Running

Love the Training

It’s getting late on Tuesday afternoon. It could be any Tuesday of any week of the year: coaching and training is relentless. There are always runners in our group, Love the Run, with events coming up and each race needs to be prepared for adequately. Each runner’s race needs to be given importance. Unlike team…

Hello, Eindhoven Marathon

Running is about getting a good time and improving. My time today in Eindhoven was not what I was aiming for: it was more or less eight minutes slower than the time I had set as a target. Of course, perhaps because I talk too much or had too much confidence I had mentioned this…

Running, Somewhere in Holland

A crowd of runners gathers beneath the roof of an apartment balcony near the start of the race. Slowly, the density increases. Some perform mild stretches; others talk and joke lightly with others – either their friends or strangers. With five minutes to go, the crowd dissipates and heads towards the start line, marked by…

Rotterdam Marathon Report

* above photo by Helene van Klinken Rotterdam Marathon Report “I came here six weeks ago and caught up with the people of Rotterdam and saw the track. I promised them that I would win, so, it is good to win. It is good to win and to get a good time.” (interview with Losse…

Running Through the City

Running Through the City The starting points for this post are the idea of the flaneur, Michel de Certeau’s chapter “Walking in the City” from The Practice of Everyday Life  and watching of several video clips from the Epic TV website. The flaneur is an iconic figure of late 19th century or 20th century cities….

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