Long Way to Blandan

Long Way to Blandan

It was far too cold for running today. No, wait. That’s not right. More precisely, it was far too cold for running in the clothes I was wearing when I went running today. With temperatures of 0°C it was literally freezing and I went out in a single layer. Sure,...
My First 100 Mile Week

My First 100 Mile Week

In France, in Australia, and in almost anywhere except the US, it seems, we live in a world of kilometers. Well, apart from the US and the sport of ultrarunning where, long out past the 100m, 200m, and even 10,000m of the running track, distances are commonly in...
Last Run of 2016

Last Run of 2016

Another year has come to a close and I won’t be heading out again into the cold air to run again until tomorrow when the calendar will tell me it is officially 2017. The dream of hitting the 3000K mark for 2016 turned out to be a little too out of reach in the...
Icicles on the Mont D’Or

Icicles on the Mont D’Or

OK, I’ll admit it: my legs are tired. With almost 100K banked in the last three days and with the new No Sugar, No Grain (NSNG) diet kicking in, I felt tired from the start. My legs hurt a little in the first couple of kilometers as I pushed up and along the...
The Foggy Rhone

The Foggy Rhone

I had run Tuesday and Wednesday morning and then again on Wednesday night so I decided to leave my Thursday run until the afternoon. I was still up early as Cécile sent me off to the market at 7:30am to buy a range of fruits and vegetables for her to juice up for her...
Lyon Running Crew #236

Lyon Running Crew #236

After this morning’s effort and the 65km or so I had managed to put on the board in the last two days, I was looking forward to the Wednesday night Lyon Running Crew (formerly the Lyon Running Club) run. It’s usually not too stressful, good for recovery,...