Condition in progress
Below some pics from my treadmill training of today. I love running without turns ;)
The treadmill is a training partner that never gets tired, so he can really kill me.
But it was fun to run some fast km's. See you next time, Lander.
Today Henri let me do, a really intensive training, particular hill training.
I ran a lot further (faster) than we expected so this training was a really nice experience, after my turtle training runs during the last two weeks.
I am enjoying the cold weather
Fortunately for me, I have better running clothes then these guys. Is this the way to beat the Kenyans? Brr...
First I would like to congratulate the top dog in Tilburg = Steffen Uliczka (GER). A great performance by Steffen to beat this strong field.
My own performance was not good, nevertheless I am happy that I ran this race because it was a good indicator, after the fever days (3) during the past week.
I am feeling back healthy but it is an illusion to think that there are miracles in our exciting sport. My coach Henri told me in advance to see this race as a really intensive training and he asked me to run as hard as I possibly could.
The next race where I want to perform top is the Egmond half marathon, it will be my first participation in Egmond. In between I will ran some other races in order to get some race rythm and it is clear that I need to work on my shape. Greetings Lander.
CrossCup at Roeselare
I had a rough day at Roeselare, like expected, with a 24th place.
My ear infection did not disturb me during the race, so this is no excuse. After the race it was a whole other story, the doctor advised me to take antibiotics but it is a better idea to rest and take some time off, to recover.
The intensive training session scheduled for tomorrow wil take place on thursday so I will take it easy for 3 days.
My man of the race: Jeroen D'Hoedt because he was in the mix for the victory against some very strong African runners.
Note: Congratulations to Leonard Patrick Komon with his world record 15 km in Nijmegem. He is represented by Marc Corstjens.
Today it is time for the Crosscup at Roeselare.
Normally I'm not nervous for this race, but today I am very nervous.
Reason: A right ear infection (otitis) since friday night. On the other hand, you do not use your ears to run fast.
Wish me luck! Greetings Lander
I just died 10 times in training, time to relax, here is my favorite song!
Half marathon at Ploegsteert (Course du souvenir).
First I would like to thank the family Vandenbroecke for the excellent reception and the good care. It was my goal to run a really fast half marathon but the stormy weather decided otherwise.
Race report: This race started very fast because there is a bonus at the 1500m point,
I ran the first 1000 m in ninth position but after that point I started to push.
I crossed the 1500m point first in 4'15" with a 30 cm advantage on Geoffrey Terer (KEN), we where both clearly separated from the rest of the field (but I was death). Terer did run three half marathons this year all below 61 minutes, so he's a stronger athlete than me, but the experience shows that Kenyans don't like stormy weather.
Pictures by Henri Salavarda (coach)
After 4 km he gapped me (50 metres), I reached the 10 km point in 30'20" and I managed to get back in the race for the victory at 12km. From this point on, the tactical race started (+ fatigue) and we lost a lot of speed during the following kilometres. At 19 km Terer made his final move and I couldn't react.
The strongest athlete Geoffrey Terer won the race in 1 h 5 min 59 sec, I was second in 1 h 6 min 23 sec and my teammate Guy Fays was third in 1 h 8 min 07 sec. Conclusion: I am without any doubt really happy with this result.
More info: www.mto.be
Now it is time to change the focus on cross country running, Henry will adapt my training. It is the objective to be ready in January.
My next race is sunday 21 November in CC Roeselare. Greetings Lander
Breaking news and crosscup in Mol!
After the New York city marathon, due to injury Haile Gebrselassie had to drop out of the race, Haile announced his retirement from the sport.
This is a huge loss for our beloved sport because Haile is a lot more than being the fastest runner in the world. Thanks to his values and ideas he has inspired a innumerable number of people (not only runners).
convincingly won the New York city marathon in his debut marathon race. Time = 2 h 08 m 25 s. Great performance by Gebremariam !
Today I have been taken part in the Lotto Crosscup in Mol, I ran like a turtle an finished in 27th place. No excuses, this is part of the sport.
On thursday I ran a half marathon in Ploegsteert, it will be a hard race in a competitive field.
Let's train, Lander
First fast track training after my marathon, getting ready for the Crosscup
Together with David Stevens I had to ran 5 times 1200 metres on the track.
Our times were:
Next sunday I will take part in the crosscup race at Mol, I will not be able to run for the top places nevertheless I am getting back into a good shape.