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...
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,...
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...
Any Way You Want It

Any Way You Want It

It’s Wednesday and that means that the weekly Lyon Running Club group run is happening at 7:30pm. For me, though, these Wednesday evening runs have turned into two-part long runs: first a solo run of 10 to 12km, and second the group run of between 8 and...
New Moon

New Moon

It’s been a long couple of days at work and so I was looking forward to tonight’s run with the Lyon Running Club. The rain of yesterday had more or less disappeared (though the skies were still a threatening dark grey) and it was a little warmer though...