Weird wake ups

Getting up every morning at 6 AM is ok. I'm getting used to it. The first 20 seconds are a bit weird though. 6:00:00 My iPhone goes off. It's the alarm to get up. 6:00:02 I wake up. I put on my glasses and pick up my phone at realize I need to get up. I'm awake immediately as I want to shut up the alarm as soon as I can. My wife is still asleep and I don't want to wake her up fully so she can...

One way to tell you’re on the way of becoming an ultrarunner

Please don't read any further if you are podophobic. There are some graphic details below! Good you are still here. It's the second time it's happening to me and I guess this time I jumped immediately to the last stage of grieving (acceptance). The first time I definitely hit the first stage (disbelief). My tip: be prepared and accept the fact it will happen to you too. So what's this bad thing...

Rookie mistake

Tuileries Garden, Paris near Louvre I've been running in the mornings lately, but due to work/family related stuff needed to do my long run (30K) in the evening last Friday. I started running around 18:15 and felt bloated from the first steps onward, bit nauseous even. It's not my first rodeo and normally these bloated, nauseous feelings subside in half an hour to an hour or something. Not this...

Recovery debt…

One of the challenges I have is what I call recovery debt. I’ll explain. A normal training-week looks like this. I run 5 days a week. Friday’s are my long run days as I don’t work and the kids go to school (8:30-15:00) so after dropping them off, I can run. The other four days are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Sunday during the day and the others in the evening usually after 20:00...

Here we go…

This is me: Father (Fien & Bram)Husband (Irma)Freelancer (Clear&Done)Runner Nothing special, except for the fact that running is a bit different for me than for most people. I usually say: I'm a runner, but a bit on the extreme side of running. I like to run distances over a marathon and preferably in the mountains... ultra trails. People look at me like I'm crazy, and I probably am... A...