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|Introduction||Serious runner since age 34.
Member of Namban Rengo, Tokyo's International Running Club.
PBs: 5K: 15:58 (age 39) 10K: 33:32 (age 37; also 33:42 age 40) Half: 1:13:54 (age 41; also 1:21:45 age 59) Full: 2:44:48 (age 37)
I ran 4 full marathons between the ages of 35 and 37. Had absolutely no idea of proper marathon training or racing (this was a long time ago). Never heard of carbo loading. Did not know you are supposed to drink adequately during a marathon. As for taking in carbs during the race, it never entered my mind. So they were extreme torture the last 10k. Therefore stopped running them and did not start again until 2006...and they're still torture! But not quite as bad. From 3:21 I'm down to 3:08:17 and have won my age group in 3 marathons (Napa Valley, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles and was 2nd in LA 2011 and Tokyo 2012.
My goal for each of those was 3:04. That's still my goal, but a bigger goal is winning my age group at Boston 2013.
Calendar age: 65. Physical age: 45. Mental age: 25 (my wife would say 15).
|Interests||Running, racing, Namban Rengo running club, watching good movies, reading good books, being slim, strong and denying that aging happens.|
|Favorite Movies||Blade Runner, District 9, Being John Malkovich, The Usual Suspects, Three Kings, Time Bandits, Galaxy Quest, Six-String Samurai, The Commitments, Blow Up, Rashomon, and the best movie ever made, The Seven Samurai.|
|Favorite Books||Top 10 Favorite Authors (alphabetical): William Gibson (early: cyberpunk; recent: just...cool) P.D. James (mystery) Neil Gaiman (science fiction/fantasy) Peter Hoeg (general fiction) Elmore Leonard (crime fiction) Jonathan Lethem (various genres, often in the same book) China Mieville (science fiction) Neal Stephenson (cyberpunk) Vernor Vinge (science fiction) David Foster Wallace - Infinite Jest, Consider the Lobster|