micke-midlife on March 26th, 2009

It was almost a bit like Christmas today, well more like the second day of Christmas - boxing day. Not that I would have put things back into boxes. But rather boxes with running shoes have arrived. One pair of GnL shoes, they’reĀ  special, a review will follow still this week. And then the racing [...]

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micke-midlife on March 23rd, 2009

this second part of racing flats listing consists of shoes from Puma, New Balance, Saucony and Brooks. In part I there were answers from company reps of Adidas and Asics, here we just got in some comments from Puma. Nike never really cared to answer. At least not in the last 4 weeks. Btw, [...]

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micke-midlife on March 13th, 2009

as earlier promised, a compilation of racing flats. Since it’s quite tedious to skim through pictures and reviews and understand which ones are this years models and so on, the compilation is split into a couple of parts, this one being the first.
Racing flats (aka performance shoes or competitive running shoes) are mostly for neutral [...]

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micke-midlife on March 11th, 2009

had to change scenery today. In the Helsinki metropolitan area there are two indoor running tracks, the Esport Arena in Espoo and the Liikuntamylly (= “the sports mill”) in the eastern part of Helsinki. The Esport Arena has a 400m Mondo track which can be a bit hard on your muscles and especially fibers. Hence, [...]

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micke-midlife on February 25th, 2009

14 years ago I got a pair of racing shoes from Puma. Patrick or Pascal something, a French and German speaking sports director (or one of those guys who look after elite athletes in a company) gave them to me after I provided a couple of weeks of temporary housing for two of his Kenian [...]

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micke-midlife on January 17th, 2009

minus 7 degrees celsius, the pair of running gloves needed a pair of thin cotton hospital gloves as additional lining layer to keep the hands warm. still about 250 runners found their way out to this third round of the winter running series called aktia cup in hakunila, vantaa, north-east of helsinki. for this project, [...]

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