Distance: 5.5 mi.
Easy morning run from our hotel in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. Rather than try to navigate the unbelievable maze of Tokyo's streets, I ran a few loops in a relatively large park less than a mile from the hotel. Hachiko Crossing, the intersection in front of the hotel (featured in Lost in Translation) is apparently the busiest pedestrian intersection in the world. I ran into Sage, who had apparently left just a few minutes before I did. My legs are fairly shot, particularly my right hamstring and left shin, but it was better to get out and sweat it out for a bit.
Daytime view from our hotel, featuring the park I ran in just below the high-rise skyline
Nighttime view of Hachiko Crossing from the hotel
After breakfast and a walk around the area near the hotel we got ready for another 20+ hours of travel.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008