Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The 2nd week in review.

Back to normal this week.  Kate is back to school.  All is well in the world.  Managed to get my 4 runs in this week including my third go at the Show Mura 1/2 marathon. My friend Nick has a great YouTube channel about his running life in Japan.  I'm not as techy as he is so I'll let him do the hard work.

I finished the race in 2:16:xx which is down from last years of 1:59:xx.  I have my reasons though.  
My friends  Tawnee Prazak and Lucho  at gave me solid advice about how to run this race in this episode of ask the ultra runner Basically they said don't race it. More specifically Lucho told me that with only a month since my marathon the Showa Mura event had the potential to hurt me more than help me and suggested I split it into thirds running each third at a progressively higher heart rate.  Zone2, Zone3, Zone4.  Great in theory but difficult in practice.  The Showa course has a lot of long hills and staying in the prescribed zones often meant walking.  
Show Mura on Training peaks

No comments: