May 2019

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Attended Japanese high school and finished in March 2020. Was very lucky to be able to be a member of a very good team of runners at my high school, even though I was injured most of the time and was not able to be much of a contributor. Am currently doing an Engineering internship at a large manufacturer of Automotive transmissions, etc. It is really exciting. In spring of 2021, if COVID-19 has subsided, I am planning to serve an LDS mission, after which I plan to go to college and study Engineering.

Miles:This week: 60.00 Month: 70.00 Year: 232.00
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AM: Ran an easy 7 miles at about 8 min per mile pace. I am just going to do easy running for the next while and try to increase mileage. I will try to run more later.

PM: Ran another easy 6 miles.  It is really hot here now.  It was 92 and very humid when I ran.  Reminded me of Singapore.

A big congrats to Manami chan and Mei chan for going 9:22.28 (average of about 5:00/mile) and 9:33.64 (average of 5:06/mile) in the 3000m at the prefecture championships and getting 1st and 3rd place, and also qualifying for the District Championships.

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AM:  Ran 7 miles again this morning.  Ran the first 3 miles at about 8:00 per mile, then ran the next 3 miles at about 7:30 per mile, and finished with a very easy mile for a cool down.   Will do some easy running later today.

PM: 6 miles easy

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AM:  Ran 3 miles at about 7:30 per mile, then ran the next 3 miles at about 7:20 per mile.  Ended with an easy one mile cool down.  Will try to do an easy run later today.

PM:  Ran an easy 8 miles.  It was cloudy and cool when I started, but the sun came out from behind the clouds, and I was roasting by the end.

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AM: Ran 10 very easy miles through Chinatown, and then through the Englsih Rose Garden.  Took time to look at the flowers.  I needed the easy run today.  The increased mileage has been taking its toll.

I have been getting the same amount of sleep, but I have been so sleepy and tired the last couple of days.  I think it is because of the extra mileage.


PM:  Did some core and stretching.

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AM: Ran 10 x 1000m repeats this morning.  They were all run fairly easy.  I don't want to do anything too fast or too hard during my building phase.

I ran the first 1000m as kind of a warm up, and ran  it in 5:15.  The following repeats, I tried to run each one progressively faster up to repeat 5, then run them progressively slower again up to repeat 10.  I tried various stride lengths and cadences to find one that felt the best for me.

I was surprised with repeat No. 9.  I was aiming at 4:50.  The stride length and cadence that I ran this repeat at was very comfortable and easy.  I was so surprised to come in at 4:14.  I think I need to commit that cadence to memory. 

Even though the goal was to come back to 5:00 on the last repeat, I was not comfortable in going that slow.  Ended with a slow cool down.

I love 1000m repeats, and this was a SUPER fun workout.  I will try to run more later in the day.

1000 meter Repeats Time
No. 1 5:15
No. 2 4:31
No. 3 4:19
No. 4 4:00
No. 5 3:45
No. 6 3:50
No. 7 4:15
No. 8 4:29
No. 9 4.14 **
No. 10 4:44

PM: 8 easy miles with Jun chan.  We talked about boys and things and had a good time.

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