From the couch to a 5K

5K training plan

First of all: I’m glad that you’re doing it. Wow. You decided to achieve your first goal as a runner. You signed up for your first 5K race, or you just want to reach your first distance goal. Goals are always great to make you stick to your running training. First off, you may be […]

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Grocery List Essentials

runners diet

I have been asked so many times how my runners diet looks like. If I have a special nutrition plan and on what a runners nutrition is based on. Since a healthy way of living is part of my routine I wouldn’t say that I’m following a strict diet. If you spent some time with […]

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5 Reasons Why I Run

Reasons for running

One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is, “Why do you run so much – What are your reasons for running?” I’m giving a quick answer like, “I just need to do it for my inner peace.” Most likely that confuses everybody even more and might confirm their suspicion that somebody who runs so […]

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Empire State Building Run-Up

Empire State Building Run-Up

The Empire State Building Run-Up: It’s the most famous tower race in the world. It challenges athletes from all over the globe to run the 1576 stairs (86 flights). This year I was one of them. When I got the email from Turkish Airlines, the sponsor of the race, I thought they were joking. It […]

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Running Motivation for 2018

running motivation

With the new year, there are a lot of resolutions going on and a lot of goals we want to accomplish. A lot of you guys have issues staying committed with running and are looking for running motivation for the year ahead of us.  There are a few tricks how to keep up with your […]

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How to breathe while running

Running Trainer NYC

Running and breathing – what are the best running breathing techniques for beginners? Pace, cadence, and form are all important factors in running, but without the right breathing strategy, your trek may be much shorter than you want it to be. If you’re new to endurance training, you may find that your breath is one […]

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Stay motivated – Motivation tips for runners

motivation tips for runners

Motivation is the key to success which is why I want to share my motivation tips for runners with you today. What should be done if we are facing a lack of motivation? First, let’s be clear that losing motivation is absolutely normal and happens all the time. With these simple motivation tips for runners you’ll […]

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Thanksgiving for runners

Thanksgiving for runners

Thanksgiving for runners – a very special day, right? Every year on Thanksgiving I lace up and go for a smooth 13 mile run. A pre “Turkey Burn Run” basically. This year though I will be watching the Thanksgiving Parade in the city (yay) which is why I will skip the run and enjoy the […]

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Marathon Recovery Tips

Marathon Recovery Tips

Recovering from a marathon and a distance of 26.2 miles is a very important component to your perfect training plan. Unfortunately most runners often neglect marathon recovery tips and jump right back into training when the soreness is gone. The runners high is real, we just have accomplished something so great and now we have […]

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The NYC Marathon: less than 24 hours to go

less than 24 hours to go

Here I am! Less than 24 hours away from my biggest race ever. My first marathon. My home run. 26.2 in New York City. The city that has changed my life in the past 4 years. Let me share some final thoughts and emotions before my big day. I’ve been training for the NYC Marathon […]

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