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 →
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.
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.
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 →
The first Wave Rider I tried was the 23, which pleasantly surprised me. I also tried the GTX version of that shoe and after that I also tried the 24. In the last few years Mizuno has made some changes to their shoes. They had already changed the 24 compared to the 23 and they’ve... Continue Reading →
My last race was in February 2020. I had two marathons planned in 2020, Boston and New York. Neither of those happened obviously. Both were moved to 2021, but Boston reduced their field size, so no Boston for me in 2021. Instead I got the chance to run London, which I obviously took, since it’s... Continue Reading →
Due to the pandemic my last race was a 5k in February of 2020. Since then basically all races have been cancelled. Now that the everything is slowly starting back up again I've been planning races again, but obviously there are no guarantees of them going ahead. When Iceland was one of the first countries... Continue Reading →
The Brooks Ghost 12 and the Mizuno Wave Rider 23 were both released last year. They are one of the most popular shoes in the line up of their respective brands. They may seem different, but they are actually quite similar shoes. They are in the same price range and they both are neutral running... Continue Reading →
OOfos makes recovery footwear. I've been using their sandals for a couple of years now and I think they're great. Especially after very long runs, but I also just wear them in the summer instead of regular flip-flops, because they have good arch support. However, I live in a country where it isn't always warm... Continue Reading →
This was my first RunthroughUK race. They organise a lot of races in London and elsewhere in the UK. During the winter they have the Chase the Moon series on Wednesday evenings and during the summer they have the Chase the Sun series. I'm an evening person and in the past some of my fastest... Continue Reading →