Sports Day

Sports Day

Today is truly a sports day. The annual Lyon Urban Trail is happening in the city (indeed, it passes right beneath our window) and there are about 10,000 runners taking on the stairs and descents of our beautiful city on two hills and two rivers. Then, a little...
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...