21 Days Out

21 Days Out

Twenty-one days out from the big dance for the year. Yep, it’s starting to get a bit real, isn’t it? It’s tipped to be a very hot day here in Lyon so I made sure to get out early and get my run in before the sun started making things more difficult...
Ze Park? Eet is Closed!

Ze Park? Eet is Closed!

I woke up at 5:00am. The Parc de la Tete D’Or opens at 6:30am. Was I going to spend an extra hour in bed if I wanted to run around the park? Unlikely. Instead, all I had to do was adjust my notion of what it means to run around the park. The normal running loop...
Pentes and Ponts

Pentes and Ponts

Another week gets underway and I started with an easy run halfway up the Pentes and around the Rhone. Nothing too stressful though I did feel a little niggle in my right hip which is a little bit of a worry. It’s been there for the last couple of runs and it is...
Gatlin, Trump, and Ultrarunning

Gatlin, Trump, and Ultrarunning

This morning’s run was enjoyable. I headed east through the city, past Part Dieu, into Villeurbanne where – as the trace on the map below suggests – I got a little turned around near the autoroute and had to find my way back to the path I was aiming...
Rat Race

Rat Race

I didn’t think that yesterday’s effort on Fourviere was all that hard on my legs but, nonetheless, when I got out of bed this morning I felt a little soreness in my legs. Not a lot, mind you, just a little, and I took it as a reminder that sometimes...