It took quite a while of running, to see the sports compatibility and it’s so to say ‘translatable skills’. Or maybe I should not say ‘it took a while’, but rather ‘it took many runs’. So also the idea for todays post was born during a 20km run last week. The PhD Ultra: For both […]Read More PhD & Ultramarathons
It’s been a while and quiet here, what doesn’t mean that I have not been running. The writing process on the ‘Limburgh Zwaarste’ is in progress. It was one tough race and hence digesting it, learning from it and summing it up takes me this time a little longer. Following those 80km on muddy trails […]Read More 2nd season
A couple of first impressions of the hilly mud spectacle in the south of the Netherlands. I am still digesting the 80km of having to dig very, very deep. I will come back to this place and write more about it to share my experience. Just need a little bit more time , so picture […]Read More Limburg Ultramarathon
So, here we are again. We, that is my mind and my body. Welcome to another set of me mumbling along. Another runners monologue. And we are checking each other out. Seriously, deeply, thoroughly. 3.5 weeks left till our next Ultramarathon, the next 100km run. Last weekend was the last long run, 60km of trail through […]Read More Ready?
The entire attention and focus in on the heart level and above. As if it would be spreading out from there. Actually almost as if a light would actually be spreading out from there. Or something very similar to a light. A very strong radiance I could maybe call it. That has all ability to […]Read More running flow
Why the heck do we run ultra marathons, isn’t a marathon enough? Or is it, cause running is addictive? Is it a sport addiction in the end? Or what are we actually running away from? Or maybe we just have to run longer and longer? Everyone that actually runs ultras might know these and many […]Read More Why Ultramarathons…well, why not?
… to run 100km? Well, it does takes time to comprehend it- that’s for sure. That happened both during the run (think I only got it around 85km that I am actually running my first Ultra 😉 ), as well as now, almost 3 weeks afterwards- as you can see by this slightly delayed blogpost. […]Read More How does it feel…?
18 days to go till the 100km run. Longest trainingsrun done. Let me sum it up: Sunday morning 6am, catching a train to the Northdowns, starting to run at Reigate at about 8:30am, home again by 8pm. In-between 9.5h of running, walking and cursing the bad signage and hills. First 1-2 h full on rain, […]Read More Ultra State of Mind
As I have been lucky and clearly more running than blogging…the last couple of weeks revue in one post: How many weeks to go? 7 maybe? I really enjoy planning, so the perfect plan was ahead: Weekend off, Saturday about 30km trail running in the Southdowns, hills and all, out in the country. What a […]Read More Mind over matter
It’s been a while. Last entry here has been ages. And I know why. You know, when you reach a point, where you don’t even want anyone else’s opinion anymore… when you over-discussed it, got yourself to the peak of confusion… plus injury central. Surely the last place I want to write and share smth […]Read More 9.5 weeks – Ultramarathon countdown