Quick 2 days in Tokyo. Took off from Kagoshima airport. You can see Sakurajima in the back. Fixed gear bikes still big in Tokyo. Not photographed, I noticed : On the train wireless earbuds of all sorts.(bare with me, the country boy). My room near Nakameguro station was nice. So many tourists, what a change since I started to live here. No time for tourism myself this time though but glad I still could meet few friends #lifeinjapan #tokyo #japan #都会
Tough day at the office!
Tsuwabuki Half-Marathon in Nichinan.
Conditions were perfect with a clear blue sky and pleasant temperature. Almost too hot towards the end in fact.
My goal was : 44’+45’ for 10km x 2 and one last km with all I have. It turned into 44’ + on time until 13rd km and then survival mode. I don’t really understand as I felt easy during the first 10km but suddenly again like last year in Aya nothing in the tank anymore for the last third of the race. I have to revise my nutrition the days before and during the race because that doesn’t work. At all.
Only positive point apart from 1st part is that I did not give up. And I could maintain somehow a pace that is easy usually but I had to battle for it. I sprinted the last km... in 4:56. Lol. I crashed passed the finish line and took me 10min. to be able to sit and stand-up.
Final result 1:40, 5 minutes more than my goal... grr.
Tomorrow I am turning 45 y.o and I still have hope I will improve. Is it denial?
But I really want to complete a half-marathon running fully at what I should be able to. Time is not really important but I just want to have the satisfaction to produce an effort as planned. So I will try again.
To finish with, big thank to @canae_nakayama 's team for the support!
#running #halfmarathon #race #nichinan #japan #ランニング #ハーフマラソン #つわぶきハーフマラソン #日南
Golden Week Ride in Nichinan - GWの一つのライドin日南。
I made a new friend today. One of the last « wild » horses of Japan. They live in Toi Misaki, south of Miyazaki in a protected area. They were also the horses the Samurai were riding back then. Second time I visit the place and there will be certainly a third some day.
Thanks to @kanae_nakayama for the picture!
#sonyactioncam #miyazaki #horses #japan #samurai #sonyfdrx3000
Christmas eve from Kagoshima, Sengan En.
An old Samurai villa, important family in bringing Japan to the industrial area. The Shimazu family.
View on Sakurajima, still an active volcan.
#japan #kyushu #kagoshima