One-Legged Standing for Better Sleep

I know what you are thinking: how can one-legged standing improve sleep? Seriously, what are you thinking? Trust me, that was my first thought too when I stumbled upon this method. But since I was suffering from insomnia and desperate for sleep I decided this was a really cheap find, so why not? The method is […]

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180bpm Playlist

Since I wrote about how increasing my pace to 180 bpm made me a better runner, I received several questions about my playlist. It’s a bit of a mixed bag with some retro added. Here it is in alphabetical order: Above the Timberline – Five for Fighting Bright Side of the Road – Van Morrison […]

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Running at 180bpm

When I started running I did not care too much about the pace, I set my own and that worked well for me. One day, I read an article about distance running coach Jack Daniels and how he analyzed the pace of elite runners. He found that most of them took 180 steps per minute. […]

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Running in Boston

Boston is one of my favourite cities in the world. Every time I get to visit, I try to add a couple of days to my trip. I like that I can walk many places and that there is history around every corner. Last time I was there I stayed in a hotel near the […]

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Running in Zakynthos

Recently I went on a well-deserved break to one of the Greek isles: Zakynthos. It’s not very big and you are nowhere allowed to drive faster than 50km/hr so definitely relaxing! We stayed in an off the beaten track apartment in the north of the island and we had a great time. And of course, after […]

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When The Shoe Doesn’t Fit

Ever since I took up running I’ve run in Asics. The size is right and I like the cushioning. For many years I bought their GT2000 shoes and they served me well. Until my old ones had to be replaced and I went to the store to pick up a new pair. I didn’t give […]

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Running in Dubai

I went to Dubai to speak at a conference and it was a really quick trip. When I arrived it was already dark. The taxi driver who drove me to the hotel pointed out a few of the sights but I mostly remember construction sites. It was late, but the temperature was nice and there […]

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Interval training

If you feel stuck at running at a particular speed and would like to increase your pace, I highly recommend interval training. Usually when I am in the gym on the treadmill I use that indoor exercise for interval training. My instructor has set up a schedule that takes me through different speeds between 8.5km/hr to […]

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Creamy Carrot Sweet Potato Soup

The other day the supermarket had a sale on carrots, and I ended up with 4 lbs which in hindsight was a bit much. So I wanted to cook something different and nutritious and I ended up making this easy soup using ingredients I found in my kitchen. It takes just a few ingredients but […]

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Running: What To Wear?

It’s getting cold where I live so that means soon I will have to get out my winter gear to run outside. I don’t particularly like running in the freezing cold but I’ve got to get the miles done and I don’t always want to go the gym. Once I read an article (can’t remember […]

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