Coach’s Corner

Quadracoach Running head coach Gert’s thoughts, tips & tricks, and random ramblings…

Including Rest Days In Your Program Improves Your Running. Here Is Why.

by Gert • March 27, 2021

Weekly taking a day (or two) off adds value to your training, not only for recreational runners but also for those who enter races on a regular basis. Going outside, being competitive, strengthening our body, boosting our immune system, getting rid of stress, and not to forget, triggering the endorphins and endocannabinoids, which improve your […]


Introducing… Hanne Maudens

by Gert • December 23, 2020

Hanne is a 23-year old Belgian athlete who rose to fame after getting silver at the European Under-20 Championships in 2015 and bronze at the World Under-20 Championships in 2016, both in the heptathlon. She qualified for the World Championships in London 2017 and Doha 2019. In Doha, she finished 11th. In between, she also […]


The mindset of a coach

by Gert • August 19, 2020

Let me start by saying that this is my personal view, based on my own experience both as a former athlete and as a coach. There are coaches out there with different ideas and mindsets, but I just want to take you on a small journey through my mind. Happiness Finals, personal records, victories… Of […]


Change the way you set your goals.

by Gert • June 22, 2020

Don’t focus on goals that don’t challenge you, are repetitive or are impossible. Instead, focus on small wins and stretch goals. Setting a goal can be a difficult and confusing process for many runners. You want to challenge yourself, but not set yourself up for failure from the get-go. So how do you set a goal […]