200 Days to Go

200 Days to Go

So today is another milestone in the 2017 season. No, not an ultra run or a race or distance milestone – something much more simple. Today marks 200 days before I toe the start line at the big target of the season, the Ultratour du Leman in Switzerland. While...
City of Lions

City of Lions

It’s no surprise that the city I call home, Lyon, has as the symbol of the city the lion. Lyon. Lion. Get it? Anyway, I thought I would mix up my run today by taking a run that would include some of the more famous lions around the city. I don’t know how...
Sunday Session

Sunday Session

The goal for this week was to get in 90 kilometers, mostly of easy running. After the 100K last weekend, I didn’t need to push hard and I just wanted to break back into the rhythm of daily running. This I managed and, with a double on Wednesday and a longer run...
Memory Lane

Memory Lane

The plan this morning was to get a couple of hours of steady-paced distance in before returning home to clean up and await the return of Jamie from the ski slopes. CĂ©cile isn’t feeling all that great and would be staying in bed and so I was able to leave things...
1000K Since Christmas

1000K Since Christmas

With the 140km completed between Boxing Day and New Years Eve added to the 857km completed between New Years Day and the end of yesterday’s run, I started this morning with a total of 997km banked since returning from our Christmas trip to Picardie. Stepping out...
So Nice I Ran It Twice

So Nice I Ran It Twice

I didn’t have the best night’s sleep last night and eventually felt my alarm go off at 4:30am. It didn’t occur to me that I hadn’t set the alarm for 4:30am (it was set for 4:50am) but I got out of bed anyway. A bad night’s sleep can be...