Riverside Running

Riverside Running

It’s going to be a very big week at work with major meetings Monday and Tuesday, a trip to Paris from Wednesday, and then an event all day Thursday and Friday – perhaps the most important event for the year so far. What’s going to get me through this...
Just a Little Bit Longer

Just a Little Bit Longer

After yesterday’s baby steps, I was out again this morning to push things just a little longer. Still no long distance, still no high speed, and still running every step with a quick on-the-run review of how my left leg is feeling, just a little longer than the...
Baby Steps

Baby Steps

After nearly three weeks of not running I took my first baby steps back towards things today. The last run I did was the Run in Lyon Marathon and while I finished, I knew I was doing damage to my tendon. I iced, I rested, I biked a little, I walked a little, and...
Run in Lyon Marathon

Run in Lyon Marathon

The normal progression for a runner goes something like this: a 5K, a 10K, step up to a half marathon, work up to a marathon, and then maybe (if your brain is a little different to the rest…) start thinking about an ultramarathon. In my own running history...
Most of The Beatles

Most of The Beatles

It’s always amused me that there are three churches right across the river that share names with three of the The Beatles: John (St Jean), Paul (St Paul), and George (St Georges). Sadly, there is no Saint Ringo or I’d be able to make a Fab Four footing, so...
Recovery Over

Recovery Over

The first time I ran an ultramarathon I ran for seven hours and took a week off afterwards. On the weekend I ran for a little more than 25 hours and now – three days later – I’m back on my feet and running again. I guess that the longer you run in...