Right after crossing the finish line in my last 100k hilly race last year in Takayama placing 7th overall in 8h36. My next ambition was to be top 3 in one of the Wellness Series ultra marathons. The oldest and most
This event was held on 6th December 2015 and is located in Akemi Masuda’s remote hometown, Isumi City, in Chiba prefecture. I soon learnt that Masuda-san is a famous Japanese runner, with an amazing 2 hour 30 minute record which
Every summer, there is a special race which is held which starts at the base of Japan’s tallest mountain, Mt Fuji, and goes to the summit. At 3776m, Mt Fuji is a majestic icon of Japan and became a UNESCO
Just like every summer in Tokyo, right after the raining season ends, a massive heat wave comes right onto our face, making our easy runs feel like crap and our tempo runs nearly impossible (not even mentioning long runs). Your
Debut Ultra Marathon It’s all in the preparation. And for me, it was mostly mental preparation. In short: Think about your full marathon training. Now reverse everything. This was a learning curve or rather an unlearning curve.
Harrisson’s excellent article on the sub 3 hour marathon target, brings us to the very clear point that something has to change when there is no progress. However, it needs to be asked, how many times should you hit your