150 Days to Go

150 Days to Go

Back in January I wrote: The big goal of my ultrarunning year is the Ultratour du Leman in September. It’s 175 kilometers or 108 miles around the Lac Leman in Switzerland, it has a 30 hour time limit, and it is going to be the furthest that I have ever run. It’s a...
After the Ultra

After the Ultra

After a day off from running on Monday I was back into it this morning with a recovery run. My legs were still sore from the weekend, though much better than they were yesterday. My right knee – painful yesterday, especially so climbing and descending the stairs...
Saint Fons 12 Hour

Saint Fons 12 Hour

The first of the true ultrarunning tests is done for the year and I could hardly be happier. Long story short, I ran a good race, achieved nearly all of my goals, and placed higher than I could have expected based on the previous performances of the other runners in...
…And I’m Ready

…And I’m Ready

Back at the end of January I wrote in my monthly review: All of this mileage means I am starting 2017 in good shape. Assuming I can get another 400km or so out of February and the same out of March, I’ll be approaching the Saint Fons 12 Hour race with about 1500km in...
100th Day of the Year

100th Day of the Year

It’s the 100th day of the year today and I’ve just completed my 109th run. With only a couple of days to go now until the Saint Fons 12 Hour race I’m deep into taper mode so this morning’s run was nothing particularly long or difficult. I...
Sunday Morning Coming Down

Sunday Morning Coming Down

There’s only a couple more runs before I stop the preparation for the Saint Fons 12 Hour race this coming Saturday. A week from now I should be closing out the race and hopefully hitting the sorts of goals that I have set myself (more on those goals a little...