I can tell from experience that it sucks when hard work doesn’t pay off. It is even more frustrating when you train harder, but seem to get slower. As you might have guessed, training intensity has been too high far too often for me. I felt fast during training, but when races came I was […]
If we could train and not accumulate fatigue that would be the best, right? Unfortunately, every hard effort taxes our physical and mental reserves and requires some time to recover from. Racing, time trials or even fast-paced workout can leave our bodies tired and sore for a while. Even though it usually follows with a […]
As much as we all would like to be Olympic champions, there is a big difference between athletes who consistently improve and get stronger or faster (or both) and those who struggle and see little or no results despite hard efforts. Ironically, that difference is post-workout recovery.
Running in NYC is hardly comparable to anything. In fact, if I would need to explain what New York City is to a teenager, I would say it looks exactly like their messy room. Well, maybe a messy room with an awesome skyline view.
Staying fit and eating healthy rarely scores high in our priority list when we are traveling. In fact, it’s somewhere between remembering to send a postcard to your grandmother telling how you went to the top of the Eiffel tower and waking up at dawn to listen how birds sing and nature wakes up.
Munich is strategically located in the middle of Europe – a truly awesome starting point for all who want to explore Central Europe. It’s crazy to think about it, but you can reach up to 10 countries within 5 hours and that’s only overland travel – by train, bus or car. You don’t even need […]
When you’re on a tight schedule and would like to squeeze in as much experience as possible, I strongly advise you to travel through Luxembourg City. It doesn’t matter if it’s a flight connection, a train journey or simply involves stopping by this tiny European country when traveling by car. It’s one of the best […]
I wanted to run a marathon for as long as I can remember. I used to train professionally in kayaking and even though I ran occasionally (mostly in Autumn), I couldn’t allow myself to take on the whole marathon journey. I would have to substitute my time in the boat with running (plus the added […]
It was 6:00 am on a cold Sunday morning in early October – I was up from bed and very excited. It was time to do it – time to run this thing. Somewhere between New Years’s resolutions and reading the history of Ancient Greece in my spare time – you know, what we all […]