micke-midlife on March 8th, 2010

Although not really on top of the game right now, but had to try some longer runs. The training program suggests 30km runs as long ones, well everything beyond the 20k mark sounds sufficiently long to me. Used a bit of a trick lately, running 9 or 10k in the morning and another 15 to [...]

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micke-midlife on December 14th, 2009

training notes, 24km long run
thought about a different way to do the long runs. Outside it’s now snowy, damn cold (-10 C) and yes still dark already at half past 3 in the afternoon. Not really too inviting after a day at work to go out there and hover around for an hour 40 or [...]

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micke-midlife on November 30th, 2009

training notes, long run 23,3km, 4:30min/km, 5:19 h sleep
It’s black dark, it’s raining, if Pekka S. hadn’t joined I would have skipped this training. Lond run, that’s as motivating after a hectic day at work as a Monday is after a too short weekend. The legs were heavy from the weekend’s unsuccesful attempt to run [...]

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micke-midlife on September 13th, 2009

With 6 days to go it’s time again for the Saltin diet, starting today. Two and a half days - rest of Sun, Mon, Tue - a carb starved diet, then one switching day, eat a little of all, and finally 3 days of carb loading, the fun part. Training needs to go hand in [...]

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micke-midlife on July 26th, 2009

That’s the way life goes. A long run on the weekend schedule, but something breaks down and the janitor role is forced to priority level.
It looked so good. 107km accumulated in the first 5 days of the week, until Friday evening. A deserved rest on Saturday. And the Long run would add a heap [...]

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micke-midlife on March 2nd, 2009

again, 30km on the program today. I was sweating already by looking at it on the project white board. Right away the big one at the beginning of the week. This is not for low-hanging-fruit biz lingo juggler starbucks latte joggers, but rather the heavy duty construction workers type of runner (minus the beer bottle).
Headed [...]

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micke-midlife on February 23rd, 2009

The 55 laps on the indoor running track got boring after about 10. So I joined the training session of another fellow, who was running approximately the same speed. That’s the advantage of going to the indoor track, you always meet people you can hook up with - well, running wise of course.
Jarkko, a [...]

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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 October 9th, 2008

out of the office, into the running shoes. yes, still using this nice pair of adidas response shoes, they’re not so white anymore but do a superb job, now after 500km they just got warmed up. the closeby foresty patch along th ecoast line feels like a soothing oasis after a day fighing with powerpoints, [...]

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