micke-midlife on August 16th, 2010

This morning, just arrived @ work after a 8,5km morning stroll (to get yesterday’s 21k in 4:15min/km out of the legs). Bumped into a colleague and fellow marathon runner, Christoffer, in the changing room… ehm, this sounded weird now. Anyway, nothing inappropriate intended here. Christoffer himself is going for the Marathon in Brussels later in [...]

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micke-midlife on June 8th, 2010

Inherent in the nature of humans is the desire to improve and better ourselves. This process of going  beyond our current limitations is often referred to as “self transcendence.”  Self Transcendence can apply to any aspect of our being; the physical self transcendence of running faster; the mental self transcendence of [...]

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micke-midlife on June 7th, 2010

Back on the trail. The whole month of May was off. Mainly off, some sporadic runs when bad conscience hit me after an evening with too much chocolate or a whole bag of Katjes Joghurt Gums disappeared in one go. Neither was there much interest in blogging as you could see. Anyway, it’s now time [...]

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micke-midlife on May 2nd, 2010

While strolling in Central Park on Friday (30.04.) the queen discovered signs that hinted towards a running event the next day. A few clicks on Opera Mobile later it turned out that New York is hosting a neat 5k event the next day. The entertainment industry foundation is in its support of the eradication of [...]

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Some higher force really does not want micke-midlife to run a marathon right now. That higher force here is less of an abstract spiritual nature, but rather made of metal and flying high in the sky. Too many dependencies on unreliable systems prevented getting to that daring starting line in time.
In short, this experience sucked.
The [...]

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micke-midlife on April 11th, 2010

The sun was shining and there definitely was above +10 degrees Celsius in the sun this time. This 10k run didn’t go too badly. Came in third out of about 80 runners. Ok, the time was one of the worst I ran in a long time (36:23min) but the route wasn’t an easy one, constant [...]

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micke-midlife on April 10th, 2010

Going for the Helsinki Spring 1/2 Marathon event tomorrow. Not running the 21.1k but the 10k that’s offered as a side event, need some indication on where we are fitness wise for the upcoming Hamburg Marathon. The event seems rather likeable one. The info section for participants states, what local running celebrities are present - [...]

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micke-midlife on March 21st, 2010

The Hamburg Marathon on April 25 was set out to be the second marathon run in this project. Originally, the idea was to run two marathons last year (2009), Rotterdam in the spring and Berlin in the fall. But Berlin didn’t quite work out. No results there, the only result so far is the 2:49:57 [...]

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micke-midlife on December 31st, 2009

Hamburg Marathon it is, on April 25. The decision formed itself a while ago I guess. As pretty much decisions should be done. First you think of a number of criteria along which the decision should be made, then you find data to this criteria, evaluate it, make a pre-selection. Then comes the most important [...]

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micke-midlife on December 12th, 2009

It’s racing time again. Now during winter it’s the 10k’s again. The Aktia Cup winter series as last year with it’s second run. The series starts in Novmeber and consists of 5 runs. Pretty much the best crowd you can run with in Finland at this point in the year.
Thought about a novelty this time [...]

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