tokyo running days

A marathoner / newbie triathlete's training blog.

Wednesday, October 25


Exactly a year ago, I ran my first sub 20min 5k (19:53). Today, I made second one, 19:58 (3:54 / 3:58 / 4:03 / 4:05 / 3:56), 5sec. off from PB, and it was really barely, but I am still happy. Huge thanks to Motozo for leading me all the way.

BTW, Paddy made another PB today, 19:03! It's his 3rd PB in 5 days, and almost 1 min. faster than last month's 5k TT. 1 min. improvement in one month! Amazing! I should drink more Guiness, too!


At October 26, 2006, Blogger Keren_m said...


Well done, especially on top of all your heavy training.

At October 26, 2006, Blogger mika t. said...

Thank you! I am hoping to run sub 20min. 5k more often this winter.

Well done on your 10km at Edogawa! You are now constant sub 40min runner!

At October 26, 2006, Blogger Stephen Lacey said...

Congratulations Mika. It's nice to know that you are up there on the speed side, and as last Sunday showed, probably better on the the endurance side (compared to this time last year I mean), so you are definitely on for a good marathon!

Paddy's improvement is incredible ... has he been training lots, or just not trying hard enough in the past? I'll have to ask him that .. ;-)

At October 26, 2006, Anonymous aya said...

お昼の食中りで苦しんでます。Paddy さんは男性だったんですね!ずーと女性だと思っていました。。。何を根拠にっ

At October 26, 2006, Anonymous shimo said...


At October 26, 2006, Blogger mika t. said...

Steve, thanks. It's hard for me to improve speed side. During my marathon training in the past, I always made PBs at mile, 5k and half marathon, but this time, I have only made one PB at 10km. Hoping to make one at the half marathon this Sunday.

Aya, パディはアイリッシュの男子。前はトラックで私の後ろを走ってたのに、いまじゃ遥か前方に行ってしまったよーん(泣)。


At October 27, 2006, Anonymous りえどん said...


At October 27, 2006, Anonymous aya said...

男子って練習すると’ぐーん’とのびるんだよね。それに比べて私達ってxxx私の過去の栄光19'09、当時は18分台も視野に入っていたのに、。。。。 スピード強化って何したら言いの? キントレ?

At October 27, 2006, Blogger mika t. said...


Aya, 私もそれが知りたい。何したらいいのだろう、スピード強化。19:09出した時、何してた?

At October 27, 2006, Anonymous aya said...

ひたすら筋トレに励んでいた結果が19'09だったような?そのご10Kも40分切ったんだよな~ その2ヶ月前は21分切れてなかったから、すごい進歩だったのよ。

At October 27, 2006, Blogger mika t. said...

aya, 私も筋トレするかー。今、ぜーんぜんやってないの。マラソン終わったらやろう。と思う。(筋トレ嫌い)

At October 28, 2006, Blogger marcosgab said...

yo quiero saber quien estara junto a NAOKO TAKAHASHI en el marathon de Tokio 2006, ademas de REIKO TOSA , yo creo que Q-CHAN ganara y calicara a Osaka 2007 y de ahi a los Juegos Olimpicos de 2008.

Marcos Hernandez CHILE

At October 28, 2006, Blogger marcosgab said...

le cuento que mis corredores japoneses favoritos son

NAOKO TAKAHASHI yo la amo, she is wonderfull and big, me hizo estallar en el duelo con Lidia Simon en Sidney 2000, y me senti muy feliz cuando reaparecio en TOKYO WOMENS MARATHON 2005 ganando con 2:24:39 y derrotando a Alemu
Tambien me gustan Yumiko Hara y Reiko TOSA , y Mizuki Noguchi.

At October 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well done Mika. Still... i am sure you could do much faster 5k times... If RunningTimes result predictor is anything to go by 19:58 "only" points to 1:31 half and 3:15 marathon. Your marathon time points to a 19:25 5k... So you can look forward to many more PBs!! Arnaud


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