Week of April 12 ~ 18
9.4k with kids. About 5k easy, then 10 x 70m hill, hard. Easy back.
Cold and rainy.
7.3k at Fuchu track. 400 x 8
With top 1500m girl. Felt ok once warmed up, but 79s felt harder than last week.
AM: weights and core at gym
Evening at the track. 2k warmup, 1600/1200/1000/800/600/400
Felt ok, ran the first 1500 hard for time (5:28) just to see what I could do. The rest at about 4:00/k pace.
7k with kids in Nogawa park (next to the school).
Relay race: 200/200/400/800 x 2. Ran fairly hard and jogged in between. Didn't have a watch.
Rest. Had to go to Hamamatsu (Yamaha).
15k @ 5:02 1:15:27
Stiff at first, but felt fine after 3k.
Snow in the morning! Track meet cancelled.
Very strange weather. It never snows in April....
20k. Around Imperial Palace with Namban runner James Midgely. He wanted to run the 4 5ks in 25/20/25/20. I ran 25:07/19:00/24:25/23:19. (26m short).
He took off like a shot on the second 5k, I worked hard to follow. Followed for 3k, then eased up a bit. All in at the end, did not plan on running that fast. He also took off on the 4th, but I was content to cruise around on my tired legs in 23+.
Pretty hard run, considering I will run hills on Monday and 400s on Tuesday.
LOTS of people running around the Palace. The Japanese running boom is not subsiding.
Total for week: 67.7k 5:44 (only 67, but 5 "hard" workouts)
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