Getting ready for Gothenburg

My running fans,

After the Rotterdam Marathon, you have not heard much from me. That is because after that race I took a break in order to recover well and to recharge the battery before starting my training for the European Championships in Gothenburg. It is my aim to run the marathon in Gothenburg, and to do well.

Meanwhile, I have inspected the course, so I know what to expect with respect to turns, curves and other tricky parts of the 42 k run. And, I have been in Austria, accompanied by Luc Krotwaar, for a short first training camp.

Unfortunately, my left hamstring has been bothering me a bit. It is nothing too serious and after about a week of alternative training I am running again. Because of this slight setback I do not do any intense intervals or track workouts at the moment. And for this reason, I am not sure yet what will be my first race this summer. What I do know is that I will be returning to Bad Dürrheim, in the South of Germany. I have had succesful training camps in Bad Dürrheim before and I know the roads and trails which are excellent for marathon training.

My aim is to get in shape and please all of you with a great performance in Gothenburg. I hope you will join me on my adventures the next two months and enjoy my running.

Take care and keep running,


June 14th 2006

Diary Archive

June 14th 2006Getting ready for Gothenburg
August 1st 2005No World Champs for me
February 28th 2005Goodbye Athens, hello Helsinki
August 25th 2004The days after the 10k
August 20th 2004Ready for tonight
August 11th 2004Pre-Olympic training camp in Grosseto (ITA)
July 24th 2004Training in Tirrenia is going well
May 23rd 2004Last days in Boulder
May 12th 2004More on Boulder
May 6th 2004Training in Boulder
May 3rd 2004Checking out Tirrenia (Italy)
April 9th 2004Change of racing plans
March 23rd 2004Getting ready to qualify
March 2nd 2004Good race at Nationals XC
October 6th 2003No worries!
August 27th 2003Happy about my 10.000 m in Paris