micke-midlife on September 29th, 2008

the nokia n85 was just released and we wanted to find out how well it works as a running companion. with the sports tracker application installed it records the route you run and you can upload each training session to the sports tracker service on the web where you find the route displayed on a [...]

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micke-midlife on September 23rd, 2008

some preparation in advance, in addition to flight and accomodation you want to look after one or the other thing beforehand. a runner’s weekend should be versatile with touristy, cultural, culinary and of course running elements. edinburgh provides this all in one great package. a city that has seen it’s first buidlings in the 12th [...]

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micke-midlife on September 22nd, 2008

saturday’s “battle of arthur’s hill” was still in the legs, although on its way to disappear, thanks to a couple of magnesium pills from the boots store around the corner. they were sold as menopause diet supplements. whatever pause was intended, there’s no pause for the running visitor in edinburgh and they helped to get [...]

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micke-midlife on September 21st, 2008

with this fourth week of similar training - except of the hill session in edinburgh - the first part of episode one concludes. episode one is in the first place building up the required stamina to train 5-6 times a week with a regular pensum of approximately 80 to 90 km per week. secondly it [...]

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micke-midlife on September 20th, 2008

running in edinburgh is an experience! everything’s a bit narrow and all - trucks, cars, bicycles, runners, walkers, mums with strollers, tourists, drunks, dogs, all have to fit and find their way along the streets. for a continental runner, some additional spice of course, cars constantly coming from the wrong side when crossing any road. [...]

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micke-midlife on September 16th, 2008

the week’s program was re-defined. the original 10k plan sees a slow fifth week, the training program was started two weeks earlier than this blog. but since next week includes traveling to Edinburgh - on the weekend actually, let’s see after the scottish running scene - and a birthday (no age reminders required, thanks) [...]

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micke-midlife on September 15th, 2008

as introduced on the weekend, the Griffin armband fits to the majority of mobile devices. the narrower the better since getting them in or out while running is easier if the device is a bit narrower. with the majority of well-designed music devices having the head phones jack at the top, that one is also [...]

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micke-midlife on September 14th, 2008

is it only this urban, rich, young, design worshipping herd that’s supposed to be healthy and running? or is it that just these folks have such socially deprived lives and that’s why they dragg their gadgets with them wherever they go? anyway, try to find an armband on the internet that doesn’t have the [...]

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micke-midlife on September 11th, 2008

ignore-the-environment-around-you machines are grabbing share at an alarming rate. way beyond more than half the runners that you see in the streets are wearing one. no highlights anymore for male runners to greet or beam over a big smile to a graciously running female co-runner and get a brief nod or perhaps a small smile [...]

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micke-midlife on September 9th, 2008

no surprise that they call it “hundewetter” in german. with this constant rain throughout the whole day, it’s just dog owners and their four legged dirt collectors out there. sand, mud and stuff from the streets up their legs until right below their snout. there’s a happy sofa owner when rover makes the direct leap [...]

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