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For me running fast is quite hard in weather like this (in training and in races), i tried it once again the Venloop (half marathon) but after 5 km I slowed down every km (finish 1h 08'). BUT even in ideal weather it would not be possible to hide the fact that my shape is bad. It's always more fun to write something on a blog when you are in top shape, but real men don't back down when the running isn't fantastic ;-) Greetings Lander
What a week!
Due to the combination of the bad weather and a tight working schedule, I ran 70 km this week (140 km the week before). Not the amount of km's Henri and me planned to run. To conclude the week we planned to run a half marathon in about 1 h 8' minutes in the Kempenrun (Hapert NL). The young and talented Jeroen Hendrickx of Team Punk Running won the Kempenrun in a strong 1h 5' time. I came in second in the desired finishing time (around 1h 7' 30"). My shape is progressing rapidly as espected but I need to work a lot harder to get into marathon shape. Let's hope the summer is coming soon.
Top 8 (estimated times):
1) Jeroen Hendrickx 1h 5' 46''
2) Lander Van Droogenbroeck 1h 7' 30"
3) Stefan Van Den Broeck 1h 8' 02"
4) Jelle Bertels 1h 8' 30"
5) Michaël Brandenbourg 1h 8' 40"
6) Geert Maes 1h 8' 50"
7) Jeroen Van Erp 1h 8' 55"
8) Guy Fays 1h 9' 15"
Stay tuned, greetings Lander
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The belgian marathoners are all in full training modus for their spring marathon. Fast times will be possible for a high number of guys. Last sunday I started my marathon preparation with the Oostende-Brugge 10 miles, one of my favorite races and I had some time to catch up with Salavarda before his training camp with our group in Kenya (without me). Ronald Veraart and his crew are superb organizers, a point to point course is very hard to regulate. I love the fact that it's 16 km straight on without even one turn.
In the middle of february my half marathon shape was 1h 10' (Groet uit Schoorl). At the end of march I want to reach 1h 06' half marathon shape (Venloop) and against my marathon of Antwerp It's the goal to be in 1h 04' half marathon shape. Good luck with your personal training! Nothing is impossible.
17 maart Kempenrun (Hapert) (NL) goal time 1h 8' 30"
24 maart Venloop (NL) goal time 1h 6' 30''
I miss the sun in training, below Vital and me in action summer 2012
Lander Van Droogenbroeck
Quest for perfect marathon: