micke-midlife on September 10th, 2009

Quite a busy morning with calling and arranging all kinds of appointments with docs and orthopedists. Yesterday’s injury brought some “mental imbalances”. Was a bit worried with the left leg/hip hurting on every step. After three times trying to reach Jouko, the orthopedist I got recommended by the local athletics club, I got an appointment [...]

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micke-midlife on September 9th, 2009

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shit! that wasn’t the way I pictured the preparation in the last 10 days for the Berlin Marathon. The hip started to hurt. More precisely the area where the leg is attached to the hip started to hurt, in the picture to the left marked as “Bänderschraube des Hüftgelenks”. I came up [...]

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micke-midlife on August 30th, 2009

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Although there should have been another two weeks of hard training, it’ll be only one, the one that’s gone. He, he, that’s always the better one to choose . It feels like that lighter running in the rest of the time after 7 to 8 weeks of tough training will let [...]

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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 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 April 27th, 2009

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… aim for the unreachable, get as close as you can. The definition of art by Markus Lüpertz, the director of the Kunstakademie (art academy) Düsseldorf is the motto of 400days.
After the race in Rotterdam, the view gradually shifts towards the fall and the main marathon in Berlin. The question has [...]

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micke-midlife on December 21st, 2008

it’s equally wet in southern germany as it is in southern finland. but that didn’t prevent micke-midlife to go out and challenge the younger generation on a 23km run. well, actually both were rather tired. the young guy from a crisp training session the day before - 6 min runs in 3:30min/km - our hero [...]

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micke-midlife on September 21st, 2008

with this fourth week of similar training - except of the hill session in edinburgh - the first part of episode one concludes. episode one is in the first place building up the required stamina to train 5-6 times a week with a regular pensum of approximately 80 to 90 km per week. secondly it [...]

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