Ren Kuroda

Ren Kuroda

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instructions unclear: stomach virus and big run! 

  • Dec 13th, 2015 at 8:28AM

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So the last week was pretty crap; after a lovely stomach virus and not eating for three days, I was finally feeling human by the weekend.
Had a big Year-End Party to attend Saturday night, hosted by a woman who works for a magazine about food and cooking, and attended by various professional cooks, chefs, and others in the food industry. Needless to say, I expected the food to be amazing (it was; more below.)
So, instead of taking ANOTHER day off to rest, since I'd already had four, and given that the Saturday weather was ridiculously, unseasonably warm and beautiful, I decided to hit the final run head on.
And what a run it was!
14.4 kilometers, at an average pace of 6:03 minutes/kilo which is pretty much right on pace. Ran up to, around, and back home from the palace in the middle of Tokyo. It's a great loop because it's just about 5k, nice big loop with no stops, it's always got tons of runners, and it's beautiful, especially now with all the ginko trees changing color and dropping their leaves, and the occasional swan in the moat.
https://runkeeper.com/user/renfieldkuroda/activity/704041693

Kenzai Run has been great: fixed my form, even convinced me that wearing shoes isn't so bad, and gave me a good progression to manage my pace so that I could up my distances every week and not get burnt out.
Definitely recommend it for anyone who has dabbled in running but could benefit from some structured training.

Finally, shout out to my Arno Posse -- great job ladies and gents!

 
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11 comments

Elissa ImranElissa ImranKenzai Member
Trainerabout 4 years ago

Congrats on the strong finish despite the illness near the end!


    Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Member
    about 4 years ago

    Great grand finale! Glad you're feeling better. Looking nice and lean for the holidays!


      Jenny HaddleJenny HaddleKenzai Mind | Graduating (Member)
      Assistant Trainerabout 4 years ago

      You're scenery sounds inspiring. I love ginkos and swans. Great run, too! After following a few of you guys doing this program, I feel inspired to take up running again. Thanks.


        Angela WorthingtonAngela WorthingtonKenzai Member
        Assistant Trainerabout 4 years ago

        Congratulations on completing the Kenzai run programme Ren and finishing so strong despite being ill for the last few days. It has been a pleasure taking this journey with you and reading your fantastic blogs. So glad that you are enjoying your running and I'm looking forward to reading how it progresses in the future. Great job Ren.


          Malia HirschmannMalia HirschmannKenzai Member
          Trainerabout 4 years ago

          Stupendous effort, Ren. Sick and no food three days and you still managed to lay down a 14K run. But it’s really not about that final run, but how you approached the entire program. You were opening-minded, consistent, and a constant presence on the blogs. Glad to hear you’re ending on a high note with a few key take-aways and that running will now be an even more pleasurable pastime for many years to come. Congratulations!


            Randall A.Randall A.Kenzai Member
            about 4 years ago

            Great job on the final run, especially given your illness. Very inspiring!


              Sara PittmanSara PittmanKenzai Member
              Assistant Trainerabout 4 years ago

              Ren, I missed this post.
              Great training with you again - sorry you were I'll at the end but you totally smashed it regardless.
              Kb2 in Jan ? You in ?


                Robin K.Robin K.Kenzai Member
                about 4 years ago

                Well done Ren - great final Run!


                  Sean K.Sean K.Kenzai Member
                  about 4 years ago

                  Nice work dawg. Congrats and looking forward to scarfing down pizza with you tomorrow!


                    Nate Belle IsleNate Belle IsleKenzai Member
                    Trainerabout 4 years ago

                    Nice job dude! Congrats!


                      Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                      Head Trainerabout 4 years ago

                      Ren. Nice work, man. Happy to learn that you have shaken off that belly bug and were able to have some closure for this training session. Congrats!


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