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A rainy day today and I caught a cold disrupting w-e plans... Pic from yesterday taken near the Miyazaki marina. I am still on an iphone 6 (well 2nd model as they replaced my 1st when I broke it a couple of years ago) and see no reason to upgrade yet... I m not a good consumer I guess.

Last race of the year : 10k Aotai in . That’s basically my usual training course. I finished in 41:05, about 15 seconds slower than last year but there was 2k with a good head wind this time. Finished 13th/1000 + runners (level is low) and 2nd/100+ in the 40-50 y.o group! (Better than last year) I ran most of the course alone which is tough too. I wish could get closer to 40’ but I am happy with this result.

1 & 2 : short video and pics of my race at Miyazaki ITU. I finished 10/50 in the 40-44 age group. Happy with that. Longer version of the video on YouTube. 3 - selfie with French pro athletes @felixduchampt and @raphael_aurelien_ : let’s go surfing after the race next year guys! It was great meeting you. 4 - surrounded with Olympic power : on my right Sekine San and left @takumi.obara both Sydney Olympian! @takumi.obara has a triathlon school now with 60 youngsters in Tottori, Team Efforts! The future of Japan triathlon is growing over there!

Thanks to Tanaka San, boss of @ceepotriathlon for letting me ride the Shadow-R, a machine that goes very fast! This one was way too small for me but it was a unique chance to try it! For a better view of the bike I uploaded a video on my YouTube channel, link in profile!

Last run training before the Olympic Distance in city this week-end. Weather should be as today which is warm at this hour of the day, about 24°C. (Not complaining 😉) Also I will go to see the elite races. It will be a first for me to see the fastest athletes. Of course I will be rooting for @sandradodet , @raphael_aurelien_ and @felixduchampt 🇫🇷💪

Today’s effort report : Aya half-marathon. Sunshiny day and quite warm still! Great event with thousands of runners. My goal was to finish as close as possible of 1:30 but only managed 1:39. I was a zombie runner the last 5k. A bit disappointed but well... 62nd/439 in the 40-50y.o group. Next is Miyazaki OD Triathlon mid-November. A bit more my thing.

What a great day and beautiful place to have lunch! Autumn is the best.

Tomorrow is the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Hawaii. Kind of the football world cup for me 😅Looking forward to see what the best athletes in the world will produce. To celebrate, some Hawaiian vibes pics taken from... well my neighborhoods in Aoshima, Miyazaki!🌴 I have been training regularly myself for the Miyazaki Olympic Distance Triathlon in just a month. And next week an half-marathon! If you are on Strava too, connnect with me!

Unexpected usage of electric cables... @miyazaki_city : I know you are busy but please fix it before something bad happens :-) (Road 339 joining 27)

Trail run in Inohae valley towards the finale waterfall.

Nice ride from Nichinan to Kojima. Perfect weather :-) I am preparing Aya half-marathon in one month and Miyazaki olympic distance triathlon on 11/11.

Time for beers and BBQ in @surfcity_miyazaki

Good times today in Inohae keikoku (valley)! That was a 3 hours walk but refreshing . And yes I swam in the river :-)

I might be from Normandy but I love running in the heat (definitely felt like36°C) as long as I have a cold bath afterwards though :-)

Omikoshi procession in Aoshima this week-end. I did not expect their next move!

Today I could only go out for a 25 minutes run, but at least I got that incredible !

OjiKing team represents! 2 races with 6 teams each time : we got second (with a good time) and first, that qualified us for the finale. Again, against 6 teams and we finished third! The secret was to have a lady in our team I guess :-) 3rd among 99 teams! With no training and first time for everyone. BUT we all practice stand up paddle regularly and that is of course a good training. The winning team with also members of Surf City had strong stand up paddlers too. Funny thing : our team was awarded 10000 yens (1st team got 70000¥) 5 bottles of nihonshu and wine also! 🍷

Seagaia Miyazaki Triathlon mini report : epic waves, rainy but happy. Picture before the start with olympian and medalist Matsuda Takeshi. Little we knew I’ll finish the race just 40 sec. before him. (He swam 9 minutes faster than I though ;-) Despite having ridden the bike 3 times only this year, I placed 19/197 in my age group which is far better than expected. The flat course on the bike helped for sure. I am looking forward to next year as it was a great event. Video on my YouTube channel maybe end of the week.

Despite being from Normandy I don’t fancy at all camembert cheese but this wax camembert by @greenfix_surf smells so good I would bite into it. 😬 🇫🇷 (Not a paid commercial for the product, I just thought it was funny)

The obvious thing to do when you have only 33km of training in the legs 10 days before a triathlon is to buy an aero helmet 😂🙇 トライアスロン大会10日前に自転車のトレーニングは33キロしかないだからもちろんエアロヘルメットを買ったね。

Stepping up my game. 😎