Saturday, June 15, 2019

Motzash 5

slow but steady 5km Motzash run.

Friday, June 14, 2019

good 10

I was feeling good after a nap due to a few late nights this week, so I went out int eh heat. I was feeling good so I pushed the run to 10km even though the uphills were difficult and I struggled on them. My final pace was fast end of average, though that was only because of the uphills. The regular terrain had me at a pretty fast pace. Overall a good run, but could have been better.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

nice 10

This has been an overall slow running week, even with decent distance. I expected another slow run today. I forced myself to not run yesterday and was going to take off today as well to give my legs another day of rest, and they were feeling tired. But, it was not meant to be and I felt the need to go out/ I was hoping for an 8km run, but resigned to 5 or 6 if I would feel too tired to continue.

Overall I felt good, though not speedy. My overall pace was at the fast end of average. I combined parts of a couple different routes after seeing that i was running ok, I figured I can probably get more than 8, so I finished at 10

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

slow 8

that was much hotter than I expected. I wanted 8 and got 8, but it was a struggle - especially the second half. Slow pace, but I made it to 8.

Monday, June 10, 2019

slow 6.5

Today was a slow run, but I did it and did more than planned.

I knew it would be slow. Everything felt slow. It took a while to get out, body was not reacting well, etc. Two days of overeating and poor sleep schedules did not help. I skipped running last night thinking it would be a disaster and waiting until today would be a little better. It probably was a little better, but not by much.

I expected to run 5, thinking that is more than enough torture for a lousy run, just wanting to get through it. Sure enough, besides for being slow and a little uncomfortable, overall I felt ok and the run itself did not feel laborious. So despite having planned to stop at 5, I kept going until 6.5.

Friday, June 7, 2019

fab 12

I went out not knowing what to expect. I wanted a longer run than I have had recently, but I also did not know if I would have any lingering pain or discomfort from the other day. Also, while I have been running faster recently, it has only been tested on relatively short runs, between 5 and 8 kilometers. I have not run long in a while and I do not know if I could keep up that pace on a longer run.

I started my run and was feeling pretty god. I was getting a good pace, but not super fast. As I approached the 5km mark I was still feeling great and strong and decided I would head out of RBS and try for 12. I was not sure if the last 3 or 4 kilometers would be at a decent pace, as the first 5 were already at a relatively fast pace, but I knew I could get the distance.

The run was really good. I went out on the 10 (3855), ran to the 375 and back, and then down Rabbi Auerbach st back to Luz, Hayarqon, Kishon and back home finishing at 12km. The uphill sections were a little slow, but the flats and downs were at a fast pace, so overall I finished 12km at a fast pace.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

eh 5

Went out for a run but was in pain. left foot, and in addition my right knee felt a little wonky. Not sure what's wrong. First three kilometers were at a pretty good pace but then I slowed down as the pain was not going away. Finished at an average pace. Cut it short at 5km

Sunday, June 2, 2019

pretty good 5.5

Had a pretty good 5.5km run this morning. Felt pretty good. Felt a little pain in the left foot at the beginning and thought of bailing but after about half a kilometer it went away so i continued. A couple of important calls in the middle derailed me a bit but I still finished with a pretty fast pace. Would have run more but was on time constraints

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Motzash 5

After a few days of no running, I finally got back to it tonight. It wasnt a great run, being Motzash and all, but it was relatively solid, if slowish.

I forgot to turn my watch on (I actually thought I had started it on but in the middle of my run I saw it was still not recording the run) so while I know I ran 5km based on the route, I have no idea what speed/pace I ran at. All I know is that it felt a bit slowish.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

great 6

had a great 6km run. Really fast - almost as fast as yesterday. I pushed hard today even though I felt a little worn out and it was a bit warm. I was on time restrictions so couldnt go any longer, but it was a really good run

Monday, May 27, 2019

amazing 8

After many delays I went out for a run. I was tired so figured I would just go out later. At some point I decided to just go out and struggle through a slow run.

I went outside and bam. I took off. This turned into my fastest run in ages. I ran 8km at a really fast pace and felt great the entire way. Even my typically slow sections were much faster than normal.

My latest route is across Kishon, across the first section of the bridge to RBS C, up Hayarkon to the top, out behind the Dona buildings, down Auerbach St , up to Luz then down Hayarqon back to home.


Saturday, May 25, 2019

good 8

for a Motzash run tonight was great. Had a good pace and felt great and strong. Needed a pit stop, but beyond that everything else went pretty well. 8km at a reasonably fast pace.

Friday, May 24, 2019

bonus 8

got another bonus 8km run n this morning. boy, was that hot, and so early!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

bonus 8

After waking up early again, despite wanting to sleep a little later than usual today, I got another bonus run in. After watching the end of the Cubs game again (they won!) and then davening, I figured I mighjt as well go for a run. if not now, it wont happen, and I had the time and energy, and, I thought, it was not yet too hot - it is supposed to hit about 106 degrees Farenheit in Bet Shemesh today, but not so early in the morning...so off I went.

Sure enough, it seemed much hotter than what the temperature was reported at. Plus the air felt burnt with a bad smell from the bonfires burnign all night. The air was hot and dry, not much of a breeze and the little breeze there was was warm and not refreshing.

Anyways, i felt good, and while I ran an average pace and it was not a great run from a pace perspective, the entire week actually, it was a good run because I felt fine despite the heat and extended it to 8km despite having planned to run only 5.

Bonus runs are the best!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

bonus 5.5

I had kind of given up any expectation of running for the rest of the week. Yesterday I wanted to but it did not work out, and with temperatures soaring today through Friday, it seems irresponsible to expect to run, even if perhaps a run might work out.

But today I woke up earlier than planned. Even after catching the last few innings of the Cubs game (they won!) it was still early enough to go out for a short run, so I did. It was not great - my breathing was uneven and my ankles were feeling wonky. I ran 5.5km at average pace. I'm happy I got it in at all, and I am going to call it a bonus run.