My Runner’s life – Running Blog, Garmin Coach Community and Running Gear reviews
I am a runner. I am a morning runner. I am not a fast runner. Dare I say slow runner? I’ve always kept this one sentence in my mind that I once read somewhere: No matter how slow you are, you are still lapping everyone on the couch. Or in my case, everyone who is still laying in their comfy bed as I usually leave for my morning run between 6:00 – 6:30 in the morning. This blog is meant to describe my road as a runner and how I try to improve myself. Read more about me.
Weekly Garmin Coach Plan updates
These are the third and fourth week of my Garmin Coach Half Marathon training plan with Coach Greg. The goal is just to complete the distance as I am not ready to give my maximum in training. These weeks bring stride repeats, progression runs and some easy runs. And some skipped runs again. Stride repeats 10
These are the first two weeks of my newest Garmin Coach training plan. I’m training with Coach Greg and aiming to complete the half marathon distance. The plan doesn’t start off great for me, I had to skip a few runs and I clearly disappointed my virtual coach. Stride repeats 8 repeats, 20 seconds My
The last few months have been messy. In October I was ready to crush my half marathon PB, but I crashed halfway through. Pain in my knee, but my physical therapist later determined that the problem was in my hips/back. Lots of sessions followed, but not much changed. My runs got shorter and slower each week.
After my failed virtual half marathon, I was determined to come back for a second attempt within a few weeks. It’s been six weeks and it’s time for an update. In short (long version in the race report here): I ran my half marathon attempt with an annoying little niggle in my right knee. It
Today is race day. I’m running my first virtual half marathon. It’s not my first virtual race though, I ran a virtual 10K four months ago and my first virtual race, a 5K six months ago. In both cases I didn’t reach the goal I had set out for myself. I’m still blaming the missed PR on my
The last two weeks of my training plan with Garmin Coach Amy have started, it is time to taper: reducing the training to ensure I arrive fresh and well-rested at the starting line. I adapted the plan a little, my longest runs were 16,5 and 17K instead of the much longer runs Coach Amy wanted me to do. Time
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Running Gear Reviews
Which running watch is right for you depends on two things: what do you want it to do for you and what you are willing and able to pay for it. Garmin has several lines of watches, the main ones suitable for running are: Vivoactive/Venu. This series contains more lifestyle focused watches and has standard options
Are you considering buying a Garmin Fenix 6S Pro, but not entirely convinced yet? Let me tell you about my experience after using this watch for more than two months. All the best features like Maps Navigation, PacePro and upgraded sleep tracking. And of course, outstanding activity tracking for running, swimming, cycling and so much
The bone conducting Aftershokz Aeropex headphones. I heard so much about them, many runners I know or ‘know’ through social media are amazed by them and show their enthusiasm. Is it true? Are they as awesome as they seem? Will they work for me? I had my doubts, but after unsuccessfully entering a few winning
What are the main differences between the Garmin Venu and the Vivoactive 4 or 4S? Pricing and features are very similar at first glance, but there are some differences that might be a deciding factor for you. This article helps to answer the question which watch you should buy. If you are a runner, someone