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21 marathons in 2009 with no training runs inbetween (Read 1013 times)


MM#209 / JapanJoyful#803

    Tetsujin (2009) - 637.9 miles

        1.  marathons (21) - 550.2 miles

        2.  other events (5) -  33.6 miles

        3.  training (1/1 - 2/13) - 54.1 miles

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    2009 PR's

    1.  most marathons in a year (21)

    2.  number years at least one marathon (32 years)

    3.  number years at least one triathlon    (31 years)

    4.  most marathons on same day (2) (10/31/09) 

    5.  reverse marathon PR - 9:15:00 (Hakone Pass - 6/13/09)

    6.  most money spent on missed marathons - $200 (Seattle R'n'R/:Portland) 

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    SUMMARY - 

    January - started the year with a month in Japan reliving running a

    round the Imperial Palace 5K circuit during a sojourn in Tokyo in the eighties.

    February - two 5K runs in Tokyo and Seattle, respectively from 9:00 am - 9:30 am

    on same day after crossing internaitonal dateline on way back.

    March  (1 marathon) - shuffled through March Dizzy Daze Marathon with nagging knee ache

    . . . . .March 14 - St. Pat's Dash (3.8 miles) - barefoot / snow

    April - no running until knee ache goes away

    May (2 marathons) - time trip to Japan for a slow marathon around Imperial Palace in deference to knee.

    June (5 marathons) - still in Japan so enjoy __ more marathons with 100-Marathon Joyful Running Club members

    July (4 marathons) - become member of Japan 100-Marathon Joyful Running Club / ___ more marathons

    . . . . July 31 - Swedish SummeRun 10K

    August (1 marathon) - run three times

    . . . . . August 1 - Frank Maier Marathon in Juneau that I used to run with Frank together

    ..........August 21  - Beaver Lake Triathon run (4.3 miles)

    ..........August 30 - Fitness for Shoes 10K

    September - Super Jock'jn'Jill Half Mary (9/7/09)

    October (3 marathon) - two week trip back to Japan = two marathons in Japan

    and one in Seattle on same day as the second one was in Japan.

    November (1 marathon) - Seattle Marathon

    December (5 marathons)

     

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    so much for doctor's advice not to run when doctor doesn't know

    that running slowly within any aches is not like running

    to the legs but only like running to the heart

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    ............................................A.  Marathons (21) - 550.2 miles

    21. Enoshima.......................   12/19/09 (Hiratsuka)...7:43:18..........bf/waraji
    20. Getsurei Maranic...........   12/13/09 (Hiratsuka)...6:43:18          barefoot +6 sandals
    19. 120th Imperial Palace..  12/12/0..9 (Tokyo)........ 6:40:20          jikatabi
    18. 18th ..Akaho Gishi.......... 12/06/09 (Japan)..........6:46:47          waraji straw sandals
    17. Osaka Castle....................12/05/09 (Osaka)........6:44:45          geta wood sandals
    16. Seattle ............................... 11/29/09 (Seattle).......5:44:48          barefoot
    15. Piplani Memorial...............10/31/09 (Seattle).......9:15:00          first trail waraji
    14. 114th Imperial Palace......10/31/09 (Tokyo).........5:59:10          waraji
    13. 113th Imperial Palace......10/24/09 (Tokyo).........6:06:06          waraji
    12. Frank Maier.........................08/01/09 (Juneau)......5:17:42          rubber zori thongs 
    11. 97th Imperial Palace.........07/18/09 (Tokyo).........5:59:26          Waraji
    10. 96th Imperial Palace.........07/11/09 (Tokyo).........5:57:02          Waraji
    09. Getsurei Maranic................07/05/09 (Hiratsuka)..6:57:30          waraji
    08. 94th Imperial Palace..........06/27/09 (Tokyo)........7:37:19          wooden geta
    07. Imperial Palace...................06/20/09 (Tokyo)........6:52:01          cloth tabi socks
    06. Hakone Maranic..................06/13/09 (Hakone).....8:23:00          cloth zori thongs
    05. Odawara Maranic............... 06/07/09 (Odawara)..8:44:30          cloth zori thongs
    04. 90th Imperial Palace..........06/06/09 (Tokyo).........6:44:30          wooden geta/rain
    03. 89th Imperial Palace..........05/23/09 (Tokyo).........6:57:35          bf/straw zori thongs 
    02. 87th Imperial Palace..........05/09/09 (Tokyo).........6:50:20          bf/straw zori thongs
    01. Dizzy Daze............................03/28/09 (Seattle)........6:37:00         rubber thongs/rain

     

    .............................................B.  OTHER EVENTS - 33.6 miles

    March 14  - St. Pat's Dash (3.8 miles barefoot)

    July 31 - Swedish SummeRun 10K

    August 21 - Beaver Lake Tri Run (4.3 miles - barefoot)

    August 29 - Fitness for Shoes 10K (bareoot)

    September 7 - Super Jock'n'Jill Half Mary

     

    .............................................C.  TRAINING ( 1/1 - 2/13) - 54.2 miles

    January - 45 miles here and there during a month in Tokyo

    February 6 - run 5K around Imperial Palace in Tokyo from 9:00 am - 9:30am

    February 6 - run 5K around Green Lake in Seattle from 9:00 am - 9:30am

    February 13 - Alki Beach barefoot run 

     

     

     

    Merry Christmas.

     

    Oddly enough though, not even the local library’s famed information Lline could identify any Merry Christmas signage in Seattle for background photos this year. Tthey said maybe a professional portrait photographer might have a Merry Christmas backdrop.  In the meantime, there were plenty of ‘em commercializing all over Japan this month. Any in any other towns?

     

     

    MERRY CHRISTMAS #1 by kz.hata.

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    i wish your merry christmas! by beth harriet.

     

     Merry Christmas by tamon_365.

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     zola completed the NYC marathon in 2:59:53 last year after a 3:10 IN 2007 in South Africa and sugar fizzle at mile 24 in her inaugural marathon in London in 2003.  

    Just the opposite of an increasing number of runners who do a little training barefoot but race shod, she said in a NYTimes interview that

    "she always wore shoes to train and race on the roads (and) (o)nly when she ran track and cross-country did she go barefoot. . .."

    1. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/27/sports/olympics/27budd.html?_r=1

     

    Did the article you saw in Runner's World say anything about the possible marathon this fall she has also mentioned?

    http://newyorkcitymarathon.runnersworld.com/2008/11/zola-budd-runs.html


    don't know all the details but Zola Budd was entered in last year's Halloween Pumpkin Push up here last year too.  Maybe you can come up sometime.

    Pumpkin Push 5K

    Seward Park

    Seattle, Washington

    395 - Leigh Anne Dunkin 33 F 28:14     9:07
    296 - Sarah Schroeder 26 F     28:14 9:07
    397 - Zola Budd 65 M     28:16 9:07
    398 - Dorrain Mullen 39 F     28:18 9:08
    399 - Meghan Mullen 20 F     28:19 9:08
    400 - Chey West 22 F     28:19 9:08
    401 Meilene Tipp 21 F     28:19 9:08

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    Ultra-Paul at mile 18 heading for 14 mile ascent up Mt. Spokane in 2007 flanked by butterfly wings and thongs.

     

    It was a DNF for me at mile 30 to get back to Seattle for the next day's Seafair Marathon but just another marathon distance for Ulta-Paul on his way to what-would-have-been 1,000 this fall or so. 

     shinnen omedetou gozaimasu started the year as in many years past wtih run around the Imperial Palace 5K circuit but a lot slower than before to say nothing of ever thinking of doing it barefoot or in Japanese wooden geta in those days so probably had more fun this time. Got a lot of smiles anyway even from the Palace Guards busy preparing the grounds for the Emporer's annual New Year's greeting to the people. would have been better with a dea though. 3.2 miles (YTD - 3.2 miles) 1/01(BF) - Resolution Run and Lake Washington plunge - 3.2 miles (26:14 - 28:16 / 8:50) January totals . . . Events/Training: (3.2./0) . . . Barefoot/Thongs: (3.2/0) . . . Run/Taper Days: (1/30) YTD - 3.2 miles . . . YTD Events - 3.2 miles . . . YTD Train - 0 miles . . . YTD Barefoot - 3.2 miles . . . YTD Thongs - 0 miles . . . YTD Run/Taper Days - 1 / 30 FEBRUARY - 12.45 miles (YTD - 15.65 miles) 2/02(AS) - 4 miles 2/03(AS) - 5.25 miles 2/09(BF) - 3.2 miles (Green Lake) February totals . . . Events/Training: (0/12.45 miles . . . Barefoot/Aquasocks: AS - (3.2/9.25 miles) . . . Run/Taper Days: (3/26) YTD -15.65 miles . . . YTD Events - 3.2 miles . . . YTD Train - 12.45 miles . . . YTD Barefoot - 6.4 miles . . . YTD Aquasocks - 9.25 miles . . . YTD Run/Taper Days - 4 / 56 MARCH - 85.8 miles (YTD - 101.45 miles) 3/04(T) - 4 miles 3/09(T) - 9 miles (event warm-up) 3/09(BF) - Mercer Island Half Marathon - 13.1 mi (2:38:30 / 12:06) 3/16(BF) - 5 miles (event warm-up) 3/16(BF) - St. Patrick’s Day Dash - 3.6 mi (34:52 / 9:45) 3/22(BF) - 20 miles 3/29(BF) - Green Lake Dizzy Daze 50K - 31.1 miles (7:16:42 / ~14:00) March totals . . . Events/Training: (47.8 / 38) . . . Barefoot/Thongs: (72.8 / 13) . . . Run/Taper Days: (5 / 26) YTD- 101.45 miles . . . YTD Events - 51.0 miles . . . YTD Train - 50.45 miles . . . YTD Barefoot - 79.2 miles . . . YTD Thongs - 22.25 miles . . . YTD Run/Taper Days - 9 / 82 APRIL - 55.2 miles (YTD - 156.65 miles) 4/05(BF/T) - Yakima River Canyon Marathon - walk all 26.2 miles as walk test (6:52:45 - 12:30) . . . . Barefoot - 9 miles . . . . Thongs - 17.2 miles 4/13(T) - Mt. Si 50 miler - 29 miles (7:14:00 - 14:58) April Totals . . . Events/Training: (55.2 / 0) . . . Barefoot/Thongs: (9 / 46.2) . . . Run/Taper Days: (2 / 28) YTD - 156.65 miles . . . YTD Events - 106.2 miles . . . YTD Train - 50.45 miles . . . YTD Barefoot - 88.2 miles . . . YTD Thongs - 68.45 miles . . . YTD Run/Taper -Days - 11 / 110 MAY - 91.0 miles (YTD - 247.65 miles) 5/04(BF) - 4 miles (+ 16 miles walking) 5/06(BF) - 1 mile (annual Roger Bannister run) 5/13(BF) - 4 miles 5/17(T) - Redmond Watershed 12 Hour Challenge - 40 miles (12:00:00 - 18:00) 5/31(T) - 20th Century 100K - 42 miles (12:15:00 - 17:30) May Totals . . . Events/Training: (82/9) . . . Barefoot/Thongs: (9/82) . . . Run/Taper Days: (5/26) YTD- 247.65 miles . . . YTD Events - 188.2 miles . . . YTD Train - 59.45 miles . . . YTD Barefoot - 97.2 miles . . . YTD Thongs - 150.45 miles . . . YTD Run/Taper Days - 20 / 162 JUNE - 54.3 miles (YTD - 301.95 miles) 6/06(BF) - Fremont 5K Fun Run - 3.1 miles (29:32 - 9:22) (BF) - Green River Marathon - 26.2 miles (5:16:45 - 11:54) . . . Husky Don - Green Lake circuits used by friend to set world longboard record . . . . 15 miles (4:00:00 = 16m/m) 6/22IBF) - west seattle to Dravis Queen Anne Hill - 10 miles (2:00:00 = 13m/m) June totals . . . Events/Training: (29.3/25) . . . Barefoot/Thongs: (54.3/0) . . . Run/Taper Days: (4 / 26) YDT - 301.95 miles . . . YTD Events - 217.5 miles . . . YTD Train - 84.45 miles . . . YTD Barefoot - 151.5 miles . . . YTD Thongs - 150.45 miles . . . YTD Run/Taper Days - 20 / 162 JULY - 98.3 miles (YTD - 400.25 miles) 7/6(T) - Rattlesnake Lake marathon - 26.2 miles (6:18:00 - 14:26) 7/12(BF/T) - attempted run to 10 mile trails race but lost on the way - 20 miles . . . . BF 16 miles . . . . T - 4 miles 7/19(BF) - Queen of Queen Anne 3.3. miles (29:30 - 8:57) 7/20(T) - Barefeet Fun Run - 3.1 miles (34:00 - 10:59) 7/20(T) - BBFR warn-up - 12 warm-up / 2 cool-down 7/26(T) - White River 50 mile Endurance Run - 31.7 miles (9:25:00 - 17:50) July totals . . . Events/Training: (64.3/34) . . . Barefoot/Thongs: (19.3/79.0) . . . Run/Taper Days: (5/26) YTD - 400.35 . . . YTD Events - 281.8 miles . . . YTD Train - 118.45 miles . . . YTD Barefoot - 170.8 miles . . . YTD Thongs - 229.45 miles . . . YTD Run/Taper Days- 25 / 188 AUGUST - 30.5 miles (YTD - 430.75 miles) 8/16(BF) - Beaver Lake Super Sprint Triathlon - 4.3 miles (45:10 - 10:31) 8/17(BF) - Light-at-the-end-of-the-Tunnel Marathon - 26.2 miles ( 5:29:00 - 12:34) 8/30 - Midnight Madness Lake Washington Swim - one mile August Totals . . . Events/TrainingSad30.5/0) . . . Barefoot/Thongs: (4.3/26.2) . . . Run/Taper Days: (2/29) YTD - 430.85 miles . . . YTD Events - 312.3 miles . . . YTD Train - 118.45 miles . . . YTD Barefoot - 175.1 miles . . . YTD Thongs - 255.65 miles . . . YTD Run/Taper Days - 27 / 217 SEPTEMBER - 49.3 miles (YTD - 480.05 miles) 9/1 (BF) - 13.1 miles (Super Jock'n'Jill l Half Marathon) - (2:11:20 - 10:04) <<<(enke)>>> 9/7 (BF) - 9 miles (Alki Beach Pedestrian Day) 9/13 (BF) - 1 mile (Charlie Robbins Memorial Run) 9/28 (BF/T) - 26.2 miles Bellingham Bay Marathon (5:20:59 - 12:15) September Totals . . . Events/Training - 39.3 / 10 . . . Barefoot/Thongs - 38.1 / 15.2 . . . Run/Taper Days - 4/26 YTD - 480.05 miles . . .YTD Events - 351.6 miles . . . YTD Training - 128.45 miles . . . YTD Barefoot - 213.2 miles . . . YDT thongs - 266.85 . . . YTD Run/Taper Days - 31/243 OCTOBER - 33.6 miles (YTD - 513.65 miles ) 10/5 (BF) - Issaquah 10K Salmon Run) <<<(enke/fanci)>>> - 55:39 / 8:59 10/12 (BF) - eight mile warm-up run 10/12 (BF) - UW Dawg Dash 10K - 56:30 - 9:07 10/25 (BF) - 9.1 mile warm-up from ID 10/25 (BF) - PumpKin Push 5K - 28:16 - 9:08 10/22 (BF) - Butterfly one mile training October Totals . . . Events/Training: 15.5 / 18.1 . . . Barefoot/Thongs: 33.6 / 0 . . . Run/Taper Days: 4 / 27 YTD - 513.55 miles . . .YTD Events - 367.1 miles . . . YTD Training - 146.55 miles . . . YTD Barefoot - 246.8 miles . . . YDT thongs - 266.85 . . . YTD Run/Taper Days - 35/279 NOVEMBER - 11/1 (BF) - United We Run NYC Sister City Marathon - canceled 11/19 (BF) - Toys for Tots 5K - canceled 11/23 (BF/Thongs) - 14 miles (7 + 7 over-and-back and up/down California) 11/26 (BF) - Seattle Ghost Marathon -26.2 with ultra-paul/mega-larry/walking monte 11/27 (BF) - Seattle Marathon - DNS due to famkly needses November Totals - . . . Events/Training: 26.2 / 14.0 miles . . . Barefoot/Thongs: 33.2 / 7 miles . . . Run/Taper Days: 2/29 DECEMBER - 9/1 (BF) - Jingle Bell 5K December Totals . . . Events/Training: . . . Barefoot/Thongs: . . . Run/Taper Days: YTD - 553.8 miles . . . YTD Run Days / Taper Days - 37/307 . . .YTD Events - 393.3 miles . . . YTD Training - 160.55 miles . . . YTD Barefoot - 280.0 miles . . . YDT thongs - 273.85


    Junior Amphibian

      Welcome! Big grin Yeah, I don't think I'm going to manage 1000 miles this year either, certainly not without a major injury (knock on wood). But 800M is definitely realistic and if I manage to run it, it'll be more than in my 3 previous years combined. Smile
      "People ask why I run. I say, 'If you have to ask, you will never understand'. It is something only those select few know. Those who put themselves through pain, but know, deep down, how good it really feels." - Erin Leonard
        Yeah, 800 miles gives me a challenge, but realistic.
          Hi, I wanted to join too. I'm still trying for 1000 miles at this point but looking to get knocked up toward the end of the summer/ fall so if that happends 800 miles will be much more feasable. Until then though, I'm going to try to work hard and get more miles in. If I hadn't been sick so much early this year, I was hoping to be a lot farther in my miles by now, but I'll just do what I can now.


          Junior Amphibian

            Tetsujin: Who's that in the pictures?
            "People ask why I run. I say, 'If you have to ask, you will never understand'. It is something only those select few know. Those who put themselves through pain, but know, deep down, how good it really feels." - Erin Leonard


            MM#209 / JapanJoyful#803

              thanks froggie. that was test post before posting over in the master's board of a photo by my new ultra running friend's dh was there too when she finished her first 100K (and second ultra in two weeks (first was 51 miles) after having done her first 50 miler in April and only one marathon to her credit back in 2005. thanks for asking.


              Junior Amphibian

                Tetsujin! You never cease to amaze me... How can you run all those events? You must be constantly travelling all over the world. I'm still trying to get my first real race under my belt. Shocked
                "People ask why I run. I say, 'If you have to ask, you will never understand'. It is something only those select few know. Those who put themselves through pain, but know, deep down, how good it really feels." - Erin Leonard


                MM#209 / JapanJoyful#803

                  thanks froggie. fortunately, with the Marathon Maniacs originating in the Pacific Northwest, there's a huge overabundance of events* within within an hour or so so close to Seattle that I'm takin' the bus to most of them. *www.marathonmaniacs.com @ calendar. edit - incidentally, I started running at age 34 so you have a lot of fun to look forward to too.


                  Junior Amphibian

                    I have a hard time even imagining that some people would need to run more than 1 marathon a year. Tongue Then again, I said the same thing about running 3 miles, a few years ago. BTW, I took one look at the video of that climber/runner guy and almost fainted. He's obviously mentally unbalanced!
                    "People ask why I run. I say, 'If you have to ask, you will never understand'. It is something only those select few know. Those who put themselves through pain, but know, deep down, how good it really feels." - Erin Leonard


                    MM#209 / JapanJoyful#803

                      I have a hard time even imagining that some people would need to run more than 1 marathon a year. Tongue
                      Good question as even one was somewhat of an inconvenience in the days of raising family, etc. Actually, I started running the hometown marathon each summer with some ski buddies just to see if we were in good enough shape to do it. We didn't train and just treated them like a long hike but getting to run all the way as we didn't have to carry anything as in hiking. The custom of at least one a year continued for twenty years when I moved to Seattle and it was convenient to do two or three a year. Now there's so many that it would be easy to do 20 a year within one hour of the city and I've been doing 10-12 for the last four years. Like most of the www.marathonmaniacs.com gang, it's more than enough to be able to do without having to worry about special training for them.


                      Junior Amphibian

                        Tetsujin: I've read your story on barefoot running and it sounds like something out of Stephen King's book:
                        Last month, after returning from an eight-mile run, Tsuyoshi Yoshino heated up a three-inch sewing needle until it turned bright red. Then, he says, he plunged the glowing instrument into the ball of his foot, puncturing a three-inch-long blister.
                        Shocked
                        "People ask why I run. I say, 'If you have to ask, you will never understand'. It is something only those select few know. Those who put themselves through pain, but know, deep down, how good it really feels." - Erin Leonard


                        MM#209 / JapanJoyful#803

                          yeah, over on our www.runningbarefoot.org board link, we think tsuneyoshi must have some sort of zen or something masochist fixation as the only time any of the hundreds of other barefoot runners over there has gotten a blister has been when running at very elevated temperatures (90 and above) and running on hot black asphalt. Otherwise, running barefoot forces correct form in foot landings for a soft landing on the forefoot with no heel landing at all. see ball-heel-ball is the correct way to run and runningbarefoot


                          Junior Amphibian

                            Hmmm, I'd like to try it one day. The problem is that I have no good surface to run on barefooted. It's all asphalt or gravel paths (ouch!). If I lived near a seashore, that'd be much better. Tongue
                            "People ask why I run. I say, 'If you have to ask, you will never understand'. It is something only those select few know. Those who put themselves through pain, but know, deep down, how good it really feels." - Erin Leonard


                            MM#209 / JapanJoyful#803

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                              Junior Amphibian

                                You have run over 100 marathons???? Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked <faint> But seriously, congratulations tetsujin!!! This is an amazing achievement. I still have to run my first. Tongue</faint>
                                "People ask why I run. I say, 'If you have to ask, you will never understand'. It is something only those select few know. Those who put themselves through pain, but know, deep down, how good it really feels." - Erin Leonard
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