NYC Half 2018 review

NYC Half 2018 review

It’s done. Another great half marathon in the books. It definitely was an outstanding one in many ways. Not only because I ran a new personal best of 01:48:30 (old PR was 01:50:51 on the old course) but also because of the circumstances this year. It was a new course – nobody knew what to […]

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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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Race recap: Queens 10K

Queens 10K

Flushing Meadows Corona Park hosted thousands of runners at the NYRR Queens 10K on Saturday, the third race in the NYRR Five-Borough Series. As you might remember the Queens 10K is not my favorite race here in New York City. This year though the Queens 10K wasn’t too bad, it was actually my fastest 10K ever. […]

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Race recap: Mini 10K NYC

Mini 10K NYC

Last Saturday 8,400 women met at Columbus Circle in New York City to run the Mini 10K NYC. It was my first time running this race and I was super excited about running along all the women to celebrate women’s running in the world. Mini 10K NYC: Who run the world? It was the 46th year of […]

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7 Common Half Marathon Mistakes

My perfect trail

One of my clients is running his first half marathon very soon. Actually he is super scared that his race will go horribly wrong. We had a quick chat at a coffee shop last week about the 7 common half marathon mistakes that could happen to him. How you can avoid screwing your race? Read this: […]

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NYC Half Marathon Review

NYC Half Marathon Review

Today 20.000 runners were ready to race the streets of Manhattan. The NYC Half is a big race – you know that when you sign up for it. Of course I will do a complete NYC Half Marathon Review for you guys. So first of all: luckily we didn’t get more snow, the roads were clear so there was […]

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Thoughts while running a race

Thoughts while running

My Mom recently asked me what I’m thinking about while I’m running a race. Especially on my longer races. First of all, there is so much stuff going on my mind, when I’m running a race, or when I’m running in training. When I cross the starting line at a race though, I am listening […]

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Running NYC races

“The reason we race isn’t so much to beat each other but to be with each other” Christopher McDougall. Wise words and they are true. I’m not racing to beat anybody, I’m racing to do my own best and run in a big community. Running NYC races is the most exciting part of being a runner. […]

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