Exciting News: running my first Half Marathon

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The marathon adventure


I’m happy to announce that I am running the TCS Amsterdam Marathon on Sunday October 18th, 2015.


It is the 40th edition of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon that will take place in Amsterdam. There are five events scheduled this day:

  • the Marathon,
  • the Mizuno Half Marathon,
  • the TCS 8 K run,
  • the Skylanders Kids Run,
  • the Mini Marathon.


The online registration for this year’s event is open from October 31th until September 27th, 2015 or until the limit is reached (marathon 16.000, Mizuno Half Marathon 18.000 en TCS 8 K 7.000).

The rate

 TCS Amsterdam Marathon € 70,-
 Mizuno Half Marathon € 25,-
 TCS 8 k € 12,50
 Skylanders Kids Run € 3,50
 Echo Mini Marathon € 1,-

My preparation


I started my preparations already. I run 3 times a week and do intervals twice a week. Rest day is every Sunday and Tuesday. For the next two months I decided to run from 5 to 8 km with 2 kg weights or 10 km without. 3 months before the marathon kicks off, I will run 15 km and full 21 km for 4 last weeks.


Additionally, I eat clean and drink a lot of water!

Wish me best of luck!

16 thoughts on “Exciting News: running my first Half Marathon”

  1. Oh, how wonderful! I know you are going to do great. =) Also, how fun that they have a kids’ run! My daughter is only (almost) 2 years old now, but I can already tell that she is going to like stuff like that as she gets a bit older. Even now, she loves going on mini-hikes + jogs with us!

  2. Wow this is so exciting, congrats! I did my first (and ONLY) marathon in 2003 in San Diego, California, it was gorgeous! I “hit the wall” around mile 17–probably because that’s the longest I trained for up to that point–but managed to finish!;-)

    • Thank you, Jess. I’m also very excited about it. It’s my first half marathon and I want to complete it with no problems so I’m training hard!!

  3. Nice! Wish you all the best! Hope you get to achieve a good placing! Maybe you should make a limited edition “RunAgnessRun” running vest, if you win then you can put your vest up for sale! 😀

    • Hey man! Running vest? That would be a nice idea :-). I will think of that. If so, I bet you would be interested in wearing one, right? 🙂

  4. I am supposed to join my first ever fun run tomorrow but I’m still in Manila. I am hoping it will be the start of my ‘active lifestyle’ and not just stay in front of the computer when not travelling lol. I will be following your adventures dear 😀


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