Running the Ome Marathon course

Medoc Marathon 2014running

The Medoc Marathon is less than 100 days away.

As part of my training for the race, I woke up early on a sunny Saturday and ran the Ome Marathon course. It was my first time to run the Ome course.

We gathered at 8:00 a.m. at Kawabe, the nearest station to the starting point, with our fellow runners who were planning to run with us. After walking to the starting point, we started training.

Amazing weather! Already close to 30 degrees at this point. I’m not sure if I have the stamina. I started running at a slower pace than usual.

By the way, the course of Ome Marathon is very good. The first 15km, up to the turnaround point, is a light climb. If you run slowly, it won’t bother you too much.

And the scenery along the course is also very nice. You will be surrounded by the natural beauty of the Okutama River, a wooded area after 10km, and a charming town.

And we arrived at the turnaround point in less than two hours. I’m quite exhausted. My legs are still fine, but the heat is really getting to me.

Hydration, it’s really important.

Then we turn around and head back to the start point with occasional aid breaks at convenience stores.

Papico Charge, that was awesome!

It was very refreshing for me as I basically only run in the fall and winter.

But still, the weather is way too nice and hot!

That’s why the picture is distorted (laughs).

As a joke, we were also testing a lifelog camera called “narrative” in light of this practice and performance.

Narrative Clip – a wearable, automatic lifelogging camera

The shooting conditions during the run were excellent and a good test. I’ll write more about this in a separate post.

However, due to the fact that I had not been well prepared yet, the 30km run was a bit too much for me after a long time. In the end, I retired after 26km without pushing myself because I was concerned about the burden on my legs and back, especially my lower back. It’s a shame, but it was still a big gain just to know that I can run 26km in this hot weather.

Even though it’s getting hotter, I think I need to run a little more to get ready for the race. Well, it’s just the beginning.

After the run, we went to a hot spring in front of Kawabe station to relax. After all, a bath is the best after a run.

And after the bath, the promised beer!

We had a little dinner and then headed home.

We arrived home a little after 4 p.m. After lying down for a while, we were hungry, so we had dinner at an Italian restaurant in the neighborhood. I was so hungry that I had a full course meal.

No wonder I was so hungry, I ended up running and walking over 40,000 steps that day and burned 4,300 calories.

I could lose more weight if I ate (and drank) a little less, but…. But I can’t help it.

After that, we lounged around the house and went to bed before midnight. It was a very meaningful Saturday.

We are hoping to do another long run in the hot sun next month.


I learned this from Mr. T who ran with me and led the way.

“When you sweat it out in the bath after a run, pour cold water on your feet and then warm water on them, repeat this several times and your feet will recover completely differently the next day. I’ve never had a sore muscle after doing this.”


Copied title and URL