Tuesday, January 15, 2019

fabulous 12

I went out for a run this morning, with a nice day in between the lousy weather days... I got in a great 12km, at a great pace. Felt good the entire way, and I went a slightly different route -I didn't run Kishon at all - straight up Hayarqon and Hayarden, a loop of Dolev, down through Mishkafayim and out on Road 10 and a short stint on the 375, then back home... was going to stop sooner, but decided to just keep going as the day was so beautiful and I dont know if the next couple of days will present a good running opportunity.

I did think about the fact that when I was training for a marathon I was super motivated and went out like the postman - rain, cold, sleet, hail, whatever - nothing stopped me, but now I love the running but am not motivated to put myself out there in the cold and rainy weather...

Sunday, January 13, 2019

lousy 5

last night had a lousy 5km run. felt horrible. could hardly move. it was a lousy recovery run and I was not even recovering from anything

Friday, January 11, 2019

wonderful 12

I got a new Garmin GPS watch, one of the cheapest models available, as I just wanted the basic features and did not need anything fancy. I am happy to say that the tracking on it was almost exactly the same (distance markers) as Endomondo. Being that GPS running watches are almost always more accurate than cellphones with tracking apps, the fact that these are pretty close makes me very happy I have been using Endomondo until now, not including the occasional time Endomondo tracked incorrectly. I also have to apologize to Tzvi as I will not be logging runs in Endomondo any longer for the foreseeable future. I still have to figure out the settings on this watch and discover what information it can give me, but in the meantime the basics are very straightforward. It was also great to be able to know my stats without having to either wait for the audio report or having to take my phone out of the armband...

My 12km run today was great. Beautiful weather and I felt good, at an average pace. Sunny, warm, and just lovely overall.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

pretty good 7

After a couple days of bad weather, it cleared up and warmed up a bit today, so I took advantage of a clear spot in my schedule and went for a 7km run. Good pace - faster than it actually felt like, and a nice sunny day with decent temps made it a pleasant run

Monday, January 7, 2019

good 7

The run was fine, but it started out cold - colder than I expected, considering the clear blue skies and sunny weather. It turns out, the first half of the run was in the shade, which was relatively cold, along with a nice strong cold headwind in some sections. I was ready to give it up planning to stop at 5, but then I hit a stead stretch of sun and it was nice and pleasant temperatures, so I kept going. I ran 7km, and overall it was nice, at a decent average pace.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

good 7

it was prety cold tonight but I got a decent 7km run in. Felt good, average pace.

Friday, January 4, 2019

distracted 7

not a good run. I was super distracted by the Tiberias Marathon, waiting to see results from my friends running and from Beatie Deutsch (she finished first among the women!). I kept checking my messages and social media and just wasn't focused on my run.. I decided to just quit after 7...

Thursday, January 3, 2019

good 10

Today's run of 10km was good, average pace, slightly better than yesterday. Felt good. Muscles weren't tight like yesterday, but a little sore from yesterday.

Good run, good weather though slightly colder than I had expected...

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

tight 10

after 4 days of no running, everything felt tight, so my 10km run was a little slow, but it was good - not a struggle.

The past 4 days fell victim to a weird combination of bad weather, bad timing, work and personal schedules and some other things that prevented me from running. I was overjoyed when the opportunity presented itself today, and I took it..

Friday, December 28, 2018

fabulous 8.5

yesterday I wanted to run but did not. As I have said, not training for a marathon gives me the luxury of choosing not to run for whatever reason I dont feel like running - such as a cold day with pouring rain and thunderstorms. Like yesterday.

The rain petered off this morning, and the temperatures rose a bit, so after doing some things I went out at about 10:30 for a run. People were out bundled up in hats and heavy coats - they must have thought I was crazy to be outside in a tshirt and shorts, but the weather was actually pretty pleasant, not including a brief cold wind every now and then in different spots.

I ran right from the start like I had a bee in my bonnet and felt like I was going to have a fast run. It held up and I ran 8.5km at a quick pace. That also includes the last kilometer or so when I went to go buy a kugel for shabbos and finished my run carrying the kugel home, so that was a significantly slower kilometer, with the pauses for going into the store, paying and all that....

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

ok 7

Due to some logistical and technical issues, I will most likely, almost definitely, not be able to get in any long runs over the next couple of weeks. To combat this, I am going to try to get more regular runs in.

Today I went out thinking I was about to have a good run. Yesterday was slow, I was feeling good, weather was good. I started running and just felt blah. A little twinge in my knee, which was coming and going, legs felt tired, and just felt uncomfortable. And then Endomondo got the first kilometer tracked way off again.

Anyways, as I was pushing through 4km or so, I figured I'll just push myself to 5 and then stop. But I sort of just settled in and was feeling ok then and kept going. I decided I'll hit 6 and stop. As I was approaching my house I saw I was pretty close to 7, so just continued until 7 and stopped. It was probably closer to 7.6km or so, but it was 7km logged.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

slow but steady 9

I wasnt planning to run 9km, but I did. I thought maybe 6, or I would push to 7...definitely after I started and saw how slow I would be, I was not thinking about more than 6 or 7, possibly 5.

But as I ran, I felt good and strong, just tired legs from yesterday's fast run, so I just kept going. I might have gone a little further but a work call near the end put an end to my run and I walked home while talking finishing the 9. Truthfully it might have been more than that as Endomondo was off again by a nice amount today - had I still been running I might have gone a few hundred more meters to say I ran 10... but we'll call it 9

Monday, December 24, 2018

great 10

10km at a very good pace. Each and every kilometer was at a fast pace, except for the uphill kilometers...

Sunday, December 23, 2018

good 8

Got in a good 8km this morning. Ran after the kids went to school so it had already warmed up a bit. Was very nice. I was going to stop at 5 then pushed myself to continue and finished at 8km. Decent pace and felt good

Saturday, December 22, 2018

slow 6

6+km recovery run tonight. very slow. everything uncomfortable. but got it in