Weekly Running Log (Week 6)

Interesting week in running.  I am now 5 weeks out from the Nagano Marathon.  I ran a total of 32 miles, but also had a 14 mile walk on Friday, which I didn’t plan for.  On Friday, as most everyone in the world is well aware, there was a major earthquake that hit the northeast coast of Japan.  I live in the Yokohama area and although we were fortunate not to receive the brunt of the damage, we did receive a good shake, which knocked out power to portions of the city as well as brought down the public transportation system.  I was planning to take the train home that day, but since it was down, I ended up walking 14 miles home that evening.  I plan to put up a blog post soon on the whole earthquake experience, something I’m sure I will never forget for the rest of my life.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of northern Japan.

I did an interval run on Tuesday, tempo run on Thursday and long run on Sunday.  The interval run was above goal pace, but my tempo 5 mile tempo run easily beat my 6:49 goal pace.  I ran my long run on the treadmill this morning starting before 4 am because I had to be at work this morning by 8 am.  I decided to run on the treadmill because my legs and feet were hurting from the 14 mile walk home on Friday night and I thought the treadmill may reduce the impact on my already fatigued legs.  Also, for safety reasons I didn’t want to run in the dark for 2 and a half hours.  I normally don’t like running on the treadmill, but it made sense to do it today.

Also, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I did some cross-training — 26 minutes of kettlebell training and 20 minutes of yoga.  I’m really liking the kettlebell training, maybe I’ll do an update post on it next week.

Below are links to my runs this week.

Interval Run (1000, 2000, 2 X 1000s, 6 miles)

Tempo Run (6 miles)

Long Run (20 miles)

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