This was my 13th half marathon and the 1st edition of the Rotterdam Half, although not quite. There used to be a half in September in Rotterdam until about 13 years ago. They decided to revive that event, but to hold it in July. Now organizing a race at the end of July is obviously... Continue Reading →
Adidas Solarglide 5 review and comparison
I’ve reviewed 6 pairs of Adidas shoes over the years. Some I really liked, others were just okay. But this is the first pair of Solarglide shoes that I’ve tried and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Adidas Solarglide 5 The stack of this shoe is quite high for a daily trainer, 36 millimeters... Continue Reading →
Vestingloop ‘s-Hertogenbosch 10K race recap
This was my first race since the Boston Marathon. In hindsight it might have been better for me to do the 5 kilometers instead of the 10, but I couldn’t change my distance at the last minute. It was also the first time I did this race, even though it isn’t that far from me... Continue Reading →
Boston Marathon 2022: Impossible is nothing
I've been waiting to run the Boston Marathon for several years now. In 2018, I didn't get in. In 2019 I did get in, but for the 2020 race and we all know that one never happened. In 2021 foreigners could not enter the U.S.A. Which brings us to 2022 and my chance to earn my 5th Marathon Major star.
Adidas Ultraboost 22 review and comparison
The Ultraboost 22 has both men's and women's specific version rather than just a shrunken down version for the women. But it still has the well known Boost midsole.
Semi de Paris race review
I decided to go to Paris for the half marathon. I’ve already done the full marathon in Paris in 2018. The route of the half is pretty similar but in the opposite direction. Plus, Paris has two parkruns, so that would allow me to do one of them on the Saturday before the race.
Shokz OpenRun Pro review and comparison
Lots of things are currently changing at Shokz (formerly AfterShokz). They’ve changed their name and the product names of some of their products and now they’ve launched a new product, the OpenRun Pro. Shokz (formerly AfterShokz) makes bone conduction headphones. The vibrations go via your bones to your inner ear rather than via your eardrum... Continue Reading →
Brooks Ghost 13 GTX vs Ghost 14 GTX
The Brooks Ghost is the popular daily trainer in the Brooks line-up. I’ve reviewed the Ghost 12 before and although I enjoyed the ride, the heel to toe transition wasn’t that smooth. But Brooks has made some changes in the 13th and 14th edition of this shoe. I’ve tried both, but both in the Gore-Tex... Continue Reading →
Shokz OpenRun review and comparison
I’ve been using Shokz (formerly AfterShokz) headphones for 4 years now. I started using the Air in 2018, but for the past 2.5 years I’ve been using the Aeropex model and sometimes the OpenMove. They’ve now given the Aeropex a small upgrade and renamed it to OpenRun. Shokz (formerly AfterShokz) makes bone conduction headphones. The... Continue Reading →
Christmas gifts for runners 2021
Since Black Friday is coming up, I thought now would be a good time to put out a gift guide. I did one in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, so here's the 2021 edition. I'm sure there will be some great Black Friday deals out there and I'll definitely do some online shopping myself (can't... Continue Reading →