More Pain

More Pain

There’s a quote that really rings true for me in the wonderful documentary about the Barkley Marathons race in Tennessee. A competitor commenting on why they would run an ultramarathon despite the pain and potential for injury, declares: I think most people would be...
New Kicks

New Kicks

It’s time to break out the (hopefully) last pair of shoes for the season! Nothing too surprising in terms of brand or style. I’ve stuck with the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3’s and just updated the color to something close to red. I should get the rest...
Overdressed for Success

Overdressed for Success

It’s Sunday and time for the second run in my return to training after the 100km de la Somme. I think it has gone smoothly and I am happy to report that I remain uninjured and, as things turned out, the form I had going into the 100K seems to have stuck around....
The Return

The Return

This was my first run back after the 100km de la Somme and I was looking to take it easy. I didn’t want to run stairs, hills, or sprint too fast – this was all about easing back into it. The Lyon Running Club Wednesday night run was the perfect place to...
Injury Update

Injury Update

A week after the 100km de la Somme and it’s time for an injury update. I wrote a few days back about the pain I had in my left foot and the tendons around my foot. I didn’t remember turning the foot or putting any strange pressure on it during the race...