Posts Tagged ‘Tokyo’

Tokyo Marathon, 28 Feb 2016 – Race Report

Posted: 29th February 2016 by mockjogger in Race reports
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            Race day. I woke at 6.00 with a sense of relief. After a week of jetlag-induced insomnia, rare for me, I had slept well. I had a finely-tuned schedule to get to the race and it started with breakfast in the room – granola and dry fruit mix carried all […]

Tokyo Marathon Countdown – 5 Days

Posted: 23rd February 2016 by mockjogger in Race Preparation
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  You are really lucky That’s a phrase I have heard a few times since arriving in Japan. Distance running is popular here and everybody seems to know somebody who entered, but did not get a place in the Tokyo Marathon. Folks are regarding my prowess in scoring an entry as nothing short of mystical. […]

You may have noticed that I’ve been a bit quiet of late. I’ve found it hard to find the time to write, what with all the actual running. A few months ago I entered the ballot for the Tokyo Marathon. I didn’t have any serious intentions for the race, but after several failed attempts at […]

Running Enoshima Tokyo, Aug 2015

Posted: 14th August 2015 by mockjogger in Running Away
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I seem to have spent a lot of time whining on this blog recently. Injuries, lack of running opportunities, blah, blah. So while the story still feels a bit more “travel” than “running” I am happy to say that the feet have been hitting the path much more regularly of late. This summer we decided […]

Running Tokyo and Osaka, Jul 2015

Posted: 12th July 2015 by mockjogger in Running Away
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Two days after arriving in Tokyo I had my first running opportunity. 6.30 am, jet lag was sending me dancing messages and the family was asleep. I checked messages and discovered it was a heatwave in Edinburgh. Outside I could see grey clouds and heavy rain. I felt like I was having a summer bypass, […]

Running Tokyo, Jun 2014

Posted: 12th June 2014 by mockjogger in Running Away, Training Runs
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As the saying goes, when you want to go running in Tokyo, find a river. So on the third day of a two-week sojourn to my favourite away venue, I ventured outside my base to make my way to the Arakawa river. Thirty degrees and 80% humidity met me at the door to escort me […]

Running off the Excesses (Three Different Ones)

Posted: 17th October 2013 by mockjogger in Lists
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My running has taken a bit of a nosedive recently. Post Great Scottish Run, I was hoping to rebuild my weekly mileage back to its August peak. Instead, a combination of last-minute business excursions to Paris and Amsterdam, bookending some quality family party time in Ireland, has kept me off the road. The only running […]