Running in Tokyo/Japan - Marathon/Clubs/Track Races

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In June a few moms from my sons youchien decided to join a 10k race this coming November. They asked me if I'd like to join but I said "No way! I have never run before!" Then I started going to the gym just to get into better shape. Between my son's school schedule and my teaching schedule I wasn't getting that much time at the gym. I live right across from the river so I decied to give running a try. My first couple of runs were almost enough to make me give up (too hot) but I kept going at it. 3 months later - I get up at 4:45  about 3-4 times a week to go run before I have to make obentou and breakfast for my family. Only short runs during the week (5k) and on the weekends just a bit longer (7k or 10 1/12k depending on time) I also go to the gym at least once a week. My husband goes on business trips often so I can't run in the morning some weeks ~ I just go to the gym more (^_^)/. My goal is to run a half marathon next year.  Any advice for a beginner is greatly appreciated!!!

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Comment by juergen wittstock on October 4, 2011 at 11:36pm
Well, use this site for mutual support!
Comment by Laura Miyazaki on October 4, 2011 at 9:04pm
I haven't signed up for a 10k yet.  I may be joining a 1/2 marathon in January with 4 friends from my son's youchien. I have ran a few times with a friend of mine but scheduling between our husbands schedules and 3 kids (between the two families) is very difficult. After 6:30 A.M. we are very busy...Thanks for the advice :)
Comment by juergen wittstock on September 25, 2011 at 3:05pm
Yes, good idea, and best, to practice together, really hope to see you guys at WIRED<>FIT some time soon, either on Wed. night or on a week-end!
Comment by Joyce K on September 25, 2011 at 10:42am

What you're doing already is a good plan of action for the 10K distance. Prepping for a half is similar, though you start bumping up mileage for the obvious reasons, of course. Getting into the habit of running 3-4x's/week, I think, is crucial. Since you have that part down, it's only a matter of making tweaks to that in order to get ready for 13.1 miles.

What 10K race are you doing? I'm new to Japan, and am still gathering my bearings in terms of area road races. Nice to "meet" you here!

Comment by juergen wittstock on September 11, 2011 at 9:22pm
Yes, if you don't like the heat, that's the best time!
Comment by Laura Miyazaki on September 11, 2011 at 9:07pm
Thank you! The weather is perfect around 5 A.M. for me :)
Comment by juergen wittstock on September 11, 2011 at 7:28pm
Great work Laura - I could never get up that early! So, see you for an afternoon run soon!

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