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Marine corps marathon (sorry, no photos)

Monday, October 29, 2012      18 comments

Fellow sparkers. This weekend was the 37th Marine Corps Marathon aka MCM which is one heck of a marathon with 35.000 people - about 23500 finished. The event is divided in a 10k and a full marathon. I left home on Friday. Wen to my hot... Read more

My hydration and nutrition strategies (continued)

Saturday, October 06, 2012      6 comments

I just came home from a beautiful ride in NE Ohio, and again, I worked on my new fuel and hydration strategy. Today a little twist. The suggestions in this blog may not be for everyone, so like everything else - you need to find out what wo... Read more

My long training run - before Marine Corps marathon.

Saturday, September 29, 2012      8 comments

Well, today was going to me long training run before the marine corps marathon. So, I thought I would invite a few friends. About 15.000 of them showed up! ROFL. Joking aside (I don't have pictures either LOL) - I ran the bird as my long run bef... Read more

my hydration and nutrition strategies (continued)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012      3 comments

You may have read my recent blog about hydration and nutrition. Last Saturday I ran 15 miles and my nutrition was - sweet potato and almond milk for breakfast - GU Roctane every 45 - 50 min and coconut water. Afterwards I felt great and I ... Read more

'deflated'

Saturday, September 08, 2012      10 comments

I was supposed to run 20 miles this morning. It ain't gonna happen! Woke up - started to get ready - no motivation or energy. Went back to bed for 30 min Dragging, dragging dragging.... OK - As Macca says 'you are the CEO of your o... Read more

Adjusting my hydration and nutrition on the last bike ride

Monday, September 03, 2012      4 comments

I like to experiment with things I learn. Saturday was no exception. I was on a 78 mile hilly ride and there was SAG support so I thought I would try something else. Breakfast - greek yoghurt, chia seeds, and almond butter (not a lot o... Read more

running with my sister

Monday, July 09, 2012      7 comments

My sister is also a runner. Not to the same extent as me. However, while visiting her I have been on a couple of runs. Today we had planned what my B-i-L called a 8-9 mile run. Well doable ... so we started out - he also said we would have the w... Read more

Be the match (on bone marrow donation)

Thursday, June 07, 2012      5 comments

Well, it happened again. The day before yesterday I received an email from the national bone marrow registry that I am a potential match for a person in need of a bone marrow. Over the the next two months I will know if I am a match and wil... Read more

American Odyssey relay

Saturday, June 02, 2012      3 comments

Recently some of my running buddies (and I) from Team in Training came up with an idea. Do something challenging, fun, and that did not involve fundraising ... After exchanging some emails we settled on getting a team together and run Ame... Read more

If you are triathlete - this is an interesting book

Saturday, June 02, 2012      2 comments

Rasmus Henning, the Danish professional triathlete, just published his book in English. It is only available in an electronic format (thus not that expensive). It is excerpts of his personal diary and tells the reader what it is like to be a pro... Read more

Two books worth reading

Saturday, May 12, 2012      4 comments

I just posted the note below on the triathlon group, but I want my SP friends to learn about these books. Last summer Chris Macca McCormack published his autobiography "I am here to win" - and incredible account of being an ironman. It ... Read more

When it is not your day ...

Tuesday, May 08, 2012      16 comments

(SPARK FRIENDS - this is an email I just sent out to my honoree's, friends and family) after my DNF at Wildflower. There is nothing you can do about it!!! Wiser words could not have been said about what happened to me at Wildflower th... Read more

The book I am currently reading

Friday, March 30, 2012      6 comments

I try to read books and articles related to health and I came across a really interesting author via the podcast www.enduranceplanet.com where the ultra runner Lucho keeps referring to the Maffetone method. Dr. Phil Maffetone is an endocrin... Read more

My friend Stephen

Sunday, March 18, 2012      5 comments

Many of you know I am involved with the Leukemia and lymphoma society for many reasons. Professionally (because I meet patients with blood cancer) - personally (my niece has leukemia) and because their charity Team in Training has been instrumen... Read more

2012 - Marine corps marathon

Sunday, March 11, 2012      12 comments

Wednesday March 7 was the day for registration to the Marine Corps Marathon. But 'you snooze you lose'. In a record 2 hrs and 41 minutes the event was sold out!!! WOW - was my expression when I found out. I was one of the fortunate people ... Read more


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