Dam tot Damloop 2018

In 2014 I participated in the first edition of the Damloop by Night and I also ran it last year (5 miles). I had never participated in the actual Dam tot Damloop (10 miles), because the race mostly clashed with other races I was doing. But this year I planned to run the Damloop as... Continue Reading →

Maranoia and Marathon Q&A

Maranoia, aka marathon paranoia. I'm pretty sure every marathon runner at some point suffers from maranoia. I generally experience two periods of maranoia during my marathon training, somewhere halfway during my training and during taper. There is always a point halfway during my training that I start to get the feeling that something will go... Continue Reading →

Zandvoort Circuit Run Race Review

Two weeks to go until the Paris Marathon, which means it's time to taper. I've ran on a track before, but not a Grand Prix race track! Therefore I was curious to sign up to the Zandvoort Circuit Run, which takes place on the Zandvoort car racing track. That's right, you get the run where... Continue Reading →

Limassol Half Race Review

I got a bit peer pressured into this race, but I have not regrets about that at all! I booked this race before I’d booked the Paris Marathon, but I later decided I would just see this as a last long training run for Paris before I would begin tapering. In the end there was... Continue Reading →

The World Marathon Majors (for slow runners)

There are currently 6 Marathon Majors: Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York. These 6 marathons do not only matter for elite runners, but also for everyday runners. Many runners (including me) dream about running all of them and becoming Six Star Finishers, because lets be honest, who doesn't want that awesome medal?! Currently... Continue Reading →

Midwinter Mini Marathon Race Review

I’ve never done a 10 mile race before, it’s just not such a common race distance. There also aren’t that many races over here during winter. One of the bigger races in February is the Midwinter Marathon in Apeldoorn. They have an 8k, 10 mile and 25k race (and a trail marathon the day before).... Continue Reading →

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