Geneva to Allaman

Geneva to Allaman

I’m writing this post from my hotel room near the shores of Lac Leman in Geneva. The Milano-San Remo is on the television in the background (being Switzerland, the commentary is in excited Italian) having just finished an Italian-inspired picnic lunch on my bed...
3 Hills, 2 Rivers, 1 Dead Rat

3 Hills, 2 Rivers, 1 Dead Rat

I had to knock over about 24 kilometers this morning in order to hit the weekly target of 110 kilometers total. I wasn’t going to do much more than that because the combination of having Jamie to look after in the morning when he woke up and a few errands to run...
Eucalyptus FTW!

Eucalyptus FTW!

Yesterday’s run concluded at the Grand Pharmacie Lyonaise where I sought – and found – eucalyptus oil. A few hours later I was head down over a steaming hot bowl of water infused with that same eucalyptus oil and breathing in Australia. 12 hours...
Training Block Two

Training Block Two

With the first ultra distance run out of the way for the year, it’s time to┬áreflect on what I achieved and whether I hit the targets I had set for myself. On Friday I wrote about the four goals that I wanted to hit in the Saturday run. Looking them over now, I...
Town and Tube

Town and Tube

The first ultra length run of the year is in the books. It was a long day – the longest day running in terms of both time and distance for me – but a satisfying one in the end. The loops weren’t always easy and of course my feet hurt, but no one...