Tag: training

  • Become a better runner with a running shoe rotation.

    Besides the fact that some of you might find it enjoyable to buy new running shoes, studies have shown that it is actually beneficial to your running and your wallet (go tell that to your spouse!) to rotate multiple running shoes in a week. Using multiple shoes throughout the week reduces the chance of injury […]

  • 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 carry gels in a marathon

    I remember in the lead up to my first marathon I would literally lay awake at night worrying how I could carry all those energy gels during my race, as I planned to run light: shorts, singlet, socks, speedy shoes. Those worrying days are over: I have nailed it. And now I’m sharing with you: […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • I just finished a marathon in 2.54.44

    It’s been almost two weeks since I ran a marathon under 3 hours, and the runners high is far from diminished. It wasn’t my first marathon but to me a very important one. It was the race to fix what went ‘wrong’ last year. in 2021 I finished the marathon in 3.00.09. Last year’s marathon, […]