RAPOG on the go

WELCOME, English readers! I hope you'll enjoy the English version of my blog. I am translating the new posts as I go (since 2014). As for the previous ones, I'll let you know, here, when new translations are available. In the meantime, you can find all the original posts on the French version. Just click, on the top right hand corner, to switch from one language to the other. Hopefully, my English is not so bad!

Summer '16: Wild boars, a rock, a knee, and a visa

The frisky mornings are back to remind us fall is definitely here. Still, I'm here to talk about my summer 2016. Summer 2016... how can I best sum it up? The least I can say is that it was not a pleasure cruise.


Reset...

First, it's been the pre-marathon warning signals. Then, the Boston Marathon. Burden lifted from my shoulders during the 2 weeks post marathon vacation where everything felt like normal again. And we came back to France. Bad sensations, no speed, no endurance, no mental strength. Again and again. "It's normal. It'll be back." But, it never came back. Months after, I still want to run but each and every run is a struggle. I don't know how to run anymore.


Boston Marathon 2016

So, I ran the Boston Marathon. On April 18th. A month ago. I've never been quick to recap my races here. This one asked for even more time as I think, deep down, I didn't really want to get back to it... until now. It's time to tell you about this race which kept its promises on one thing at least: running Boston is an unforgettable adventure.


#RAPOGWARRIOR S02E03: Pilates

Do you know Pilates? I've been practicing it for more than 5 years now. It's my favorite strength training activity. But when I mention Pilates to people, I often get a blank stare as a response. People heard about it but don't really know what it really is. The best way to find out is to try it. So, get ready, I'll show you a few exercices, in this new video.


#RAPOGWARRIOR S02E02: Running workout - hill repeats

I'm back to share with you one of my favorite workouts: the hill repeats. As you can tell, it's about hill training. It's not an easy workout but I do really appreciate it. Hard but rewarding, and great to spice things up! Come with me on one of my hill repeats workout.


Next races

  • NONE

Miles / km

  • 1 mile = 1.6 km / 1 km = 0.6 mile
  • 5K = 3.1 miles
  • 10K = 6.2 miles
  • half marathon = 13.1 miles = 21.1 km
  • marathon = 26.2 miles = 42.2 km