Back to the marathon tomorrow, this could be my slowest time ever. I target anything under 4 hours. 3:49 is my all-time slowest back when I was a freshman runner nearly a decade ago. My mileage ramped to 50K in mid-January, but fell to 10K the past 2 weeks as the back pains became more acute. A trip last week to the doctor, Tokyo Physio, shiatsu, and several acupuncture visits seemed to help things as I can now walk and jog without discomfort. This race will essentially be a jog amongst friends. I am more curious about how the runs turn out for teammates Keren, Mary, Paddy, Steve, Jay, and many other nanbanners. In particular, fellow triathletes Mary and Keren, who have been training hard, could produce a couple of PBs if the weather holds up. Hopefully I come thru without injury. Looking forward to swimming and biking more as the weather heats up in March. Next stop is Hainan half-ironman in April..will update this after the marathon tomorrow..some mileage numbers:
Jan. 1-6: 51K run, 60K bike, 8 hours
Jan. 7-13: 46K run, 60K bike, 6.5 hours
Jan. 14-20: 11K run, 1 hour
Jan. 21-28: 0 run, 50K bike?, 3 hours
Jan. 29-Feb. 3: 32K run, 3 hours
Feb. 4-10: 10K run, 1 hour
Feb. 11-17: 12K run + 42K marathon??, 5 hours?????