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Tokyo Marathon

2019-09-19

I'm going to run the Tokyo Marathon on March 1, 2020. 2017 and 2018 were great, so why not do it again?

Training Schedule

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
            9/1910.1 km 9/20  9/215.1 km
9/22  9/2310.8 km 9/2411.1 km 9/25  9/26  9/27  9/2810.0 km
9/29  9/309.9 km 10/1  10/2  10/3  10/4  10/5 
10/6  10/7  10/8  10/9  10/10  10/11  10/12 
10/13  10/14  10/15  10/16  10/17  10/18  10/19 
10/20  10/21  10/22  10/23  10/24  10/25  10/26 
10/27  10/28  10/29  10/30  10/31  11/1  11/2 
11/3  11/4  11/5  11/6  11/7  11/8  11/9 
11/10  11/11  11/12  11/13  11/14  11/15  11/16 
11/17  11/18  11/19  11/20  11/21  11/22  11/23 
11/24  11/25  11/26  11/27  11/28  11/29  11/30 
12/1  12/2  12/3  12/4  12/5  12/6  12/7 
12/8  12/9  12/10  12/11  12/12  12/13  12/14 
12/15  12/16  12/17  12/18  12/19  12/20  12/21 
12/22  12/23  12/24  12/25  12/26  12/27  12/28 
12/29  12/30  12/31  1/1  1/2  1/3  1/4 
1/5  1/6  1/7  1/8  1/9  1/10  1/11 
1/12  1/13  1/14  1/15  1/16  1/17  1/18 
1/19  1/20  1/21  1/22  1/23  1/24  1/25 
1/26  1/27  1/28  1/29  1/30  1/31  2/1 
2/2  2/3  2/4  2/5  2/6  2/7  2/8 
2/9  2/10  2/11  2/12  2/13  2/14  2/15 
2/16  2/17  2/18  2/19  2/20  2/21  2/22 
2/23  2/24  2/25  2/26  2/27  2/28  2/29 
3/1                   
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Two years ago I tore my calf muscle playing basketball. Apparently this is a common injury for men in their thirties who play basketball. Bummer, right? Since then, I've had several smaller problems with the same leg. To deal with this, I found a great book: The Anatomy of Stretching by Brad Walker. There are many stretches that I'd seen but didn't use or understand, and others that I never knew about, that help me a lot now. Also, I go to the physical therapist on a regular basis. They do good stuff, and it's helpful to talk to the experts. I've made progress in caring for my legs properly, but sometimes things don't go well. If you look at the calendar and notice a week or two without running, that's why. On the plus side, when I'm not running, I often go bicycling and do weight training.