Rain is a Good Thing

Rain is a Good Thing

I’ve been watching a couple of episodes of the Netflix series The Ranch and, as well as highlighting a little more Ashton’s Kutcher’s range, it also includes a string of great country music songs, few of which I have been familiar with. One from the...
Out & Up, Back & Down

Out & Up, Back & Down

I mentioned to Cécile yesterday that I felt so much better getting a run in before work: more energy, brighter, raring to go – that was me. Hence, I was looking forward to knocking over another run this morning and having that same feeling return as I count down...
New Shoes and Snow

New Shoes and Snow

It’s not yet Christmas 2017 but my training for the 2018 ultra season kicks off today. It’s about a week earlier than I got started last year but I think I am ready to get going again and try and get some kilometers under my belt before the end of the...
Saintelyon DNF

Saintelyon DNF

So for the first time since I started running ultras in 2015 I recorded a Did Not Finish, or DNF. The 2017 Saintelyon was the last race in a season built around a September objective (the Ultratour du Leman) and it was perhaps the only event I went into under-excepted...
Footing During Fencing

Footing During Fencing

A long day with an early start which meant that I didn’t really have a lot of time to fit in my run. Still, where there’s a will there is a way and so I found myself running in the Parc de la Tete D’Or in the early evening while Jamie was at fencing....
Heartstarter

Heartstarter

Sometimes it is good just to wake up, pull on the shoes, and see what you can do in half an hour. I set out this morning to do not a lot more than lay down a 5K. I have been hurting on and off for the last few weeks and while I know I have the Saintelyon coming up in...