micke-midlife on September 6th, 2009

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Only 85km this week and one and a half tough training sessions. The training runs are run. After 4272km during this whole project up to now, and 1040km in the last 10 weeks, there’s not much more you can win by chiping in extra efforts - perhaps another 30 or 40km more [...]

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micke-midlife on August 23rd, 2009

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One tough week done of the last three harder training weeks before the Berlin Marathon. 120km in 7 training sessions. The weekly training is structured in a way that repeats itself quite often in all those marathon preparation weeks. In the beginning there’s a faster interval session with runs up to 2000m. [...]

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micke-midlife on August 9th, 2009

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The 12 weeks are divided in 3 mini cycles where this week, week 7 before the Berlin Marathon marks the first tough week in the second cycle. 110km, 8,5 hours of net running time in 6 training sessions. Still can’t manage to do 7, there’s always one tired day on which [...]

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micke-midlife on August 2nd, 2009

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Well, 93km is at the high end for a recovery week, but it felt quite good. First, it was a clear step down from 120 - 135km as in the weeks earlier. And second, the amount of training sessions was reduced from 9 or 10 to “only” 5. A mix of faster [...]

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micke-midlife on July 26th, 2009

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9 Training sessions, aggressive start with two interval workouts and a 4:00min/km run inbetween and a tired end of the week, and end of the 4 week mini cycle. This week marks the shift from a higher km endurance focus to a stamina (=higher pace over longer distance) focus. With the Yasso [...]

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