that is and has been the focus for my 2017 season. However, I’m a sucker for opportunities that pop up and offer...
It’s Race Day

It’s Race Day

It’s race day. Well, it’s technically race day. The Ultra Boucle de la Sarra is a twenty-four hour race that starts today and ends tomorrow – and when I say ‘today’ it’s only just today as things don’t kick off until 11:00pm...