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Tokyo Marathon 2011

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Burleigh Heads,Australia

Member Since:

Nov 11, 2010



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 


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

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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


From SlowJoe on Tue, Mar 01, 2011 at 11:30:27 from

That was evil of them to put big hills at the end of a marathon. Way to fight through it to get that 3:30.

Just get married, then it doesn't matter what you look like, and you can get as skinny as you want!

From Alexandros Wintros on Thu, Mar 03, 2011 at 04:49:28 from

Sounds like a plan slow joe!

From Mattrow on Thu, Mar 03, 2011 at 10:03:57 from

Good run. Hills in the last part of the marathon are hard. It's funning if your fat they don't like it, and if you are to skinny they don't like that either.

From I Just Run on Thu, Mar 03, 2011 at 10:17:08 from

Hey Wild Man,

I read the first line of race report and thought DANG ... 7 degrees ...then I realized it was C not F ...Ha Ha. Looks like a good run even though you didn't hit the BQ. Sounds like you know exactly what you need to do to reach it next time. Keep it up and I'll see you in Boston!

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