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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

fast 5

I thought about not running today. Perhaps a streak isnt really "necessary", but maybe 1 day off, or 2, per week instead of 3-4 days off per week would also provide me the adequate number of running days for me. But then I ran. But I intended to keep it short, with the expectation for a 10-11km run on Wednesday. This would be a 5km stretch your legs type of run, probably relatively slow.

With little effort I found myself running much faster than I had expected to be able to. Approaching 5km I was still averaging less than 6 minutes per kilometer. Even though I could have gone 6 or 7, and had considered it, I couldn't do it at that pace - even if just because the next kilometer would have been all uphill. So, I decided to leave myself impressed with my pace and kill it at 5km so keep my run under the 30 minute mark! Artificial, but I ran my plan anyway and only altered a possible in game change of plan with no change of plan.

Monday, July 30, 2018

quick 7.5

had a pretty good run this morning. felt good and felt like a quick pace, but Endomondo measured everything wrong. I dont know what happened to it to mess it up. The first two kilometers were fine, but it only tagged kilometer #3 just a little before I was already near the 4 marker, and then tagged 5 when I was nearly at 6. Anyways, based on my route I know I ran 7.5km though I have no idea what my final average pace was, though it felt like a quicker than average run.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

really good 7km run this morning at a fast pace. It seems the more frequently I run the better I run. Jury is still out, with the sample size being too small at this point, but that's how it seems now

Saturday, July 28, 2018

good 8

not fast. not particularly slow. legs still felt a bit tired. but overall a good 8km run. the slow end of average pace for me, but not overly slow.

Friday, July 27, 2018

lousy 5

I had big plans for today but alas it was not to be.

I planned on running upwards of 20km, and got up bright and early to do so. Unfortunately I just wasn't feeling it. I had some general discomfort and just cuouldnt get into it. I bailed after 5km. It was probably a combination of a number of things, including humidity, a t weird sensation in my knee, general discomfort, a bit of tired legs, and maybe more. They are all good excuses, but I just felt like I was trudging along and was forcing myself to take each additional step.

Next one will be better. I hope

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

tired 10

This morning I ran 10km, though my Endomondo crashed after 5+km and didn't log the entire run, though I only noticed that at the end of the run. I know the distance anyway because of being familiar with the route.

While my pace (at least the pace at 5km when Endomondo crashed) was fine and average, it felt pretty slow and heavy. It was also hotter than usual, with a heat wave peaking today. Still, I think I run and feel better when I am running more frequently than 3-4 times a week. One of these days, probably Friday, I am going to start another run streak.

Monday, July 23, 2018

weak 7

This morning was a slow 7km run. I immediately felt, as soon as I started running, that it wouldn't be great. My body felt tired and a bit weak. Possibly from yesterday's fast day. I trudged along and made it to 7km. After momentarily thinking about extending it to 8 or 9, I decided to just be happy with 7.

Friday, July 20, 2018

great 18

I had a really good 18km run this morning. I went out not knowing how much I would be running. I wanted to definitely break 15 and probably 16, but I also had no intention of running 21, 22. Anywhere between those numbers was a realistic option.

I started off on my regular route running across Kishon, up Hayarqon and Hayarden. Then I went up to DOlev for a loop and then back to the Hayarden Hayarqon corner. From there I went down to the highway, turning slightly before Etziyona Junction and heading back. On the way back I made two minor detours just to ensure I would hit 18, and that was that. Lots of runners and walkers out today..

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

great 10

10km at a pretty good pace. happy to start the day with a great run. hot and humid. it seems mornings have gotten to be more humid than I remember..
started a little later than usual, so saw some more walkers, but missed my regular runners and walkers...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

humid 8km

I seem to be more tired and less excited about running when I am only running 3 or 4 times per week than when I am running every day. strange. I also feel less fit, though that is ridiculous. And I seem much hungrier all of the sudden, especially for nosh.

Anyways, I ran 8km this morning in very humid conditions. I am sweating like a pig right now, which is good, but I took it mostly easy except for one portion in which I set a goal to catch up to a runner that was way ahead of me and I did, so that was a stretch of about half a kilometer or so...

Overall good run

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..