Keep Moving

Keep Moving

So I was meant to run for an hour yesterday but, as I wrote, my left calf was giving me trouble from a little past the first kilometer. I tried to walk it off but that didn’t work, so I walked the last couple of kilometers of the three or so that I managed and...
Damn Left Calf

Damn Left Calf

I set out this morning on what I hoped to be a one hour run. I ended up home again in under half an hour nursing a sore calf. This is exactly where I didn’t want to be. I have had a ‘niggle’ in my left calf for a while now and it comes and goes....
Walking and Ultrarunning

Walking and Ultrarunning

One of the things that is important in ultrarunning is spending time on your feet. Not only do you have to be used to running long periods, you also have to be prepared for just being out there for long periods, moving towards a finish line or a time limit, making the...

Resources

Ultrarunning Resources There is plenty of information about ultrarunning online. Some of it is great, some of it is not so great. What I’ve tried to do here is collect the sites, resources, books, and films that I’ve found useful, interesting, entertaining, or that I...
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...