Today’s session did not go as planned and I know you are upset about it. You were talking about not getting faster, wasting your time, and questioning why you are doing this. This is a normal reaction. I have gone through exactly the same a dozen times and believe me, almost all runners have experienced […]
Including Rest Days In Your Program Improves Your Running. Here Is Why.
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
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 […]
“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 […]