Introducing… Hanne Maudens
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
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.
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 […]
The workplace directly influences the physical, mental, social and economic well-being of workers and in turn the health of their families, society and communities.Companies generally only look after the economical and social aspects, partially think about mental health and mostly ignore the physical well-being (except for medical insurances).However, the physical health of your workers plays […]
The Four Pillars of Successful Coaching
The best natural runners do not always win, and the best coaches do not always have winning athletes. I requires a mixture of both, where a culture is created that brings out the best in each runner individual — even if they aren’t the most naturally talented.Successful coaching and the relationship between a coach and […]
“I have no time to run”
This, and some minor variations on it, is the sentence I have heard the most in the past 25 odd years. Not only as a reason not to start running at all but also as a reason to skip runs. Nowadays everything in life is scheduled, from work, daily chores, kid’s extracurricular activities, meetings with […]
Elite runners make a lot of sacrifices to reach the top and even more to stay there. “Run, Eat, Sleep, Repeat” may sound fun for the average runner, but if that means missing out on birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, weekend getaways, etc., it becomes less attractive. Many people wonder where these athletes get the motivation […]
Generic Training Schedules and Self-Proclaimed Coaches
Compared to 20 years ago, thanks to the internet, the amount of information about running is rampant. Training schedules and plans can be easily found, help and information is just a click away… But herein also lays the danger. Not all the available info is correct. I would even say that the majority of all […]
Morning, Day or Evening?
Every runner has his or her prefered time of day for running. Some like to run during the early morning hours, citing they are fresh and therefore able to run faster. Another group uses their break to go for a quick run as they are not too tired yet and it boosts their energy for […]
There is no “i” in “run”.
While we think of running as an individual sport, it has evolved into a team sport. The race results still show the name of the athlete, but around each runner, there are 2 teams. Let’s take a closer look at them. The Club First of all, there are clubs, and most runners are part of […]