Thursday, February 20, 2020

great 6

cool and overcast, even colder than I expected, but I had a great 6km run at faster speeds than any recent run in a long time... I really pushed hard on a couple of sections.

Monday, February 17, 2020

great 11

nice weather, though a bit chilly in the shade. I got in a great 11km run. I had no idea what I would run - the choices were, realistically, all the way from 5km to 15km, though I settled on 11.

Friday, February 14, 2020

weird 17

Today's run started off great. I was in a good rhythm, feeling great, running strong and at a good pace.

After I ran up Yarmouth Park and then across to Hayarden, I noticed that my watch was messed up. The data on display was not what I normally have there, and at first I did not know if the watch had stopped or if it was still tracking me. When it hit the 6km marker, I realized it was still tracking me but it was showing me data that I had no idea what it was (I later realized it was showing me heart rate, heart rate zone (which I have no idea what this is) and something else that I dont know. It also seemed to me that it lost a kilometer or so, as the spot where it marked 6 is usually where it hits 7 on this route. Anyway, with nothing to do about it, as attempts to change the display came up empty, I just continued on.

The worst of it was not knowing my distance. I was planning to run between 12 and 14km, and I needed to know which way to go, how far out to go, when to plan to turn, where to extend and for how much, , and that was becoming difficult without the distance on display. Not seeing the pace was also frustrating, but much less so. I realized that when pausing the watch it would show me a number of data points including distance, so while it broke up my rhythm, every now and again I would stop for a moment to pause the watch and check my distance.

After running across Hayarden, I ran down to Mishkafayim and across out to Road 10. On Road 10 i ran out to the end by 375, up a bit and then out towards Tzomet Etziyona. I turned partway there and ran back, finishing at, at least, 17km. It might have b 18 or slightly more, but I can only go by what the watch says...

Thursday, February 13, 2020

nice 6

beautiful weather, nice run at a fast pace (though slightly slower than the last few runs). 6km

Wednesday, February 12, 2020


After a few days of not running, mostly due to bad weather (though I surely could have found some decent weather time to run during those few days, just was in a bad weather funk), I got a great 8km run early this afternoon, and at a great pace. I ran my regular route across Kishon and the beginning of RBS B, on the bridge to RBS C, up Park Yarmouth, over to Hayarqon and back down to the house.

Friday, February 7, 2020

really great 7

a dark, cold, overcast and rainy day had me abandoning today's run... but lo and behold the afternoon turned into a beautiful day, if still a bit chilly and windy... so I went out for my run.

7km at a fast pace and I altered the last section of my run and ran down to my kids house and said hello to my granddaughter and got to wish her a good shabbos in person, making this a really great run...

Thursday, February 6, 2020

pretty good 10

I was not going to run. I felt my legs needed a break. The problem was that the weather is so beautiful, and a storm is approaching with a few days of cold and rainy weather coming. Carpe Diem, as they say. I just could not stop myself from going out. And with the bad weather coming, I pushed myself from just running 5 or 6km to running 10km, and form an expected slow run to a fast run. Granted, I had to stop a couple of times for a few moments, but overall it was a pretty good 10km run at a fast pace.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

great 10

I had a great 10km run today in beautiful weather. 10km, though I had wanted to do 12 but ran into time restrictions.

The run was fast, though it felt somewhat slow and labored. Also, it was a bit painful, with my ankles hurting and leg muscles sore, probably from previous runs. I pushed through, making the fast pace an even better accomplishment.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

good 6

it was really a great run by all indications, but I only call it good because it was tough and I had to push, which is really a reason for it to be better, not worse. 6km at a fast pace.

The weather was nice but a bit cooler than I had expected.

The first kilometer is usually one of my fastest, and the next 2 are always a little bit slower than the first (because of some slight uphill and probably other factors). When I finished the first km and it was a much slower pace than usual (but still fast), I thought this was going to end up a slower run. Then the next 2 kilometers registered significantly faster. I dont know why this happened.

Monday, February 3, 2020

great 12

Middle of the day 12km great run. Great pace, great distance, great weather, and even bumped into a couple other runners and friends I sued to run with regularly and ran with them for about 3km...

Saturday, February 1, 2020

good 6.5

I am pretty sure I wont be able to run tomorrow, so i pushed to run tonight. The Motzash started off a little rainy, but it was not really cold. I went out to run and it was raining so I went back in to wash dishes. When I finished it was not raining so I went out to run.

As a Motzash run it was a little bit slower than recent runs. For it to be only a little slower is pretty good for a Motzash run./ It was still a fast run, just a little slower than other recent runs. I pushed and got to 6.5km. Overall good run and the evening was nice.

Friday, January 31, 2020

ok 10

I got a late run in, after the day started out looking like it would be bad weather. On the one hand it was bright with some clouds, but it was also windy with a cold wind. So I put on my long sleeved running shirt for the first time this winter and went out. And it was cold and windy in some stretches of the run and warm in other sections. I dont think I really needed the long sleeved shirt.

I had a fast 10km, but it was a bit harder than I had expected. Still, a good run nonetheless, with strong headwinds in some sections...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

great 10

This morning I thought I wouldnt run today. It was a little colder, had rained with more rai on the way, and it looked to be a busy day/. I ended up with some time and the weather was pretty good so I went out for a run. I got a nice fast  run in and even hit double digits! I got to 10km and felt pretty good. It was not smooth and I had to push myself and work hard to get the distance and the speed, but I did it

Monday, January 27, 2020

good 6

I couldn't pass up on another beautiful day so I went out for a mid-day run. It was a bit of a struggle, but I had a fast 6km. Thankfully a couple times during the run I got work phone calls I had to answer and it gave me an excuse to stop for a few moments and rest my legs and catch my breath... I really wanted to go farther distance, but I still feel I need to build my strength back up. Even though I am getting fast runs in, it still feels like I am not running as strong as I was just a few weeks ago..

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Jerusalem here I come

I think I have not signed up to run a race in about 3 years. I am not sure of that - it might be longer, but I think it is 3 years.

That is now coming to an end.

I signed up to run the Half Marathon in Jerusalem this coming March!