Posts Tagged ‘Tokyo Running Plans / Courses’

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Running Plan 07 (Tokyo – Tamagawa Daikoen)

November 12, 2009

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This running program is nearby the Tamagawa river further south of Futako Tamagawa station (Running Plan 03). You can easily reach this running course from Tamagawa station (Tamagawa line), Denenchofu (Toyoko line) and Yukigaya Ootsuka (Ikegami line).

The running course consist of either a 5km or 10km course where you will go through the small park called Tamagawa Daikoen (where you will enjoy a lot of ups and down, stairs and a nice view of the tamagawa river) and the famous and endless Tamagawa river. If you wish to train more your uphill running skills, we recommend you to run a few laps within the park and cut short your run section along the flat river.

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PLAN I – 5KM RUN:
From: Tamagawa station

Going through the Tamagawa Daikoen park and along the running river course.
To: Back to Tamagawa station
Distance: 5km (2 x 2.5km)

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PLAN I – 10KM RUN:
From: Tamagawa station

Going through the Tamagawa Daikoen park and along the running river course.
To: Back to Tamagawa station
Distance: 10km (2 x 5km)

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Running Plan 06 (Tokyo – Akasaka Palace)

November 4, 2009

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This running program is very central and therefore very convenient for people living/working in downtown Tokyo mainly. It is easily accessible from Aoyama Iichome (Ginza line), Akasaka Mitsuke (Ginza line) Yotsuya (JR Sobu, JR Chuo and Marounouchi line) and Shinanomachi (JR Chuo line) stations.

The running course consist of 1 lap around the Akasaka Palace and includes a couple of challenging hills. Each lap covers around 3.3km.

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COURSE DETAILS:
1st Lap: 3.30km
2nd Lap:6.60km
3rd Lap:9.90km
4th Lap:12.00km
5th Lap:13.20km

6th Lap:16.50km
7th Lap: 19.90km

You can also extend your running course distance to 4.8km per lap by passing by the Shinanomachi running track (1.3km) which is just a few hundred meters from the Akasaka running course (see course description below).

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COURSE DETAILS:
1st Lap: 7.8km
2nd Lap:15.60km
3rd Lap:23.40km
4th Lap:31.20km

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Running Plan 05: (Tokyo – Kinuta Koen – Setagaya)

October 25, 2009

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This running course is very convenient for people living/working in the Setagaya area. The closest stations to access Kinuta Koen park are: 1) Yoga (20 minutes walk), 2) Shoshigayaokura (via bus) and 3) Seijogakuenmae (via Bus). This park, which was open on April 1st 1957 and is as green as it gets. Close to the size of Yoyogi Koen, it stands out among parks in central Tokyo as having one of the largest expanses of grass lawn – which makes it a very enjoyable and diverse running course. A full lap of the course can allow you to cover around 4KM.

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COURSE DETAILS:

From: Any Exit you come from
To:
That same Exit you started from.
Distance: 4 km per lap

1 LAP: 4km
2 LAPS: 8km
3 LAPS: 12km
4 LAPS: 18km
5 LAPS: 22km
6 LAPS: 26km
7 LAPS:30km

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For more information on “Kinuta Koen”, click on the link below:

kinutakoenmapFrom the Tokyo Metropolitan Government

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Running Plan 04: (Tokyo – Harajuku with the “Namban Rengo” Group)

October 21, 2009

namban_logoThis running program is for anyone interested in running with other fellow runners from Tokyo. The “Namban Rengo” running club gathers there every Wednesday evening for their Interval Training at the Oda Field. Anyone is welcome to join the group.

Their training session starts at 7:30pm sharp, so make sure to arrive at the latest at 7:20pm to have enough time to get ready before hand.

Access is a 10 minute walk from Harajuku Station. Lockers & showers available (free but lockers take a 100 yen coin, returnable). Cost of the workout is free. Just turn up and join in. All levels catered for.

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About Namban Rengo:
Namban Rengo is an informal club for runners of all abilities. Most of them train to run in road races, trail races, ekidens and even triathlons. They are a social club with numerous informal events, training sessions and social gatherings.

To find out more, visit their official website at: http://www.namban.org/

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Running Plan 02 (Tokyo: Tokyo Station + Emperial Palace):

September 22, 2009

This running program is for people living/working in downtown Tokyo mainly. You can access this course via multiple metro/train stations (Kojimachi, Nagatacho, Sakuradamon, Hibiya, Tokyo, Otemachi, Takebashi and Kudanshita). This running spot is very popular for runners due to its convenient location and beautiful scenery along the Imperial Palace.

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COURSE DETAILS:
From: East side of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo West Exit – Point O on the map)
To: East side of the Imperial Palace – 1 lap
Distance: 5km per lap
1 lap: 5km
2 laps: 10km
3 laps: 15km
4 laps: 20km
5 laps: 25km
6 laps: 30km

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http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3207868

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Running Plan 01 (Tokyo: Shibuya > Sendagaya):

September 22, 2009

This running program is for people living/working in downtown Tokyo mainly. It is flexible and divided into 3 parts. It starts from Shibuya station area and will finish in front of Sendagaya station.

STEP I – WARM UP:
From: Shibuya Station
To: Kaigakan running track
Distance: 4Km

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Map: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3207811 (Large View)

STEP 2 – TEMPO WORK OUT (SPEED TRAINING):
From: Kaigakan running track
To: Kaigakan running track – loop(s)
Distance: variable (depending on number of laps you make)
1 lap: 1325 meters
2 laps: 2650 meters
3 laps: 3975 meters
4 laps: 5300 meters
5 laps: 6625 meters
6 laps: 7950 meters

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Map: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3207842

Since each lap covers 1325meters, this spot is very adequate for speed work out – where you can push yourself over the 1st 1000 meters and recover on the remaining 325 meters.

PART 3 – COOL DOWN:
From: Kaigakan running track
To: Sendagaya Gymnasium
Distance: 1.37Km

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Map: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3207848

Once you are finished with your speed training, cool down on the way to the Sendagaya Gymnasium where you can either continue your work out (swimming or weight lifting) or shower. This gym has a very convenient location and accept non-members for only 450Yen for the gym access (2 hours) and 600Yen for the pool access (2 hours).