micke-midlife on March 22nd, 2009

On the quest to reduce some kilos, it could help to put more focus to nutrition and sleep as Jason pointed out in his comment earlier. From the start of this project in August last year (2008) to the current day, I lost about 7 kg, from 81.5kg to now stable at around 74.5kg.The progress [...]

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micke-midlife on March 20th, 2009

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Nokia released today the Sports Tracker application for S60 5.0. There’s right now only one device with that version, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. So what’s the big deal here? Of course, the app had to be re-done to adjust to the touch UI input paradigm.

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micke-midlife on March 18th, 2009

The run on Monday was quite long, 33,5km, and beyond the legs the whole body felt really tired. Therefore, the replacement of the 10k active recovery run yesterday with an equally long time on the bench while a skilled masseur with healing hands would give the leg muscles a good drill didn’t require to think [...]

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The last of the 10k test races before the Rotterdam Marathon on April 5th, again in Hakunila, Vantaa, north of Helsinki. The Aktia Cup’s last run of the winter series. The winter series consists of 5 runs starting from November. The conditions were good this time. Some wet and slushy patches at the start and [...]

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micke-midlife on March 14th, 2009

finally, what we’ve been waiting for, the running shirts (made of this “moisture-out, keeps-you dry-longer” fabric, one could think of a total different product commercial)  have arrived. Just in time for today’s 10k race, the last of the Aktia Cup winter series. In case you spot it today or anytime later, just shout out “hei [...]

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micke-midlife on March 13th, 2009

as earlier promised, a compilation of racing flats. Since it’s quite tedious to skim through pictures and reviews and understand which ones are this years models and so on, the compilation is split into a couple of parts, this one being the first.
Racing flats (aka performance shoes or competitive running shoes) are mostly for neutral [...]

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micke-midlife on March 12th, 2009

that’s how it turns out sometimes. I was running my recovery run, slow pace, good music in my ears - “Rock Star” of Ronn Chick, Dennis Winslow. Suddenly a swoosh from behind on my right side. I just spat that way and the guy might have run into it… I apologized.I noticed the black and [...]

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micke-midlife on March 11th, 2009

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somewhere I read that even a 4 hour marathon goal requires 8-9km running per day. We are now at 12km/day, is this enough for 2:40h in Rotterdam? 12 doesn’t really sound much more than 9, at least not equally much more than the results do. We’ll find out soon, it’s only [...]

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micke-midlife on March 11th, 2009

had to change scenery today. In the Helsinki metropolitan area there are two indoor running tracks, the Esport Arena in Espoo and the Liikuntamylly (= “the sports mill”) in the eastern part of Helsinki. The Esport Arena has a 400m Mondo track which can be a bit hard on your muscles and especially fibers. Hence, [...]

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micke-midlife on March 7th, 2009

I definitely could have done 3650m, I should have done 3600m, but my modest result wasn’t even 3550m, but rather 3510m… could have, should have - quite lame excuses. The 5000m world record holder Kenenisa Bekele ran the 5000m in 12:37,3. That translates to a Cooper distance of 4750m. There’s a reference point.
The Cooper test, [...]

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