What level is your running power? The performance index

What level is your running power? The performance index

One of the nice aspects of running with the Stryd is that every day you see how much power (in Watts) you have produced during your training or race. This means that automatically you will note whether you are making progress and whether your training is producing results. But how good or how bad is your running power actually? How can you compare your performance to that of others? (more…)

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What is wrong with the Garmin Race Predictor?

What is wrong with the Garmin Race Predictor?

Many times runners and coaches have asked us how it is possible that the Garmin Race Predictor   predicts way too fast times, which are absolutely impossible for many runners. There is also a lot of criticism on the internet from disappointed runners, who are demotivated by the predictions of the Race Predictor. That is all the more unfortunate as most runners hope and expect that their watch can make a good prediction of race times based on the training data. That is an important reason to buy such a watch!

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Am I a runner or a biker? Part 1

Am I a runner or a biker? Part 1

This article is about the experiences of author Hans van Dijk, who was suddenly confronted with a knee injury on May 4th, 2019. Most readers will know Hans as a lifelong runner and author of The Secret of Running. Hans started running on August 3rd, 1980, the day after Dutch runner Gerard Nijboer won the silver medal in the Marathon at the Moscow Olympics. Hans can therefore indeed be called a lifelong runner with almost 40 years of experience.

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Leveraging the inconveniences of Ciara and Dennis into successful and advantageous run training

Leveraging the inconveniences of Ciara and Dennis into successful and advantageous run training

After the last few weekend’s of Storm Dennis and Storm Ciara, it might be Ellen’s turn next weekend. In Europe it is new that storms get names. They are only named when the wind force is high. If the storm gets a name, it could just be that a running event is canceled. Very annoying but not unwise.

While a race may be cancelled, you can still train in stormy weather!

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