100km de la Somme

100km de la Somme

The 100km de la Somme was a race that had been on my radar for a few months. It wasn’t something that I was going to commit to a long time in advance for a few reasons, not least of all because I was not sure that I would have the fitness to get through it after the...
Shakeout

Shakeout

I’ve got only one real goal for this week: the 10km de la Somme on Saturday. My focus all week has been on getting mentally prepared for the race but I did want to get in one final run at a slow pace to just see how my legs felt before heading north to Amiens...
No Stress Saturday

No Stress Saturday

I’d planned on getting in just 50km this week as the overarching goal was to maintain my form and to avoid getting injured. With a little more than 33km already in the bag, I just had a nice easy 17km or a touch more than 10 miles to do this morning and I would...
Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure

Second run of the week and an outing with the Lyon Running Club. A nice, gentle eight to ten kilometers in the city under lights – perfect, right? Well, any normal Wednesday night run is something like that but tonight  was a little different. It was announced...
The Impact of Diet

The Impact of Diet

I was back into training after a week of downtime following the Thames Path. With the 100km de la Somme less than two weeks away, I’m not going to be spending a lot of time pushing hard in the lead up to the start line. Instead, I’m going to concentrate on...