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the 3 X loop

Posted in Mountains, pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2021 by xi'an

2 star 3 athlon

Posted in Mountains, pictures, Running, Travel, Wines with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2021 by xi'an

During the week on Lac d’Annecy, I took most of the day off to run the 3 X trail, a first true run since 01 Jan, then cycle around the lake (with alas some discontinuities in the otherwise fantastic biking lane and an unexpected hill in Talloires) and have a lake swim in the early evening, when the water was at its warmest (15⁰), which makes it a triathlon of sorts.

The reward for the (moderate!) exercise was a take-away dinner, which is rather unusual for us but the more here because it was a two-star Michelin take-away! Namely, the Auberge du père Bise restaurant, with Jean Sulpice as its chef, located in Talloires-Montmin, by the lake, and featuring mostly local products. While eating at the restaurant would have been impossible, esp. wearing biking gear!, and beyond my pricing standards, we were able to enjoy six dishes, from an artichoke and ewe cheese salad, to an asparagus salad with rocket salad pesto, to polenta gnocchis with asparagus and tomato confit, to crayfish raviolis in a rich nutty sauce, to a rhubarb and verbena crumble, and to a lemon, praliné, and nut tart. Fabulous end of a well-occupied day!

Lac d’Annecy [jatp]

Posted in Mountains, pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2021 by xi'an

Most of the lake from the top of Mt Veyrier, 880m above, on a hike we managed to escape rainstorms, 18 May 2021

Lac d’Annecy [jatp]

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2021 by xi'an

Plouhais Beach [jatp]

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2021 by xi'an