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...
Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine

Rise and shine, people, it’s Sunday funday! I slept poorly last night, waking up a number of times and not being able to drown out the white noise of the fan that we had on to keep us somewhat cooler in the still-hot summertime swelter that Lyon is experiencing...