Marathon, Race Review

New York City Marathon Race Review

The New York City Marathon is the biggest and probably most famous Marathon in the world. Over 50,000 participants each year race the 42.2 km or 26.2 miles through all 5 boroughs of the big apple. I had the chance to run in with my Dad on November 5th 2017, who finished his first Marathon at the age of 69.

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Fitness, Running, Training

My new tapering strategy

I am currently tapering for my 6th Marathon. Previously I always had a hard time tapering before a race. I knew that a good taper period where you scale back on volume and intensity is essential to reach peak performance level on race day. However I always struggled with normal taper plans because I felt like tapering meant doing less or even nothing and therefore not contributing towards my goal.

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Half Marathon, Marathon, Running, Training

Why you should run a training race before your real race?

Whether you want to run a full or Half Marathon, you probably have come across a training plan that features a test or training race a few weeks before your real race. You might have thought: “why should I run a race other than my real one?”

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Marathon, Race Review, Road Races

Berlin Marathon Race Review

On September 24th 2017 I ran my first Berlin Marathon. To my big surprise, I made it in under 4 hours, although the race was absolutely not easy. Please find my full race experience here.

Brandenburger Tor

Travel & Accessibility

Getting to the Berlin MarathonΒ is of course quite easy. You can go there by plane, car or train from various European cities.

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