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Jan 15, 2018

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Female

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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
Total Distance
523.00
Total Distance
21.00

AM: 15 mile long run. The rainy season has finally ended here in Japan, and now the real summer starts. It was really hot today.

PM: 6 easy miles.

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Total Distance
6.00

AM: Very easy 6 miles.

The second wave of the Corona Virus is really hitting hard here in Japan. The numbers of new cases have skyrocketed. So on the surface it really appears that the situation has greatly worsened, but in checking out the numbers, the number of tests given has increased at a higher rate than the number of new cases. The number of deaths has stayed the same and in most areas has decreased. So the death rate has really plunged.

I think there were many undetected and unknown cases of the virus before the testing increased.

As the numbers of new cases go up, the government says, "Oh no, the cases are going up. We need to test more." They test more, and of course the numbers go up again, so the government says "This is really getting bad, we need more and more testing" as if they think that testing is a cure.

Testing is meaning less. People are most contagious in the first few days before symptoms appear. So by the time a person is tested, they have done the damage of spreading. Test results come back at such a slow rate, that by the time they get back and even try to do tracking, it is too late to be effective at all.

Testing is only helpful in the initial stage of a virus to learn of the extend of the spread and speed of the spread. Once that it is known that it is intensive spread, there is not much more information testing can give.

We have a good idea who is at most risk, people who are residents of long-term care facilities, the elderly, and people with prior health problems...

The best thing to do is to protect those high risk people.

When people are sick enough to seek out medical care, then testing should be performed to see if they have the virus and then treat them according to the test results.

People need to take care to avoid places where the spread is more likely. They need to take personal responsibility for their own health and also for doing their upmost not to spread it to others.

As we can see, lockdowns have been shown to only prolong things. As people come out of lockdowns the spread begins...this will keep repeating itself if lockdowns are repeatedly used, resulting in a third wave, fourth wave etc. and by the time the fourth wave comes around, people who initially had the virus will probably lose their temporary immunity and catch the virus again, and it starts all over.

The Obama administration, handled the "Swine Flu" in a much better manner. Numbers were kept track of initially, but then after it was known that there was wide spread, posting of the daily numbers was terminated. They did a good job in keeping daily life, the economy, etc. fairly normal.

60 million people had the swine flu in the USA, and I hardly even remember it.

It hit the young people harder than the elderly, so there were less major health problems, whereas COVID-19 hits the elderly harder than the young, but still it was handled much better.

Maybe it was handled better because it was not an election year. I have the feeling politicians regardless of party are not making good decisions due to the political situation of an election year. I feel bad that both political parties appear to being putting political appearances before the peoples health.

The world seems to be following the USA's bad example of handling this virus. There was no talk of lockdowns in Japan until the US started doing them. Borders were not closed until Trump closed the US borders.

The Trump administration in my opinion has handled this situation very poorly from the start, which has resulted in not only hurting the USA's economy etc., but countries throughout the world like Japan that follow the USA's lead in handling this situation are also experiencing an economic crisis.

Well, I could go on and on about this, but I had to get all of this off my chest.

I feel much better now..... :)

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Total Distance
18.00

AM: Warm up run. 4 x 2000m fast (1000m easy in between). Cool down run to get 10 miles.

PM: 8 easy miles

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18.00

AM: When I woke up this morning I got some terribly painful shin muscle cramps in both legs. The cramps just wouldn't go away so I was afraid I wasn't going to be able to run. Finally, after about a half hour, the muscles relaxed and the pain when away.

I then ran an easy 10 miles. Luckily there was no pain while running.

PM: Easy 8 miles.

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18.00

AM: Warm up run. 20 x 300m sprints (short recovery jog in between) cool down run to reach 10 miles.

PM: Easy 8 miles

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18.00

AM: Very easy 10 miles. Still very tired from yesterday's workout.

PM: Easy 8 miles

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18.00

AM: 10 miles at a very fast pace.

PM: 8 easy miles

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21.00

AM: 15 mile long run with 200m sprint at the end of each mile. This has become one of my favorite workouts of the week.

PM: Very easy 6 miles.

This ends another Fun week of running. I was very satisfied with the training I was able to do.

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Total Distance
6.00

AM: Easy 6 miles. The temperature today was 36C (about 97F) and the humidity was 70%.

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Total Distance
18.00

AM: Warm up run. 10 x 1000 m fast. Cool down run to get 10 miles.

PM: 8 easy miles in the heat.

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18.00

AM: 10 very easy miles.

PM: 8 easy miles.

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18.00

AM: I was planning on doing a hard workout this morning, but I woke up with a bad cramp in my left calf muscle during the night. I worked it out, but decided to go easy today. I wonder what is causing the cramping. My mom says it may be dehydration. I need to try better at keeping hydrated.

Ran 10 easy miles.

PM: Leg felt much better. Did an easy 8 miles

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18.00

AM: Warm up run. 2 x 5000m fast. Cool down run to get 10 miles.

PM: Very easy 8 miles

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18.00

AM: 10 miles easy.

PM: 8 miles easy.

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21.00

AM: 15 mile long run with 200 m sprints after each mile.

PM: 6 miles easy.

This week was a little hard staying motivated. It has been so hot and humid recently, which makes running very uncomfortable.

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Total Distance
10.00

AM: 10 miles easy.

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18.00

AM: Warm up run. 5 x 1 mile fast. Cool down run to 10 miles.

PM: 8 Easy miles.

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18.00

AM: 10 very easy miles.

PM: 8 easy miles.

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Total Distance
20.00

AM: Warm up run. 3 x (100m + 200m + 400m + 800m + 1600m + 800m + 400m + 200m + 100m). Cool down run to reach about 12 miles.

PM: 8 easy miles

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18.00

AM: 10 super super easy miles. Very tired from yesterday's workout.

PM: 8 easy miles

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18.00

AM: 10 mile progression run. Felt very tired at first but gradually stated feeling better so got faster and faster so this run turned into a progression run.

PM: 8 very easy miles.

I have been very busy with my internship this week. I had a preliminary project presentation with my supervisor today where I had to present my project, the reasons for selecting the project, etc. I have been busy all week getting ready for the presentation.

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21.00

AM: 15 mile long run with 200m sprints at the end of each mile.

PM: Easy 6 miles.

This is the end of a very BUSY week.

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Total Distance
10.00

AM: 10 easy miles.

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20.00

AM: Warm up. 8 x (2 x 400m sprints) (10 second rest between 400s, with 1000m run between sets). Cool down to get about 12 miles.

This was a very difficult workout, but I really felt fast, light on my feet, and felt I had a lot of energy. One of my best workouts recently.

PM: 8 very easy miles

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Total Distance
18.00

AM: 10 easy miles.

PM: 8 easy miles.

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18.00

AM: Warm up run. 6 x 2000m fast. Cool down run to get 10 miles.

PM: Easy 8 miles.

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18.00

AM: 10 easy miles.

PM: 8 easy miles.

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18.00

AM: Warm up run. 10 x 1000m fast. Cool down run to get 10 miles

PM: Easy 8 miles.

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Total Distance
23.00

AM: 15 mile long run with 200m sprints at the end.

Today during my long run, I was thinking about the two political conventions during the last couple of weeks. I was comparing the two. There are very big differences. This is will be my first time voting and want to make a good educated decision. I think this will be one of the most important elections of our time. The direction of the country depends on it. I hope everyone watched the two conventions and will follow their own feelings in voting this coming election.

PM: 8 miles easy

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10.00

AM: 10 miles very easy.

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10.00

AM: I overslept. I started reading a new textbook "Electronics for Inventors" by Paul Scherz. It was so fascinating that I couldn't put it down. Electronics is one of my weak points. I think this book is going to give me a much better knowledge of the subject. I don't know how late I stayed up in the night reading, but I fell asleep while reading. When I woke up in the morning it was too late to go for a run.

I had a good workout planned for this morning but I will have to do it on Tuesday morning.

PM: Ran an easy 10 miles.

I have a callous on the bottom of my right heel. Well it split open an is very painful when I stand on it. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to run, but after I ran for a short distance I forgot about the pain. and was able to finish my run.

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Total Distance
523.00
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