One of my best runs here in Tokyo is to run out to Hanada Airport from my apartment. It’s barely 10 Km out and 10km home but feels longer. I run through 5 linear forests so it’s quite an interesting run.
Felt bad for the first 5 or 6 Km with my chest hurting as well as my back. I did a lot of stretching this morning plus sets of push ups and stomach crunches which are good to do but made me a little sore. However on the way back I started to feel good and made it home in excellent form.
I want to keep my long runs…or my ‘ long runs ‘….at no more than 20 or perhaps 25 Kms. I don’t want to worry about real long runs at this stage. Rather try to get faster over shorter distances. Today was a good start in that regard.
Today’s run had the added bonus of me feeling absolutely terrible at the start. Could have easily stopped at 5 Km and just U turned and gone home. But I kept on and managed to run through the pain.I was happy to get to the half way mark and was rewarded with feeling a lot better on the return journey.