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Week 1: Hello, Intervals

Week 1: Hello, Intervals

After the lockdown, after the base building, and after all the fun it's time to get down to work. The training plan I am following kicks off tomorrow and over the next twenty weeks it will guide me towards the start line of the LyonSainteLyon and - fingers crossed -...

Visit to the Doc

Visit to the Doc

So in an update to the post of yesterday, instead of waiting until Thursday to go and see the doctor for the numbness in my legs and fingers I called and shifted the appointment to today. The doctor put me through a series of neurological tests, some sensitivity...

10 Years

10 Years

A big day for me, not so much in running as in life. 1 June 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of when I stopped drinking. It wasn't the first time I tried to stop drinking but it was the last time and the one that stuck. Ten years is a long time and my life is...

Two Hills, Two Rivers

Two Hills, Two Rivers

Lyon has been my home for more than 14 years now. I've lived here longer than I've lived anywhere and it's truly the place I call home. I first visited the city about four years before I moved here in the early winter of 2002. Even then I adored the city, the way that...

Simple Ratatouille

Simple Ratatouille

Not everything needs to be complicated (see my Cucumber and Avocado salad as proof of this!) and when it comes to my simple ratatouille, that's certainly the case. This is something that I make in a batch on the weekend then let sit in the fridge to be doled out...

Friday Night Hike II

Friday Night Hike II

Legs still hurting this morning (a little DOMS, perhaps?) and even a little numb. That's not super worrying but it is something to keep in mind in case it continues, right? I had a whole day of work ahead of me as well as some childcare duties to fulfill - the new...

Goosed

Goosed

After yesterday’s stair session and a short night of sleep (4 hours, not much more) I started the day fully intending to head out again in the evening. That was not to be. A stressful day of work, childcare, and dealing with ongoing French employment law and a...

Nicolas de Lange

Nicolas de Lange

So tonight was about fitness. The up and the down, the getting some elevation, and then stairs. Always the stairs. I'm still building up to running fitness and while my pace is improving, my VO2 Max is sitting around the average (47 or 48) instead of above 50 where I...

No-Run Day

No-Run Day

Today was a strange day, and it was a normal day, too. For the last couple of months we've struggled to get buy with my business, my wife's full time and far-from-flexible hours, and two kids in the house to look after, one of whom is still young enough not to be able...

We are Superman

We are Superman

On Saturday I was walking through the park with the baby in the stroller. He fell asleep so I took a break from chatting to him and popped in my AirPods to listen to a podcast while he slept. On came the new episode of the Run the Riot podcast and straightaway it...

Ten Junk Miles

Ten Junk Miles

When I run I like to listen to music, audiobooks, and podcasts. And when it comes to podcasts, my favorite hands down is Ten Junk Miles. I've been listening to TJM almost since it launched and have fond memories of listening to a new episode in the hours before my...

Pesto Vegetable Bake

Pesto Vegetable Bake

There are plenty of ways to make a tasty meal and there are plenty of ways to make a beautiful looking meal. The trick, of course, is to try and make a tasty and beautiful looking meal at the same time! This is a favorite of mine because it is both simple to pull...

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