Looking back and 2019 goals

The year 2018 is almost over and thus it is time to reflect, but it is also the time to make new goals for the new year. I never really set time related goals for myself, because with my condition I'm not really sure what's within the realm of possibility.  I don't want to set... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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