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 December 20th, 2009

It’s been a while since we last time laid our hands on new running gear. Now one crossed our ways again. A headset, the Nokia BH-504. It has decent sound quality with background noise reduction, looks good, you can fold it to make it really small when travelling, it connects through Bluetooth and has the [...]

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micke-midlife on December 19th, 2009

It’s been quite a week weather wise. Still last weekend, I was with all enthusiasm putting on the winter tyres on the bicycle. Yes those have studs! Never had those before. Thought this gonna be fun, riding with the little princess on the back seat to the day care in the morning and back home [...]

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micke-midlife on October 17th, 2009

These have been and will be the most expensive running shoes in my life. 120 EUR, that’s around 240 Deutsch Marks or just above 700 FIM, utterly crazy to spend so much on a pair of running shoes! It’s insane. Back in the 90’s a decent pair of runnning shoes was 100 - 130 DM. [...]

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micke-midlife on July 16th, 2009

The Sports Tracker application has become a regular running companion again. The different workouts are nicely shown with map, route profile, speed pictures and music on the service. Check it out. Especially now when running with several pairs of shoes, the heavier and more solid ones for longer and slower runs, the lighter road running [...]

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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 April 10th, 2009

And the winner of the GnL raffle is…
Bob Radenbaugh
The winning lot was drawn yesterday evening April 9th using a highly scientific method. All 60 correct answers got assigned a number according to the chronological order of replies coming in. All numbers were put in a blue salad bowl. And the lil’ princess drew the winning [...]

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micke-midlife on April 2nd, 2009

More than two and half thousand kilometers behind in preparation, reduced the weight by 8-9 kg, went through the worst part of a Saltin carbo loading diet, bought new race shoes and tested those, coincidence on the race day is not quite what we’re after here. Flight to Rotterdam is tomorrow, arrival there on Friday, [...]

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micke-midlife on March 30th, 2009

here’s part I of this shoe review.
well of course, it’s a running shoe, so you definitely can run with it. It’s however not recommended to to do other sports than running or walking with it. The glide’n lock system is not made for playing football or other ball games. I guess, the sideway forces could [...]

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micke-midlife on March 28th, 2009

The Swiss running shoe manufacturer GnL AG showed it’s product on the ISPO exhibition earlier this year (we covered it earlier), where this pair of shoes spurred quite some interest. Now the intention is to introduce the shoe and its technology to a wider audience and 400days got send a test sample pair.
So what’s the [...]

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