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 →

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 →

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 →

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