Week of Mar. 4 ~ 10
87.6 km / 54.4 mi.
11:30 - Gym workout.
2:30 - 22k.
Easy 5.5k to American School (track season starts today).
Long rest, then 11k run which I thought would go out at 5:00/k and back at 4:30, but which was much faster. The varsity boys are already in shape, or maybe they're always in shape. Started at 5:00, but quickly went to 4:30 and then faster. First 5k 22:48 @4:33. Then 500m more out and back, then 5k in 21:51 @4:22. That was with the 4th boy - 3 others were far ahead.
Then kept right on going 5.5k home in 25:43 @4:40. So a good 16.5k run.
Weather: 12C/54F, sunny
7:30pm - 10.6k. track workout 1000 x 6.
4:02/3:47/49/48/49/48. Good! Fastest 1000s in a very long time. Quads were not at all sore. Knee was sore for the first one only. Had people to follow.
11:30 - gym workout.
2:00 - 25k killer hill workout.
Easy 8.5k to the hill, then 500m hill up/down 8 times. First 5 came down fast, next 3 went up fast, last one up and down fast and kept going 8.5k back. 3.5k in 16:57 @4:48, 5k in 22:56 @4:35. Worked hard to stay under 4:40/k. (Heavier 270g shoes.)
Weather: 21C/70F !! Sunny
1:30 - 30k in 2:34:51 @ 5:10
27:54/13/26:26/24:26/24:20/24:31 @ 5:36/27/17/4:53/52/54
Hard runs may be catching up with me - legs were tired and quads sore last 10k, but managed to stay under 5:00/k pace. (Heavier 270g shoes.)
Weather: 21C/70F > 14C/57F. First 30 minutes violent wind which brought huge clouds of yellow dust, possibly from China (really, this is a big problem in Japan, esp. southern japan), but mainly I think from the fallow fields out in this region. I actually went out with a surgical mask on (every household in japan has these, mainly for pollen allergy sufferers (like my wife) but also for Chinese pollution). Fortunately after 30 minutes it lessened and coming back the wind had died down considerably.
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