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...
Taper Tour des Places

Taper Tour des Places

Another day closer to the Ultratour du Leman and another taper run this morning. I’m knocking these over without any issues right now and happy that I am keeping the tempo up (sub-4:40 splits the last few runs) and avoiding injury. That’s exactly what I...
Taper Tempo

Taper Tempo

Another day, another taper run, and now just 11 days out from the Ultratour du Leman. The goal of the taper runs are to keep my legs turning over and to keep the tempo up. I’m stressing my body a little but not overly so, and in 20 or 30 minutes I am done. So it...