One Week Out

One Week Out

My first ultramarathon of 2016 is just about a week away now. Next Saturday morning I’ll be pulling on my shoes and toeing the start line at the Saint-Fons 6 Hour race and attempting to run 60km before the finishing gun sounds. I think I can do it, I have...
Snow

Snow

The plan today was to get 10 to 12km in during a short run before collecting Jamie from fencing. I realized this morning, though, that this wasn’t my best option and so changed the plan to get the same run in earlier in the day. If I run in the evening then I...
Planning

Planning

This week is a busy one for me with work, family, and home life conspiring to leave me little time to get much running in. With less than three weeks to go until the Saint-Fons 6 Hour race, I’m in the final part of my preparation and heading towards an eventual...
Numb

Numb

After five days resting my strained calf muscle and with a month to go before the race at Saint-Fons I was keen to get back into things this afternoon. Cécile asked me before I left where I was planning to run and I told her honestly that I didn’t know. The goal...
Time

Time

During the weeks I care for Jamie it can be hard to find the time to train. Runs basically have to be early in the morning or in the evening: there is little room elsewhere in the day for training, and precious little time for anything else to be squeezed into the day...