Saturday, July 14, 2018

pleasant 8

8km recovery run. very pleasant. lots of people out. weather humid but not too bad

Friday, July 13, 2018

low level 13.5km

this was a week of low level running, low on distance and low on stress. The first half was completely bare because of a swollen knee, followed by a short run on Wednesday and a decent run today. My only goal for today was to break 10km, and I actually finished my run at 13.5km.

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

testing 5

after a few days off to let my body rest and to let my knee heal, the knee was feeling much better with the swelling gone, though not 100%. I decided to go for a short run today, and it felt pretty good. I kept it to a 5km run. A bit humid, but overall the run and the body felt pretty good.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

run streak over?

My run streak might be over. It probably is. I went out to run and decided to cancel because of my knee still hurting. I dont know if I will try again later today, but I doubt it will improve enough to do so, even if I find the time later. It looks like I'll have to rest it for a couple of days before going out again.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

slow 8

slow recovery run. had some knee pain over shabbos, but I am pretty sure it was from the specific shoes I wre this Shabbos. whenever I wear that paid I seem to have knee and ankle pain, which is why I hardly ever wear them. I think I should just get rid of them.

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

14 43 61

I changed my plan last night. Originally i was planning for a 20+km Friday long run. A last minute decision to go with the family to jerusalem until late at night forced a change in plans. Too tired and the heat being worse due to starting my run  over an hour later than usual, had me knowing I would realistically need to expect much less for today. I figured 11 or 12km would be satisfactory, but I also knew the run would not be great, as my body felt tired, and I just wanted to get a decent run in, no matter the distance.

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

oppressive 5km

I was expecting ti to be a slow run today. When I woke up I wasnt able to run. My legs hurt too much form yesterday still. But I knew I would have some time mid-day in the heat for a short run. As you know the heat doesnt scare me off.

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.


I have noticed that whenever I prepare my shoes at night before I go to bed by leaving my running shoes out and putting my orthotics into them - somehow running the next morning never works out. I am not worried - I am planning a short mid-day run, but it is a curiosity. It never fails.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

great 12

12km at a really good pace in the searing heat. What more can I ask for? that was a great run. And part of it felt pretty slow because I felt worn out from the heat and hills, but it was still a significantly faster pace than I thought I was running.

Sun. Heat. Sweat. I love it.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

good 10km

everything felt great today as I ran 10km on my regular route. Nothing too exciting, with less runners and walkers than usual. Weather was fine with a reasonable breeze and a bit of humidity. basically a good boring run at a reasonable pace.

Monday, July 2, 2018

hot 7

This morning was not possible to run, and I knew that in advance, so I planned to run in the early afternoon. I could have woken up very early to run, at like 4:30, but I really was not feeling up to getting up quite that early.

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

"fast" 5

running on a fast day, especially 17 Tammuz, is a bit weird, and maybe it means this has become an addiction. I thought long and hard about whether or not I should run today and decided to run, with the deciding factor possibly being because of it being a nidche and many people finding small excuses to not even fast.

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

20 that is 36 that is 68.5

I had what started as a fabulous run this morning on the Lamed Hey route and ended up pretty good.

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

slowish 6

I got in a 6km run this morning. I was so tired. After getting ready to go out I decided I was too tired, but I set my alarm for a 20 minute nap and figured I would decide then. After a short nap I felt a little better and went out. The run was short and relatively slow, as expected. Thursday runs are always short and slow, if I can control myself, so as to give me a chance at a nice long run on Friday. Weather was weird - muggy but also overcast, not much air movement. Very sweaty even though I didnt overexert myself.