Januari – lessons learned?

Januari – lessons learned?

Dit was één van m'n goede voornemens voor 2017: elke maand vrank en vrij, onbevreesd evalueren hoe het gaat met deze blog. Even stilstaan. Een overzichtje van de voornaamste wapenfeiten, en de lessons learned!

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Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn

Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn

Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn. Earlier, I wrote about 10 lessons in running which I learned and today, when I rushed to the store in order to buy the new edition of Runner's World, guess what they put  on page 20? Right!  10 mistakes which many runners tend to make. Now, their first and basic observation is absolutely [...]

Marathon running – 10 Lessons Learned

Marathon running – 10 Lessons Learned

Marathon running - 10 lessons which I learned, usually, the hard way ! 🙂 '1. On getting started, don't try it on your own. '2. On the importance of food '3. About strength training. '4. Your ambitions, and how to keep them at a realistic level. '5. Injuries are a fact of life, when you [...]

“10 Marathons, 10 Lessons Learned”, number 6 : “If you go out too fast, regret it you will !”

“10 Marathons, 10 Lessons Learned”, number 6 : “If you go out too fast, regret it you will !”

"10 Marathons, 10 Lessons Learned", number 6 : "If you go out too fast, regret it you will !"

10 marathons, 10 mistakes – number 2

10 marathons, 10 mistakes – number 2

After the first set of mistakes (London), I started to prepare for the next marathon, Amsterdam 2011. Full of energy, I swiftly decided to embrace the second set of mistakes. For eight marathons in a row, my line of thought with regards to food went as follows: "I run a lot. I run often. I burn so many [...]

10 marathons, 10 mistakes – number 1


Between 2011 and 2015, I finished 9 marathons, and I am now preparing for number 10. So this is a good moment to look back ... and be amazed. It is amazing how many mistakes one single runner was able to make in such a short period of time. I hope I learned a couple of things [...]