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...
The Taper Ticket

The Taper Ticket

It’s a rite of passage every year before the Run in Lyon: the medical certificate. Here in France where personal responsibility is eschewed in favour of involving the state in every possible decision, demanding that tens of thousands of people visit a doctor and...
T-T-T-T-Taper

T-T-T-T-Taper

The second day of tapering for the Ultratour du Leman and I planned out a basic five kilometer route back home from Jamie’s Mum’s apartment that I could run after I had dropped him off this evening. We took our time walking over there and, after sorting...
Taper Loop

Taper Loop

After yesterday’s epic morning on the stairs heading up to Fourviere I woke up with sore legs this morning and not much of a motivation to run hard. No matter, though, as I am just two weeks out from the Ultratour du Leman and the hard running is now all behind...