Before the Flood

Before the Flood

The stormy weather that disrupted the last hour of the 50K on Saturday and that saw me leaving home in the rain yesterday remains. Indeed, according to news reports, things are getting very blowy indeed: Weather warnings are in place for large swathes of France as...
Recovery in the Rain

Recovery in the Rain

In 2016 less than 90,000 runners completed an ultramarathon in the US and Canada. That sounds like a lot until you consider that more than 50,000 people finished the New York City Marathon and 40,000 finished the Chicago Marathon. In those two events, then, there were...
The 50K Pace Test

The 50K Pace Test

In the month of March I have two key weeks for training: the first and current week, and the third week. The third week is key because it involves a long run on a Saturday backed up by another good run on the Sunday, both of which will be on parts of the Ultratour du...
Running the D-Line

Running the D-Line

So I have run the A-line and I’ve run the C-line. Next up? The D-line. Unlike the C-line I ran yesterday, the D-line is long. In fact, it is Lyon’s longest metro line at a little more than 12 kilometers between the Gare de Vénissieux and the Gare de Vaise....
Running the C-Line

Running the C-Line

About three weeks ago I started the day by running the Lyon metro A-line. Looking for a fun morning run this morning, I decided to repeat that feat but on the C-line. Yes, it is shorter, indeed the shortest metro line in the city at only five stations long. However,...
Lyon Running Crew #245

Lyon Running Crew #245

It’s Wednesday evening so that means it’s the regular Lyon Running Crew group run. It’s supposed to be about 10 kilometers of group running at about 6:00 pace, though it always ends up being ‘about’ both of those things rather than...