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Week 2 / 2 of my half marathon preparation

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Disclaimer: don’t train for a half marathon in 2 weeks. I’m relatively fit, and I had only two weeks so I did it. But it’s not for everybody.

Tuesday: return to the swimming pool. 800 meters. I arrived earlier and managed to swim a bit more. I do enjoy the onsen after the shower.

Wednesday: I attended a RISKS Japan conference about risk management. Quite depressing conclusions: When everything is OK, the risk manager is a cost and nobody listen to him, when everything goes South, the risk manager is responsible for the debacle. Good. At least it’s clear: The risk managers are the primary responsible for the current financial crisis.

Well, well, well, time to change for a new industry?

In the meantime, in order to demonstrate humility, experience, integrity and discipline, I went to the track at 7:30 pm at Oda fields. We had the club 5K time trial. I went hard for the first mile, then slow for a total of about 29 minutes. However, my first mile was a massive PB by 21 seconds. First time ever under 8 minutes. I’m so happy. One of my annual goal ticked off. Good, good.

Lap 1: 1’55″32
Lap 2: 1’53″64
Lap 3: 1’55″08
Lap 4: 2’02″09 (the additional 9 meters)
Total of 7’46″13 PB by 21″57

My Personal Best list:

100m: 17″21 (track 07)
200m: 43″01 (track 07)
400m: 1’35″52 (track Dec 08)
800m: 3’44″51 (track 07)
1K: 4’28″91 (Ekiden Carnival 08)
1 mile: 7’46″13 ( track May 27th, 2009) PB by 21″57
5K: 26’53″41 (Track Feb 09)
10K: 56’10” (Odawara Houtoku 10K, Nov 08)
15K: 1:29’36″(Chiba Marine 09)
20K: 2:01’53″(Chiba Marine 09)
Half marathon: 2:08’50” (Chiba Marine 09)
25K: 2:41′ (Tokyo Marathon 09)
30K: 3:21′ (Tokyo Marathon 09)
35K: 4:01′ (Tokyo Marathon 09)
42.195K: 4:57’53” (watch time), 5:11’56” (Tokyo official 09 marathon time)
50K : 7:34’21” (Hino city 50K, May 10, 2009).

Week: 8 K
Month: 130 K
Year: 768 K

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