2017 TOKYO MARATHON-SEA games final shot

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東京馬是國際認證賽事,六大馬拉松之一,是許多跑者都想參加的夢幻賽事,離台灣也很近,方便又比較沒有時差上的問題,另外在台灣沒有像這樣的金牌賽事,對我來說,成績的認證很重要,可以用來報名SEA game(東南亞運動會),或是像琵琶湖、福岡之類的資格賽,重點是路線好跑,選手平均水準高,對於成績的突破很有幫助。
東京馬有開放國外菁英選手的申請,只要有兩年內AIMS賽道認證的賽事成績(男子2:55內,取前100名的樣子)資格符合就可以不用抽籤。 我是用2015年高雄馬拉松的成績來報名(2:39),被安排在A區,在A區的前面還有受邀請的國際選手。

 Tokyo Marathon is one of the Six World Marathon Majors ( others are: Chicago, New York, Boston, London and Berlin). Also, Tokyo Marathon is an IAAF Gold Label race with a certified and fast course which cannot be found in Taiwan. For me, the first priority of the race I am going to attend it’s the certification of the course since the official result is compulsory to meet the standard of SEA Games. Besides Tokyo, Fukuoka International Open Marathon and Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon are ideal for me to set personal record because they also have fast course and high competitive level.

  Tokyo Marathon has a special apply channel for overseas semi-elite runners who can submit official results from AIMS races within two years. ( the top 100 applicants will be accepted) I applied with 2h39’ finish time in 2015 Kaohsiung Marathon, and I am arranged to the A starting block, the first block behind those invited elite runners.


關於東京馬的訓練計劃
從去年台北馬過後開始訓練,當時的成績是2小時35分,也是我個人的PB,有跟教練表達東京馬想要達成的目標(2:28)教練說是有點困難,因為我的高峰期在2:32左右,但還是建議我可以試試看。
教練有稍微調整我的課表,大致上就是減少周末LSD的距離,每周乳酸門檻距離減少,但速度加快。
另外我自己又加上一些潛意識訓練(催眠自己可以跑到228)

由於很怕不能達標SEA game ,又有點擔心自己能不能夠適應東京的天氣,所以在東京馬前2周也參加了高雄馬拉松(2:33),在隔一周參加台體大的冬季五千公尺測驗賽(15:46),提高馬拉松的理想值,希望能對於東京馬再更有信心一點。
在比賽前兩天抵達日本,有到皇居去暖暖身,不曉得是不是因為天氣太冷,感覺左側小腿肚緊繃,隔天又到EXPO領號碼布,沒好好休息,在EXPO趕快找了phiten的攤位買肌貼,外加晚上再用滾輪滾腳放鬆,順便把大腿貼滿肌貼後早早入睡。

Training Plan for Tokyo Marathon

  The training plan started after I finished the Taipei marathon in December, 2016. I ran 2hours and 35minutes. I had revealed my intention to run around 2h28’ in Tokyo with my coach. However, he regarded this goal should be too tough for me and the optimist time should be around 2h33’. Although this dream seemed to be a little far for me at that time, coach still encouraged me to fully devoted to work it out and made some changes in my training schedule. In short, the distance both in LSD and lactate-threshold pace run are reduced, but average pace for T-pace run would be faster. Besides, I’d included some mental training by myself ( to convince my subconsciousness that I could run 2h28’ lol)

  Due to the fear that I might fail the Tokyo Marathon, I ran the Kaohsiung Marathon in 2h33’ two weeks before Tokyo as a back-up plan to qualify for SEA Games. One week before the big race, I ran a 5000m track race in 15’46” (PB) built my confidence for the upcoming Tokyo Marathon.

  I arrived in Japan two days before the race. After I check-in the hotel, I went out for a short easy run. Perhaps my body hadn’t got used to the weather yet, I felt tension in left calf. Next I went to the EXPO to get my Number Bib. , and I visited the Phiten stand to by kinesiology tape. After bath, I relieve my leg muscle with foam roller, applying kinesiology tape on my legs and went to bed. 

比賽當日

可能是要比賽了很緊張,晚上也睡不太好,一直起來上廁所,到了早上6點乾脆不睡了,趕快起床吃早餐,就出發到會場了.整路都是要參加馬拉松的跑者,本來想說會迷路,但志工很多,指標清楚,出了地鐵站後很快就找到指定的入口處,安檢完就開始熱身接著寄物,在起跑前30分鐘就進去卡位了,我大概站在A區的第三排,旁邊都是知名的選手,像是Kipsang ,Sara Hall,藤原新..等

我一開始就打定主意要跟著Sara跑,她的成績跟配速和我的目標相近。只是一出發人太多,在200公尺左右才又看到Sara,就默默跟在她後面,配速大概在3:20左右,可能前面都是下坡,速度還不錯,都是集團跑再一起,稍微慢一點就會被踢到腳,就只能督促自己不要調速了,前10K(34分)都跑得滿順的。雖然有點超速,但都在合理範圍內。
每10K吃半包能量膠,補給站就喝水跟運動飲料,一直到20K左右都跑的不錯,集團慢慢變小,中間點站(73分),20-25雖然有點掉速(3:30)已經跑到平路段,小腿又開始肌肉僵硬,只能繼續專注在自己的擺臂,放鬆,忘掉小腿僵硬這件事情。跑著跑著想到台灣世大運的廣告,裡面有一段話
"夢想越大,離家越遠,這次我們回家比賽"

台北世大運宣傳片

我到台灣後才開始跑步,大部分的比賽對我來說都是在國外,但我這次是為了要參加在吉隆坡的SEA game 才千里迢迢到了東京,我必須繼續堅持下去,馬拉松的比賽是30K後才開始。努力維持配速,但過了35K之後集團就瓦解了,我只能繼續往前追上失速的跑者,從38K後我就自己跑了,配速在3:40左右,最後幾K就不管配速多少了,也沒看時間,就只能用意志力撐回終點了。
到終點後發現自己的成績是2:28覺得很不可思議還以為在作夢,想說是不是還沒睡醒!
沒想到是真的,錶上跟大會的時間都是這麼顯示的.

  Race Day

  Perhaps I was too nervous before this important race, I didn’t sleep well that night. Thus, I decided to get up at 6 o’clock and finish my breakfast earlier than planned. On the way to start zone, the subway and road is crowded with marathoners. I was a little bit worried that I might get lost. Nevertheless, the clear directions for marathoners helped me find my way to the assigned entrance gate once I left the subway station. After finishing the security check, I started to warm up and then put my backpack to the luggage truck. Thirty minutes before the starting time, I moved to the starting line to have an ideal start position. I approximately located in the third row of starting block A. I saw many renowned athletes such as Wilson Kipsang, Sara Hall and Arata Fujiwara( two-time Japanese Olympic representative).

  At the very beginning, my plan was to follow Sara Hall’s pace. After the race started, I captured her in 200m and started to stay with her pace. Because the incline in the first half of the course was slightly downward as well as the company of the big peloton, the pace was around 3’20/KM. Although the pace was faster than I ‘d expected, I couldn’t slow down in such crowded group. We passed the 10 KM mark by 34 minutes, and I still felt good.

  My supplement plan was to intake half portion of the energy gel every 10 KM and take water and sports drink in water station. Until the half of race, I generally ran at a smooth status. When my shrinking peloton passed the half-marathon mark, the time was at 73~74 minutes. From 20 KM to 25 KM, the course started to become flat and my pace dropped to 3’30/KM. Moreover, I felt the familiar tension of my left calf again! I tried to focus on the control of my arms’ swing and forget about the soaring calf. At that moment, a slogan from the promotion video of 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade came into mind"The greater your dream is, the farther you are from home. This time, let's fight at home."

Promotion video of 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade

  I started running after I went to Taiwan. Most races I participated are “ overseas race” for me. But the main reason why I flied to Tokyo was to earn the opportunity to run on the road of Kuala Lumpur in SEA Games. Therefore, I had to keep fighting. Some people say that a marathon starts after 30 KM. My peloton collapsed after 35KM so I had to rely on my own to maintain the pace and endeavored to capture the exhausted runners in front of me. With four kilometers remaining, my pace turned to 3’40/KM. However, this was the final phase of the race so I chose to neglect the time on my watch and ran as fast as I could with will power.

 After I passed the finishing gate, I saw the clock showed 2h28’. I hardly could believe it and wonder if I were dreaming. But the time on my watch corresponded with the official clock.



最後要感謝我的教練-林建名

  Finally, I have to show my utmost gratitude to my coach- Cheng-Ming Lin, nicknamed Ma-Chi ( a Taiwanese American hip hop and rap singer)

還有平常陪我在逢甲跟中興一起訓練的夥伴

And my training partners in Chung-Hsing and Fung Chia University, Taichung

馬來西亞支持我的跑友

 Malaysian runners who support me



還有一直很支持我跑步的未婚妻

 My fiancée who always support me to pursue my dream in Athletics


因為有你們的陪伴,我才能一步一步走向我的夢想。這次希望真的能回家比賽。

  Owe to all of your company, I can come close to my dream step by step.

   Hopefully, I can race at home this time!! 

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