Brooks Ghost versus Glycerin

The Ghost and the Glycerin are two of the most popular shoes in the Brooks line-up. They are both neutral road running shoes that have roughly the same stack height and the same weight. So which one should you get? The Brooks Ghost 12 has a forefoot stack of 19 mm and a heel stack... Continue Reading →

Venloop 10k race review

The plan was to run the half marathon at the Venloop in preparation for Edinburgh marathon, but as usual these days, things didn’t go according to plan. I still don’t have a lot of energy since being on the new heart medication, so I decided to run the 10k instead. The start is about 400... Continue Reading →

Maurten versus Tailwind

Are you also sick of using gels? I know I am. They're often too sweet, sticky, messy, often don't taste very good and they can irritate your stomach. I already stopped using gels, I used chews instead (the Powerbar shots and the Clif bloks to be precise). But that eliminated only part of the problem... Continue Reading →

Adidas Solarboost Review

I had the chance to try the new Adidas Solarboost shoes on two separate occasions. I got to run with them in a park in Den Haag and through the city of Den Bosch. The Solarboost is a neutral shoe with a 10 mm drop. Adidas claims that these shoes were inspired by NASA technology,... Continue Reading →

Zandvoort Circuit Run Race Review

Two weeks to go until the Paris Marathon, which means it's time to taper. I've ran on a track before, but not a Grand Prix race track! Therefore I was curious to sign up to the Zandvoort Circuit Run, which takes place on the Zandvoort car racing track. That's right, you get the run where... Continue Reading →

Limassol Half Race Review

I got a bit peer pressured into this race, but I have not regrets about that at all! I booked this race before I’d booked the Paris Marathon, but I later decided I would just see this as a last long training run for Paris before I would begin tapering. In the end there was... Continue Reading →

Midwinter Mini Marathon Race Review

I’ve never done a 10 mile race before, it’s just not such a common race distance. There also aren’t that many races over here during winter. One of the bigger races in February is the Midwinter Marathon in Apeldoorn. They have an 8k, 10 mile and 25k race (and a trail marathon the day before).... Continue Reading →

Ugly Sweater Run Race Review

My last race of 2017: running through the biggest park in Amsterdam in a Christmas sweater and a santa hat. There are a lot of santa runs around, but I don't like the idea of getting dressed in a full santa suit, which will most likely be way to big for me, so this seemed... Continue Reading →

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