It's not a really fast training but David, Mika and I were death at the end, luckely we had some good companions for giving us refreshments. Our long run included a half marathon in 1h 09'30". Below a photo impression. Greetings Lander
On the program 10 times 1000 meter on the track in Dilbeek with short rest. My teammates were Michaël Brandenbourg and David Stevens.
The times: 2’56”; 2’55”; 2’56”; 2’55”; 2’54”; 2’55”; 2’55”; 2’55”; 2’54’’ and the last one in 2’45”
Henri was pleased with these times.
Invitation: On saturday (at 15.00 h.) we will do a long run. We will do this training on the Leirekensroute direction Baardegem to Aalst. When you want to join us, you are welcome even if you can not do the whole training, on this course it's no problem at all. Greetings Lander
I have chosen to decline my selection by the federation for the half marathon at the universiade in Shenzhen (China) because Salavarda and I don't think it is a smart idea when you want to run a fast marathon in the fall.
A world championship selection at the marathon distance in Daegu, I would not have declined ; )
This evening it's time for a track training. It will not be easy luckily I will have David Stevens and Michaël Brandenbourg as training partners.
To end I would like to congratulate Bert Pluym (DAC) with his 800 m silver medal at the Belgian championchips. I was really happy for him because he's a great athlete and a former training partner. I also enjoyed watching the 5000m, a race stacked with talent won by Mats Lunders. There are really a lot of talented guys coming up like Soufiane Bouchiki, Kjell De Hondt, Abdi Bashir, Koen Naert, Dieter Vanstreels and .... a lot more guys. This is super!
My racing schedule will be updated soon.
I trained really good in the last weeks so my body is ready to start my marathon preparation.
The internet is a great source for inspiration, when you click here you will see pictures of a fartlek session in Kenya including Wilson Kipsang (2 h 4 ' marathon PB). Great training!
Below the victory photo from teammate Almensh Belete in Heusden 5000m in 15'09". This is fast! Lander
I felt quite fresh at the end of the training but it is to soon to go further then 30 km in training.
Now it's time to watch the tour de France, are cyclists tougher then athletes?
One thing is sure when they crash hard they jump on their bike and try to finish the race.
Respect! Greetings Lander
Lander Van Droogenbroeck
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