tokyo running days

A marathoner / newbie triathlete's training blog.

Monday, January 16






Shibuya Ekiden.

Namban Rengo's home Ekiden. As usual, we had to go through extremely messy pre race time to begin with, but once we took off, the world became our oyster! We won two gold medals (men open and men over 40) and two silver medals (men over 40 and women). I am convinced that Namban Rengo is the most disorganized and the fastest team in Shibuya. Cool!

But it's always a Japanese member who gets complaint from the organizer. This time, Akira. Sorry, and thanks.

I didn't run the ekiden due to my hip joint pain, but tried to jog a bit in Yoyogi park. After very slow 1 lap, I felt that the part hasn't been healed enough so I stopped. I still have 2 weeks. Long enough time to heal. Daijobu.

◎Today's distance: 2.5km
◎Weekly mileage: 24km (what a steep taper!)


At January 16, 2006, Blogger zihuatanejo said...




At January 16, 2006, Anonymous shimo said...



At January 17, 2006, Anonymous りえどん said...


At January 17, 2006, Blogger Stephen Lacey said...

Mika, Have you learned the oyster exercise that Colin and I were doing for a couple of weeks leading up to Ohtawara? It can help the hip area, but of course I can't guarantee that it willl help in your case. I'll show you on Wednesday if you are running.

At January 17, 2006, Blogger Stephen Lacey said...

Sorry, not oyster, clam! I always make that mistake. Anyway, some kind of 買

The name is because you have to lie on your side with knees bent at 45 deg. Then lift the upper leg's knee, keeping hips completely still, then let it down again, so it is a bit like clam opening and closing. You do it about 20 times, then on the last one hold the knee up and count to 20. Turn over and do the other side. Repeat. Not the first day, but after a few times, you can increase to three replicates.

At January 18, 2006, Blogger mika t. said...

satohi, りえどん, shimoさん, Steve, thank you so much for your comments and advices.

Steve, I tried the clam exercise last night. It's hard! but looks good for my case, too. No pain while doing it. Will continue it for a while and see how it works. Thanks.

At September 21, 2010, Blogger A Healthy Dog said...

Concerns for running with hips and joint pain are present I can see from your comments. How do you cope with the recovery and pain?

It sounds like you are quite a determined person trying to speed up your recovery. I would love to see pictures of the places you travel.

BTW besides the clam excercise how else do you treat your hip joint pain?


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