Sunday, December 03, 2006
7. 11k, incl. firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. 15k, incl. email@example.com/4.12/2.02/4.10/2.02/4.13/1.58
10. 12k incl. firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. 30min. gym
12. 28k, incl. email@example.com/5.59/5.58,frame:10min 49.00kg
14. 8k incl. 15x200@av, 38.5
15. 14k incl. 8x800@av. 2.50, frame: 5.30min.
16. 30min. gym.
17. 10k incl. firstname.lastname@example.org/frame 2min.
18. 25k hilly
20. 12k, incl. 6x800@av,2.54.5, frame: 4min.
21. 30min. gym
22. 8k incl. 2000/1000/2000/1000@7/20 3/27 7/18 3/28 frame: 13/7min
24. 10k incl. email@example.com
25. 45min. gym
28. 45min. gym
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Friends of Namban Rengo and Seoul Flyers!
You're 2800m away from a place in Namban History!
Where to run them? Click the coursemap below!
Date: Jan. 21.
Place: Yoyogi Park
Distance: 2800m (a bit longer according to google earth)
Fee: 800 Yen
Deadline: Dec. 1. (changes until 19.)
Age-groups: Men's over all/Men's Vets (over
40)/Women/Junior high-school-students (ask your kids!!)
A few words to the organisation:
This year, on race day,I want to focus on running, so I would like to ask Chiba-san to be the liason with the organiser, make announcements on the day etc.
We will also need captains, but as we usually decide on the teams on the day, right now I would just like to appoint Mika, to help with the girls teams, and Jay, as he is the fastest vet.
With regard to the payment, you can pay on the day. Note that it is 3000 Yen per team, but if you don't mind, pay 1000 per head, as I'm planning to put in a few extras (it's six weeks between application dl and race day). However, 750 (exact change) is OK. If I should make a profit, it will be invested in the next banners.
This way, noone of you will be bothered if they cancel because of snow, which has happened in the past. They return the money in case of cancellation.
As most of you will know, this event is a Namban tradition. We won it several years in a row, and had 16 teams (64 runners) registered last year.
I'd like to start a database for this race, so could you please send me your personal info once more, as in the example below.
name in katakana
5k or 10k time
(if there are some unreadable characters in the second line, the Katakana)
If I don't receive anything from you, I will decide about names and birthdays, and who would want that.
If your software doesn't support Katakana, leave it open (If your pc can't do it, try your keitai).
Also, some people were worried about possibly being to slow for this race. There is no such thing in this event. They stop time-keeping at 65min., but that should be no problem for any of our teams, so even if you just want to run for fun, please join!
Of course, we will have a big party after, and as most
likely only Pizza Express will be able to accomodate us, let's have it there (unless somebody comes up with another suggestion).
"Great is the victory, but the friendship is all the greater."
"There are three things worth living for:
American luxury, Japanese women and Chinese food,"
Official Image-Training Video
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
2：7k, 8x200 av.40
4：14k,6x1000 av. 3:31,5
5: 5k 30min. gym.
10: 15k 6x800, av. 2:47
12: 10k,2x5x400, fr. 2(5)min., av. 82.5
14: gym., 126/79, 50.40kg
15: 27k,incl. 2x2k, 7:35, 7:40
17: 60min gym
24: 60min gym, 146/82-50.80kg
25: 15k / 5000: 18:45
26: 45min gym, 135/87-50.7kg,5k
29: 11k, incl. 10x400, av. 84
31: 60min gym, 141/77-50.30kg
Monday, October 09, 2006
Monday, October 02, 2006
3：14k, jamsil 10k, 40:08
15: 45m gym.
20: 19k, 10x800, av. 2:55, last: 2:40
21: 30m gym. 118/78
22: 45m gym. 7k
23: 7k, 10x200 av. 36.2, last: 33
26: 6k/30min gym, 117/81-51.0kg
27: 12k / 5000: 19:35
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
The second race was in the DMZ near the border to North Korea. I had to get up at 3:40am to get to Seoul Station before 5, when our bus was supposed to leave! I made it, running the 5k, just to find out the bus was not going to leave for another 30min.!
When we got to the venue at 7am, we had to wait for another 1h45 before the start of the 10k, and it was surprisingly cold, with no place to sit comfortably.
I finished the 10k in 39:24, noit bad, as I had slight problems with my digestion. Best was that two clubmates received prices, 300 and 100$ in cash respectively!
But then the waiting started again, as our bus home left at 3pm! And the bus-ride took more than 3h this time, as roads were extremely conjested. But worst was the aircon! The driver must have been from Greenland! I was happy to get off that bus and take a nap at my hostel.
Except the bus-rides I enjoyed both races, but would recommend the first one more, if you ever have the chance to run in Korea.
If you want to know more, have a look at: www.seoulflyers.com
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
So, I will just write the most important things from memory!
In Korea (July 22.) I ran a 5k (which was again too long, a big group went off course, I was one of them, and had to kick to win my age-group, well, maybe the guy who had run 300m less actually let me pass.
In Germany, on week-days, I usually run 12k on Mon. and Wed., and sometimes (actually, this year only once) I go to our local track on Tuesday.
The first race was on July 30., I needed 40:04 for 10k, out of the money in my age-group, too. Still did not feel adjusted.
Next one went really well, 9k on Friday night (Aug. 4.), 34:18 on a hilly, but probably not very acurate course, second in the 40's, beaten only by a Morrocan who used to run in the low 30's until recently.
On Sunday (Aug.6.) I ran 10k in about 39:30, 3rd in age-group, about a mionute slower than a few years ago on the same course, but, well, I was probably tired, it still felt very good.
Last race was the one I lost my stuff, 39:24 was really good, as it was pretty warm.
Well, I will start proper blogging again from September!
Saturday, July 01, 2006
2.: 8k - 6x400 (81/79/80/79/78/81)
5.: 6k - 6x200 (37.8)
7.: 14k - 6x1000 (6:30 frame - 3:26/3.25/3.27/3.26/3.29/3.24)
10.: 30min. gym (136/78)
13.: 30min. gym (128/78 - 50.3)
16.: 8k - 5x400 (83.6)
18.: 23k - Lake Saiko 20k/1:22:05
20.: 5k>60min. gym
21.:17k 2000/1000/2000/1000 7:33/3:15/7:31/3:22
22.: 7k>45min. gym
23.: 10k - 10x400 (fr.:2:30 - av.:77.8)
27.: 45min. gym
28.: 13k - 5k> 19:01
30.: 6k - 10x100 (av.: 18.6)
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Heute muss ich einmal auf Deutsch schreiben! Weil heute, in meiner langen Laufkarriere in Japan, das erste Mal war, dass ich mit einem deutschen Team antreten durfte! Allerdings mussten wir uns einen Engländer ausleihen, meinen Sportfreund Gary Chandler von Namban Rengo.
Ich hatte die Ehre, als erster zu laufen, und auch meine Strecke war mit 10km am längsten. 38:55 waren bei dem furchtbaren Wetter und der Schlammschlacht an Start und Ziel ein prima Ergebnis. Ich gab an Gary weiter, der für 5km 21:30 brauchte, nicht schlecht für ihn unter diesen Bedingungen! Dann kam Gerhard, der Zwillingsbruder meines jungen Sportfreundes Friedrich Weinländer, beide 15. Gerhard ist eigentlich Fußballer, hatte aber ein bisschen mir Friedrich trainiert, und war mit 12:10 für 3km sehr zufrieden. Friedrich war unser Ankermann, und er holte noch einmal gut etwas raus, mit einer persönlichen 5km Bestzeit von 18:38!
Vielen Dank an alle, auch an Sigrid, die Mutter der beiden, für die Unterstützung, und es hat, trotz des Wetters, viel Spas gemacht!
Unsere Nummern, komplett mit
Our numbers, with "The Mouse",
the mascot of "Germany in Japan".
Saturday, May 20, 2006
10k at Jamsil Stadium. 37:27! Good time on a trustworthy course! Extremely well-organized! No queing up in front of toilets. Efficient storage-system for luggage. Massage after the race. Great running gear for every participant. Convenient location. Still just 2400 Yen! The only thing the Germans do better: Showers (Maybe I just didn't ask for them)! Felt a bit sleepy in the beginning - start was 10am, too early for me - but gradually picked it up to finish 18th over-all.
I can just recommend Japanese Race organisers to see the way their neighbours handle these things. Not many such good races in Japan.
One more 5k on the American Base, this time actually 5.4. Heavy rain! 19:52 and 13$ for 1st in age-group (David was absent)!
10k at Worldcup Stadium. 7th over-all in a big race. 38:21not bad on a hot day...
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Saturday: Non-running-related! Went to see "Nanta"("Cooking"), the most successful Korean Musical - shown at Broadway twice - the guys on stage were more athletic than the average runner in the 5k the day before. Absolutely great, best such performance I've ever seen!http://english.tour2korea.com/04Bookings/Performances/seedetails.asp?oid=12&kosm=m4_2&konum=2
30.4.: 4k (hilly)
1.: 12k 10000m: 37:47
2.: 5k (hilly)
4.: 5k (hilly)
6.: 7k 5400m: 19:51
7.: 11k 10000m: 38:29
8.: 9k (hilly)
10.: 10k/ 2x400/1610: 5:34/5x800: 2:46/2:46/2:45/2:42/2:43
11.: 60min. gym
13.: 45min. gym
15.: 8k/ 5x400 av.: 79 / 20k bike
16.: 60min. gym/20k bike
17.: 12k/ 6x1000 (6:30)/ 3:27/3:27/3:27/3:28/3:28/3:26
19.: 1h gym
20.: 8k - 5x400/av. : 92
21.: 5k, 25k bike
23.: 30min. gym
27.: 7k - 200/400/400/400/2 - 42/85/83/84/40
28.: Arakawa Ekiden - 荒川駅伝
14k - 10k: 38:55 (muddy!!)
30.: 30min gym
31.: 13k - 5000: 18:54/3000: 10:55
Saturday, May 13, 2006
２９日：６ｋ 韓国のマラソン大会の初参加 ・ First Race in Korea!
ソウルの米軍の基地で、当日申し込みの出来ろ５ｋ(本とは４．７）に参加しました！参加費はただでした。年齢別二位で１０＄の商品券をもらちゃった！ＳＥＯＵＬ ＳＹＮＥＲＧＹのＪＡＥ ＫＩＭ(一番左）さんに次の大会の参加費としてあげました。ＪＡＥさんは私の韓国でのランニングに欠かせない存在でした！すべての手続きをやってくれました、本とに有難う！タイムは１７：４２でした。４０歳代で優勝したＤａｖｉｄ Ｄｅｕｂｅｌｂｅｉｓｓ （Ｃａｎａｄａ・一番右））と友達になりました。ＤＤは安部トモエの１００ｋの世界記録の途中まで一生走ったトップランナーです。
My first race in Korea was on an American Army Base. You could apply on the day, no fee was charged. I came in 2nd. in age-group, and got a 10US$ coupon which I gave to Seoul Synergy manager Jae Kim (left) to pay for the next race's entry fee. Without Jae and his group, running in Korea wouldn't have been half as much fun, and I would have had big problems applying for races without his help! Thank you very much! My time was 17:42. I made friends with David Deubelbeiss (right), a Canadian, the winner in the 40's, he's a former top-runner who actually ran part of the way with Tomoe Abe when she ran her 100k world-record!
Sunday, April 16, 2006
4月11日： ３ｋ、30分筋トレ 30min gym
4月12日：１３ｋ、７ｘ８００、3分ー90秒休憩、3min with 90sec break:
2：59，2：57，3：00，2：59，２：58, ２：５８, ２：３６
4月14日： １６ｋ、１０ｘ４００、８０秒ー７０秒休憩、80sec with 70sec break. 平均/average： ７８．７
４月16日： ２０ｋ、５０００ｍ： １９：０５－ ２９５０ｍ： １０：５５
週間距離/weekly mileage: 84k
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Sunday, April 02, 2006
Thanks to Colin Fulton's supreme organising skills - he even postponed the rain until after the party - all Namban had a great time at our second anual flower-viewing-race. I ran 5000m in 18:50, not bad for a practice run!
Friday, March 31, 2006
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Monday, March 27, 2006
Monday, March 27, 20063月25日：軽く30分キントレ。
30min light weights at the gym.
15k including 3x3000, 11:27, 11:29, 11:41, I felt dead in the end!
9k jogging, weight 49.8kg, under 50 for the first time in a while!
Monday, January 16, 2006
Shibuya Ekiden - Jan. 15. 2006
Yesterday's Shibuya Ekiden was one of the highlights of my running life! For the first time, I managed to be the fastest runner on my leg, meaning I took the inofficial "Kukansho"! Also, my team came in first in age-group, and our A-team second. In the ladies' division our club placed second, and the team in the open division also took first place!
As I was the organiser of this race, all in all, a perfect day!