Week of Mar 29 ~ Apr 4
After not running at all the week after the LA Marathon, I got back into it with an easy week of 45.5k.
Sunday I went to the big park 5 minutes from my house, which is famous for cherry trees. The cherry blossoms were full and a few thousand people were having fun doing "hanami", literally flower viewing but in fact it means picnicing/drinking while sitting under the cherry trees. Something that every person in Japan, Japanese and foreigner alike, enjoys doing. Took a video with my new iPhone. I guess I have to practice so I can do this with less bouncing, the way Scott and Ewen do it. Fortunately, it got too crowded to run. Anyway, it gives you a rough idea of what Hanami in Japan is like.
Planned 10, but quads were a bit sore after 5, so cut it short. Felt ok, though.
6.5k At Fuchu track (300m) with ASIJ kids (with two top distance girls, actually).
600/400/300 x 3
2:16/86/63 2:13/86/60 2:21/84/57
Not hard, but had to work a little.
AM: weights and core in gym
5,000m time trial at the track at night
Felt pretty good. Legs were ok, slightly tired. Did I run a marathon 10 days ago?
Rest - calves a bit sore.
Cold rain. 2k on treadmill at the gym. I hate running on treadmills, so got off after 2k. No time to run outside, but some more rest is ok.
Weights and core.
12k @5:16 Easy at 10:00am. Felt ok.
9.5k @5:30 (walking part not included). Easy in park with iPhone.
Here's the video:
15 hours ago