motivation

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 […]


“I have no time to run”

by Gert • March 5, 2020

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 […]


Motivation

by Gert • March 4, 2020

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 […]