New Moon

New Moon

It’s been a long couple of days at work and so I was looking forward to tonight’s run with the Lyon Running Club. The rain of yesterday had more or less disappeared (though the skies were still a threatening dark grey) and it was a little warmer though...
La Valbonne?

La Valbonne?

The next race on my schedule is the Ultra Boucle de la Sarra on 21 May, about seven weeks away. That’s a good enough time to try and get ready for the climbing, the stairs, and the demands of fitting in somewhere between a marathon and a 50K in six hours of...
Top and Tail

Top and Tail

Today I tried something a little different: the run commute. I’ve been reading about this for a while now and as the weather starts to fine up here in Lyon and the chance of morning rain decreases, the opportunity to fit in a run in the morning on the way into...
Motion is Lotion

Motion is Lotion

The original plan was to get back into training tomorrow with the Lyon Running Club, but two things changed my mind. First, as I got out of bed this morning I immediately realized that my legs felt good. Not great, but good. My feet don’t hurt, there’s a...
Ultra Lessons

Ultra Lessons

Yesterday’s run was enormously satisfying. A lot of things went right, nothing went catastrophically wrong, and I learnt more lessons that I’ll be able to apply in the next race I enter. While the memory is fresh in my mind, I wanted to get down the things...