Another week living and running in Japan concluding with a race in Sunday.
MONDAY : Gym session in the morning of about 45 minutes. Not pushing it too hard at this stage. In the afternoon a slightly quicker run of about 20 minutes with Mi chan over a new route wearing light shoes.
TUESDAY : 13 km run which I found hard. Never felt good. Weight 68.1 Kgms Blood Pressure 140/85
WEDNESDAY : Did not sleep very well and only went for a short jog in the afternoon.
THURSDAY : 13 km finishing in the dark. String finish. Felt a bit better. Weight down to 67.4 Kgms. HR Max 190 which is not too good.
FRIDAY : 30 minutes in the gym and shortish jog around the streets. Blood Pressure Good.
SATURDAY : Again did not sleep well. Longer session in the gym with lots of stretching. Back hurting a bit when I run. Short jog in the afternoon.
SUNDAY: RACE: Ran a leg of a relay ( Ekiden) with my Tokyo Running club,Namban Rengo,out in the middle of nowhere.
I found running at a faster pace than I was used to at training pretty hard. This was my first race since September.
My splits were are good indication of my current position. There was a very long hard at about 7km which went pretty much to the end. This really defeated me and I had to struggle to offer much of a kick in the last couple of hundred meters.
4.23/4.43/4.58/5.02/5.01/4.47/5.05/5.43 ( 4.54)
So again a so so week but I think a step forward. I will try and get some club training in this week and have another race before Christmas. Apart from pain in my back and a little pain in my foot plus sleeping difficulties I am getting reasonably healthy.