Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hey! Look What Started Working Again!*


Running Bommer Ridge-El Moro 9-11-2010Running Bommer Ridge-El Moro 9-11-2010, Elevation - Distance


Running Peters Canyon 9-12-2010Running Peters Canyon 9-12-2010, Elevation - Distance 

Yeah. It’s not a lot of miles. And they were real slow. But, wth. It’s a new start on my running life. (Note that both runs were trail runs. And both less than 5 miles).

With Monday’s aborted attempt on Mt. Baldy, I’m at 15 for the week. Not good, but considering where I was a week ago, not as bad as it could be. This week I have about 25 planned:

  • Monday: Rest day. Time for some poker.
  • Tuesday: 4 miles. On the trails in Laguna Coast I’m sure.
  • Wednesday: Same as Tuesday.
  • Thursday: 3 easy miles. Probably down in the Back Bay
  • Friday: Rest day
  • Saturday: Not sure. I might be volunteering for the Chimera 100 Endurance Race (100km/100 miles). There was a request this morning for help along the trail directing runners at a junction. Then I’ll get to do a loop and take down ribbons and erase arrows on the ground. I’m thinking I’ll get somewhere between 7 and 10 miles in.
  • Sunday: 5 easy miles. Laguna Coast or maybe Aliso/Woods Canyon.
  • Total: Around 25 miles.

I’ll know this week whether I’m back or not…

*Why take the blame when a perfectly good inanimate object that can’t defend itself can be blamed? Equipment failure. Yeah. That’s it! Equipment failure has been the problem all along.


  1. Great! Let us know how the volunteering works out. Sounds like fun.

  2. Glad you are running (esp. on trails!). The ultra world is kind of cool - you might just get the itch after being a volunteer there.

  3. 15 miles is better than no miles. I'm jealous that you have an endurance event near you. I've always wanted to volunteer at one.

    Good luck this week :)

  4. Equipment failure as in what?.......your butt maybe. Oh wait, you said inanimate. lol. Just kidding man. Glad to see you hitting the trails man. Love the data. That is the garmin thing right? Take care and best wishes on your 25 miles this week.

  5. Trails rule! Good to hear you're back and that volunteering is in the cards, nice to give back.

  6. Congratulations on the shiny new start on your running life, Glenn!

  7. Good call! Glad to see "Garmin" has gotten it's act together again ;)

    Short and slow miles > no miles. And trail running is no joke! As long as you are enjoying it, that's all that matters.

    Once again I am jealous of the variety and frequency of races in your area, not that I'd be doing a 100 anytime soon though...

  8. I had 14.18 miles for the week so you're well ahead of me! Looks like some wicked trails - FUN. Oh how I hope you're back!!

  9. Glenn that looks like a good week to me. :)

  10. Did your Garmin start working again? It's been a while since you talked about it. Can't remember what you had said about it.

  11. I am really immature.

    But glad to read that your Garmin is working again. I'd be VERY bummed if mine went out of commission.

  12. Ha ha, the Garmin doesn't work, neither do you.

  13. Don't you ever get tired of all those hills? Makes me tired just looking at them.

  14. Hmmm... Equipment failure. I'll have to try that one sometimes!

    Still, you go in some runs. You'll get it back.

  15. This is a very nice post, so informative and interesting. Thanks for sharing such a great post.

  16. That's what trail running is all about - slow and steady wins the race.

    Good stuff

  17. These graphs with route directions are awesome. Is there a site that constructs it for you or is it part of your GPS?

    Keep rockin'