Monday, January 30, 2017

freezing 6.5km

it was freezing cold but I got a 6.5km run in. Pretty good considering the fact that I went out planning on a short 4-5km run. And, I was going to bail after 3.5km-4km because of how cold it was. As I approached 4, I decided to stretch it out to 5, and then just kept stretching it as the temperatures increased slightly...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

quiet workday 7

a quiet workday gave me the opportunity to steal some time in the middle of the day and go for a short run..

I went out for an enjoyable 7+km run, through RBS.

Day runs definitely have benefits over early morning runs. They actually each have benefits, but I thinkI enjoy running in the warm daylight more. Too bad the timing does not usually work out...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

10km

this morning I got a good run in. I started a bit later than planned, but I was able to manage a 10km run, despite having planned a 7-8km run.

It started off cold and windy, but by the time I was done it was beautiful and warm.

Much of the first halfof the run had a decent headwind, making it slow going. I ran across Kishon, then up Hayarqon, Hayarden and Dolev Dolev. I did a loop around Dolev and then back in reverse down Hayarden, Hayarqon and back home.

a beautiful 10km run on a beautiful morning

Sunday, January 22, 2017

lousy recovery

I had a lousy recovery run this morning. Even for recovery runs, which are meant to be bad runs, this was bad.
It was colder than I expected, which isn't really a big deal... What was bad was that I just couldnt move. I felt like I was slogging through deep mud. My legs just wouldn't do what I wanted them to do.

I cut it short at 4km, as I felt like I was wasting my time.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

a beautiful day

lost track of time yesterday and dint get tow rite. I woke up early but was too tired to run. Had a late night and a late night workout, so it just didnt work out. I did however calculate that I should be able to do a daytime run instead..

I got out at about 10am and the weather was beautiful. I ran 15km - across Kishon and then out to the satellites and back. Really awesome and enjoyable.

The ne glitch was I was relying on Endomondo on my smartphone, as I knew my watch wouldnt make it that far. I heard the 8km marker and kept going for a bit. I stopped at some point to take a picture and there was a message on my phone that Endomondo had unexpectedly closed. So I restarted it and kept running. When completed I checked the history and it had stopped at 8.6, but I dont know how much I ran after that before restarting it, but either way it wouldnt have been off by too much. The two runs together totaled 15km, but maybe it was just slightly more.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

a win

Today was a win. And I can say that even before I think about how much I did or did not run.

Today was a win because I got up early to run, and then decided I was too tired, so went back to bed. But then after 2 minutes I forced myself out again and got dressed to run.

So that was a win.

I've been wanting to check out the new bridge connecting RBS A and RBS C, so this would present a good opportunity. I started out my run across Kishon, as usual, and then instead of running up Hayarkon, I turned up the bridge and ran up to Gimmel (RBS C). Near the top of the bridge I turned in at the traffic circle and ran up the very steep Yona Ben Amitai, over to Yechezkel, Neriah Hanavi and then down the hill to Tzeelim and back up to RBS A.

Because I knew I'd be running in some desolate areas that have recently become known for having stray and wild dogs roaming those areas and even attacking people, I picked up a couple of fist sized stones as I entered the bridge and carried them throughout the run until I got back to near my home.

Total run was 9.4km and it was a very pleasant and enjoyable route, if not a bit too much uphill.

Monday, January 16, 2017

freakin cold

man, that was freakin cold!

I can deal with soreness, but I don't like running with pain, if I don't need to. So, I went out planning a short run for today, just to see how things would be.

My issue is that I just started a new workout routine in the evenings (Insanity). Being very sore left me not knowing if I would be able to run at all. But at least I had no pain in my knees.

So I ran 4.5km and it was tough. I kind of shuffled and hobbled it, but I see that it was not so bad. Part of that was also stiff limbs from the extreme cold.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

cancelled

I went out to run, despite soreness and knees that did not feel great. But that's all I did. Went out to run. I did not actually run.

At first I figured I would go out annd stretch and everything would be ok. Then I changed my mind. As I was walking down the street to my stretching spot, every step made my knees hurt. I decided it was smarter to call it off. Also the air was wet and misty with a light drizzle of rain, and the road was already slick from some rain last night.While that wouldn't normally bother me, a slick road is not good for the knees and I figured it is smarter to wait for another day.

Friday, January 13, 2017

nothing fancy

10km in about a hour. my watch flipped out in the middle so I dont know exactly the exact distance and time, but it was a 10km route and it was about a hour, probably a tiny bit over.

felt great. regular route - across Kishon and out on the 10 to the 375 and back. nothing fancy, just still getting back into it after a break of a few weeks.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

back on the road

yay for me!

After 30 consecutive days of running, I got off track and have now gone about 3 weeks with no running at all. In that time period, I found great excuses in the bad weather, some personal business, including a family simcha, that caused me to have a number of late nights making early morning running difficult, and some other nonsensical excuses to not run.

But today I finally got myself out and back on the road.

Today's run was a regular run, on a regular route. I just wanted to get back out there and se ehow I feel and how much I could do.

So, today's run was first across Kishon, then up Hayarqon and across a portion of Hayarden, and then back. For a total of a bit over 7km.