Sunday, December 18, 2011

View of Mt. Luken from the Sunset Trail.  12/17/11

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

September 25 - October 2, 2011 Training

Sunday 9-25-11 
Griffith Park, Mt. Lee 
Distance: 13.36 mi 
Time: 2:28:32 
Avg Pace: 11:07 min/mi 
Elevation Gain: 2,264 ft 

Better than expected run. Have not run over 10 miles in 23 days. Was surprisingly fresh. Happy to know strength up with shorter runs. 
Monday 9-26-11 
Elysian Trail 
Distance: 4.58 mi 
Time: 48:02 
Avg Pace: 10:29 min/mi 
Elevation Gain: 519 ft 

Recovery run. Not a ton of energy.  

Tuesday 9-27-11
Distance:2.70 mi
Avg Pace:9:42 min/mi
Elevation Gain:122 ft
Road run.  Tested new CEP compression calf sleeves.  Seemed interesting, not sure what it's doing yet.  Had a PF acute pain in rt foot.  I think the scar tissue broke again.

Thursday 9-29-11
Distance: 5.39 mi
Time: 50:41
Avg Pace: 9:24 min/mi
Elevation Gain: 550 ft

Back on the trails. Trial #2 for CEP calf sleeves. Conclusion is that I will reserve them for recovery only. Lost some stability in the knees with them on while running. New trail socks trial (Asics trabuco wool qtr.) worked fantastic. I thought that road and trail socks would perform similarly, but was converted.  Less pressure in the sock toebox.

Friday 9-30-11

3.5 miles total.  Ran 1 mile to see how "fast" I could do it.  Ran 7:13 on the dirt into a headwind.  Thought I could run 3 of these, turns out, 1 is enough.  Interesting training though.

Saturday 10-1-11
Distance: 10.55 mi
Time: 2:27:25
Avg Pace: 13:58 min/mi
Elevation Gain: 2,710 ft

Sunday 10-2-11

Distance: 9.22 mi
Time: 2:01:20
AvgPace:  13:10min/mi
ElevationGain: 1,966 ft

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Hoka One One Mafate

Have run in these four times now, and love the "Maximal"-ness of them. I am a convert to the Hoka!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

New John Wye Belt

From LA Craft Fair.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

140 Mile May 2011

Happy to be back close to 150 for the month. I hope to continue this trend the rest of the year.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pasadena Marathon 2011 results

Runner Details Race Results
Bib: 1361
Name: Brian Tomita
Gender: M
Age: 37
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Overall: 513 out of 868
Men: 403 out of 621
M 35-39: 67 out of 95
Age/Grade: 42.97% Place: 646
Finish: 4:51:52 Pace: 11:08
Tag Time: 4:51:52
Gun Time: 4:56:14
Split Times
5 Km: 41:27 Pace: 13:21
10 Km: 1:21:16 Pace: 13:05
9.8 Mi: 2:07:33 Pace: 13:01
15 Mi: 3:00:12 Pace: 12:01
20.8 Mi: 3:58:12 Pace: 11:28

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Race Results

Monday, March 28, 2011

New training idea.

Try to run my fastest 5K every week. One 5K once a week and track times.

Instead of tempo runs.

Friday, March 25, 2011

It's Today!!!

I am thankful and grateful and excited about today!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Asha 5K 2008 Video

My first official "race" on September 13, 2008. I stopped smoking on July 28, 2008 and started running. Since that race, I have run several 10K's, one 15K, 2 Half Marathons, one Los Angeles Ragnar Relay, Surf City Marathon, Los Angeles Marathon, and Honolulu Marathon. Never would have imagined this. I am so happy and grateful to have found running.

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Just finished Dean's new book. Favorite quote is..." One today is better than ten tomorrows."

Another good one is..."As Winston Churchill advised, "If you are going through hell, keep going.""

Sunday, January 30, 2011


"The fire of suffering becomes the light of consciousness."

Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth

Friday, January 7, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Just bought an annual pass to the Monrovia Canyon Trails. So happy.