Heart Runner Girl

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Skechers Gorun Ultra 2 Review

I looked at my blog the other day and realised I still hadn’t reviewed these shoes, even though I’ve had them for quite a while, so here it goes. I owned a pair of Skechers Gorun Ultra before these and liked them, although I didn’t like the durability of them. So I hoped Skechers had fixed that problem in the number 2 and picked up two pair when I was in the US at one of their outlet stores. I got the grey/purple/pink version, which seemed the best choice for women, because the turquoise/hot pink version seemed too Barbie to me. No Skechers, not all women want to run in bright turquoise and hot pink running shoes….

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Leiden Half Marathon Race Recap

After my last half ended in a DNF and being so busy that I basically only trained the last 3 weeks for this race, I wasn’t sure how this race would go. But I just decided to go and see how far I would get. I knew I wasn’t going to run a PR with just 3 weeks of training, only goal was to finish (if possible in under 3 hours) and if it would end in another DNF, so be it. Website of the race said “there is no time limit for the half marathon”, so that sounded promising.

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Energy gel

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One thing that I did not think about when I started running, was that since I am a heart patient I burn energy differently while running. Since my heart rate is so high while running, my body does not have the time to get energy out of storage. This means that my body needs to use the energy that I have at that moment and does not really use the energy that is stored in fat.

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Seeing a doctor

(Dutch version below)

Last week I went to see a doctor for a sport check up and since I am a heart patient I decided to do an extensive check up rather than a basic one. My cardiologist has told me years ago that I am allowed to exercise, but ever since I started running I had some questions about how to do this. So, the main reason for the check up was to get some advise on how to train, since normal training plans do not work for me.

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