Najaarsmarathons – de top 5

Najaarsmarathons – de top 5

Najaarsmarathons, de top 5!

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#Running – Lessons Learned (number 9): don’t neglect the speed work!

#Running – Lessons Learned (number 9): don’t neglect the speed work!

Today, I noticed a great blogpost in Runners World, "6 mistakes runners make (and how to fix them)". The bad news is, I could say "yes !" to all 6 of them, with great enthusiasm. The good news is, for most of these points, I made some progress. (Source of this - great - Johan Cruyff quote: [...]

10 marathons, 10 mistakes – number 3

10 marathons, 10 mistakes – number 3

After London & Amsterdam, came Barcelona, and hence, the next mistakes. Today, no small talk and no talk about atoms, death, aliens, magic, faraway galaxies, and the meaning of life. But what about strength training? The first years of marathon training, I didn't do enough strength training. Of course, every runner (from beginner to advanced to professional) hears & [...]

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 [...]