The First 524 Meters

The First 524 Meters

The first day of a new week, a new month, and the first of the final seventeen days before I take a couple of days off before the Ultra Boucle de la Sarra. It’s essentially two-and-a-half weeks of specific training for the race that will involve more climbing...
The Final 227 Meters

The Final 227 Meters

Of all of the training weeks this year, this past week has probably been the worst. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, I was traveling a lot. Between getting back from London with Jamie to flying halfway round the world to San Francisco last weekend before...
Who is Herb Caen?

Who is Herb Caen?

I was up early this morning and headed out for a run with the best of the downtown San Francisco in mind: a couple of hills, the crooked Lombard Street, the Fisherman’s Wharf, the Embarcadero, AT&T Park, and Market Street – all in one run! I started...
Nob, Russian, Mason & Market

Nob, Russian, Mason & Market

After feeling terrible yesterday and getting back late after hitting the ballgame, I woke early this morning for a long day of work. I started early, had a first meeting over coffee, then worked all morning to a working lunch, more meetings in the afternoon, and...
Zipper Run

Zipper Run

One of the hassles of flying halfway around the world is that the jet lag is very real. It means having a bad time on arrival sometimes (see yesterday’s run in San Francisco) and it means waking at times that are far from ideal for work for a couple of days....
Jet Lagged

Jet Lagged

So I was too ambitious today. I flew into San Francisco this afternoon which meant getting up at 2am, leaving the house at 3am, flying to Amsterdam and then flying across the north Atlantic to the US west coast. And then I decided to go for a run. Not smart. I took...