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200 Days To Go

200 Days To Go

The countdown continues and – officially – there are 200 days to go before the 2020 LyonSainteLyon. Now 200 is just a number and it’s still quite a way from the time when I am kicking off with the specific training plan for the race. But it’s a...
A Little Longer

A Little Longer

I had a heavy weekend of work, family, and childcare, followed by a morning that started early (again) and was busy (again). I had scheduled this run for midday which is not ideal as I’d much rather knock it over early in the morning but – when you have a...
Morning Glory 5K

Morning Glory 5K

A radio talk show host I used to listen to a lot used to start his shows with the phrase, “Morning Glory, Evening Grace”. I always liked that and it has stuck in my mind since. Occasionally it works its way to the front of my thoughts and this morning was...
Time Management

Time Management

So, after the nanny meltdown yesterday, the rest of the week has been thrown into some chaos.  It’s not that it cannot be managed because, well, it has to be managed. Childcare is one of those things that you can’t push to the side and you need to make it work...
100m Above the Saone

100m Above the Saone

Last night was not very restful at all. The baby woke a couple of times and though he easily got back to sleep it still meant a disturbed night for me. When he finally woke for good around 5:30am I started the feed and he had finished about 3/4 of the bottle before he...
Up and Over

Up and Over

After yesterday’s less than amazing restart to training, I was ready to head out again this morning for Act II. I decided that I would take in a hill because nothing says ‘preparation for hill work’ like spending two months barely moving, right? The...