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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It’s A Big World. I’m Running It.

A few days ago I saw this new running video. ASICS is starting a global advertising campaign, ‘It’s a big world. Go run it.’ The campaign wants to inspire people around the world to get up and explore running. No matter what the reason or the motivation, there are always roads to run and places […]

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