10 Christmas gifts for runners

What's on your Christmas list this year? To be honest, there isn't that much on mine, although that's mainly due to the fact that I simply don't have any more space for any more gear. The only thing I've been contemplating on buying is a GoPro Session or maybe a Rylo, because it would be fun to... Continue Reading →

Eindhoven Urban Trail Race Review

I don't mind a bit of rain or a bit of snow during my run, although I'm not a fan of cold weather since it gets harder for me to breathe and I get cold easily, but running during an amber weather warning.... that wasn't easy... The urban trail series is a series of 10... Continue Reading →

Marathons for slow runners

Since I'm a slow runner (or rather, I'm slow because I have to walk half the time), I need to pick my races a bit more carefully. There are two things I check before I enter a race: First, check the time limit. Second, check the results of the previous year to see if any of... Continue Reading →

Glow Run Review

For the past 12 years there has been a week long light festival in Eindhoven, the Netherlands during the month of November. And for the past 3 years they've had a fun run at the end of it. I've participated in the first edition in 2015 and now ran the third edition as well. The... Continue Reading →

Seeing a sports cardiologist

I've seen quite a few doctors in the past few years, yet I still feel like I'm not getting any answers. Why doesn't my running improve? Why is my VO2max going down? Should I train differently? Is there any sign that running is doing me more harm than good? ect. So far I only seem... Continue Reading →

Amsterdam Marathon 8k Race Review

Last year I did the Amsterdam half marathon and really liked it (it is one of my favourite races so far), but 3 weeks after Berlin I wasn't ready yet to run a half marathon. Thus, I decided to run the 8k race instead. I hadn't entered upfront, because I wasn't sure how I'd be feeling... Continue Reading →

Berlin Marathon 2017: against all odds

I used to say to people: "I'm a heart patient, but I can basically do anything, except run a marathon". And friends and family would shrug, that wasn't so bad, there are tons of people out there who don't. So if that was the worst implication of my cardiovascular impairment, no worries. I started running... Continue Reading →

Damloop by Night race review

I did this race 3 years ago, the 2nd race I ever did. I enjoyed the race the last time and decided to do it again, only this time as a training run for the Berlin Marathon. The race has changed a little bit since I last ran it. Biggest change is the distance, the... Continue Reading →

Seeing the cardiologist

I've been running for 3,5 years now and although I now run longer distances, my overall fitness hasn't really improved. I've done 3 fitness tests over the last 3 years. All of them telling me that it was ok for me to exercise, but none of those could really tell me what was causing the... Continue Reading →

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