Goodbye to London

Goodbye to London

After a relaxing time in London, Jamie and I are bidding farewell to the UK this morning and boarding the Eurostar at lunch to return to France, to Lyon, and to home. It’s been nice to take a break with him and see a little of the city that I hadn’t seen...
Mount Vernon at Tempo

Mount Vernon at Tempo

I wasn’t meant to run this morning. I had got home relatively late yesterday evening after dinner with the family here in London and I had announced to Mum and Dad that I would be running in the afternoon instead of the morning. I don’t enjoy running tired...
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...