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 →

Is it possible to prevent sudden death?

I noticed that there are certain topics that keep coming up time and time again amongst runners online. Most of these issues are already answered by science, but many runners out there just don't have the time to research a topic or don't know where to look. So, I thought I'd answer a few of... 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 →

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 →

Eindhoven Urban Trail Race Review

I don't mind a bit of rain or a bit of snow during my run, although I'm not a fan of cold weather since it gets harder for me to breathe and I get cold easily, but running during an amber weather warning.... that wasn't easy... The urban trail series is a series of 10... 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 →

Seeing a sports cardiologist

I've seen quite a few doctors in the past few years, yet I still feel like I'm not getting any answers. Why doesn't my running improve? Why is my VO2max going down? Should I train differently? Is there any sign that running is doing me more harm than good? ect. So far I only seem... Continue Reading →

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