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 April 12th, 2009

The diet prior to the marathon really makes you appreciate all the good things in life (to eat). The week after the marathon is a recovery in many ways. 3 kilos back in no time

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micke-midlife on April 1st, 2009

the Saltin Diet is quite a torture, well can you call it torture if you do it voluntarily to yourself? Anyway, 3 days of no carbs means at breakfast yoghurt with vegetables and milk, at lunch meat or fish with salad, after lunch still feeling cold in the hands since blood pressure is down and [...]

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micke-midlife on March 29th, 2009

7 days to go. It’s Saltin diet time. The Saltin diet is an extrem form of carboloading and got it’s name from the Swedish professor in physiology Bengt Saltin, MD, who developed this method in the late 60’s and 70’s. He’s nowadays the director of the Copenhagen Muscle Research Centre. Asking five people, you get [...]

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micke-midlife on March 27th, 2009

9 days to go. Was running with the racing shoes today that arrived yesterday. Good feeling. Tried to go hard and pushed the pace to 3:45 min/km several times. It’s tough, it feels like a distant wish to go that pace the whole marathon distance. But of course it’s -4 degrees out there right now, [...]

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micke-midlife on March 22nd, 2009

On the quest to reduce some kilos, it could help to put more focus to nutrition and sleep as Jason pointed out in his comment earlier. From the start of this project in August last year (2008) to the current day, I lost about 7 kg, from 81.5kg to now stable at around 74.5kg.The progress [...]

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micke-midlife on February 27th, 2009

… and others sure will like it, too! This one is simple if it weren’t for all the cutting stuff in preparation. But ingredients are basic and are found pretty much everywhere where this blog is read (tell me if I’m wrong here). The availability of ingredients is probably the biggest obstacle in transferring recipies [...]

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micke-midlife on February 9th, 2009

Again it says in the cooking instructions that this would take 10 minutes. And again I’m puzzeled how they clock this time. Working on the rocket leaves alone took me 10 mins. Or then we’re just bloody beginners, that holds true anyway. This time this is less a sauce more some kind of paste that [...]

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micke-midlife on January 30th, 2009

Good running, requires good food. Fast running, requires… eh yes, fast food. Not so much in the sense of hamburgers from the golden M, but rather a good pasta dish that can be prepared quickly. Time is at the essence (as we all know). Spending hours in the kitchen is not the first thing that [...]

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