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ENDURANCE – 6 ways to build endurance

Endurance, needed on every single journey in life. Not just when racing. We talk about endurance athletes. But how about the rest? ENDURANCE – “The power to withstand pain or [...]

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LTHR test round 2

Lactic Threshold Heart Rate Test LTHR  field test – how far can you run in 30 minutes? This was on today’s schedule from coach Sarah Seads. This is not as accurate as a blood test but [...]

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Motivation in Endurance Journeys

Why is it some people embark on crazy physical endurance journeys and others don’t. How come so many endurance athletes feel the need to raise awareness or funds for a good cause on these [...]

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Game plan – how to make it happen

Dreams are the beginning to most journeys. You set your goal and make a plan. But how do we stick to that game plan? How do we follow through to reach our goals? Because dreaming, setting goals [...]

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Support from your partner – a must have for every runner?

Do you and your partner share the passion for a sport? Do you get the support you wish for? Do you find yourself having to negotiate your training sessions? Not to talk about race goals. Is it [...]

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Power of the Mind and coach Sarah Seads

Challenging yourself is about human potential and the power of the mind. Training for an Ultra – 100km in Lanzarote, on my own and for a cause (to raise awareness for Endometriosis) I knew [...]

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Introvert or Extrovert Runner

Introvert or extrovert runner? Maybe a bit of both, ambivert. I’ve always found this fascinating, especially now when I am training for 100km, solo run. How do we get our energy? Some from [...]

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Tweak your hill sessions

Knackered from hill repeats? Exhausted once you’ve ended your hill session. Think you have nothing more to give? Well, you do and here is why you should practice.  Something I learned [...]

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LTHR test – How far can you run in 30 min?

How far can you run in 30 min? Today I did a time trial. Not to see how far I could go, rather to determine my Lactate Threshold Heart Rate. Or at least try to. No fancy equipment. A pair of [...]

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Road To An Ultra

“Have goals so big you feel uncomfortable telling them” THE DREAM Complete an ultra distance during 2016. Not necessarily in a race and maybe on my own. My longest run is 47k. I would like to [...]

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Salomon SpeedCross Pro

Want to feel like a Queen on the trails? Need a good grip in soft snow or soft trails? This could be the shoe for you. If you are looking for a shoe where looks meet quality, this is it. Salomon [...]

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Core – your solid base

Did you know that your core is not just abs and six packs? Core consists of many different muscles from hips to shoulders that together stabilise spine and pelvis. Your entire torso in other [...]

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Transgrancanaria 2016 – so we meet again

“Never. Ever. Again. Hot, calima and 44k is far. So out of my comfort zone. Forget an ultra. Forget Des Sables. What was I thinking? Loved the technical downhill and the atmosphere. But you [...]

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Questioned Dreams and Goals can be a good thing

Do you have goals and dreams? Do you dare talking about them or do you keep them to yourself? Are your goals and dreams ever questioned? Good! “What you GET by achieving your goals is not [...]

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12 ways to navigate lows into highs

Not all days are bright, bubbles or high fives. But what if we can use the lows and turn them into thriving highs? Or at least a content place. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest [...]

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How I became a trailrunner

Look at the world of trail runners or any other extreme sport. Many people have experience from way back, grew up outdoors, living on natures doorstep or spending endless vacations midst the [...]

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TRANSGRANCANARIA 44k 2015

Not an uphill runner? Prefer flying in the downs? This could be the race for you. If you are looking for a race where downhill meets technical, this is it. Transgrancanaria 44k. No wait, it was [...]

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BV SPORT TEAM in Canary Islands

It is an honour standing next to these athletes for BV SPORT España​. Behind me Fran a young guy who runs fast (really fast) next to me Eoin – an Irish marathon runner, and by his side Eli, [...]

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Why Simplify The Get Going?

This journey started with the intention to cut down sugar-intake and get back to feeling active – before turning 40. Being on a constant high from sugar but also on a constant, restless low [...]

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Lows – 12 ways to navigate into highs

Not all days are bright, bubbles or high fives. Believe me, there are many lows in the highs. Although this journey is about somewhat success, reaching goals and being active it’s not all [...]