A May Morning Mountain

A May Morning Mountain

It’s another public holiday here in France – don’t you just love the month of May? – and so I got to sleep in a little before heading out for a morning run in the hills nearby. This morning I decided to eschew the steep and short gradients on...
Election Day

Election Day

It’s election day here in France and the country is making their final choice for president. In one corner there is a the neoliberal wunderkind Emmanuel Macron who has come out of pretty much nowhere to find himself in the final round of the presidential race....
Remember the Milk

Remember the Milk

This afternoon’s run had two goals: get my 200 meters of climbing in, and collect the specific milk that Cécile had requested from the supermarket on the way home. The complicating factor for both? It was raining, and heavily. The sunshine of the last couple of...
Two Hills

Two Hills

The last couple of days I’ve been hitting the goal of at least 200 meters of vertical gain on each run. Mostly, though, I’ve been finding steep staircases and some short, sharp climbs that have tested me and my climbing ability but that, at the same time,...
Cresting Croix Rousse

Cresting Croix Rousse

The last couple of days I have been running on Fourviere but – for a change of pace this morning – I decided to head for the Croix Rousse instead. The goal this morning was to get in my 200 meters of vertical gain and continue my climbing streak of the...
Damn DOMS

Damn DOMS

The goal for the training runs in the lead up to the Ultra Boucle de la Sarra this month is to bag at least 200 meters of vertical gain on each outing. Sometimes this will involve running up and down hills proper as on Monday and sometimes it will involve staircase...