Towards the Taper

Towards the Taper

With today’s run I closed out another week of training and as of tomorrow I am officially into the tapering mode. In a sense, I have been tapering already with a big week last week – including an 80 kilometer weekend – and then a reduction this week...
Three Weeks Out

Three Weeks Out

I was feeling really flat before this run. I mean really flat. Call it being tired, call it fatigue, call it whatever – I just wasn’t feeling good. CĂ©cile suggested I give the run a miss and instead just get some rest but I know that generally I feel...
Rainy Runcommute

Rainy Runcommute

Running home from work the last couple of days has meant I have been able to squeeze in some miles at either end of the day but it has also meant that there are a bunch of clothes sitting in the office that need to come home. Included in that bunch of clothes are my...
Missing Richard Simmons

Missing Richard Simmons

I had a late afternoon briefing call with a colleague to talk with an analyst from Silicon Valley at work and, when it was drawing to a close, I looked up at the window and realized that the noises I had been hearing outside weren’t workers at the building site...
Mud, Climbing, and Rain

Mud, Climbing, and Rain

Sometimes a run is about how you feel and other times it is about what you do. And sometimes it is about what you pass through – like this morning. I headed out for a quick 10K, myabe 50 to 60 minutes on my feet, but without any real plan beyond that. I have...
Overcast Skies

Overcast Skies

So this morning the plan was to get a run in, then run again in the evening before meeting up with the Lyon Running Crew for the regular Wednesday night group run. Except, things changed. The regular Wednesday night group run turned into a...