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Happy but exhausted

Hi I’m Mikula, the founder of the running mate!

Have you ever asked yourself one of these questions:

  • Why am I getting injured in my running training all the time?
  • How can I prevent those injuries
  • How can I motivate myself to go running regularly?
  • How much time do I need for running to achieve my goals?
  • How can I lose weight with running?
  • Can I run until I’m old?
  • How should I train in order to improve?
  • How can I squeeze my training into a tight schedule?

If yes, then you found the perfect resource to get to some or all of these questions answered! I run for over a decade and started mainly for health reasons. Very soon I set myself running goals from running a half-marathon to running ultra trail races. I never quite a race nor did I ever get injured in my running since I started about ten years ago.

On this website my mission is to help you achieve the same or even more. I write specific content to address your pains and fears and help you achieve your running dreams, whatever they may be.

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