micke-midlife on December 27th, 2008

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the younger generation proposed a fartlek for today. two, one, two minutes efforts first, then a four minute effort and finally another two-one-two minute block, three minute rests in-between. this is stuff an old 800m expert (17 years ago…) likes, except for the four minute effort of course. short efforts with enough [...]

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micke-midlife on September 16th, 2008

the week’s program was re-defined. the original 10k plan sees a slow fifth week, the training program was started two weeks earlier than this blog. but since next week includes traveling to Edinburgh - on the weekend actually, let’s see after the scottish running scene - and a birthday (no age reminders required, thanks) [...]

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micke-midlife on September 1st, 2008

bought new shoes a while ago, but didn’t find the right moment to start using them. it’s not so easy to switch shoes, there are switching cost involved, both emotional and rational. the old pair was serving me quite well and a bit of a harder sole just makes you run faster. but the top [...]

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micke-midlife on August 30th, 2008

damn, in this third week of harder training - yes, I started the training a bit earlier in order to think about this experiment and whether it makes sense at all (now having committed to it and one week later, i’m not quite sure it does) - the performance goes the other way than i’d [...]

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