micke-midlife on November 9th, 2008

the economy is slowing down. is micke-midlife drawn into this downturn?
there are signals indicating a slowdown in the disciplined weekly training. the darkness and wet weather in the evenings after work seem to make our hero shy away from his clockwork precisely programmed training schedule. week 11 training, right after the first test race, was [...]

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micke-midlife on November 7th, 2008

not quite sure if this was a good training session or a bad one. on the one hand, out of the planned 8×1000m intervals, only 4 were run. it was way too close after lunch (3 hours), got stomach ache and felt the need to go the rest room towards the end of each effort. [...]

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micke-midlife on November 5th, 2008

what’s the optimal weight for a marathon personal best of below 2:30? the usually used BMI doesn’t really help. one is considered “normal weight” from a BMI of 18.5 - 24.9. quite a wide range. this translates for a 186cm tall person to something between 63kg and 86kg. well, most probably 86kg won’t do the [...]

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micke-midlife on November 3rd, 2008

day 72 of course you would like to know your potential marathon time before actually running one. that’s what all those marathon time predictors on the internet are there for. they are quite handy, you enter a time you run over a shorter distance and get your marathon time prediction. the longer the distance [...]

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micke-midlife on November 2nd, 2008

no registration beforehand, no starting numbers, no prize money, no african gazelles. but rather tracktors holding up the start and finish banner, a prize raffle in the end and local people, a lot of local people. over 650 runners and walkers participated on a sunny and cold (2°C) november sunday. this old-school event was just [...]

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micke-midlife on November 1st, 2008

he proposes to go out to run together. she doesn’t object but isn’t enthusiastic. she agrees. the little one is happy to go out. she wants to go slow. he wants to train, but it’s a slow run in his training program. the little one is happy to sit in the stroller at whatever speed. [...]

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