micke-midlife on May 22nd, 2009

We love competitions in Finland. In no other country - as far as I have observed - are held so many national championships than in this little nordic place. The trick is to invite someone from Estonia or Sweden to lift it to a European Championship event. And if someone from Russia, east of Moscova [...]

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micke-midlife on May 14th, 2009

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At larger races there are other event organizers distributing leaflets and infos on their happening. Whereas in the majority of cases the organizing people stand nicely behind their tables full of info sheets and color full material, this guy stood in the middle of the walking corridor through which all 10.700 starting [...]

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micke-midlife on May 12th, 2009

Today’s company occupational health event featured some fitness tests, a walking test and the traditional Cooper Test, and three to four measuring points for various body health related checks. By far the best one was a body composition analyzer. You stand on it’s metal area surfaces as if it would be some scales and it [...]

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micke-midlife on May 9th, 2009

A great running event and by now the largest in Finland that brings the atmosphere of the bigger European running events to Helsinki. Start and Finish at and in the Olympic Stadium of 1952 is the right frame for this happening. For it being a half marathon it’s definitely not an easy run. Partly for [...]

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micke-midlife on May 8th, 2009

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From various armband inquiries are trickling in, at work, people are calling and here on the blog. An armband is a quite handy way to carry your mobile device with you when being out running, tracking your run, listening to music or taking pictures. It provides a tight pocket in which the [...]

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micke-midlife on May 5th, 2009

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2911km to be exact are behind in this 400days project. What did we learn from almost 3000km? We’re not as good as we’d like to be and it takes quite some time to become a little bit better. Running in warm and sunny weather is much nicer than in a horizontal snow [...]

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