Friday, January 7, 2011

Let Me Clear Something Up…

When I talked about the importance of blogs a couple days ago – I meant as in *reading* them. Because to write them would mean that something exciting would need to be happening. Not so much right now.

A couple of you noticed and commented that my planned and tentative races are off the sidebar. Yes. My main task right now is getting back into running shape. That means miles on the trails, not miles on the course. To the former point, I *did* manage to get out 4 days in a row this week, including a short hill workout on Wednesday. Mileage isn’t great (3 to 3 1/2 at a time), but the last time I ran four days in a row… heck… the last time I exercised four days in a row was the week ending June 27, 2010. Jeesh!

I have a day off today, and then <<gasp>> six miles on Saturday. I think I’ll need to stick to the Back Bay, because it seems that all the local wilderness parks are still closed from last week’s rain. Have I mentioned that here in Southern California, 10 inches of rain is like the hundred year flood? Well, at least the flood of the decade. There was a lot of damage in the backcountry parks that, in some cases, are going to require a little more than just drying out. Oh well. Back to the grindstone….


  1. Wow- you guys must've had some major rain! Glad to hear you're running. Sounds like a good plan to me!

  2. Um yes, they really need to make some improvements to the trails here to make them be able to withstand more weathering. It rains one day here and everything is flooded. I'm a cry baby but I miss not having to wear 10 layers of clothes when I walk outside.

  3. I use races to motivate me to get out there. Perhaps it will work for you as well.

  4. I like to have a strong base, too. You'll be there shortly and the races will be back up, well planned and you'll be feeling strong and ready.
    I get it.

  5. Yeah...the rain has really done a number on us hasn't it. I can't believe the amount of runoff that's still occurring.

    I predict that tomorrow morning, you are going to have an absolutely fabulous run and your mojo will return...

  6. Reading blogs is very motivating to me.

    Maybe I'll see you out there - I'm going to the BB tomorrow morning too!

  7. Good luck on your 6 miler.. Back Bay is a great place to run!!

  8. Remember - horse first, then the cart... So glad to hear you are getting some running miles in and really hope you are starting to enjoy it again. Have a great wek Glenn!!

  9. much like Detroit Runner, I use races as a rung in the training ladder - a reason to exert the greater effort to get to the top.

    you may find you need to run something to find out how your training has been going.

    but I also think that time away from anything, helps you focus your desire and talent on the right pieces when you come back to it

    good luck grasshopper!