Goals for the Ultratour du Leman

Goals for the Ultratour du Leman

So in about an hour from now I will be at the start line for the 175K Ultratour du Leman. This race has been on my radar for a long time now and I made it the centerpiece and A-race of my season back in December. Everything that I have done this year has been, in some...
Happy Birthday to Me

Happy Birthday to Me

Another lap around the sun completed – my 38th such victory loop – and I’m celebrating my birthday! It’s not going to be the most exciting of days. I will be in at work as always and then, on the way home, I’ll collect Jamie and...
175K in the Rain?

175K in the Rain?

Less than a handful of days left before I toe the line at the Ultratour du Leman and the weather looks to be turning against me. Though things might change between now and the weekend, it is looking like the 175K loop of the Lac Leman is going to be completed under...
Checklist

Checklist

The Ultratour du Leman is now only a couple of days away and I am starting to get myself into gear for the day. What makes things a little more complicated in this case as compared to, say, the Saint Fons 12 Hour or the Ultra Boucle de la Sarra is that I am traveling...
New Shoes, New Magazine

New Shoes, New Magazine

A mid-week rest day after another 35°C afternoon here in Lyon. By all accounts the temperature is meant to go down tomorrow so I’ll be looking forward to the cooler temperatures and the easier running – and who needs to stress ahead of what will be a very...
A Day of Rest

A Day of Rest

Today I took a day off from running. I had run every one of the last twenty days and, with about 45km to get in to close out my week, I wouldn’t gain a lot from running today that I couldn’t gain from running a little longer tomorrow and Sunday. I took the...