Thijs Nijhuis is a Danish National Champion in every distance from 1500m through to the the Marathon. These days his focus is on the Marathon and he placed 31st at the Doha World Athletics Championships in the Marathon in 2019. He has a current Marathon personal best time 2:14:18 and his short term goal is to run under the 2020 Olympic Games qualifying standard of 2:11:30 at the upcoming Seville Marathon (23 Feb 2020). All of this while studying to become a doctor.

Thijs just completed a one month training camp in Iten, Kenya where he logged some gigantic weeks. In this podcast episode, Thijs talks about:

– his training leading into Seville Marathon, including mentioning his key workouts with times/splits.
– how he prepared for the Doha World Athletics Championships – a training camp in Dubai which included doing sessions such as 4 x 5km at 11pm (Doha World Championships Marathon had a mid night start time) and losing 6.5kg of sweat in a single training run.
– training with Sondre Moen in Italy.
– balancing studying medicine with training and racing.
– his pre-race diet
– being a big believer in eating junk food and letting go, post race.

** We apologise for the poor audio quality on our end in this podcast episode. Luckily, Thijs’s audio quality is clear. **

Thijs was generous in sending us his training log from December 2019/January 2020:
(If this hyperlink doesn’t work in your podcast player, go to the Sweat Elite website and you’ll find the article under the Marathon section.)

You can follow Thijs Nijhuis’s journey on Strava and Instagram.

Strava: “Thijs Nijhuis” (www.strava.com/athletes/21127951)
[Side note: there aren’t too many faster Marathoners on Strava than Thijs]

Instagram: “Thijs Nijhuis” (www.instagram.com/thijs_nijhuis/)

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