Monday, April 29, 2013

Sakai City 10K report

Well, the Sakai City 10K is done and dusted for another year. Although I didn't do exactly what I expected, allow me to put a positive spin on things. I've only ever gone faster 5 times than the 36:10 I got today, given a cooler day and a straighter course, I reckon, that would of been a PB!

1K 3:13
2K 3:36
3K 3:38
4K 3:32
5K 3:40
6K 3:43
7K 3:42
8K 3:45
9K 3:34
Last K 3:40

Given everything I can't complain and I had a really good day. I felt the injured ankle didn't end up a factor and I was able to run pretty strong and within myself. I will try to get it fixed and continue with training under the tutelage of the "Tinman" fully believing that my best races are in front of me.

Also I'd like to congratulate Mr. Vince Bosco for his "comeback" race. He did 35:10! Bumping me from the position of fastest white dude in Sakai City! Looking forward to better times from Vince too. Couldn't ask for a better training partner.

Where is that damn satellite?!

Vince and I soaking our puppies.

The last 200 meters of the race.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Video update (Sakai City Marathon) The day before.


Well you can try! 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mixed bag ahead of 10K race.

Sorry for the delay in posting here. A bit of a mixed bag ahead of my 10K race this coming Monday. The good news is that I’ve almost reach my goals vis-à-vis weight/body fat. Almost two months ago I was 64kgs, 18.9% body fat and 77cm around the middle and today I was 57kgs, 72cms around the guts and 13.6% body fat. Pretty impressive if I do say so myself, and it really should be interesting to see how I race at these new stats!

As for the training it has been going well too. I’ve been able to do most of the sessions coach “Tinman” has set me and the double sessions have gotten me pretty fit, and thin. My foot is still giving me trouble, hurting during and after runs, but I’m having the occasional day pain free, which is an improvement.

Last week I couldn’t do a full schedule of running as I injured myself further (Ran into a hip high steel pole that was there to block car traffic going onto the walking/running path.) The impact knocked me to the ground and boy did it hurt! The reason I didn’t see it was because I’m stupid and it was at night. It created a big painful bruise in my right quad muscle that has been changing color all week. But now it’s almost healed and I’m good to go!

Fingers crossed for a PB on Monday the 29th , I’ll post again before that. Below is a photo of my weight taken this afternoon. It was after a 14km run and a bath/sauna but amazing just the same, as I don’t remember ever being this light! I was 59kgs at 16 years old! Also I'll add a photo taken last Sunday of me and a few students as it shows how skinny I've gotten!

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Uploading a chat I had with "Nihon Jenn" a girl I've gotten to know through social media but actually never met. Thought you may like it as it shows someone who actually cares about something not like you jaded old bastards.

BTW please vote for her on her video, see video above,  that is leave a comment and or like as it will help her win an internship that she is seeking, thanks!