Friday, November 9, 2018

weak 5

This morning's run was weak and barely noticeable.

I had a fantasy of running 15 or 20, but I knew my legs were not up to it. I was too tired to run early, so I went out after the kids went to school. I figured I would hope for 15 or 20 if everything worked out right but if not I was hopeful for at leats 10 or 12. But I had no energy. Besides for the soreness still in my legs and the tweak in me knee making me wonder if it would be ok or not, I just had no energy. I was running ok, just weakly and very slow. I was probably not much faster than a brisk walk. So, I decided to cut it at 5km and chalk it up to a low end recovery run

Wednesday, November 7, 2018


ow. 35km. it was going really well, until the last 5 or so kilometers. Then I started to struggle and slowed down significantly. Also, I did the same route, more or less, as last time - cycles across Kishon with extensions up part of Hayarqon and on the first section of the bridge to Gimmel. At the end I decided to do one set up Hayarqon and Hayarden and then back. Up that hill at the end was a bad idea, as it really slowed me down a lot and also near the top of the hill I felt a little tweak in me knee. It went away after a bit but it hampered me for a while.

Overall it went well, and I am happy I hit 35km. I think next week I will cut my mileage a bit.

Monday, November 5, 2018

really good 11

I planned on running yesterday but really was not feeling well so I just skipped it. This morning I went out and ran a really good 11km at a good pace and had a strong run, feeling great the entire time.

After last night's rains the air was cool and clean, the ground a bit muddy and slick and the views colorful. It was a beautiful morning for a good run

Saturday, November 3, 2018

weak 10

Friday was a decent run instead of a recovery run, so I was bound to have a bad run coming up. Tonight it happened.

I felt weak and my joints hurt a bit and I was slow. Add to that discomfort after Shabbos, perhaps from eating too much, along with the need for a pit stop in the middle.. the sucks just werent lined up tonight. But I still pushed myself to keep going and I pushed it up to 10 slow kilometers. I thought of going to 12 or 13 but then decided 10 is enough and I would like to get  a better run tomorrow.

Friday, November 2, 2018

good 12

had a good 12+km run this morning. The pace was decent, and while a bit sore form Wednesday's long run, it wasn't too bad.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

awesome 31km

I just had a great 31km run. I started at about 4:30am, actually just a bit after, and just kept running. I felt great. My pace was good. At no point did I feel like I wanted to stop. The weather was good.

The one snafu was that at 4:30am it was too dark for my sunglasses, but I knew that at about 5:45 or so I would need them. So I hid my sunglasses with my water in a bush at a point I would pass a number of times. I changed my glasses when I changed my glasses and all was good. At some later point when I stopped for water I saw my glasses case was missing! Someone took my glasses out of the bush! I looked around to see if maybe I had placed them a but further over by mistake or if someone had stopped to look at them and then put them down in the wrong place, but I could not find them anywhere.

Besides for that, I had a great run. I ran acoss Kishon a number of times, interspersed with extensions up part of Hayarkon and a number of circuits around the first part of the bridge to RBS C.

Monday, October 29, 2018

good 8

I went out for a short run and ran 8km. I probably won't run tomorrow, in anticipation of a good long run on Wednesday. It is a bit of a shame. With election day on Tuesday, it is officially a day off of work,. As a self-employed freelancer, there is no such thing as a true day off of work, but the time pressure will be much less and it would be a good day for a run.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

good 10

Today was pretty good. Because we changed the clock back last night off DST, i was able to get an extra hour of sleep and still get up at my regular time for an early morning 10km run in the nice sunlight.

The run itself was pretty good - significantly better than the past 2 runs. The weather was sunny and bright but still cool. Not many runners or walkers out while I was out, though there were some. Perhaps there are less on Sunday morning because Saturday night seems to be a popular time - not sure.

Anyways, good run, good start to the day

Saturday, October 27, 2018

recovery 7

this run felt better than Friday's run, but was still a bit slower than I like. I got 7 and could have kept going, but instead am looking for a better run, hopefully, tomorrow morning.

Friday, October 26, 2018

recovery 8.5

I did not know what I was going to be able to run this morning, so I went out with no plan. I had no idea how much I'd be able to run, after a tiring week and after Wednesday's long run.I kind of fantasized about scraping out between 15 - 20km, but I knew that was unlikely. My second fantasy was 12-13km, which I thought would be more realistic even if I was still sore and worn out.

It turns out neither my a or b fantasies came to be. I think I could have kept going, but I bailed at 8.5km. I was so worn out and running so slow I just saw no point in continuing, and I had a busy day scheduled so I thought getting to that would be more productive. I kind of feel bad I gave in to my lazy brain talking me into bailing, but 8.5km is a decent run, even though it was very slow.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

long 27

27km at a decent pace. good long run. felt great until nearly the end when I started to feel a bit worn out.

I did a crazy route. I ran up and down Kishon, repeatedly. That would be 6+ cycles across Kishon. It wasn't so bad, but by the 6th cycle I really wanted to see something different, but by then I really did not want the hills changing route would have brought

Sunday, October 21, 2018

tough 11

I woke up this morning planning to run. As a matter of fact, I woke up a little earlier than usual to try to watch some of the Brewers Dodgers final game while I got ready to run. When I got up I was not really feeling like running, and after I watched enough of the game to satisfy me, I was still not feeling like running. So I didn't.

Later, with some time on my hands, I decided I was feeling like running. So I did.

I went out hoping for a 10km, but after just a little bit of running my joints started to feel sore and my body felt a little tired. When I was at about the 4km mark I thought of stopping at 5 or 6 kilometers, but the whole thing felt weird. On the one hand I overall felt good and strong, while on the other hand my joints were feeling a little weak and a bit tired on the uphills. I stopped thinking about it and just kept going. I went out down to the 10 and ran to the end and then back. That brought me home at 11km. My pace was decently average, which is better than I had expected.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

good 10

got a nice 10km run in tonight right after Shabbos. Felt good.

So far, yeah small sample size, switching long run to Wednesday has worked out nicely

Friday, October 19, 2018

good 10

I got in a good 10km run this morning. I felt strong and could have kept going but I got a late start and decided 10 was enough time-wise. It was a bit humid, and it seems like rain is on the way

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

long run 22

I changed things up and decided to do my long run today rather than Friday.

Thins felt far better than I expected. For today it so far worked out well. I ran 22km at a good pace. I ran across Kishon and then out to do a backwards Lamed Hei loop, starting from the 38, then 375m then 10 then back home. I did that to avoid the steep hills, even though it is still a very uphill run, just a far lower gradient.

I actually thought, calculated, the run to get me closer to 24km, but it ended at just over 22. I feel good, so I might still get in  a decent run on Friday as well, but as of now I am only going to shoot for a 10-12km run then..