RAPOG on the go

WELCOME, English readers! I hope you'll enjoy the English version of my blog. I am translating the new posts as I go (since 2014). As for the previous ones, I'll let you know, here, when new translations are available. In the meantime, you can find all the original posts on the French version. Just click, on the top right hand corner, to switch from one language to the other. Hopefully, my English is not so bad!

Road to my first ultra

It's been 2 months since I ran the Kodiak 50 miler. An incredible experience. I'm pretty sure I already said it there, but I will say it again. For me, a race is not "just" the race in itself. It's the training which goes with it. And I need to be equally excited and motivated by the training. I need to enjoy it as much as the race. So, I couldn't tell you all about the race without telling you about the training. Let's start with it.

Running (and life) lately

So... hello, hello... it's ME!! Still here. I did not forget about you, but, honestly, I did not know how to come back. Do I still have things to tell you in here? On Instagram, that's for sure. A sunny blue sky or a beautiful morning spent on the trails, are always worth sharing. Same on InstaStories, even if more often than not, what I share there is not that interesting. But that's my silly corner, so keep up with me on this one. And there's this space. In here, I try to be more thoughtful about the contents. So, I'm still not 100% sure if what I'm sharing is worth it, but I don't want my little website to die.

Summer '16: Wild boars, a rock, a knee, and a visa

The frisky mornings are back to remind us fall is definitely here. Still, I'm here to talk about my summer 2016. Summer 2016... how can I best sum it up? The least I can say is that it was not a pleasure cruise.


First, it's been the pre-marathon warning signals. Then, the Boston Marathon. Burden lifted from my shoulders during the 2 weeks post marathon vacation where everything felt like normal again. And we came back to France. Bad sensations, no speed, no endurance, no mental strength. Again and again. "It's normal. It'll be back." But, it never came back. Months after, I still want to run but each and every run is a struggle. I don't know how to run anymore.

Boston Marathon 2016

So, I ran the Boston Marathon. On April 18th. A month ago. I've never been quick to recap my races here. This one asked for even more time as I think, deep down, I didn't really want to get back to it... until now. It's time to tell you about this race which kept its promises on one thing at least: running Boston is an unforgettable adventure.

Next races

  • NONE

Miles / km

  • 1 mile = 1.6 km / 1 km = 0.6 mile
  • 5K = 3.1 miles
  • 10K = 6.2 miles
  • half marathon = 13.1 miles = 21.1 km
  • marathon = 26.2 miles = 42.2 km