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Today I was asked for my advice by someone who is about to run their first half marathon. Specifically how can they best prepare for it in the days leading up to it as well as the days following the race. After all, we all want to minimise any pain and suffering as...read more
Today is tempo run day. Well actually it was supposed to be yesterday, but I got busy with work and before I knew it, it was too late. I love my tempo runs, it's a great way to smash out a good workout in a short period of time. You really feel like you've achieved...read more
Today I received a nice surprise in the mail. A copy of the TCS New York City Marathon "2016 Official Results Magazine". What made this so special, not only is my name in it, but it also included a printed copy of my official finishers certificate. It made me stop for...read more
A key to making progress in your training is to always mix up the workouts, so your body doesn't get used to doing the same thing. Today I had a fun track session at my local 400m track. I use the short bike ride there as a good warm-up, particularly on these cooler...read more
Living in Amsterdam makes it very hard to train for hills. Amsterdam is completely flat, in fact it is actually 2m (6.5 ft) below sea level. In order to compensate for the lack of hills, I use the stairs in my house to train (there are 64 stairs at home, I just use 32...read more
I'm passionate about running, health, travel, adventure and motivation. My mission is to be the guy to put a smile on a million faces. I started running a little over a year ago with a half marathon goal, which quickly escalated to an aggressive goal of completing the...read more
Tony Robbins Newbie Survival Guide, 17 things you need to know before you attend a Tony Robbins Event
I get so many questions from people who are about to go to their first Tony Robbins event and don’t know what to expect from it. Tony loves the element of surprise, so I won’t spoil too much, but here are 17 things that may help you prepare mentally, physically and...read more
One of my big learnings since I started getting serious about my running is that it is not just about training, it's also about what you put in your body. You can do all the training in the world, but if you don't also focus on your hydration and nutrition you won't...read more
Happy New Year! As we celebrate the beginning of 2017, we should take a moment to stop and reflect back on the past year. All the things we achieved and all the things we wished we had achieved, started or continued. Traditionally most people set a new year's...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.