I actually planned to go Monday morning, erev Rosh Hashana, but two things stopped me:
- Erev Rosh Hashana. I just could not imagine having the time available (though that was not really a good reason)
- my knee and ankle were sore, and I felt like taking advantage of Rosh Hashana and giving them an extra day of rest.
So tonight right after the holiday was over I went out to run. I went to Bet Shemesh to run with the group. We were planning a 12km run in Bet Shemesh, starting with two loops around Narkiss. They were going to be starting out slow, becuase of the holiday slugishness, and then speeding up.
I made the mistake of running fast to keep up with them while they were running slow. SO by the time I was finishing my secon loop, I had already lost them as they had already sped up and I was starting to slow down.
I had no idea where they were or where they went, and I had made the mistake of not asking where they would be going. So I ran myself and made up my own route.
I finished the two loops, ran up Shoshan, up the main road, up Maapilei Egoz, up Rashi, across Migdal Hamayim, and then back. And then I finished up with another loop around Narkiss just to complete the 12km.
The hard part of it was the whole run up to moigdal Hamayim was uphill. The good part is the way back was downhill.
Final numbers for tonight's run: 12.14km at an everage pace of 6:28/km.