Daily Double

Daily Double

Being a vacation week I have a chance to run in the morning and the evening, but also take some rest in the middle of the day, too. With no work to get in the way and only an energetic six-year-old to run my day – which means exerting energy but without a lot of...
France vs. Germany

France vs. Germany

Shortly after posting the write-up of the Lyon Running Club run last night I was saddened to see Wales have two goals scored against them by Portugal and bow out of the Euro 2016 competition. The last of the true minnows, Wales put up a reasonable fight and had a...
Wales vs. Portugal

Wales vs. Portugal

It’s the night of the Wales vs. Portugal semi final in the Euro 2016 championship. The match is happening here in Lyon and as well as the stadium being packed to the rafters, the Fan Zone in the center of town is full to the brim. The Lyon Running Club, though,...
Bonne Recup

Bonne Recup

As I was leaving the Ultra Boucle de la Sarra the other night the common refrain from Lyon Running Club friends and Lyon Ultra Run organizers was a cheerful bonne recup. I’m in the midst of the first part of this recuperation now. The legs are starting to feel a...
Ultra Boucle de la Sarra

Ultra Boucle de la Sarra

Fourth ultramarathon race, third ultramarathon for the year, and the first ultramarathon with significant climbing. And stairs. So. Many. Stairs. In the end, though, it wasn’t the stairs that affected the outcome of the race as it was the descent each lap and...