Monday, January 30, 2012

Osaka Half Marathon

Me and Mr. Boatman post race.

I'm really an idiot sometimes.

Woman's race was great to watch live!


Well happy to have finally got a PB! It's been a while. With lack of fitness and injury I haven't PBed in like 2 years! Although I was running OK I was stuck on a bit of a plateau. But being able to run well yesterday still slightly injured and with a heavy cold has given me hope for the future and the races ahead.

At the end of yesterday's race I got talking with a Mr. Ogawa. I started talking to him because he looked my age and had already half dressed, ready to leave. He turned out to be 46 a year younger than me and if I ever thought this was the end of my PBs he has definitely changed my mind! His finish time 1:12:00 and a bit, mine 1:18:03! By the way this guy is ranked number 2 in Japan for his age group in the marathon at 2:30:00 something!

I got a way to got but happily heading in the right direction!

11 comments:

  1. fantastic. congrats on the pb scott. hope this is the start of a good year full of records broken

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  2. Great result Scott, well deserved. Fantastic time

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  3. Well done...great run.

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  4. That's great news. Bask in the glory and enjoy.

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  5. Congratulations. Running that with a cold is even more impressive than with a slight injury (you always have a slight injury).
    Thanks for taking care of my friend Tom.
    I see in the results that a 51-year-old ran 1:14:52.
    No 60 year olds in the top 100, I'm glad to see.

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  6. Fantastic result especially after the stress of last weekend's race. You certainly are on the up and up - well deserved!

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  7. Good on you Scott. Knew you could do it (once you stopped following my training advice).

    Get after that 51-year-old's time! Sub-1:15, then go after the 1:12s.

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  8. What? I don't even get a mention for my twitter medical advice for the cold!

    Well done,

    Your twitter GP.

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  9. Great run Scott. Hope to beat 1:20 in the next couple of months too.
    You've got a great challenge already in beating that 1:15 time in the 50-60 age category. Go for it!

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  10. Great race, well done on the PB. You are giving me hope that I can keep going for PBs for a few more years.

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  11. Just catching up with your news,FANTASTIC result :0]
    I'd really like to here more about your training using the Lydiard website ?
    That photo made me laugh, kind of reminded me of this http://thecutandthrust.blogspot.com/2011/07/what-warrior-reads.html

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