micke-midlife on October 21st, 2009

… I just can’t let it be. Every time the word Rotterdam appears in front of my eyes, this tune of the Beatiful South kicks in, here with slightly modified lyrics. But neither did I want to compare people with pickles nor describe blonde and beautiful people in masses (as their lyrics do), but rather [...]

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micke-midlife on September 22nd, 2009

The disappointment still sits deep, it’s an empty feeling when things turn out this way. It was long way during preparations, 4300km when quantifying it. The anticipation before the big event and a good result. A lot of time and yes also money was invested and there’s not much that’s there to take away. And [...]

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micke-midlife on September 21st, 2009

The Berlin Marathon didn’t work out. The hip muscle didn’t last. Already at 4km I could feel it. At 8km it was difficult to keep the pace. At 11km I could feel that something broke or jumped out of it’s place. At half marathon km times were down to 4:30min. I stopped the show at [...]

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micke-midlife on September 19th, 2009

Wish me luck, I can need it.

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micke-midlife on September 14th, 2009

You guys think I’ll end up around 2:40h or perhaps slightly above when interpreting the votes given so far. This would be an improvement of 9 to 10 minutes over the run in Rotterdam half a year ago, not bad! By now I agree that it won’t be a sub-2:30h in Berlin. The training and [...]

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micke-midlife on August 29th, 2009

In the beginning of August the Berlin Marathon starting confirmation was sent out by email. Since the SCC, the organizer, sent out earlier commercial emails, as ads for products and services sponsoring the event, the email almost was victim to a quick Shift+DEL move. Fortunately the attachement with the interesting file name 24873.pdf was [...]

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micke-midlife on August 24th, 2009

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micke-midlife on August 22nd, 2009

The Helsinki Sanomat ran yesterday an article on Alexander Stubb, Finland’s minister of foreign affairs, that he’s going to start in the Berlin Marathon in the front row next to Haile Gebreselassie. This was agreed with Haile apparently when Alexander visited Addis Abeba earlier this year. This way Finland has at least one runner in [...]

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micke-midlife on August 16th, 2009

Have some troubles to classify the race result, 36:08 min on a hilly course,
finished as 54th or so. Although it rained, the event was great otherwise, samba
and techno vibes at the start, over 20.000 people all in green midnightsloppet
shirts, nice late summer evening temperatures.
There are several extraordinary things with starting in start group 1A, right [...]

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micke-midlife on August 15th, 2009

It’s 19:40, just above two hours to go to the start of this year’s midnight run on Södermalm in Stockholm. Friends are met, all pasta is eaten, presents for the loved ones at home are bought. There’s an awful wide variety on Knäckebröd (crisp bread) in the shops here. The football game is over. Hammarby [...]

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