Staircase Summits

Staircase Summits

I’m not running right now but I am thinking about running, in particular about running the 2018 Ultra Boucle de la Sarra. There are really two key difficulties in that race: the ascent of the Nicolas de Lange staircase, and the descent of the Piste de la Sarra....
Tibialis Anterior Tendon Inflammation

Tibialis Anterior Tendon Inflammation

Tibialis Anterior Tendon Inflammation. Or, in other words,¬†ouch. It seems to me that, after some research and reading, the most likely explanation for the injury I have in my left leg is an inflamed tendon. Here’s what the Sports Injury Clinic has to say about...
UBS 24 II: This Time It’s Serious

UBS 24 II: This Time It’s Serious

OK, I’ll admit the title of this blog post over-sells it a little but, as for this year, I signed up on Day 1 of registration for the Ultra Boucle de la Sarra 24 Hour race and I’m really going to be looking forward to running it. It will mark the third...
Choices

Choices

It’s more or less decision day: will I run the Run in Lyon Marathon or not? A couple of things need to weighed against each other in making the choice. First, there’s the injury. My left leg still hurts, if I spend too much time walking, running, or...
Tete D’Or Taper

Tete D’Or Taper

The final of the taper runs for the working week this morning. Another five kilometers with a focus on a steady rhythm, a nice cadence, Zone 2 heartrate, and avoiding injury. Once again, I achieved what I set out to do and was back, happy, and in the shower feeling...