Well the first 4 weeks of my buildup have passed by, and now I am coming to the end of a recovery week. Very important to have these down weeks because they allow the body to recover and get stronger from the hard work that has already been done. Contrary to what many people think, people tend to profit from their training when they are resting, and not when they are actually training hard. Also a conventional buildup is a long journey; in my case 24 weeks for this marathon. Therefore it is…Continue
2 in very good ones in fact . One in Seoul and the other- a chiropractor who graduated from Maquarie University in Australia- Busan
Dr Kim is one of Koreas top ultra distance runners and has been serving the Korean running community for years. He's based near Konkuk University in Seoul and his phone number is 02 -455-7500. His clinic hours are Monday to Friday 9 am-7 pm.
Dr Steven You is Busan's only English speaking Chiropractor. He studied at Macqurie University in Sydney,…Continue
Good luck to all of you who are running in this year's Tokyo marathon. Think of all the hard work that you've done to get you in the best shape that you've ever been; in order to run the race of your life. Seize the moment , but really enjoy the occasion. And have a well deserved Yebisu beer or two afterwards.
May the force be with you!
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Please do spare a thought for the legendary Norwegian marathon runner who passed away earlier this week after a 5 year battle against cancer.
An orbituary will be published soon.
Pleasing run yesterday. Competed in the 10k event as part of the Adidas MBC marathon festival in Misari just outside Seoul-sorry no pictures as I forgot my camera. Overall 18 000 runners competed in one of the marathon, half, 10k, and 5k races. And yours truly finished 5th in 35:48, so a good sign of how things are at this stage of my preparation for the Gold Coast marathon in 12 weeks.
I have been truly shocked by what I've seen what this Tsunami has done. I sincerely hope that none of you or close ones have been harmed or affected in any way. And you are all in my thoughts.
Good luck everyone. Try not to get too carried away and run too fast at the beginning. I hope you all achieve your goals. But importantly you all enjoy the occasion.
"Leaving on a jet plane don`t know when I`ll be coming back again."
I`m currently waiting for my 6:30 flight to Korea. But before I go I`ve really enjoyed my stay. It`s been great catching up with everyone I know, and a pleasure to meet others for the first time. I`d also like to thank "Der Juegenmeister" for his hospitality. Don`t worry Juergen I didn`t burn down your house when you were away.
I`m certainly sad to go but no worries as there is a good chance I`ll be back in the…Continue
This morning about 12 members competed in the Kanagawa Half Marathon and 10 k races. Everyone ran well, but the real star was Naoko who clocked a personal best time. And thanks to Chiba San for organizing a delicious Chinese meal.
Natalie 1:34:48,Adam 1:30:46,Dennis: 1:41:47,Pat: 1:29:20,Owain: 1:23:??,Watanabe: 1:26:07,Naoko: 1:58:??Juergen:…Continue
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all you members of Running in Tokyo.
I hope you all have a wonderful time wherever or whoever you are with. Best wishes for the new year; I hope 2011 will be a healthy one with much prosperity and of course many personel bests.
On Sunday I competed in the 10k supporting race for the Seoul Joongang marathon. Conditions were cool and overcast; ideal conditions to race a 10k.
I had a good start and managed 3:26 ks for the first 3k. Unfortunately I had a few problems with my left ankle and at around 4k I felt a slight ping in the achilles. Although I wasn't really troubled, instinctively I eased off slightly and finished a lonely 4th in 36:02. Slightly slower than my last 10k but under the circumstances I don't…Continue
Week: Monday, October 25 - Sunday, October 31
Monday AM Very easy 45 minutes. Afterwards did a 25 minute strength circuit focusing on core work.
Tuesday AM Strength Workout: 1 mile in 5:38-60 seconds recovery-1 mile of 30 second efforts with 30 seconds float recovery in 5:31-60 seconds recovery-1mile in 5:33-60 seconds recovery-1 mile of 30 second efforts with 30 seconds float recoveries in 5:30. A little slower than when I ran more or less the same session that I did 2 weeks…Continue
Yesterday the Gyeongju Dong A Marathon Festival took place; organised by the same people who stage the Seoul Dong A Marathon every March. And a good job they generally do, too. As with all the Dong A events (the others being the aforementioned Seoul event and the Baekje marathon festival in which I took part in 2 weeks ago and wrote about on another blog) it was well organised and certainly blessed by the weather gods.
The festival includes 4 events: a marathon ( which was won…Continue
It's been a good week for me, training wise. Even though I've had quite a tiring week, I've managed to get some good training done. So here is how it went.
Monday: AM Easy 60 minutes. No problems;just the usual Monday stiffness. Followed by 10 minutes of core work .
Tuesday: AM My first structured rep session for the fall. 6x3minutes with 90 seconds recovery on the road. Did these on an inclined course. And recorded on my garmin. Distances varied according to wind and…Continue
20 minute fartlek last night; 2 minute surges with 1 minute float recoveries. Felt fantastic; strong on the surges and fluid on the floats. Could have probably done at least a couple more surges if I wanted.
2 hours at 5 am this morning. Well at least I managed to hack my way around. Understandably the body isn't too way inclined to get going at that time.
Last night's workout and this morning's ramble could well be descibed as chalk and cheese.
Anyway 10k race this…Continue
1950-1954 was without doubt Emil Zatopek's era. He was the male star of the 1952 Olympics, winning 3 gold medals. However by the middle of that decade he was no longer the dominant force and was unable to repeat his astounding feats at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. His best result of those games was a sixth place finish in the marathon; which was won by his old friend Alain Mimoun of France.
His heir as the the distance king of the 1956 games was a Soviet army officer called Vladimir…Continue
If anyone is interested in taking part in any event in Korea, then let me recommend the site marathon.pe.kr
On it are heaps of events of all different distances througout the country.
Most of the events are listed in Korean; as is the website. However some do have English options. Nevertheless knowledge of hangeul would certainly be an asset..
Otherwise contact me with a prefered date ( most events need to be entered about a month in advance) and what distance you want…Continue
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