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Tokyo Marathon 2011

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Location:

Burleigh Heads,Australia

Member Since:

Nov 11, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

 

 

  • 05/07/2009 Gold Coast Asics Half Marathon - 1:26:49

  • 31/08/2009 Bridge to Brisbane 10km - 39:54 

  • 27/02/2010 Tokyo Marathon - 3:56:02

  • 26/09/2010 Real Berlin Marathon - 3:42:07 

  • 27/02/2011 Tokyo Marathon - 3:29:25

  • 03/07/2011 Gold Coast Asics Half Marathon - 1:27:22 

  • 05/08/2018 Pedders Brisbane Half Marathon - 1:39:08

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

 
  • Don't die in the 2019 GC Marathon 

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Never get fat 

Personal:

I have a beautiful girl friend Flavia who is a runner.

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10 km in 47:34 on road. 25:00 out and 22:34 back (marathon pace). Felt the conditions as it was 87% humidity aka a big fat sauna session. my girlfriend thinks I should drop everything and become a writer. I agree. Now she is pretending to be dead and a spaz because that's what we do when we think the other person is being a spaz. And stupid. Nigh night.

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5.201.006.20

6.1 km in 30:00, 2 minutes break then 3.9 km in 18:26 on treadmill. As it was 30+ today and 90% humidity I went to the gym to seek out some aircon. Found some but it really wasn't up to much so I sweated like the proverbial. Good run though and looking forward to my last big one on Sunday.

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2.000.002.00

3.2 km in 17:08 on treadmill. Ridiculously hot today, even inside with the fan going. Will wait till the sun is setting tonight to get out a 10 miler. Then rest tomorrow and my last big run on Sunday. 

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4.100.004.10

6.56 km in 33:54 on road. 17:38 out and 16:16 back. Bloody hot and my stomach was feeling decidedly average after some very spicy thai last night. I have no choice but to wake up at quarter to 4 tomorrow and go for a big one then. Gotta do it....3 weeks tomorrow till the marathon! 

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19.400.0019.40

10 km in 1:07 something on road. TERRIBLE. Woke up before 4am to leave at 4:15 for a 20 miler this morning. Much to my dismay it was still 26 degrees and 90 % humidity so I wasn't comfortable at all. My legs felt heavy, like two stumps of wood plodding after one another. I was losing water at an alarming rate and felt like I had no energy so I begrudgingly turned around after 5 kms in 28:30. Ran back 3 kms then had to walk home. Not cool only 3 weeks till the marathon.....TODAY! 

11.1 km at 10 kph on treadmill. Felt dirty with my effort this morning so I sweated it out on the treadmill during the middle of the day after some yum cha.

10.1 km in 52:30 on road. 27:18 out 25:12 back. Bit the bullet and went for my third ten km to finally get out the 20 miles today. I know it's nowhere near the same as running it in one go but it seriously wasn't doable today without causing some kind of major damage. The humidity stayed at around 90% all day which made it very hard going. The positive was that for the last 2 or 3 kms of my last run I felt the tired legs I normally feel at the end of a long run.  

 

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6.200.006.20

10 km in 50:00 on treadmill. Very happy with my run as I tested out my new body science half tights. I got them in preparation for the cold weather in store for Tokyo and they didn't give me any grief at all. It's also much cooler today, about 23 which made the run less sweaty than usual. Still 90 % humidity which always makes things interesting!

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8.100.008.10

13.1 km in 69:57 on treadmill. First 4 km @ 12 kph then 5 km @ 10 kph, 3 km @ 12 kph then last 1 km faster than marathon pace. Happy with run as I still believe treadmill is at least .7 km too fast. 

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6.200.006.20

10 km in 49:47 on treadmill. 9 km @ 12 kph then last km at marathon pace. It was hot and sweaty but a good run. Tomorrow is a rest day with my last solid weekend coming up. I leave for Tokyo two weeks from today! 

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0.004.104.10

6.56 km in 27:57 on road. 13:51 out and 14:06 back. Aimed to run it at marathon pace (13.3 kph) but ran it at 14.1 kph) so 1:30 too quick. I'm likely to blow a gasket if I go anywhere near that pace at the start. I felt great during the run though even though it was 27 degrees and full sun. Tomorrow will be a 20 km run, my last run of any distance before the marathon. Looking forward to it!  

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11.802.2014.00

17.2 km in around 2 hours on road. 30 degrees with full sun today that made it way too hot and I could feel myself overheating. Figured I'd do my body more damage than benefit if I kept on going with only two weeks till the marathon. Ran 8.6 km @ 11 kph then walked and jogged back in over an hour. 

PM 5.3 km in 24:44 on treadmill.

300m @ 12 kph

1 km @ 13.3 kph (marathon pace)

500m @ 12 kph

1 km @ 13.3 kph

500m @ 12 kph

1 km @ 13.3 kph

500m @ 12 kph

500m @ 15 kph 

Good run to add on to the incomplete run during the day. 

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4.100.004.10

6.6 km in 33:12 on treadmill @ 12 kph. 

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4.002.206.20

10 km in 48:23 on road averaging 12.4 kph. Hot and humid. Ran at marathon pace for km's 2 >3, 4 >5 to see if i could get it down to a couple of seconds and I was pretty close to it. From km's 8 > 10 I ran a little faster than marathon pace into a good headwind...it cooled me down!

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0.503.604.10

6.56 km in 29:45 on road. I Didn't mean to run it near marathon pace but I felt great so I just kept running naturally. The sun had set when I went out and it sure made a big difference. I'm really looking forward to the cool in Tokyo - I just hope it's not bucketing down like last year! Finger's crossed! 

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4.100.004.10

6.56 km in 32:16 on road. Set out to run it at 12 kph and averaged 12.2 so i'm pretty happy with the run. My legs felt a bit sluggish today though, not sure if it was the beach fishing I did for a couple of hours today in the sun or for some other reason. Tomorrow is an 8 miler and a week till the marathon!

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7.920.007.92

12.75 km in 1:06:40 on road. 33:36 out and 33:04 back averaging 11.5 kph. Hamstrings were really tight and uncomfortable especially the two tendons running on the inside left of my right knee. Really hope the bugger doesn't cramp up on me! It seems the more I stretch, the more problems I have with tightness the next day....maybe I should stop stretching?

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4.100.004.10

6.6 km in 39:46 on treadmill. Ran at 10 kph all the way just to keep the motor running and the legs fresh. Tomorrow an easy 5 km then Thursday a jet plane to Tokyo!

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3.100.003.10

5 km in 29:58 on treadmill. Last run before the marathon, will do some stride outs Saturday. Forecast for Tokyo Sunday is close to freezing temperatures, wind and rain so it's going to be interesting! Can't wait.

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Race: Tokyo Marathon 2011 (26.2 Miles) 03:29:25
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Well, I couldn't have asked for better weather, about 7 degrees and sunshine - so much better than the freezing, windy, dismal rainy day that was last year! Started out ok, weaving through the 10km racers but I got an unbearable stitch and had to stop to the side after only 6 kms, probably since I was busting to go to the toilet at the start line. After relieving myself I managed to find a comfortable tempo. I went out aiming for a B.Q. time but I was quick to realise that I just hadn't done the long hard runs in training necessary to keep up that constant pace. After I came to that realisation I aimed for 3:30 and gave it my all to get there. The hill at 36km and at 40km were killers and I don't think my eyes were open for most of the way up them. I'm still very happy with taking over 12 minutes of my time in Berlin and nearly 27 minutes of my first marathon here one year ago. Now the question is, am I going to kick up the training to get me to that B.Q. time? My girlfriend hopes not, she want's a bit of muscle back! We'll see... 

Splits were:

5km00:24:56 (0:23:02)0:23:0209:34:56
10km00:49:06 (0:47:12)0:24:1009:59:06
15km01:12:55 (1:11:01)0:23:4910:22:55
20km01:36:58 (1:35:04)0:24:0310:46:58
25km02:01:46 (1:59:52)0:24:4811:11:46
30km02:27:04 (2:25:10)0:25:1811:37:04
35km02:52:38 (2:50:44)0:25:3412:02:38
40km03:19:52 (3:17:58)0:27:1412:29:52
Finish03:31:19 (3:29:25)0:11:2712:41:19

 

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