Friday, March 19, 2010

Jerusalem Half... maybe next year

The Jerusalem Half Marathon has come and gone, but I did not. Come and go, that is. I could not run it. I have a twisted ankle, and cannot run at all right now. A few more days I should be ok, but it is frustrating because I wanted to run the Jerusalem Half.

It is probably for the best, as I doubt I was ready for it anyway. I might have crashed at 18km if I actually had run it... Cramming does not always work.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

barefoot rocky trail

I learned a very valuable lesson on Friday - don't run barefoot on a real trail. It hurts. A lot.

I suffered through 2.5km before I decided to give it up. I turned around and walked back to the beginning of the trail, so I really spent 5km on serious rocky trail, though only about 2.5km were running.

When I got back to the road, I figured I would run along the road for a bit until the group finished the trail. My feet were so sore I could hardly run. Now it is Saturday night and they are a bit better, but still sore.

Lesson learned.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Jerusalem Half

I just came back from a 13+ km barefoot run. This was my first run in two weeks. I had a light bout of bronchitis that didn't allow me to run for some time. It is difficult to run when you can breathe in... Then, the weather was bad.

But now I am back. I registered for the Jerusalem Half Marathon, which means I have to train intensely for the next two weeks.

I ran the route out RBS, via route 10, up the 3775. When I hit about 6.5km I turned around and ran back.

I was feeling good out there, so I started to think, at around 5km, that maybe I should just continue and do the whole Lamed Hey loop which totals to my house about 18.5km. As I kept runnign I decided to not do it - even though I was feelign good at 5 and 6 km, when I would hit 15km and still had 4 km uphill to go I might just crash. And then I might be so sore I wouldn't be able to run for the next 4 or 5 days. So I stuck to the plan and decided to turn around and keep the run to about 13km.