the road Posts

November 18, 2016 / ramblings

Recently, running magazines, both on- and off-line, have been buzzing with articles about “the easy marathon”: The guys from sportrusten.nl published a marathon training schedule with 14k as the longest distance you’ll run in it. And then there was this Dutch student who ran the Athens marathon with close to no preparation at all (although he did “run a 30k training and was exhausted afterwards”). So this morning, before work, I decided to run a marathon as a training for the ultrawarmathon. Just like that.
Read the Post One does not simply… run a marathon

November 16, 2016 / ramblings

Shortly after setting the impressive new FKT on the Pacific Crest trail, the amazing Karel Sabbe sent me a message, asking whether I’d be in to run 100 miles for music for life. You don’t say no to Karel Sabbe. I felt humbled. I felt honoured. I didn’t really think twice. I said yes. Read the Post Music for life: The Ultra-warmathon

September 3, 2016 / report

Pleynet, 22h30. I’m not known for flexibility and still I’m sitting with my head between my knees. Pondering, outweighing arguments. One argument appears particularly strong. An argument I never even considered would play in any decision-making of this kind. Read the Post Echappée Belledonne 2016 – A very long walk

August 24, 2016 / preview
August 17, 2016 / review

Trail des Fantômes has been on my running to-do list since the day I ran my first trail. Sometimes I was out of shape. More often there were calendar conflicts. But this year it suddenly became a certitude. Read the Post Trail des Fantômes 2016

May 30, 2016 / ramblings

The 20km of Brussels are becoming a bit of a tradition. For the first few years, I ran the race together with some friends. We had fun, but sticking together was hard and it was hard to enjoy the race together. So in 2015, I ran the race flat-out and set a, to my standards, nice PB and this year, I wanted to beat that time. Read the Post 20km of Brussels 2016

May 23, 2016 / report