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...
Once Around the Park

Once Around the Park

One of the last taper runs this morning and I decided to go ‘old school’ and take my run to the Parc de la Tete D’Or. Generally I avoid the running circuit around the edge of the park because when the weather is particularly nice as it has been...
Two Bridges

Two Bridges

A short run before work this morning, just enough to shake out the sleep, put another couple of kilometers on the board, and not get hurt in these last few runs before the taper ends and the mental preparation begins. I decided that I should put in about 10 kilometers...