Monday, November 23, 2009

Week One Down

So my first week on my L.A. Marathon training plan was a success. No missed runs. One quality workout. One double digit run. Some easy aerobic miles. I finished up the week with a 5 mile pace run. I tried to hold my pace down, but it was tough to run that slow. Final stats - 31 miles. One session of three hill repeats (can definitely push myself harder on those). One 10 mile run. I feel like I'm back in the game.

On the plan this week is a little fun. I'll be running a Turkey Trot on Thursday in Van Nuys (in the San Fernando Valley about 60 miles north) that looks to be a *ton* of fun. I'm especially looking forward to our tweetup (the name given to a meeting of Twitter users) before start time. There looks to be somewhere around eight or nine people at this point. It's going to be great meeting some of my long time virtual runner friends - especially Ms. V!

The rest of the week shakes out this way:
Monday: 3 miles GA, stretching and core workout
Tuesday: 5 miles GA
Wednesday: 3 miles GA, stretching and core
Thursday: Balboa Lake Turkey Trot. One mile warm up and warm down, about 5 miles total
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 11 mile long run
Sunday: 5 mile GA
Total plan: 32 miles


  1. Great job on your recent week's running. have a great time at your turkey trot. i wish you the best in your training. thanks for the updates.

  2. Looking good Glenn! I can't wait to start my official training. I wanted to to do a Turkey Trot as well but don't think my legs will be ready post Ragnar. Good luck!!!

  3. Good Luck in the Turkey Trot Glenn!

    Oh and brian got another doe yesterday morning so that makes two now! He saw two bucks too - just waiting for them to come back so he can get them too!

    I even helped him field dress the deer yesterday! It was pretty cool!

  4. Are you making all the runs now because you've switched to morning running? Have you adjusted to the colder weather? Sorry we won't meet in Oceanside this Thursday but your race sounds like a lot of fun and I certainly am not planning to toe any line anytime soon. Gobble! Gobble!

  5. Glenn,

    From my Family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Congrats on finishing your first week... Isn't marathon training awesome!!!

  7. Can't WAIT to meet you!!! Great job Glenn!!!

  8. What a great week!! Glad to hear you are kicking into gear.

    Good luck in the Turkey Trot-- i am running one too-- I bet mine will be MUCH colder though :)

  9. Looks like you are well into the swing of things. I wonder why turkey trots are so popular, they are everywhere. Not complaining though, I like it. Good luck in yours.

  10. Congrats on the start for LA...looks like you're doing well. Have fun on Thursday!

  11. Have fun at the Turkey Trot! It's always so funny/fun when you run into people after talking to them online for so long! :-)

  12. week 1 isn't one of the tougher weeks, but hopefully they will all come as easily! :) glad things are off to a good start and hope the turkey trot went well.