Tuesday, February 27, 2018

pre-Purim running

yesterday was a rainy day when I woke up so I decided to give my comeback a day off to rest my legs. Later in the day I had no time for a run, so that was that.

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

4 sunny km

fourth day in a row.

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

no stopping

3 days in a row. Kept it short, out of necessity and out of caution. I ran about 4km (maybe just slightly under) - Runkeeper app only logged it as just 3.1km and I don't know why. I might go back to Endomondo now because of these recent inaccuracies.

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

short four or none at all

got in a short and slow, but majorly distracted, 4km run this morning. Runkeeper somehow only tracked about 800 meters of it and I dont know why, so maybe it is as if I did not run at all. When I started, my legs felt like yesterday they had run a marathon, but once I got going they felt good.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

short run brings me back

I think I am back, but there is a long road ahead of me..

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.