Tag: exercise

  • Heart beats: Cardiac Drift and how to deal with it

    You might have noticed that sometimes during a long run, at a certain point in your run, your heart rate goes up, while the intensity of the run remains the same. This rise in heart rate is called cardiac drift. In this post I’ll dive into what is cardiac drift and how to deal with […]

  • How to: Periodization in marathon training done right!

    Whether you are a professional athlete, or recreational distance running enthusiast, once you train year-round, you have to consider periodization in marathon training. In this post I’m going to give you the building blocks so you can do it too. By periodized running we mean that you break up your training cycle into several blocks. […]

  • Running in the grey zone and (Not) sticking to the plan

    We all know this: yesterday you’ve done your tempo work so you’re supposed to do your recovery run today. Your coach has put your workout in Trainingpeaks: 45 minutes in zone 1-2. However, that is NOT what you do. You’re going of way to fast. You are not sticking to your training plan. You’re just […]

  • How to do hill repeats without hills

    Living in Amsterdam where it’s basically pancake flat, it is hard to incorporate hill training into my training cycle. As there are some great benefits to running hills, I use bridges instead! i’ve made myself a running course where I cross the canal over some of the tallest bridges. I managed to get 140 meter […]

  • How to train for a marathon: a beginner’s guide

    You’ve come here because you are planning to run a marathon. Now you want to know how. Seek no more! This is your definitive guide: How to train for a marathon. Instead of starting this post with stuff like: it takes time and dedication etc. etc. I’m just gonna dive right in. It is a […]

  • What you learn from running a marathon

    Running a marathon is much more a journey than a single event. And we go through that journey for all sorts of reasons: just to prove to ourselves that we are capable of doing so, some (at least one I am aware of) to commemorate a loved one that passed away, and others… because they’ve […]