Yes, thanks that was a PB so I'm very happy with it. Going to run easy for 2-3 weeks and then I have a trail 1/2 marathon in the HK Hinterlands. Did this race last year(first ever trail race) and enjoyed it a lot. You are doing Jega?
Hi Owain, yep, this was my best time. This was my second marathon, I also did the Tokyo marathon back in 2007. Then I did it in 6 hours 16 minutes. This time was 5 hours 26 minutes, which is a big improvement. Hopefully the next time I do a marathon I can get it down to 5 hours.
Thanks Owain! I have read Daniels before. I followed a Pfitz plan last marathon and Higdon before that. This time I have been using a coach for long runs and vo2/LT work and filling in the rest of the week with mid-long runs and some GA running. It is a pity I was so busy when I was up in Japan (and the weather at night was bit harsh for me) that I could not run with any Nambanners but I certainly enjoyed running up there a lot! Seems so much easier than HK. How did it compare for you with korea?
I am quite new to intervals and using a local coach's advice. He had me doing the 800s @2.50 with the recoveries for 2 min. Tempo was at 4.20 per/km. It is tough doing the tempo after the Vo2 stuff. It is also difficult doing it by yourself with other runners in my group going at faster or slower paces. Do you do intervals on your own or with training partners? I am in Tokyo early next month so will hopefully be able to do the Wed session with the guys on here.