May 6, 2010

In a Holding Pattern

Week of April 26 - May 2
The hamstring is improving. Mainly focused on running with the ASIJ kids and taking it easy. I have a 5k race (ekiden) on May 23rd and also a 5,000m time trial on May 27th. Will start serious marathon training again on June 1st, so just waiting around for that.

Monday
6.2k. 5.4 @ 5:30, easy with top distance guy, who also has a sore hamstring. HS felt better after running. Also 8 x 100m barefoot on artificial turf.

Tuesday
8k. 3k on a treadmill at 10:30. Also weights and core.
Then 5k at 12:30 @ 5:17. HS slightly sore at first, but almost fully ok at the end.
(From 2:00 hard, cold rain.)

Wednesday
Rest. Business trip to Hamamatsu.

Thursday
9k. 4.5k warmup, then 12 x 300m (4 sets of 3), picking up 200m each lap.
HS slightly sore.

Friday
8k @5:29.HS pain 1 on a scale of 1 to 10...but 1 means you still have to be careful.
AM; weights and core and 15 mins. on elliptical trainer.

Saturday
TELL charity 5k and 10k, which I help to organize (race director). A beautiful sunny day and we had 970 people turn out, which was great. (TELL is the Tokyo English Life Line, a free telephone counseling service.)

Sunday
20k @ 5:36
Easy pace so as not to stress hamstring. It was ok, but got a bit sore at the end. 18k would have been good. Legs also getting tired!

Total for week: 51.2k 4:42

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