Monthly Archives: July 2014

How fast will you run your next race?

After having run the first 5K, many people get the running bug. 5K is not enough, they want to go further and start preparing for a 10K or even a half marathon. If you are one of these runners, you … Continue reading

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Time to change your running shoes

I admit it: I am using my running shoes until the bitter end. Until water comes in. Until the sole flies off. In my case it is definitely time to head to the running store, but what exactly are the … Continue reading

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5K in three weeks – Example training plan

Following my last post, I have been asked if I could present a sample training plan. The plan below is an example for a runner who is able to run through 2 miles. You will find the three types of … Continue reading

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Train for a 5K in three weeks – how to build a training plan

A friend of yours runs the next 5K in town and asks you to join. You agree – until you find out that the race takes place in three weeks from today. You have never completed a 5K. It is … Continue reading

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Smartphones and wearable technology – take it or leave it?

During my last workout, I went through a mental exercise while running. I counted how many of the runners who I met actually had either a smartphone or any other piece of wearable technology (fitbit, sports watch etc.). As you probably … Continue reading

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The C25K® training plan – how to make the big jump and to adjust

Yesterday morning, I met Marc during my weekend run. We both did our final stretching exercises in a parc and started discussing about running. Marc just finished the fifth week of his C25K® programme (half-time). As he found the past session very challenging, he asked … Continue reading

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Give me 60 minutes – how to find time to run

Do you have kids? Do you have a job? And do you spend time in traffic? Welcome to my world. In this setup, you will run once or twice during the weekend. For the rest of your training plan you … Continue reading

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