Chateau de Chillon

Chateau de Chillon

And with that the training for the Ultratour du Leman is officially done. This morning I headed out for a short morning jog along the edge of the lake. The goal was…well, just to relax. Breathe in the fresh air, take a look at the lake waking up, and playing the...
Montreux

Montreux

Only two sleeps before the Ultratour du Leman now and I have arrived in Switzerland and getting myself in the right mindset to get it done. I took the train up from Lyon this morning to Geneva, waited a half hour, and then took the train on to Montreux. There was...
Tea Time Taper

Tea Time Taper

I’m hopeful that by this time next week I will be celebrating my first 100 mile ultramarathon finish. But that’s next weekend. Today I set out to knock over one of the last taper runs before the Ultratour du Leman with a mid-afternoon loop down to...
Thunderstorm Taper

Thunderstorm Taper

Another taper run, this one just one week out from the ‘big dance’ in Switzerland. As I type this is is closing in on noon on Saturday and, this time next week, I am hoping to be closing in on the 50K point in the Ultratour du Leman. It’s getting...
Tete D’Or Taper

Tete D’Or Taper

The final of the taper runs for the working week this morning. Another five kilometers with a focus on a steady rhythm, a nice cadence, Zone 2 heartrate, and avoiding injury. Once again, I achieved what I set out to do and was back, happy, and in the shower feeling...
Terreaux Taper

Terreaux Taper

Another early morning taper run this morning and, again, nothing hurts, I’m not injured, and I’m turning the legs over well. All this bodes well for the taper period and, hopefully, for the run in Switzerland now just 9 days away. I started up this morning...