micke-midlife on April 30th, 2009

at least for one race. We didn’t change discipline here. Although, it would be an interesting area to try out, too, no doubts about that…
How did this happen? The Helsinki City Run, the biggest long distance running event here in Finland with about 10,500 runners registered, is a half marathon run that takes place on [...]

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micke-midlife on April 28th, 2009

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Well, there’s an alternative training program you can try, tell me if you could stick to it beyond week 3. I’d very much would like to post your report afterwards.
This half year plan of Janne Holmen, pretty much the current reference in marathon running here in Finland, although he lives in Uppsala [...]

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micke-midlife on April 27th, 2009

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… aim for the unreachable, get as close as you can. The definition of art by Markus Lüpertz, the director of the Kunstakademie (art academy) Düsseldorf is the motto of 400days.
After the race in Rotterdam, the view gradually shifts towards the fall and the main marathon in Berlin. The question has [...]

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micke-midlife on April 26th, 2009

The Hamburg Marathon is on today, the top 10 male and female runners have by now (10:52 EET, i.e. 9:52 MET) passed the 10k, not yet reached the 20k mark. Among the men there seem to be two leading groups, the first with KEN and ETH plus one GER runner the second 25 - 30 [...]

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micke-midlife on April 25th, 2009

Earlier this week I got some papers from my Coach. Did I mention already that I have a coach now. I guess I didn’t, about him another time. Anyway, he’s a bit older and he still works with papers. He gave me a lot of stuff on paper up to now, but the latest stack [...]

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micke-midlife on April 21st, 2009

This is no commercial for some plastic strip you slap onto your nose five minutes to start, but rather the first hint in this series of hints for the ambitious runner. In many guides and programs you find advice and pointers for beginners, with this series I thought some experiences for those of you who [...]

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micke-midlife on April 18th, 2009

Daddy has it all figured out, she’s gonna be a high jumper or a pole-vaulter, no doubt about that. They are often the best looking female athletes and can in parallel pursue a career in modelling, the media or advertising. It’s all about looks and being good enough in something to be seen, right? Of [...]

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micke-midlife on April 16th, 2009

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A slight variation of Sepp Herbergers famos “after the game is before the [next] game”. Sepp Herberger was trainer of the German national squad from 1950 - 1964 and a symbol of German football history, he coined a number of such iconic phrases. Two more are “The ball is round” or “The [...]

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micke-midlife on April 14th, 2009

This isn’t quite Helsinki beach, although if we continue with our efforts to drive up global warming and down prioritize it over “we need oil now” issues, then we’ll get there some day soon.
Anyway, this is Bob who ran track and field already in the 50’s. He won the GnL raffle and will be the [...]

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micke-midlife on April 13th, 2009

Allison Janse, the Editor of “The Ultimate Runner”, approached 400days. She’s looking for your running story + photos. If your story or photo is chosen, you will receive $200.00 and a free book. The book is looking for non-exclusive rights, i.e. you can use the story elsewhere as well (e.g. on your own blog). The [...]

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