LA Marathon Training – Week #4

Having flexibility in your running schedule is key. This week I shifted everything a day to accommodate a day to allow my legs to rest on Wednesday which helped out a lot! Great week 4!

I have been using Cytomax a lot during my training. It really fuels me up before and during my weekly runs.

Tuesday – 3 Miles
Weather: 51 degrees
Actual Miles: 3.10
Pace: 8:27
Time: 26:10
Notes: No rain during my run, but it was windy and with lots of big puddles. Soaked my socks trying to get around one puddle. Felt really good!

Thursday – 4 Miles
Weather: 45 degrees
Actual Miles: 4.18
Pace: 8:34
Time: 35:56
Notes: Had to run later in the day, because I was busy in the morning. I forgot how many people are out driving and not paying attention. 😦 Felt pretty strong during the run though. Overall awesome run! Moved this run from Wednesday to Thursday so I could rest my legs.

Friday – 3 Miles
Weather: 48 degrees
Actual Miles: 3.10
Pace: 9:05
Time: 28:20
Notes: I tried to slow down a bit during this run, because my calves felt like lumps of coal. Had to really push myself to finish strong. Moved this run from Thursday to Friday,

Sunday – 9 Miles
Weather:  42 degrees
Actual Miles: 9.50
Pace: 9:14
Time: 1:27:49
Notes: The good: ran by Kurt Cobain’s house and Lake Washington. The bad: forgot to apply BodyGlide on my nipples (ow!) and some guy turned into me with his car. I’m ok! Don’t worry! 🙂 He was going less than 5mph and I was pushed onto his hood. He got out of his car and said sorry. That was after he got a mouthful from me. Then I continued on my run and cranked out 9.5 miles! Overall great run!

Total Week #4: 19.88 miles
Total LA Marathon Training: 66.29 miles


Posted on December 9, 2012, in 2012, 2013, Goal, Los Angeles, Marathon, Running, Training and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Totally agree with being flexible with your training schedule! I’ve found myself wanting to follow one rigidly, but it’s just impossible to do with life. I’ll admit that it does make me a little crazy to change the distance that I had planned, but I’m getting better… 🙂 Great miles! Getting ready for a half marathon myself this coming weekend. Good luck and happy running!

  2. Definitely something I am not good with – changing schedules and allowing for flexibility. Not just with running, either. However, as you’ve shown here, it can work out in the end and doesn’t have to derail any plans! Keep it up. (And thanks again!)

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