Sunday, October 21, 2018
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
Friday, October 19, 2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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..
Monday, October 15, 2018
I ran 11km at a decent pace and felt good doing it
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Friday, October 12, 2018
Once out there it was not so bad, though the tracking was off a little bit. I found myself doing ok , though parts of the run were more of a struggle, especially the uphills. I trudged along, and even stretched out the run to get a little more and a little more and a little more until I finished at a tracked 15km (though the real distance was probably close to 16km).
So, not great, but not bad. Overall pretty decent distance with a slow but not horrible pace
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
This time of year is really the best for running. The air is great, the temps are perfect, everything is so pleasant and the way it should be.
Now, I have to knock it in to my brain - I WILL NOT RUN TOMORROW! I WILL NOT RUN TOMORROW!
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Even the slow parts of my intervals were fast, and I finished my 6km at a very fast pace (for me), and I felt good the entire time. I tried to plan my slow sections to be on the slower parts of the course, though even the slow parts were faster than usual.
All in all a great fast short run
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Lots of runners and walkers out enjoying the cool night air.
Friday, September 28, 2018
I am pretty sure that I felt like this because of overrunning yesterday with a very fast run. I should have stuck to the plan, which was either no run for a very slow short run, but I felt so good the entire week with faster than expected runs I just got carried away in the moment. I have to remember to stick to the plan, even with some flexibility, but more or less stick to it. the plan is there for a reason
Thursday, September 27, 2018
I finished at 6km, running the fastest pace I can recall in years. This was despite a late night due to the Bet Shemesh Festival and an early morning. I was not even planning to run. It just worked out because I was awake anyway.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
I thought it would be a slow run, after running last night, but I surprisingly ran very fast. Much faster than my norm. I kept it to 5km, even though I felt fine and felt like I could have gone further.
Monday, September 24, 2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018
I was feeling really good and my first couple of kilometers were fast, so I decided instead of running up Hayarden and then back, I would run out on the 10 to the 375 and back. Doing that was a bit aggressive as it would mean a minimum of 10km, unless I would turn early, which would only happen if I was suddenly feeling really bad.
I kept going and kept feeling really good. I was still running pretty fast and even passed a couple of other runners I had set my sights on when they were ahead of me.
I finished with a good, fast, 11km.
These new shoes, On Cloud Running, felt pretty good. Paying attention to the feel is easier without orthotics. The sensation is definitely different. The unusual sole of the shoe really absorbs, or dulls, a lot of the impact and feels kind of spongy and soft
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Due to being short on time, I kept the run to 5km, even though I would have liked to get in 7 and felt fine. Instead I'll count on tomorrow morning's run to get in the additional distance I was hoping for.
Friday, September 21, 2018
I started my regular route across Kishon, then up Hayarqon and Hayarden. I then did two loops around Dolev and back down Hayarden to the Hayarden Hayarqon traffic circle to pick up water I had left there. I turned and ran back to Refaim and then turned down to Mishkapafayim via the new road. I ran through Mishkafayim and out to Road 10 until 375 and then back. On the way in I ran back up to RBS and then went down the road behind the new buildings on Hayarqon, just above the new park that is still closed off. Popping back up at the end of that area, I ran down to the Merkaz of RBS and then back home, finishing at a bit over 19km. And I felt great the entire way.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Today's run was ok. I felt good, even though my legs felt tired. The first 2km were faster than I expected. They were even faster than I thought I was running. But then I slowed down a lot. I still felt good, but my legs really felt tired. I thought about maybe going 7 slow km, but stopped at 5 when I felt my legs really begin to feel tired, so as not to hurt my chances on tomorrow's run..
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Sunday, September 16, 2018
So, I had a nice slow run. It was slow both because of my soreness and because of the heat. It was actually a little faster than last night's run but a work phone call in the middle made me stop running and it messed up the time tracking of the run but the reality of the run was slow but slightly faster than last night, and I went farther distance. I finished the run at 7km.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Friday, September 14, 2018
I ran out across Kishon then up to Dolev Dolev. I decided to do a Dolev loop, and then headed out to Tzomet Aderet. I actually did not know how far out on the 375 I would run, but I was running well and figured the more extended now, the less I would have to extend later when tired, so I kept adding bits until I found myself at Tzomet Aderet..
From about 17km I really started to feel worn out and the run got difficult. That was also where it became mostly an uphill incline - sometimes steep and sometimes slight, but still uphill. I made it all the way, but really slowed down a lot at that point. In the end I finished with a slightly slower than average 23km on a beautiful morning and a beautiful route.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
I was tired, and worn out and just trudged along. I ran a little more than 5km and then stopped. My energy level is a little low right now. Hopefully it will pick up soon.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Every run is different, and changing one thing does not usually tell you much. I took advantage of planning a short and slow run to also start breaking in a new pair of shoes. I am always willing to try new things and I came across Swiss shoes called On Cloud that seemed like good shoes and I decided t give them a try, knowing that my shoes are nearing the end of their kilometers lifespan, after a long summer of a lot of running. They felt mostly fine, and for now I will alternate between them and my Altra Provision shoes, which I love. Hopefully these will be durable and last me a while.
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
It was sore, tight and difficult, but I got the 10km in, at recovery pace.
Friday, September 7, 2018
When I got up to the corner of Hayarqon and Hayarden, I decided to head out on the 10 and then back. Running out, I decided to turn and go out on the 375 before heading back. While out there I decided to keep goig out until Netiv HaLamed Hei before turning. Then on the way back in, I decided to do a loop through Mishkafayim, While in Mishkafayim, I decided to run to the end and then up the road to the corner of Hayarden and Dolev. And from there I ran home finishing at 20km. The run was a little on the slow side, which is fine, but I am happy I was able to go much father than I had planned or expected.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Another run in tel aviv. This time I went further into the city, just so I could see more of the city streets, planning to finish up turning west and running along the beach. I lost my bearings a couple of times but that allowed me to see even more of the beautiful city than planned. Eventually I made my way westward and got to the beach and ran north along the boardwalk. I stopped at one point for a dip in the sea before finishing my run and heading back. I finished with 9km in my logs.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
I went running this morning in tel aviv. I started running along the streets of Tel Aviv, checking out the sights on the early morning roads, and quickly found my way over to the boardwalk along the Mediterranean Sea. I ran south on the boardwalk and eventually turned around and ran north. At some point I took a break and jumped in for a swim. After a bit I showered and dressed and went back to running to where I needed to be, finishing at a bit over 9km. A few runners and walkers were out on the streets, but there were a lot of runners and walkers out on the boardwalk
Monday, September 3, 2018
I like running in the heat so I figured I would try for a decent distance run despite the heat. It was a good strong run until the uphill section when the incline plus the heat got to me and wiped me out. I decided to cut down my ambition and finished the run at 7 at a decent pace - with the first 4km strong and fast averaging out with the last 2km being slow... Endomondo behaved today and tracked me with the distance markers that i am familiar with and the pace seemed right as well..
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Friday, August 31, 2018
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Sunday, August 26, 2018
5km in the morning is a great way to start the day, even if the run is stiff and unwieldy..
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Friday, August 24, 2018
Thursday, August 23, 2018
I ran 6km at a slow but decent pace. I basically felt good, if a bit tired. I saw a friend our for a walk who just got out of heart surgery, so I stopped for a minute to chat with him before finishing my run. Uneventful run, but the humidity has been getting worse (by the "feel test")..
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Monday, August 20, 2018
Everything felt good. Wetaher wasn't too hot, but actually pleasant. When I went out it felt like the run would be good - my legs felt like tight springs, so they were bursting with energy. It seemed like fewer runners and walkers out than usual, but I did cross paths with Tzvi...
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Had a pretty average run. Felt pretty good, though my breathing was still off. The heat was a little more difficult than I expected, so I stopped after a little over 5km rather than continuing...
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Friday, August 17, 2018
I ran pretty well, feeling strong the entire way until nearly the end/ I even felt strong going up the Zechariya hill, without needing to take a break at all. It was nice as a friend passed me at the beginning of the hill, but then in the middle I passed him as he took a break - on the other side he caught up to me again and we ran together for a couple of kilometers until we split off into different directions. But then going up the Tzeelim hill I suddenly felt weaker and struggled a bit near the end of it.
Overall, a very good, untracked, run
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Then the kids frustrated me and I decided I was going to go for a run and not make dinner. And I had a great run. I ran fast and finished 10km in under an hour! This is the fastest I have run in a long time. I ran hard but I wasn't really straining myself. I guess being in a mood is good for a good run.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Endomondo crashed again, this time just after 5km. I ran 6km, at a pretty good pace. Just a couple seconds off of the pace I ran yesterday. I noticed when I checked my distance after turning. I did my calculation as to where I should turn to finish the run at 6km and then saw that Endomondo had crashed a couple of minutes earlier. So I did not lose more than a bit, unlike other runs where I only noticed after a few kilometers.
Monday, August 13, 2018
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Fine, no problem. I was tempted later in the day to go out for a run, as I was feeling fine, but forced myself not to.
This morning I woke up and almost decided to take another day off. That would have been laziness though, not a calculated decision. It is so easy to get into a pattern of laziness - you take one or two days off, and boom, you have a bad pattern that it is hard to get out of. It is so easy to convince yourself that you need to rest or you are too tired or it is too hot or whatever. There are no shortage of excuses. After just one day I found myself making excuses. I nipped it in the bud, but if had I not, I can imagine how each day it gets harder to break that pattern.
So I eventually went out to run. I got a nice 7km run. While I still had some soreness, I felt good overall and ran a faster pace than I had expected. Very humid today.
Monday, August 6, 2018
I got up extra early to run today, as I needed to be out on a bus to work early today. OK, no problem. Run started out well, as well as any day. A good pace - not particularly fast but on the faster side of average, felt strong, so far so good. In my fourth kilometer I suddenly noticed my legs feeling weak and tired and that I was slowing down, ok. I had been thinking of going to 6km, but with my slowing down and feeling tired I decided I'll just keep it to 5. After hitting the 4 mark and entering the 5th kilometer my legs felt even more tired out and almost rubbery. I could not even run any more. I walked the last 250 or meters to finish the 5km. very strange.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Friday, August 3, 2018
My Endomondo tracking app crashed again. When I noticed I had already missed a few kilometers. I started it again, but I dont know exactly how much I ran - it was about 14, maybe slightly less, maybe slightly more. I dont think the problem is with the app. I think the problem is with my phone. I think it might be time to invest in a running watch.
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Wetaher was weird. Slightly cooler but humid. Sky looked like rain is coming, though I didn't notice that rainy smell...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
With little effort I found myself running much faster than I had expected to be able to. Approaching 5km I was still averaging less than 6 minutes per kilometer. Even though I could have gone 6 or 7, and had considered it, I couldn't do it at that pace - even if just because the next kilometer would have been all uphill. So, I decided to leave myself impressed with my pace and kill it at 5km so keep my run under the 30 minute mark! Artificial, but I ran my plan anyway and only altered a possible in game change of plan with no change of plan.
Monday, July 30, 2018
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Friday, July 27, 2018
I planned on running upwards of 20km, and got up bright and early to do so. Unfortunately I just wasn't feeling it. I had some general discomfort and just cuouldnt get into it. I bailed after 5km. It was probably a combination of a number of things, including humidity, a t weird sensation in my knee, general discomfort, a bit of tired legs, and maybe more. They are all good excuses, but I just felt like I was trudging along and was forcing myself to take each additional step.
Next one will be better. I hope
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
While my pace (at least the pace at 5km when Endomondo crashed) was fine and average, it felt pretty slow and heavy. It was also hotter than usual, with a heat wave peaking today. Still, I think I run and feel better when I am running more frequently than 3-4 times a week. One of these days, probably Friday, I am going to start another run streak.
Monday, July 23, 2018
Friday, July 20, 2018
I started off on my regular route running across Kishon, up Hayarqon and Hayarden. Then I went up to DOlev for a loop and then back to the Hayarden Hayarqon corner. From there I went down to the highway, turning slightly before Etziyona Junction and heading back. On the way back I made two minor detours just to ensure I would hit 18, and that was that. Lots of runners and walkers out today..
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Anyways, I ran 8km this morning in very humid conditions. I am sweating like a pig right now, which is good, but I took it mostly easy except for one portion in which I set a goal to catch up to a runner that was way ahead of me and I did, so that was a stretch of about half a kilometer or so...
Overall good run
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Friday, July 13, 2018
It was a good run. I started it on my usual route within RBS. I considered going out onto the highway but decided instead to run up to RBS C (aka Gimmel) and check out a nice new park with trails that has been constructed up there. It really is a nice park, albeit a little smaller than I expected. I had run up the bridge to Gimmel via Yona Ben Amitai street, and instead of running through Gimmel after the park and coming out on the other side, I decided to just go back down Yona Ben Amitai and across the bridge to finish the run.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Anyways, I took the run especially slow, because of some soreness, but especially because of the knee pain. No worries. I thought I would run 6km max, but ended up over 8km.
The run streak is nearing its end. In a couple of weeks we will commemorate Tisha bAv on Saturday night and Sunday making it impossible to run. I dont know if I will make it all the way to then anyway, but even if I do, within two weeks the streak will be finished. Even though it is a "nidche" I will not run as I feel it would be inappropriate.
Friday, July 6, 2018
I ran slow, body parts felt sore, and it felt like that would be my best today. Question was really distance. I started off running across Kishon and then up Hayarqon. Down to Road 10 and out to Highway 375 toward Eztiyona Junction. And back. With a couple minor extension. Concluding my run at 14km. I could have gone a bit further, but felt like it was enough.
Today was day 43 of my run streak. This week of running took me a distance of 61km
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Today's heat was crazy. It was hot. The breeze was hot. The breeze was thick. The sun and heat were oppressive. I intentionally ran slow, but even running slow was difficult. 5km was all I did. I planned it, but I couldnt have done more even if I had wanted to change my mind in the middle.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Sun. Heat. Sweat. I love it.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Monday, July 2, 2018
So I just ran 7km now in the heat. I was a bit wiped from it, but overall it was a good hot run. Slightly slower than I expected, but still a decent pace.
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Anyways, I kept it intentionally short, and I ran pretty slow because of being tired. 5km was it for today.
I do feel tired and think it is time for some rest. we'll see how the next couple of days go..
Friday, June 29, 2018
I was running strong, at a good pace. I even beat the 1 hour mark for the 1st 10km, which I havent done in a while. Frustratingly, in the 8s I started to feel a weird sensation in my knee that worried me a bit. Continuing on I was still running fine, even if I slowed down just a bit to ease off. Unlike last week, I struggled a bit going up the Zechariya hill, though once I hit the top I was fine again and able to continue as before, and even the Tzeelim hill back into RBS was mostly fine.
So I ran 20+km on the Lamed Hey route, with some extensions.
My run streak is now at 36 days, matching my previous high. I expect that it will end some time in the coming week. I ran a total of 69km this week.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
I figured I would try to keep it still at the medium distance for a medium run, but see how I feel along the way.
I felt great. Was running at a great pace and felt great all along, so I just kept going. I ran 12.5km and felt like I could have gone a lot longer, if not for time constraints. Just a great run all the way through.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Today I thought I had a slow run, and I expected it to be slow, but the pace was actually ok. I ran 11km, regular route, not too hot but sunny. I felt strong, though when I started I felt a little stiff. Just run through it. Nice start to the day.
Monday, June 25, 2018
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Yet somehow this turned into my fastest run in a very long time. And because I felt great and was running so well, I extended the run to 7km, instead of killing it at 5.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Friday, June 22, 2018
With my previous long run distance being at 17km, I have been itching to break that with an 18+ run, though the past couple of weeks did not afford me the opportunity. I picked 18, really 18.5 because the Lamed Hey loop from my house to my house via Road 10 and Highway 375 and Highway 38 is 18.5km and that is somewhat more desirable than extending small sections to get another extra kilometer and another and another. That often works just fine, but sometimes it is nice to just go out and run a simple course where I dont have to keep calculating if I need to run a little extra detour or when to turn back. I know this course will give me the 18.5 I was looking for.
The run was beautiful with a nice cool breeze, until the last couple of kilometers. It was sunny and pleasant. The course has 3 large enough hills that makes it overall difficult, though my overall pace ended up being better than I expected. The 3 hills killed my pace, but besides for those the rest of the route I ran at a pretty good pace.
I ended at 19km, so am happy and that should keep me for a couple of weeks until I get the itch to break 20, which I am sure will come sooner rather than later...
My run streak is up to 29 days. This week of running took me a distance of 62km.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
So why was this unexpected?
Because I was feeling great. I tought after yesterday's fast run I would be feeling stiff and sore all day and my legs would be heavy and tired. But they weren't. I was feeling great. When that happens, even if I planned on a distance, I very likely might extend it. Maybe to 6 or 7km, in this case.
But even though I was feeling great, my run was slow and felt a bit labored. So I kept it at 5km, even though I could have extended it.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
I ended up running 10km at a very fast (for me) pace.
Weather was great, if a bit hot. A couple of runners/walkers out and about but not too many
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018
so 5km it is.
If I have another chance later, maybe I will still take it.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
I ended up running a very slow 11km on a beautiful morning. After the first few kilometers I felt a lot better and got into a groove, but I was still running way too slow to knock out anything like a 17 or 18km run, so I made do with 11km.
This week ends with today being my 22nd consecutive running day during which I ran 170km, with 51.5km this week.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
My son wanted to play basketball last night and I decided to go shoot around with him and play some one on one. It was a lot of fun, but I am so sore and my joints (knees and ankles, plus Achilles) hurt so much. I remember that back then it prevented me form being able to run, especially long runs, in addition to the risk of injury being significantly increased.
Regardless, I played and this morning I was extremely sore. I still felt it important to go for a run, to help my muscles recover. A recovery run of sorts, from basketball rather than from a previous run.
I knew it would be painful, and I knew it would be slow, but I was determined to try. At worst I wouldn't be able to run even my 5km minimum, but I figured chances are I would, albeit slowly.
And I made it. My first couple of kilometers were even at a decent pace, but in the middle of the third I slowed down significantly. My overall pace was just slightly slower than average, though my last two and a half km were significantly slower.
I am happy I got the run in and hopefully it will help me with tomorrow's run, though I expect my hope for breaking 18 tomorrow has been dashed and I'll have to probably make do with a medium length run.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
I felt a lot better this morning than I did yesterday, but sill not totally back to normal. I still got a good run and felt decent, albeit a little slow. When I tried to push harder in spots, for intervals, I felt it very difficult and felt muscle soreness in my thighs.
Good weather, a bit humid with rain expected later today. Did not see too many other people out running or walking.
Monday, June 11, 2018
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018
weather was great. hot and sunny but not yet oppressively hot.
that's 15 days on my latest run streak, with 52.5km logged this week
Thursday, June 7, 2018
So, that being the case, I was disciplined today and kept it to 5. Felt good, though a bit overcast and humid. Speed/pace was the same as it has been recently.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
I did not really get into a groove, but I did keep myself going and set short goals and every time I reached one I set another that i knew was reachable. So when I hit 5, I said I'll continue until the orange bin before I turn so I can hit 6. When I got to the orange bin I said I'll go until the top of the hill. Then it was until the traffic circle, etc... and at the end I finished with 8.67km
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Hot, sunny, sweaty. The best way to run
Monday, June 4, 2018
I had a great 6.7km run in the sun and not too oppressive heat. Pace was good and I intentionally put effort out to run part of it extra fast, concluding at a significantly faster pace than average.
Good Sun. Good Heat. Good Sweat. Burn it all out, baby!
Sunday, June 3, 2018
I extended my run to 7, and thought I would actually finish at 7.5km. It turned out to be 7.86, and had I checked the stats before I stopped the clock I would have just extended it to 8, but I only noticed my distance after stopping the run.
It was a good run, and was surprisingly slightly faster than average. Air was cool and I didnt see too many other people out there..
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Tonight it was nice and cool so I decided to go out right away for a run. Even though the entire Shabbos my legs were sore, once I got out there the run itself felt pretty decent most of the time. But when I finished my 6.5km I saw my pace logged at slightly slower than average. Not as slow as normal recovery run, but slower than I thought.
It was a good 6.4 and I am happy
Friday, June 1, 2018
I started as normal, running across Kishon and into the beginning of RBS B. This was instead of doing a Lamed-Hey Loop for 18.5km. Then I ran up Hayarqon and Hayarden. I went up to Dolev and ran 2 loops, and then headed back down Hayarden, Hayargon. When pushing 10, 11, I thought I could go back across Kishon and still hit 17, or even 18 and I was still feeling great. So I fiddled a bit with extensions, part of the bridge to Gimmel, part of the road to the shopping center being built. By the time I passed my house I was already a bit over 13, so I figred I would go for it as I was feeling good and figured it wasnt a stretch. I went back across Kishon, though this time without the extension into RBS B. I finished at 17km, with a good time, slightly better than average. The 17th kilometer, though, was a bit difficult.
The weather was cool but humid, so it was a pleasant enough run.
I didnt add up my mileage (kilometrage) for May, but I did count my runs. While I am now on an 8-day run streak, and thanks to a previous 36 day run streak, In May, a month of 31 days, I had 26 runs.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
woke up early but was too worn out to run. I fell back asleep while I was starting to get ready to run, and when I woke up it was too late to get the early morning run in.
Weather now was warm and humid, but not unpleasant. My pace was again faster than my average, this time by a nice bit, not just barely like the past few days. I dont know if I am getting a little faster again or if this is just a blip.. I guess time will tell
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
I started off running strong and fast, but at about 4km I started to feel it in my legs and started slowing down a bit. That is also just before I start my uphill climb. Sadly my Endomondo crashed at 4.32km, though I only noticed this at the end of the run, so I never got my final exact stats. I know the distance was 8km because I know the route and run it often, but average pace and all that jazz I can only guess at
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
That was that until late morning afforded me some free time and was feeling good so I figured I'll go out for a run. So I did. I ran 8km at slightly better than average pace.
It is time for new running shorts, as these are worn out and are starting to bother me. The tears are finally at the point that they are causing bad chafing. I just dug through my shelf and pulled out another pair I had that i never used. I'll throw these out and try those next time I run and see how they do before I go buy something. I am also starting to hunt for new shoes, as these are way over-expired...
Monday, May 28, 2018
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Saturday, May 26, 2018
tomorrow wont be a running day as I will be sleeping in the hospital tonight, which is why i wanted to ensure getting this run in tonight..
Friday, May 25, 2018
A medical emergency in the family had me sleeping in the hospital last night. That means I would not be able to run early in the morning. It also means I would be very tired on Friday because sleeping in the hospital is horrible - no proper bed, noise all night, disturbances all night from patients and nurses. That's fine, but it is not conducive to a proper nights sleep. That also means my only opportunity, if at all, would come later in the day when it would be too hot.
I was already settled in with no run, but late this afternoon decided I prepped enough for Shabbos and wanted to go out for a short run. It is very hot so I figured 5km would be enough. And boy is it hot out there! But I pushed through the heat and ran 8km. It felt great, even in the heat. I didn't get the distance in, but at least I got a run in.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
As soon as I got out there I knew it would be a good run. I felt great and strong and I was running at a good pace. I ended up running 10km and felt great the entire time. When running up the hill of Hayarqon I had slowed down and someone else blew right past me - I thought my pace was killed and the rest of the way would continue to be sluggish, but after arriving at the top and turning on Hayarden, a few minutes later I passed him. I also saw a group of runners in the distance and tried to catch up to them, which I did moments before my turning point at the corner of Dolev-Hayarden.
Great weather, great run. I am not planning on running tomorrow, so my next run should be the Friday long run.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018
Nothing felt right, including some pain, bad breathing, a lot of discomfort. The run was a chore. Hopefully a messed up schedule because of Shvuos is to blame. I did not sleep well last night, and that is pretty normal right after Shvuos. Hopefully I get back on schedule pretty quickly and everything gets back to normal.
Friday, May 18, 2018
An hour and a half later I woke up and though still tired and feeling worn out I decided to go out and run.
The only remaining problem was that there is another sharav right now with extreme heat and dry winds. So between that and my lack of energy, it seemed only a short run would be in my cards for today.
I loped around my regular course for a lazy 5km run. I felt completely baked from the heat, but I got the run in.
Thus concludes my 36 day running streak. Maybe after shvuos I'll start another streak, with no holidays in sight for a couple of months, or maybe I'll just get back to running on a normal schedule. We'll see
This weeks run totaled 49km.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
This morning I ran 5km. My son ran with me again. He woke up early to do so, after I wouldnt run with him last night because I was too tired and it was too late.
The weather was nice. I made sure to keep it short so as to not hurt my chances for a good long run tomorrow. I also ran it intentionally slow, though I probably couldnt have run much faster even if I tried.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
I used Endomondo today and I was surprised by the results. The distance was measured differently, with the kilometer markers being a bit before Runkeeper marked them. The difference was not big though, so no big deal. There was a big difference in the speed/pace measuring. With Endomondo today I ran an average pace 40 seconds per kilometer faster than what i average with Runkeeper. There is a chance I just had a fast run today, but it did not feel particularly fast when I was running it - the run felt kind of average in that regard.
Monday, May 14, 2018
Runkeeper app crashed again, right at the 5km mark this time, making that at least the third time in the past two weeks. If I cant rely on it to keep track of my distance, it is time to switch apps. I'll be going back to endomondo for now. I have taken a liking to Runkeeper, and I know Endomondo does not have a couple of the features I lie in Runkeeper, but so be it.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
everything felt stiff and difficult. I just forced myself to do it and get it over with, and kept it to my minimum of 5km.
My runkeeper crashed after just 1.3km, so I have no idea as to my pace
Saturday, May 12, 2018
I finished at 8km, 4 of which I ran with my son. It was a nice cool night, and I ran across Kishon, up Kayarqon and back, with some extensions to bump up the distance a bit
Friday, May 11, 2018
I ran across Kishon, up Hayarqon, up Hayarden to Dolev, around Dolev twice and then back down Hayarden and Hayarqon, with some extra bits...
14km seemed like a good point at which to conclude my run
As always, I count my running week as Saturday night through Friday, so this running week totaled 8 runs and 63km
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Considering I ran twice yesterday, including last night, and I want to run a somewhat long run tomorrow, I was determined to keep this run short. It really wasnt a problem considering how stiff I felt, though once I hit 4km I was tempted to suffer through and stretch the run to 6 or 7. Just because. I forced myself to end at 5, as clearer thinking returned.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
I was just going to run 3km with him, as he doesnt run regularly, but then I wasnt sure if I could count that as a run, being so short. So I figured I'll judge it base don how he's doing, but I would try for 5. He was doing ok, though clearly at the end he was struggling a little bit. We finished at 5.3km and had a good run.
The weather was great, but for the first time in a while I felt actual soreness in my leg muscles - not the normal feeling of my legs feeling tired or heavy, but actual soreness, as if I ran a marathon, though not even close to that bad.Just sore muscles from running more distance - clearly not from running too fast. So I took it slow and careful.
I ran across Kishon then up Hayarqon, then across Hayarden to the top by Dolev and then back around to home, finishing at just over 10km.,..
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Monday, May 7, 2018
Sure enough, just a bit later it started raining nicely and I finished my run at 7km, the last 1km or so in a steady rainfall. Despite it being muggy and wet, I had a good solid run. Everything felt good, and my pace was slightly better than the past couple of days...
For having just turned into a great uncle and I should be feeling old, marking my 25th consecutive day running felt pretty good
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Anyways, beautiful weather and I got 7km in. My Runkeeper app actually crashed at 5.52km, and I dont know why, but based on my distances and turning points I probably got more like 7.25 or so, so I will call it 7.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Friday, May 4, 2018
And thus concludes another week of running
That totals 55.75km for the week of running and today has been my 22nd consecutive day of running.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Monday, April 30, 2018
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018
I finally got out, planning to run about 13km and found myself just not feeling it. I was slow but also disinterested and just not in my normal groove. The weather was great and the sky was turning a beautiful blue dotted with small white clouds, so I decided to try to force myself to 9-10km, all in the neighborhood, and that would be enough.
By the time I was pushing 8km I decided to just add on going out on the 10 to the 375 and back and that should give me about 13, maybe 13.5km. So I did. At the end of the 10 I expended it a bit for a good spot for a pit stop, and then ran back. At the end my run concluded at 14.5km, and I am not sure where I miscalculated. I never really got into a groove. It was slow going all the way. I ran, I finished. I exceeded my expectations.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
I got in a nice run, though it was a bit humid. I had been planning for a short run anyway, but at some point decided to extend it just a bit and concluded my run at 6.5km.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018
I ran 10km in the beautiful sunny weather with still coolish, though warming, air. A little bit slower than I expected, but a good steady and solid run.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018
But I ran.
I cut it short at 5km rather than stretch out the longish run I was planning to run and expecting, but at least I ran.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
And I did not even have a distance plan. I figured I'll just run until I am finished. So I did.
I was enjoying the run, the sun, the good weather. The temps were reasonable but already getting a bit warm, and my pace was mostly decent. So I just kept going. I finished my run at 10km. I am not sure how this will affect tomorrow's long run, but anyways I was thinking of pulling back a bit on the distance this week and keeping it below last week's high of 15, so maybe I'll stick to that plan and even drop the distance a little more. I guess I'll decide tomorrow.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The air felt a little warmer today for so early in the morning, but it was still pleasant.
I havent looked back, but this seems to me to be my 8th consecutive day running, so 8ish km seems appropriate
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018
Sunday, April 15, 2018
I got 6km in, but it was very slow. It actually felt like a recovery run, much more so than last night's run. I dont mind the speed. Considering how tired I was, plus the mid-day heat, I was just happy to be out in the sun stretching my legs..
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018
Putting all that aside, once I started running I felt great. I had no energy problems, no strenuous running or discomfort or anything like that. I did not push hard and had a nice run, but I felt fine and the early morning weather was great. I abandoned my thoughts of keeping the run down to 5 or so km, and figured 12 was fairly realistic.
I changed my route a bit, leaving RBS but thinking that instead of running out all the way to Tzomet Etziona and back, I would detour through the Mishkafayim neighborhood and then head out on the highway without needing to go quite as far.
Once I was out on the highway, I decided I wanted to check if the gazelle I saw dead in the road last week was still out there. So I did not run out to the Etziona Junction but I ran out pretty close to it. And no, the gazelle is gone.
By the time I was nearly finished I saw I was already pushing 14km, so I figred I might as well. I extended myself just a bit more and detoured a little at the end and finished at 15km, for my longest run since my return.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Monday, April 9, 2018
Sunday, April 8, 2018
I went out for my run and my legs felt heavy and tired. I ended up squeezing out a bit more than 7km, but it was not easy. With this out of the way, maybe tomorrow's run will be stronger.
Thursday, April 5, 2018
I was planning to run between 12 and 13km, depending on how the later km would feel. I started with my usual "cross kishon" route, and then decided to run out of RBS to the 375, exact distance depending.
I ended up running all the way out to Etziona Junction and then back. Everything felt great so I just kept going. My total distance ended at 14.5km. For most of it my pace was decent, though the last 2-3km were significantly slower.
I went out a little later than usual and today is a little hotter than usual, so the later km were both at the tail end of my abilities but also in hotter temperatures. Overall, a great run with great progress made.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Despite it being an average running week, today was a great running day.
I woke up early for no particular reason, because I forgot to turn off my alarm. After the trip I was so tired that I figured I'd sleep a little later than usual and then go for a late run, being in no rush for anything in particular. So I woke up early, but still tried to avoid going for a run. I tried to go back to sleep, to no avail, and after a while I just figured I might as well go out for a run. So I did.
As soon as I started I just felt explosive. Without any unusual effort I noticed my pace was significantly better than usual. And I was able to keep it up. And my pace stayed the same. I ran 5km at a significantly better and stronger pace than normal, and only in kilometer #5 did I feel like I had to work a bit to keep that pace. I cut it at 5 because I want to go for a longer run tomorrow, since Friday is holiday and can't run then.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Friday, March 30, 2018
So out I went, unsure of what distance I would run but hoping I could extend my distance to 9km.
The run was good and I felt strong and my pace was good. And I just kept going and decided I could even beat 9. I finished my run at 10, though I felt like I could have gone more, so that is good. I also beat most of the chametz burning so didn't suffer form the smoke and poor air quality, though the end of my run passed a few chametz fires just starting up.
Have a happy and kosher pesach and I hope to get a good week of running in to burn off too much holiday food.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
After finally getting my act together I went out to run only to discover that it was raining. A light rain, but still rain, and it was a steady rain. I turned around to go back in and again decided that I am already out I might as well run, though I would keep it short.
I ended up running 5.35km in the steady light rain and it was a good run. The rain was even pleasant.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Running today was slow but basically felt good. Ended it at 5km, taking everything into consideration.
I will try to not run tomorrow.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
I expected a 4-5km run, keeping it short as I often do on Motzash, but I felt good right from the start and no discomfort at all in any way, so i decided to keep going. In the end I finished at 8km, feeling good the entire way. It might be time to extend my distance a little more.
Friday, March 23, 2018
I woke up early to run but was really tired. I assume this was from a combination of my cold, the heat (we are having a strange heat wave right now) and the change to DST in the middle of the night meaning I had one less hour of sleep. After lethargically preparing to head out, I finally started my run, not expecting much.
I was running so slow and was so tired, I just assumed that when I hit 4km I would just finish my run there (the 4km marker on my route is very near my house) and call it a day. I hit 4km and decided to do 5. And then suddenly I felt a little better, despite the dry and hotter air. My run got a little stronger, still painfully slow but a little stronger and I kept going, despite this portion being uphill up Hayarqon. I ran up to nearly the top of the hill and then turned around. On the way back I decided to continue a bit more and ran back through the Merkaz before turning around.
In the end I finished my run at 7.5km
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
I had wanted to run today and not run tomorrow, and waking up late threw a wrench into that. Now should I run tomorrow instead or just wait until Friday?
Some free time late morning resolved the problem and I was able to get in a 5km run. It started off great and I was even running at a good pace, until about 4km and then suddenly I felt worn out. Probably a combination of both the heat and my being a bit under the weather. I had considered running 7 but decided to end it at 5. The heat makes it tough but I love running in the sun.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
Today I ran 8km (just over, but only by a little), but it was very slow. Right away I felt my legs wouldnt hold up to a good pace. Running every day this week has taken its toll, and next week I will have to make sure to take a couple days off.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
I started out running hard again at a better pace, but by kilometer number 4 I started to slow down. My legs just felt tired. I made up for it by extending my run a little bit, concluding at 6.5km. My overall pace was still significantly better than what my average pace has been for a while already, but not as good as the past few days.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
I ran hard again, third day in a row. Felt good, though by the end I was a little wiped out and slowing down. Third day in a row of improved pace. Will slow down again before I speed up more.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Finally late afternoon an opportunity presented itself and I just went out for a 5km run.
I ran as hard as I could, for the second day in a row, and it felt really good. Hopefully it will help the rest of the day end better.
Monday, March 12, 2018
Then a confluence of events gave me the opportunity for a mid-morning short run and I just could not resist the call of the beautiful sunny blue skies.
I wet out and ran hard, t a better pace, but it was painful, good painful, and got 4km in. I was still looking for anywhere for another 1-3km, but I got a work call. I stopped running and went walking from there. about 15-20 minutes later it finished and I continued running, but I was really already done. I finished at 6km, but about 1 or so km of it was walking.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
It was a little chillier than I expected but a beautiful sunny morning with crisp air and a beautiful blue sky. I got in a 5km run and am ready to start my day!
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
Beautiful weather and I felt good, finishing my run at 7.5km. I didnt feel like I was pushing myself beyond my capabilities. It felt good and natural. I ran across Kishon and then up Hayarqon to Hayarden. On Hayarden I ran some extensions and then back down to my house.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
I kept today's run to 4km, again in beautiful weather, wonderful to be outside, blah blah blah.
Runing too much, even short distances, is a sure way to reinjure the injury I just recovered from, and I have to be more careful about that. Tomorrow I will probably not run at all and then go out on Friday for a nice run.
We'll see what happens
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Fabulous weather, felt good, happy to be out getting some fresh air and exercise
Sunday, March 4, 2018
This morning's 5km run felt good. Slower than my last two 5km runs but still felt good. Another one or two of these and I'll be ready to extend myself a little more and maybe work on 7km.
Nothing unusual. Great weather. Wonderful to be outside. A lousy Saturday night run (even if done on Saturday morning) is still better than no run, and this wasn't even a lousy Saturday night run but a decent one. Ran across Kishon with an extension on Hayarden, then back and down to the Gimmel bridge circle and back home.
Friday, March 2, 2018
Pretty good running week for just getting back into it. I ran 6 days out of the week, only missing Taanis Esther
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Runkeeper worked, both tracking me the right distances (and I'll assume the right speed) and it gave me the notifications at the right times. My legs worked. My breathing worked. The weather worked. All is good.
I ran my regular route, across Kishon with an extension on Hayarden, and then back down to the bridge at the beginning of Hayarqon, and then back to home, totalling 5km.
My strength felt good and I think my pace showed me that I am back to my running strength, and now I have to build up my stamina and distance again. Another run or two at this pace and strength and I'll be able to start working on increasing my distance.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
This morning I woke up and it was pouring, but I really wanted to run today. So I got a short mid-day run in instead. The weather turned decent and when I had a chance I went out.
I got in about 4.5km. Endomondo was not doing a good job tracking me, so I extended the run a bit to try to bump it over 4. Endomondo still finished at about 3.7 but base don all my extensions I either broke 4.5 or got very close to it. I just went through the settings and it seems both Endomondo and Runkeeper were set on battery saver, so it seems they stopped tracking in the middle. I will pay attention next time to see if anything is better with either app now that I adjusted that.
The running is getting better. I pushed myself more this time and rather than just relaxing through the run I pushed myself to run a little faster whenever I caught myself taking it easy.
Being just before Purim with all the kids walking around the neighborhood in their Purim costumes (best I saw while out on my run was Donald Trump with a phalanx of FBI agents and a large American flag), I'm thinking I should dress up as a runner for Purim
Sunday, February 25, 2018
I got in a mid-morning 4km run in beautiful weather. Legs felt a little better - no longer like I just ran a marathon but still a little sore. Still difficult but a little better each time.
I got in 4km and Endomondo tracked me correctly. I still have to go through the settings as when I finished it gave me a message about how it lost 5 minutes of time somewhere and it might be because of GPS settings. I dont really care about the time, as long as it tracks the distance properly, but I'll look at the settings anyway.
I ran the whole 4km with breaks, walking or stopping. Still difficult, but getting there. A couple more runs like this and I'll be fine and then I'll start increasing my distance a bit.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
I am seeing progress. Despite my legs still feeling like having just ran a marathon, this run tonight was slow but without any stopping, unlike my previous two runs. I was not feeling fully in sync and my breathing wasn't great, but I went the whole 4km or so without stopping, so there's that.
Friday, February 23, 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Recovery has taken far longer than it should have, but hopefully I will now be running again regularly.
My injury turned out to be a strained or inflamed Iliapsoas (a muscle in the hip flexor). After a few rounds of treatments with anti-inflammatory pills, the doctor finally gave me the go ahead to start running and exercising again (even though it is not yet 100% better), but he said not to go full out fast right away, but t to take it slow. I chuckled because even my full out running fast is pretty much taking it slow.
Today was the day to get back out there. I planned to do a short and slow run just to see how it feels. I went outside to discover that it had rained and was still misty and drizzling. I thought about going back in, figuring I dont want to slip or even just run in the rain, especially for a meaningless 3km run that is just to see how I feel. I can do it tomorrow.
Then I decided I am out already and, as Nike says, just do it.
So I did.
I ran 3.4km across Kishon at a very slow pace, and I had to stop a couple of times, but I did it. It is amazing how after just a few months of not running I suddenly feel so weak that even a slow 3km was difficult, but I also know that after a few runs like this my fitness will return quickly.
My leg felt fine. No pain. Hopefully I'll go out tomorrow for another short run.