One does not simply… run a marathon
Ramblings One does not simply… run a marathon

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.

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Music for life: The Ultra-warmathon
Ramblings Music for life: The Ultra-warmathon

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.

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Echappée Belledonne 2016 – A very long walk
Echappée Belledonne 2016 – A very long walk

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.

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Trail des Fantômes 2016
Trail des Fantômes 2016

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.

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How it all began I think I was about 9 when I did my first competitive running.

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