Some higher force really does not want micke-midlife to run a marathon right now. That higher force here is less of an abstract spiritual nature, but rather made of metal and flying high in the sky. Too many dependencies on unreliable systems prevented getting to that daring starting line in time.
In short, this experience sucked.
The [...]

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micke-midlife on December 31st, 2009

Hamburg Marathon it is, on April 25. The decision formed itself a while ago I guess. As pretty much decisions should be done. First you think of a number of criteria along which the decision should be made, then you find data to this criteria, evaluate it, make a pre-selection. Then comes the most important [...]

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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 October 18th, 2009

It’s time to set a goal for the overtime of this project. As previously estimated we look at a spring marathon with a decent flat course and a good starter field. Since training over the winter sucks, especially in the Nordic, the final marathon should be as late as possible. May/June would be great. However, [...]

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micke-midlife on April 26th, 2009

The Hamburg Marathon is on today, the top 10 male and female runners have by now (10:52 EET, i.e. 9:52 MET) passed the 10k, not yet reached the 20k mark. Among the men there seem to be two leading groups, the first with KEN and ETH plus one GER runner the second 25 - 30 [...]

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