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
Last race of the year : 10k Aotai in #Miyazaki. 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.
#ラン #走ろう #トライアスロン #宮崎 #青島 #青太マラソン #マラソン
#running #triathlonlife #aoshima #race
1 & 2 : short video and pics of my #triathlon 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!
#triathlonlife #トライアスロン #宮崎 #itutriathlon #sonyactioncam #race #triathlon
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.
#running #halfmarathon #miyazaki_colors #triathlonlife #race
#綾マラソン2018 #綾照葉樹林マラソン #ランニング #宮崎
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! 🍷
#treelog #trunk #paddling #丸太 #日南 #丸太レース #弁甲競漕大会 #race
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.
#triathlon #miyazaki #シーガイアトライアスロン #宮崎 #トライアスロン #松田丈志 #race
My 3 minutes of fame on Miyazaki TV (I guess), just after the finish line, my brain was lacking oxygen so I probably answered a question that was not asked 😅
I was running with @surfcity_miyazaki team but was sporting the Havre A.C Triathlon jersey! Le Hac Tri on Japanese TV : ✔️ #running #race #triathlontraining #triathlonlife
just under my 41’ goal, happy with that, I got a bit excited at the start and the last k was tough
#running #race #triathlontraining #triathlonlife
Yesterday for the 1st time in 3 years I did an olympic distance triathlon, called Surviv'Orne, with one of the toughest bike part I rode during a triathlon!
With few training (only 4 or 5 swims this year) and on my 1999 #cannondale caad3, it was "interesting" :-). I finished 56th/149, far from my best but still happy with it. It was great to race along HAC #triathlon members with the team colors. I hope to wear the colors again during an other triathlon this year once back in Japan!
#lhut 12k finish. No sprint for me :-) #uneteauhavre #lehavre500ans
Well I was really not sure to see this one today. I was already having cramps at the start of the hike... Thankfully Lloyd was in better condition and finished way before me!
#race #seatosummit #montbell
I am far from being in my best shape and condition but tomorrow I will participate to the #montbell #seatosummit : 8k of kayak in the sea of Japan at Kaike, 23.5k ride hill climb to Mt Daisen and 3.5k hike to the top of Daisen. I will team up with my English fellow Lloyd S. Wish us good luck during the kayak, we will need it :-) #race #seatosummit #montbell
This morning I participated to the Yonago-Tottori city ekiden with the Hokuei town B team. I ran my relay (the 1st of the 2 days race) of 9.7km in 38:48 so exactly 4'/km. Not too bad for me but I finished 49/51! Ouch! Many (very) fast runners. At the end of the day my team is ranking 44 :-) #race #running #ekiden
Sum-up of the w-e : #Kurashiki #triathlon. We swam in Kojima boat race 'stadium' : ideal place for a tri #swim : sea water and no waves. Then a selective bike course and run towards Jeans street. We got the most awesome transition bag made of Momotaro jeans! I finished 37/526. Happy with that too. 14/139 in age group (30-40). Next year I ll be in the 40-50 group! #glurps... #race #triathlonlife
This morning is ekiden time. Me and Ishikawa San will be rival as we both run the last part which is 6k! ヤバイ負けそう私。。。#ekiden #japan #run
#race #running #ekiden
TCCのおかげでまたテレビに出た^_^ 今年49位/294。よかったです！ゴールの直後に足がつっちゃった「笑」See me having a cramp just after the goal :-) I was featured as one of the local triathletes on the (very) local tv channel TCC.
#race #triathlon #tv #triathlonlife
Start in about 10 minutes!! My 3rd participation to Shikano quarter marathon. Rain stopped = happy
#race #running #triathlonlife #triathlontraining
25mn before start!! You can stalk me on runkeeper.com (jeromesadou)! #race #running #triathlonlife #triathlontraining #marathon
Shodoshima Half-Marathon Report - but not only