It's been 2 months since I ran the Kodiak 50 miler. An incredible experience. I'm pretty sure I already said it there, but I will say it again. For me, a race is not "just" the race in itself. It's the training which goes with it. And I need to be equally excited and motivated by the training. I need to enjoy it as much as the race. So, I couldn't tell you all about the race without telling you about the training. Let's start with it.
Written on Oct. 23, 2017, 4 a.m., by Marjolaine
Last week, I did a long run. Something that happens... well, once a week. But, this time, I went back to my first love: the road. It has not happened in a while. Distance runs were done on the trails. So, last week, I just started off happy and carefree. But, while on the road, some obvious (general or personal) points came back to my mind.
Written on Dec. 3, 2015, 8:20 a.m., by Marjolaine
Some runners go for a run set on time. One hour to run. Easier to plan in a busy life. Others go for a run set on distance. A 10K loop. I think the choice is made upon personal liking and convenience. Thinking further, both approaches have their advantages and help your training in a different way.
Written on Dec. 18, 2014, 6 p.m., by Marjolaine
It's so much fun to sign up for a marathon for the first time and make a big video announcement. But, none of that will help me actually RUN it. Yeah, serious stuff, right here. First step: building up a training plan. Research, gathering information from various plans, analysis, you can be lost even before lacing up your shoes.
Written on Aug. 21, 2014, 5 p.m., by Marjolaine
"Running is great! I LOVE running sssooo much! I am flying. I could run for hours." That's my thoughts while running... except... no, it's NOT!
Written on April 11, 2014, 7 a.m., by Marjolaine