June 5, 2019

Summertime is here!

No more treadmill runs but now we can all enjoy the outdoors again. Northern hemisphere runners emerge to enjoy these lengthening days and pleasant temperatures. However, some of your running might not feel like it did on the treadmill over the cour...

May 28, 2019

To learn how to run with correct technique, one would have to look at how an effortless runner runs. It does not take long for you to end up on the east coast of Africa to find the most effortless (long distance) runners.

David Epstein famously wrote: “Kenyan’s are con...

May 20, 2019

Q: Is a gym session essential if I am training for a marathon?

A: Is a seat belt essential for a Formula One driver? 

Neither of the two examples above are 'essential' for success in the sport but I guarantee that every Formula One driver wears a seatbelt. It makes...

March 18, 2019

Six weeks out, one month out and especially on race day runners will sabotage themselves through what I call the pendulum of doubt. "I am not sure I am ready for this." "Will I be able to hit my target?" "Should I do more or less in these last weeks?"...

March 4, 2019

Recently, I asked a simple question on three facebook groups I am part of: "What was the injury that has sidelined you the most?"  Plantar Fasciitis (inflammation of the fascia underneath the foot) and Ilio-Tibialis Syndrome (aka IT Band syndrome) were by far the most...

February 15, 2019

Hi, my name is [fill in the blank] and I am training for a marathon. But sadly, I am injured. I am suffering from [insert any overuse injury]. 

The top overuse & incorrect movement pattern injuries are:  

#1: Plantar fasciitis (Foot)

#2: IT band s...

February 8, 2019

Not everybody's desire but good to realize what needs to be done to reach this milestone in running.

If anything, at least you can impress the weirdo at the staff party blabbering on about his or her marathon goals. 

Simple math teaches us that a sub 3-hour marathon mean...

January 31, 2019

Ultramarathons, why do people do them? Suzanne and Erik both participated in TNF100 Thailand on 26 of January 2019. Both had very different goals and very different experiences. This vlog explores the lessons learned and experiences encountered in an event like an ultr...

January 22, 2019

"Ah man... Why do we always have to start with drills..." This used to be my mindset as a teenager at the start of track training. I never thought of myself as lucky for having a coach who insisted we did running form drills before we went into the workout. Endless str...

November 16, 2018

The VIRTUAL RUN is a run where you choose your location, speed, terrain yourself. It is a race that can be run from any location. You can run on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You run your own race, at you...

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