New York City Marathon 2018

The New York City Marathon was on the top of my bucket list, and since I'm not sure how long I'll be able to continue running marathons, I decided I'd rather run it sooner than wait and run the risk of not being able to run it at all. I knew I would regret that.... Continue Reading →

New York City Marathon Expo

I like going to expos. I know there are runners who really don't like them, but I do. Mainly because I also like merchandise, always have. I used to buy sweaters from the universities I used to go to summer school, but now I buy marathon merchandise instead. To be fair, I only buy marathon... Continue Reading →

Training for the NYC Marathon: Part 2

It’s five weeks until the New York City Marathon. 5 weeks! Training hasn’t been going according to plan, but does it ever go according to plan for anyone I wonder. In the end there is always a point where life seems to be getting in the way of marathon training somehow. It doesn’t matter if... 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 →

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 →

Marathon Training Part 1

There is one thing the Berlin Marathon has taught me: that against all odds I'm able to run a marathon. Something that I deemed impossible just a few years ago. Thus, I've learned that the impossible can be made possible. To the surprise of one of my doctors. She can't even believe I run half... 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 →

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