My NYC Marathon Tips and Tricks

NYC Marathon tips and tricks
Are you running the NYC Marathon? Congrats! The NYC Marathon is one of the greatest marathons in the world, and it’s a remarkable experience you will never forget.  When the “City That Never Sleeps” gets ready for the marathon, make sure you know all of these NYC Marathon tips and tricks just in case. After all, you want to have the best experience before, during, [...]
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Chicago Marathon Course Strategy

Chicago Marathon course
The Chicago Marathon is one of the greatest marathons you can possibly run. It’s great for experienced runners as well as first-timers. And the course itself is stunning. You can expect over 45,000 runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators cheering you on. The course is also pretty flat, making the Chicago Marathon one of the fastest marathons in the world--close behind the Berlin Marathon [...]
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Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 Berlin Marathon

What you need to know about the Berlin Marathon
It’s almost that time again! Last year I had the incredible experience of completing the Berlin Marathon. And although I hit a PR, I still made a lot of mistakes. Factoring those initial struggles into my training, I recently developed a new course strategy for the 2020 Berlin Marathon. But because I have experience with the in’s and out’s the race, I thought I’d also [...]
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My NYC Marathon experience

NYC Marathon experience
4 months of training. Total logged distance (mi): 423.50 (677.60 km). 50,000 runners at the start. 5 boroughs from Staten Island to Manhattan. 10,000 volunteers who pitched in, and the million-plus spectators who cheered from the sidelines. 26.2 miles - a journey I will never forget. A lot of people have warned me that this race, or a marathon in general will change my life. You will [...]
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Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta

Peachtree Road Race
The Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta - It's the world's largest 10K road race. 60.000 runners with more than 45 years and counting in the making. The largest Road Race of any kind in the States. The race attracts some of the world's elite runners and has served as both the United States' men's and women's 10K championship in the past years.  The Peachtree Road Race [...]
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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 expect. Then it was a very cold Sunday morning in [...]
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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 is so hard to get a ticket for this race [...]
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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 running the Mini 10K NYC since this race began in 1972 [...]
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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: So first of all, racing is fun. Nobody should feel [...]
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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 nothing that stopped us from running the 13.1 miles in [...]
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