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Event: 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Distance: 42.2km (26.2mi) Date: Sunday, April 23 2017 Weather: 7C min. to 16C max. Overcast (44F min. to 60F max.) Course: I flew into London City Airport on the Friday before the race. This was super convenient as the Marathon...read more
In the lead up to the 2017 London Marathon, I came across these fun 25 facts, that I thought I'd share. I have no plans to dress like a crustacean this year! Fastest in a superhero costume (male) Matt Gunby, as Wonder Woman, 2016 Fastest dressed as an astronaut (male)...read more
Are you compromising your health to get more done each day? We’re all so busy, so imagine being told a way to get an extra two weeks every year. Sounds impossible? Time is finite, right? I remember vividly the day I was told the secret. I was dubious, but listened...read more
Monday, 13 Mar 2017 Recovery Run (45 minutes) Focus on keeping heart rate low (zone 1-2). Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017 800m Track Session - 800m Fast Run - 2min Recovery Walk - 800m Fast Run - 2min Recovery Walk - 800m Fast Run - 2min Recovery Walk Focus on making sure each...read more
Today's long run was my longest of the season at 32km (19.9mi). As usual, I completed a majority of the run with the crew from House of Running, leaving from our normal warm-up area in Vondelpark. However, the prescribed run for the group today was 28km (17.4mi) so I...read more
Monday, 6 Mar 2017 Recovery Run (45 minutes) Focus on keeping heart rate low (zone 1-2). Tuesday, 7 Mar 2017 800m Track Session - 800m Fast Run - 2min Recovery Walk - 800m Fast Run - 2min Recovery Walk - 800m Fast Run - 2min Recovery Walk - 400m Fast Run Focus on...read more
Today was a tough training day; a long run followed by a strength session, then a core workout and lastly followed by stretching. The long run today was a comfortable 18km (11.2mi) around Amsterdam. As usual I ran with the amazing group from House of Running, where I...read more
If I had the choice between running indoors on a treadmill or running outside, I would choose outside every time. However, we all have those days that just get away from you and you quickly discover you are short on time. That was me today. So in an effort to save...read more
Today I changed up my training with the introduction of a strength and core workout using the TRX system. I will write a separate post about the TRX system as it's a really cool piece of equipment that I think everyone should have. Here is today's workout; Recovery...read more
Every Tuesday I complete a track workout. If you have been following my previous posts, you will notice I normally do a 400m track workout. Well that changed today when my coach increased it to 800m. That doesn't sound like a lot, but let me tell you it's harder than...read more
Hi! I'm Michael Bache,
I am an athlete, elite performance coach, speaker, blogger, adventurer, master FX trader and husband. Here you will find a curation of my journey to becoming a world class marathon runner while I travel the world in an endeavour to learn and inspire others.
This blog shares with you the knowledge I have gained about improving energy, endurance, performance and health, as well as sharing my travels and adventure so you can take inspiration and apply it to your own life.
My mission? To be the guy to put a smile on a million faces.