Week of May 14 ~20
Ran: 0/0/15.4/9.6/0/6/9 — 40km / 25 mi. 3:36
Rest after Half Marathon on Sunday
3:00 — Easy 7k (approx) with two girls on the track team.
7:30 — Club track workout.
Only 1.2k warmup. Felt stiff on first 600 and 800, then good on the 1000, ok on the 1200, real good on the 1000, then tired.
3:00 — 4.8k School to Fuchu track and back at easy pace.
11:30 — Gym workout
6:30pm — 6k very easy in 34:00.
Mari Tanigawa Ekiden (she's a famous Japanese marathoner, now retired).
4-person teams, each person running 5K. The club entered 3 teams. It's a very large (Men's and Mixed team races, with about 600 teams each), but not high-level, more low-key and friendly, ekiden.
I ran my team's first leg in 18:53, which was not bad considering I had basically no warmup and it was a hot day. Legs were ok (recovered from the Half), I felt pretty good and worked hard.
Our team finished 43rd, our A team was 21st.
Beer and kebab afterward while cheering for the other runners, it was a fun day.
Weather: 26C/79F (approx. - anyway, it was hot in the sun)
Next week will also be mostly easy, then the following week, or maybe from the coming weekend, I'll start my new hard summer program, which I'll tell you about next week.
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