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Thursday, May 31, 2018

fast 6

6km run!

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

average 8km

good 8km run this morning. I actually planned on running 10 but just felt  like 8 was enough and I had to finish.

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

quick 8km

I was initially not sure about running today. I sort of planned to wing it, either running or not depending on how I would feel in the morning. It turned out when I woke up to run, I was just too tired so I made an executive decision to skip the run and take the day off.

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

peaceful 8

I just got in a nice, tired, slow, peaceful 8km run. Air was humid, but not so hot so it wasnt so bad.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

hot 6

Sorry. I ran. What are you going to do about it? I couldnt run in the morning, as I knew I wouldnt be able to. Late afternoon, a while after I got back from the hospital, despite being tired and worn out, i decided I was just going to go for a short slow run. I planned on 5km due to time restrictions. I just wanted to get out, sweat a bit, stretch my legs and get some air. I ended up running 6km. It felt very slow but my pace was about average for me. It was nice and hot, and love running in the heat despite the increased difficulty. i was sweating like a pig and I loved it.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

slow 5

good 5km run tonight. decent strong slow speed - meaning not as slow as a regular recovery run but a regular slow run speed. good cool air after a hot day.

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

hot delayed 8

I had planned a nice long run for this morning. I was hoping to run about 18km. Alas, it was not meant to be.

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

great 10km

I expected today's run to be between 8 and 10km, but I also expected it to be relatively slow, as I expected to be sore from yesterday's good run. I rarely get two good strong runs in a row. Today was the exception I guess.

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

nice 8.5

I am not looking to start another running streak just yet. Maybe next week, maybe not, but definitely not now. I do plan on running tomorrow , but then not on Thursday. I ran today and got 8.5km in. It was a nice hot and muggy morning, but not horrible. My pace was decent and everything felt pretty good. A much better run than yesterday, and that's just the way it is - some days are better than others...

Monday, May 21, 2018

slow 7

I just got a slow 7km run in, and it felt like the slowest I have run in a very long time, and I have run pretty slow pretty often pretty recently. So this was very slow.

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

concluding 5km

worn out from a long and tiring day yesterday, I woke up early having planned a long run, but it wasnt meant to be. too tired. I went back to sleep without even resetting my alarm.

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

slow 5 on day 35

if I counted right today was day 35 of my running streak. That will come to an end tomorrow, assuming I run tomorrow, as Saturday night is the Shvuos holiday and I will not be able to run.

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

lousy decent 10.5km

It felt like a lousy run right away. I was feeling heavy from a late heavy dinner last night and a little sore as well. I was running slow and just felt uncomfortable. While having planned a 9-10km run, I considered dropping it at 5-6.. At the 5 mark I needed a pit stop and the suddenly I felt a little better and decided to go a little further. As I continued I got a little stronger and stronger and it just felt like a much better run. I finished at 10.5km - the first half lousy and the second half decent.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

"fast" 8.5km

great run today.. Felt really good. As soon as I started I said to myself I would go a little further today and get a little more distance. I ended with 8.5km at a good strong pace. The air was cool and the sky was overcast. It looks like it will rain but it did not feel like rain coming.

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

early 7

early morning 7km. Nice cool air. Felt great when I started but a couple kilometers in I started to feel sore and slowed down a bit.

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

tough 5

today was the kind of run I totally would have just skipped, if not for my running streak, which has to come to an end this week anyway, the latest on Shabbos because of the "two day holiday", if not before.

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

Motzash 8

I was expecting a recovery run. It was more solid than my normal recovery run, but the speed was about right, though I thought I was running faster and when I heard Runkeeper tell me my pace I was a little surprised, considering how solid it felt.

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

Friday the 14th

good solid run even though I wasnt really feeling the groove. I got in 14km but I went out not knowing what I would run. I knew I was not looking to increase my distance from previous weeks and get a really long run in, but I also was looking for more than a short run. I took it by ear and feel. Even though I wasnt feeling great and had some minor aches and pains throughout the run, I evaluated at each stage whether I should continue for some more or come to an end.

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

tight 5

my legs felt stiff, so it was a tough run, but I got 5km in.
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

2nd of the day 5.3km

this was weird. My son wanted to run with me after dinner. How could I say no? And now I think I need to try running twice a day every now and then..

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.

medium 10

I actually went out today without thinking about a plan for what i was going to run. I just went with the default 5-7. Once I started running I realized it is Wednesday and if I want to get a "medium" distance run in, this is the only day for that. So, I decided right then that I would run 10km.

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

uncomfy 7.5

I went out planning to run 7, and I ended up running 7.5km. The story is in the middle. The weather is great, the air is cool, but I wasnt feeling great. I was running fine and strong and everything mechanically felt fine, but I just felt uncomfortable. I thought that I might just quit it at 5 or so km, as I just wasnt feeling right - maybe it was the potato chips I ate last night - but after I hit 5 I just kept going and stretched it out and then decided to extend my run a bit. So it didnt feel like the greatest of runs, but it actually was pretty good

Monday, May 7, 2018

wet 7km

I am not a big fan of running in the rain, but it isnt so bad. The forecast has rain coming later today, so I expected this to be a dry run. When I went outside I knew the rain was coming - it was muggy, humid, overcast and clearly imminent. Shortly into the run the air became a bit misty with light dops and moisture, but still no rain. After the 4km mark, it started thundering and even lightning a bit, and I knew I'd get caught in it

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

Sunday 7

went out feeling pretty good but expecting a Sunday morning recovery run after another decent Motzash run. For a recovery run it was a pretty good one. It was slower than last night's run, but nto as painful as a recovery run normally is.

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

Motzash 7km

I expected a lousy Motzash recovery run but it wasnt so bad. Until early Shabbos afternoon my legs still felt sluggish and heavy. After my Shabbos afternoon nap things felt somewhat better.. by the time I went out to run I felt pretty good. Still a slow run but not bad at all and overall it felt pretty good. I got in a nice 7km run and thankfully the temps dropped and was a bit better than last weeks runs..

Friday, May 4, 2018

hot 16.5km

That was a hot run but I got in slightly more than I had planned. I was hoping to have enough energy for a 15+km run and concluded my run at 16.5km. Despite the heat I was fine and felt good, even though I did not bring water along. I only felt the lack of water near the very end of the run, though the last 3 or so kilometers were at a slower pace than the rest of the run... It was a slow run but a really good run.
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

6.6km Lag Run

The heat was oppressive, the air smelt burnt, the air was thick. At least there was the occasional mild breeze.

6.6km on Lag b'Omer morning. Good solid slow run in crazy weather.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

obligatory 5

I probably should have just stayed in bed for another hour, and I knew it at the time. I just felt obligated to get up and run.  I didnt even enjoy it. Just went out there and did it, despite being so tired and felt a bit worn down. I intentionally kept it short at 5km. Weather was pleasant temperatures but surprisingly windy.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

nice 10

This morning's run was nice, though it was unexpectedly warm and muggy with little air movement. The sky was hazy and overcast. I got in a nice pleasant 10km run, albeit slow and steady. Everything felt good today. was aiming for 8-9 and ended with 10, so that's a good start to the day.