Invisible Shoes - Barefoot Running Sandals

Friday, August 31, 2018

weak 7

I wasn't feeling well last night so I went to sleep early and planned just a short run, if I would run at all. I woke up and forced myself to go out for a run. I messed up my Endomondo tracking in the middle by accidentally stopping it, but restarted it right away so I know more or less that I ran a total of about 7km. My speed felt normal and average but tracked it was very slow, so I am not sure what is going on.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

good 10

good strong 10km. slower than expected and slower than it felt. it seems like the past weeks worth of runs have all been a bit slower than in the past...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

good 7

average pace 7km run. humid and hot but good run

Sunday, August 26, 2018

stiff 5

This morning's run (delayed post, sorry) was stiff and slow. I was not even going to go out for the run, as I already felt how it would turn out as soon as I got out of bed, but I was up and finished with my morning routine with plenty of time so I figured I would go out anyway.

5km in the morning is a great way to start the day, even if the run is stiff and unwieldy..

Saturday, August 25, 2018

pretty good 8.6

nice weather, a bit cooler but still humid and I had a pretty good 8.6km run. I was a little surprised that my pace was as slow as it was as I felt strong and the run felt to be faster, and I wasnt really recovering from anything, but that is ok. a good run is a good run, whatever the pace might be.

Friday, August 24, 2018

disappointing 8

Today's run was difficult and disappointing. I was planning for a long run, though planned for it to be less than 20km - expecting in the 17-18km range. From the first step I knew that wouldn't happen, so I cut my expectations down to around 12km and mentally adjusted my route for a shorter run. I was struggling so much, basically just shuffling through it, that I cut it at 8, and 8km was after I forced myself to continue just a bit more. Besides for feeling tired and heavy, I was running hard (at least I thought I was, during the first couple of kilometers) and still going at a crazy slow pace...

Thursday, August 23, 2018

recovering 6

I wasnt planning on running today, but I woke up early and after I went through my morning routine I figured I am up anyway and dont really have anything else important to do and have the time so I might as well. So I did. Though I went out assuming my run would be short and slow. And it was.

I ran 6km at a slow but decent pace. I basically felt good, if a bit tired. I saw a friend our for a walk who just got out of heart surgery, so I stopped for a minute to chat with him before finishing my run. Uneventful run, but the humidity has been getting worse (by the "feel test")..

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

strong 10

I got in a good 10km run this morning. Decent pace, strong run. Humid weather but not hot.

Endomondo tracked me the whole way, as I expected it would with a new phone and new Endomondo installation.

Monday, August 20, 2018

strong 10

This morning's 10km run was much better than the past 2 runs. Everything felt better and more in sync. A large part of it might have been the plumbing getting unclogged. Endomondo crashed at 7.5km, so I dont have full stats, but that 7.5km included whatever hills are on the route and that was at a pretty good pace, so including the last 2.5 of mostly downhill running, I would have finished with great stats.

Everything felt good. Wetaher wasn't too hot, but actually pleasant. When I went out it felt like the run would be good - my legs felt like tight springs, so they were bursting with energy. It seemed like fewer runners and walkers out than usual, but I did cross paths with Tzvi...

Sunday, August 19, 2018

hot 5

I woke up this morning but didnt feel a need to run and decided I should probably rest my legs, considering how I felt during last night's run. As the day went on, I decided that should I get the opportunity mid-afternoon to run, as it looked I would, I would. So I did.

Had a pretty average run. Felt pretty good, though my breathing was still off. The heat was a little more difficult than I expected, so I stopped after a little over 5km rather than continuing...

Saturday, August 18, 2018

slow 5

I was planning/expecting to run 7-8km tonight but when I went out I just was not feeling right. I was not in sync, my breathing was heavy, my legs were sore and heavy and I just was not feeling it, so I cut it at a slightly slower than average paced 5km run.

Friday, August 17, 2018

untracked 20

I estimate having run 20km this morning. My Endomondo crashed a bit after 6km, and I noticed when I was already near the 10km marker, so I didnt bother restarting it. I did the RBS-Lamed Hei loop, being about 18.5-19km, and then a little extension at the end in RBS.

I ran pretty well, feeling strong the entire way until nearly the end/ I even felt strong going up the Zechariya hill, without needing to take a break at all. It was nice as a friend passed me at the beginning of the hill, but then in the middle I passed him as he took a break - on the other side he caught up to me again and we ran together for a couple of kilometers until we split off into different directions. But then going up the Tzeelim hill I suddenly felt weaker and struggled a bit near the end of it.

Overall, a very good, untracked, run

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

moody 10

I wasnt going to run today. I had a late night last and was tired. I woke up early but decided I was better off not running. I thought there might be a chance for a mid-day run, but was not booking on it. It turned out I was too busy and unable to get that in, so I figured a short run tomorrow, and then maybe a long Friday run. As the afternoon went on, I was trying to think how I could squeeze a run in, but kept getting the schedule frustrated between eating dinner and running and kids, I did not see how it would work.

Then the kids frustrated me and I decided I was going to go for a run and not make dinner. And I had a great run. I ran fast and finished 10km in under an hour! This is the fastest I have run in a long time. I ran hard but I wasn't really straining myself. I guess being in a mood is good for a good run.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

good 6

I thought today would be short and slow, but it went better than expected, even without trying hard.

Endomondo crashed again, this time just after 5km. I ran 6km, at a pretty good pace. Just a couple seconds off of the pace I ran yesterday. I noticed when I checked my distance after turning. I did my calculation as to where I should turn to finish the run at 6km and then saw that Endomondo had crashed a couple of minutes earlier. So I did not lose more than a bit, unlike other runs where I only noticed after a few kilometers.

Monday, August 13, 2018

gr8 run

After a few days off of running, I went out today and got an 8km run. I felt pretty good and my pace was pretty good too. It was humid but not too hot, and I had a lot of energy to burn.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

not bad 6.5

went out for a run, planning/expecting a short and slow run, and that's what I got. 6.5km at a nice slow pace

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

better 7

yesterday I woke up early to run and then decided not to. I decided to not tr for a run streak. My body felt like it needed a day off. I was just tired. Maybe the heat is part of it. After the weird run on Monday, I just felt like I needed a day off.

Fine, no problem. I was tempted later in the day to go out for a run, as I was feeling fine, but forced myself not to.

This morning I woke up and almost decided to take another day off. That would have been laziness though, not a calculated decision. It is so easy to get into a pattern of laziness - you take one or two days off, and boom, you have a bad pattern that it is hard to get out of. It is so easy to convince yourself that you need to rest or you are too tired or it is too hot or whatever. There are no shortage of excuses. After just one day I found myself making excuses. I nipped it in the bud, but if had I not, I can imagine how each day it gets harder to break that pattern.

So I eventually went out to run. I got a nice 7km run. While I still had some soreness, I felt good overall and ran a faster pace than I had expected. Very humid today.

Monday, August 6, 2018

strange 5

very strange run. I can't think of having experienced anything similar, at least not in a very long time..

I got up extra early to run today, as I needed to be out on a bus to work early today. OK, no problem. Run started out well, as well as any day. A good pace - not particularly fast but on the faster side of average, felt strong, so far so good. In my fourth kilometer I suddenly noticed my legs feeling weak and tired and that I was slowing down, ok. I had been thinking of going to 6km, but with my slowing down and feeling tired I decided I'll just keep it to 5. After hitting the 4 mark and entering the 5th kilometer my legs felt even more tired out and almost rubbery. I could not even run any more. I walked the last 250 or meters to finish the 5km. very strange.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

solid 6

good solid recovery run tonight. not fast, a bit slow, but solid. Felt good, if a bit sore, but overall good.

Friday, August 3, 2018

tough 14

Todays run was more difficult than anticipated. The air was thick and humid, in addition to having sore muscles. It made the run cumbersome and a burden. I scratched out about 14km and it was not great. There were spots I stopped for a few moments to relax and catch my breath and even walked a few steps at the end of a couple of mild uphills.

My Endomondo tracking app crashed again. When I noticed I had already missed a few kilometers. I started it again, but I dont know exactly how much I ran - it was about 14, maybe slightly less, maybe slightly more. I dont think the problem is with the app. I think the problem is with my phone. I think it might be time to invest in a running watch.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

short and slow 5

Thursday is always short and slow day, in anticipation of a good, and hopefully long, run on Friday. So, today was short and slow. Just to stretch the legs, recover form the last few days of fast running.

Wetaher was weird. Slightly cooler but humid. Sky looked like rain is coming, though I didn't notice that rainy smell...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

good 10.5

Had a really good 10.5km run today. Was going at a decent pace. When it was supposed to let me know abut the 8km marker, I didnt hear anything. Being that it was possible I was still a little short, I kept going. Also possible was that I missed the announcement, as I sometimes do. Eventually I took out my phone from the band to check and saw that at 7.69 Endomondo had crashed. So my estimate of 10.5km is just an estimate, but it is an educated estimate.