micke-midlife on April 7th, 2010

training notes, 8 x 800m in 2:38min, quite alright
quite a good session today. The last one with Ari before the Hamburg Marathon, he’s on a vacation trip to southern Spain, lucky guy, he is. We did a really good series of 800m runs. Wanted to do 10, i.e. the Yasso 800s, but got a cramp [...]

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micke-midlife on September 9th, 2009

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shit! that wasn’t the way I pictured the preparation in the last 10 days for the Berlin Marathon. The hip started to hurt. More precisely the area where the leg is attached to the hip started to hurt, in the picture to the left marked as “Bänderschraube des Hüftgelenks”. I came up [...]

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micke-midlife on July 21st, 2009

Yasso 800’s (the series of 10 x 800m interval runs) provided a first data point since the spring on how we are doing in this quest towards a sub-2:30 marathon. The direction is good again. With an average of those runs of 2:38,7min, this would indicate a considerable jump from the “upwards bump” in the [...]

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micke-midlife on October 5th, 2008

all green, good week! with a total distance of 83.5km and two interval sessions there’s a good balance of speed and endurance. the sixth week starts the second part of the first episode where speed work should pick up in preparation of the series of 10k runs from november onwards.
the 400s on monday felt quite [...]

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micke-midlife on October 3rd, 2008

there are many ways to get some estimation (or wild guesses) one’s marathon time. a simple google search on “marathon time prediction” provides ample of web pages where you can use past results of shorter run distances to get a feel what this would mean for your marathon time. however, it’s obvious, there’s a plethora [...]

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micke-midlife on September 21st, 2008

with this fourth week of similar training - except of the hill session in edinburgh - the first part of episode one concludes. episode one is in the first place building up the required stamina to train 5-6 times a week with a regular pensum of approximately 80 to 90 km per week. secondly it [...]

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