micke-midlife on April 9th, 2010

A colleague of mine, Mark, he came around two weeks ago and suggested to have a look at this running application for your phone. He installed and tried it himself and liked it. Having used the Nokia Sports Tracker for quite a while, there was a benchmark to beat. These sports apps are becoming more [...]

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micke-midlife on November 10th, 2009

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for an overview of the different training phases see the masterplan. Here the training program in detail from jan 2009 onwards.
The daily km is summed up to a weekly amount in the grey lines. the weekly intensity is represented by a green, yellow, orange or red tag on the right. intensity is [...]

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micke-midlife on September 27th, 2009

It’s 400days today. But wait a minute, the Berlin Marathon was last week already, hence at 393 days. Did I have too much wine when setting up this project? Or did I just mix up when counting the weeks/days? Not at all, counting is still ok with me, whether it’s kilometers, minutes or days and [...]

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micke-midlife on July 5th, 2009

Those triathletes are admirable. They jump off their bikes, the shoes still sticking to the pedals, slip in their running shoes and off they go onto the running leg. The rythm switches on the first 500m. It took me 21km.
After the bike tour, I took a two day time-out to rest the legs and [...]

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micke-midlife on July 1st, 2009

Zero punctures: tyres with kevlar layers are pretty sturdy nowadays
One armrest of the triathlon handle bar broke off, could be replaced 230km later
Two legs hurt afterwards, actually already from day 4 onwards, after the two faster days in southern Sweden with average speeds over 30km/h the thighs got pretty tired.
Three kilos were lost on the [...]

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micke-midlife on June 28th, 2009

Arrived at the final destination save and sound. The last day was quite good to ride, although the legs were tired and they were happy to hear that it’s the last day. Other than for those guys, who ride the Tour de France. If I’m not mistaken, they go beyond 3000km in those 14 days, [...]

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micke-midlife on June 27th, 2009

In the morning, I was close to call it quits and look for the next train station. It just was no fun to ride. Water from above, a drizzling rain set in. Water from below, the streets were wet and my bike wheels started to act like sprinklers with a lot of water ending on [...]

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micke-midlife on June 26th, 2009

Riding alone is only half the fun. Stefano’s knee didn’t get better. The pain krept up into the thighs, we decided it’s better for him to quit and take the train, unfortunately. The stakes were too high, it could have harmed his marathon training and Berlin preparation schedule. After all Stefano’s damn close to go [...]

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micke-midlife on June 25th, 2009

The last of the three Sweden days saw me riding in the southern tip of this fine country. I hate to say this but everything in the landscape and countryside looks a tad nicer than in Finland. Well looked after farms and country houses and less dense forests. The southern tip then has a lot [...]

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micke-midlife on June 24th, 2009

Today it happened, the big disruption - Stefano’s knee. Some minor indications already yesterday, it hurt a bit while riding but not badly and no swelling or so. We started to ride in the morning and quickly had quite a speed, average around 30km/h. But the knee started to hurt so badly after about 80km [...]

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