Training summary is my usual monthly report as my Blog title states. However as it’s been a month since new blog started, I would report some interesting facts from my survey and stats. As I expected, my blog readers ( viewers ) are 78% male and 22 % female ( even “HE” might voted “Female” trying to confuse my survey result…) and 100% are reading it in Japanese which encourages me to continue to write in English to increase English readers for future survey. And somewhere around 40 page view per day is average which are usually accumulated by 10 to 15 regular readers, about 10 readers come from facebook, JogNote,blog mura (blog ranking portal ) and other link’s referral. Also another 10 come from search engine result. Interestingly, key word they use for search such as “Kuota K-factor”, ” Rancho Palos verdes” comes top. Based on this analysis, I might change my blog topic more core “Male” direction rather than open-friendly……
I am now watching Soul Train Award 2010 featuring Anita Baker, one of my fav, as a legendary artist on BET channel. It was about 14 years ago, I went to her concert in Chicago and had a good time, good memory….
It is almost end of November. I started EASY jogging today thinking 5 to 8 Km distance to reach as close as 200Km which is my target distance for running ( I usually set up both time and distance target ). However I pushed distance up to 21km (Half marathon) to get remaining distance within reachable in two days. As far as swim goes, 10Km is my target and so far 8.2Km which is also doable in one time. I am going to kick my butt to get two down of my monthly target. Forget about “Bike” this month as it is still far below from target ….
disappointed Barack Obama…President of United States. I am not talking about his political efforts nor recent result of midterm election….. On November 14th, he was in Japan to participate APEC and visited Kamakura where he visited with his family when he was small. I was really hoping that he would have a courtesy visit to Obama City in Fukui pref and enjoy Saba-sushi instead of Macha ice cream. By the way, I never seen so many black Surbarban in Japan in my life even I used to drive it here….
“Oudon Matrix Century” is the bike route that Jimmy san named. It starts from Oudon “, best Japanese Sanuki Udon in Orange County, and come back same place passing through Santa Ana River Trail, Santiago Canyon Rd and Irvine, PCH which ends up about 100Km in total. Below video shows 40 miles Loop route including Santiago Canyon rd. and Irvine which is shorter ( smaller ) version.
本日はJimmyさんとご一緒ライド。Jimmyさんによって、”おうどんメトリックセンチュリー”と名付けられたルートはSanta Ana River Trail、Santiago Canyon Rdを経由し、アーバイン市内、PCHを一周し、出発地点のOudonに戻る合計100Km。本日朝7時の気温は4℃で自宅出発時は完全防寒でしたが、Santiago Canyon Rd（約30Km地点）に達した時点で、汗ばんだアンダーシャツを脱いで、坂道開始。この辺りから風景が一変するので、紅葉を期待していたのですが、落葉樹がなく、あまり季節感を感じることもなく、二人で、必死で坂を攻めます。サンクスギビングの翌日で休みの会社も多いということで、アーバイン市内は車も少なく、巡航速度も落とすことなく100Kmを終了。紅葉は期待していた程ではありませんでしたが、Oudonはいつも通り、まぎれもなく最高の手打ちうどん、腹ペコのサイクリストも満腹、大満足です。
LA Marathon is the only full marathon experience in my life….. Year 2008 was my first challenge . My legs died at 21 mile and could not run at last couple of miles. At year 2009, I could somehow manage my first sub 4 which was very enjoyable memory…. This year 2010, I did not participate it as I prefered to focus on Ironman Oceanside which was just one week after the LA Marathon. Now I am wondering if I can ( or should ) try LA Marathon again next year….. even 2 weeks later I have an Ironman Oceanside again….
It’s been about one week since new blog started, as you may notice, it is now multi language post. Many friends come from facebook and some of them are Non-Japanese speaking which means I have to communicate in English ( or more over in Spanish ….) Even wordpress.com has great detail of traffic analyze tool, it does not tell me who they are. So taking this opportunity, I would like to ask your input for reader survey.
Una semana desde el nuevo blog comenzó. Muchos amigos vienen desde facebook y algunos de ellos no hablan japonés que significa tengo que comunicarnos en Inglés y Español. WordPress.com tiene grandes detalles de analizar el tráfico de herramientas, que no me dice lo que son. Bueno…entonces, aprovechando esta oportunidad, me gustaría preguntarle a su entrada para la encuesta entre los lectores de mi blog. Muchas mujeres ?
As I do not have any fitness club membership nor treadmill, room runner type of machine… If it rains, I have no option to do any run training. (Unless running in the rain as I did today….) However as far as the bike is concerned, I have been using a “Roller” which is the best value buy for me. It was around $150 at Performance bicycle and it has been running more than 3 years without any trouble. As you may already know that a Roller has a lot of benefit to improve your bike skills ……Only problem for me is hurting my sensitive body part because I can not change my saddle position during pedaling. (In case, you don’t know how a roller works, it requires you to keep pedaling otherwise you will fall down….) However finally today, (after 3 years training… ?) I can start “Dancing” on the roller which drastically helps me to decrease the pressure……..
I am not sure if I can do such tricks in the video near future…..