Nikkan Sports reports that Hidetaka Kawagoe has been going to Chiba Marine Stadium past midnight for 1-2 hour workout sessions (according to security staff at the stadium, the facilities are open to players 24 hours a days). Seems Kawagoe is fairly busy during the day and finds that it's much easier to accomplish and concentrate on what he wants to do when the facilities are empty.
Kawagoe also told reporters that he's working on gaining weight and has been drinking protein morning, noon, before/after training, and before going to bed. Since the end of the season, Kawagao has already gained about 3kg.
In other team-related news:
Saburo revealed at his salary press conference on Wednesday that he actually signed a 3-year deal before the 2009 season. That means he'll be in the final year of that 3-year deal next season.