After a few recent runs that were not so great, I thought today would be another. Turns out it was a pretty good run. 10km at a good pace, and I felt fine running, with no need to take a bunch of rest stops, as some recent runs have gone....
While originally i had been looking forward to a nice long run this morning, realistically my intentions had to change after I went paddle boarding yesterday. Additionally, in the evening I experienced some knee pain out of the blue. I had no idea what I would be able to run on Friday morning. It turns out my knee is mostly ok, but my body was so tired, especially my legs, from the paddle boarding that I just took it easy. I was resigned to just running short and then decided I should at least trudge along a little further to make it more than an average weekday run. I ended with a 7.5km run at a slowish pace -slowish but not as slow as my really slow runs.
I planned on a shorter run than recent long runs, but not as short as it ended. I decided to finally run Nehar Dan, the new road between RBS and BS that looks really good for running. I started off with the start of my regular running route in the neighborhood and then ran down to the start of Nehar Dan. I realized in advance there would be some hill running, especially on the way back from Bet Shemesh, but the amount was unexpected, and it was causing me some pains in my knee and ankles. Because of that and more because of feeling wiped out with all the steep hill climbing, I cut my run on Dan short and turned around - i just couldnt imagine making it back if I would run all the way across as planned.
I finished my run at 10km at a decent pace but feeling wiped out.