This is a brief description on why I chose not to run the Manchester marathon last weekend.
With the Manchester marathon now 1 week away, these are my thoughts on race day and a rough idea of what I will be attempting to run. That said, I did have a plan for Tokyo but ended up running 15 mins faster than my wildest dreams.
My final day in Tokyo, well half day really with flying out at lunchtime. This is pretty much just a round up to finish off the trip.
This is the only day that really matters from this trip. Race day, the only reason I booked this trip. Most of the day is covered in my separate race recap post but you can read on to see what else happened today.
World marathon major number 5 and my 11th marathon distance run. Can I back up what I did in New York 4 months ago, could I run another PB.....
Here we are, the day before the marathon. Time to hydrate and carb load whilst taking it easy, but my coach plans in an interval session, damn it. I knew I should have made this the A race so I could have an easier week leading up to the marathon.
Day 3 on my travels includes my first run out here in Tokyo and then spending the rest of the day sightseeing around Tokyo inc Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Tower, Shibuya Crossing and Robot Restaurant.