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...
Ultra Prep: Mental

Ultra Prep: Mental

I’m in the sort of physical shape I wanted to be in for the race tomorrow morning. Save for a couple of weeks lost to injury back in January, I’ve done all the training I hoped to do, run all the kilometers I had hoped to run, and hit the sort of goals that I set for...
JaMTB

JaMTB

I’m six days out from the first ultramarathon of the season and well into taper mode. It’s a little frustrating not to be doing longer runs but I know it is all for good reason. These short runs, though, make for a chance to spend some time with the family...
Beats

Beats

I’m ten days out from the Saint-Fons 6 Hour race and so well into taper mode. Luckily, Wednesday night is the regular Lyon Running Club group run and it is usually a steady, 6:00 or 6:30 pace run through the city and this was just perfect for my tapering period....