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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

awesome 31km

I just had a great 31km run. I started at about 4:30am, actually just a bit after, and just kept running. I felt great. My pace was good. At no point did I feel like I wanted to stop. The weather was good.

The one snafu was that at 4:30am it was too dark for my sunglasses, but I knew that at about 5:45 or so I would need them. So I hid my sunglasses with my water in a bush at a point I would pass a number of times. I changed my glasses when I changed my glasses and all was good. At some later point when I stopped for water I saw my glasses case was missing! Someone took my glasses out of the bush! I looked around to see if maybe I had placed them a but further over by mistake or if someone had stopped to look at them and then put them down in the wrong place, but I could not find them anywhere.

Besides for that, I had a great run. I ran acoss Kishon a number of times, interspersed with extensions up part of Hayarkon and a number of circuits around the first part of the bridge to RBS C.

Monday, October 29, 2018

good 8

I went out for a short run and ran 8km. I probably won't run tomorrow, in anticipation of a good long run on Wednesday. It is a bit of a shame. With election day on Tuesday, it is officially a day off of work,. As a self-employed freelancer, there is no such thing as a true day off of work, but the time pressure will be much less and it would be a good day for a run.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

good 10

Today was pretty good. Because we changed the clock back last night off DST, i was able to get an extra hour of sleep and still get up at my regular time for an early morning 10km run in the nice sunlight.

The run itself was pretty good - significantly better than the past 2 runs. The weather was sunny and bright but still cool. Not many runners or walkers out while I was out, though there were some. Perhaps there are less on Sunday morning because Saturday night seems to be a popular time - not sure.

Anyways, good run, good start to the day

Saturday, October 27, 2018

recovery 7

this run felt better than Friday's run, but was still a bit slower than I like. I got 7 and could have kept going, but instead am looking for a better run, hopefully, tomorrow morning.

Friday, October 26, 2018

recovery 8.5

I did not know what I was going to be able to run this morning, so I went out with no plan. I had no idea how much I'd be able to run, after a tiring week and after Wednesday's long run.I kind of fantasized about scraping out between 15 - 20km, but I knew that was unlikely. My second fantasy was 12-13km, which I thought would be more realistic even if I was still sore and worn out.

It turns out neither my a or b fantasies came to be. I think I could have kept going, but I bailed at 8.5km. I was so worn out and running so slow I just saw no point in continuing, and I had a busy day scheduled so I thought getting to that would be more productive. I kind of feel bad I gave in to my lazy brain talking me into bailing, but 8.5km is a decent run, even though it was very slow.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

long 27

27km at a decent pace. good long run. felt great until nearly the end when I started to feel a bit worn out.

I did a crazy route. I ran up and down Kishon, repeatedly. That would be 6+ cycles across Kishon. It wasn't so bad, but by the 6th cycle I really wanted to see something different, but by then I really did not want the hills changing route would have brought

Sunday, October 21, 2018

tough 11

I woke up this morning planning to run. As a matter of fact, I woke up a little earlier than usual to try to watch some of the Brewers Dodgers final game while I got ready to run. When I got up I was not really feeling like running, and after I watched enough of the game to satisfy me, I was still not feeling like running. So I didn't.

Later, with some time on my hands, I decided I was feeling like running. So I did.

I went out hoping for a 10km, but after just a little bit of running my joints started to feel sore and my body felt a little tired. When I was at about the 4km mark I thought of stopping at 5 or 6 kilometers, but the whole thing felt weird. On the one hand I overall felt good and strong, while on the other hand my joints were feeling a little weak and a bit tired on the uphills. I stopped thinking about it and just kept going. I went out down to the 10 and ran to the end and then back. That brought me home at 11km. My pace was decently average, which is better than I had expected.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

good 10

got a nice 10km run in tonight right after Shabbos. Felt good.

So far, yeah small sample size, switching long run to Wednesday has worked out nicely

Friday, October 19, 2018

good 10

I got in a good 10km run this morning. I felt strong and could have kept going but I got a late start and decided 10 was enough time-wise. It was a bit humid, and it seems like rain is on the way

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

long run 22

I changed things up and decided to do my long run today rather than Friday.

Thins felt far better than I expected. For today it so far worked out well. I ran 22km at a good pace. I ran across Kishon and then out to do a backwards Lamed Hei loop, starting from the 38, then 375m then 10 then back home. I did that to avoid the steep hills, even though it is still a very uphill run, just a far lower gradient.

I actually thought, calculated, the run to get me closer to 24km, but it ended at just over 22. I feel good, so I might still get in  a decent run on Friday as well, but as of now I am only going to shoot for a 10-12km run then..

Monday, October 15, 2018

great 11

I haven't done this in a while. I did not run this morning and was kind of feeling bad about missing it, even though I didn't really miss a run but it was a run I could have done, just had decided not to. I was busy during the day so I did not get to make it up with a mid-day run, but an opportunity presented itself at the end of the work day, so i decided I would go out for a nice run. I have not run in the evenings, at the end of a work day, not including Motzei Shabbos, in a long time. It was pretty nice - good weather, good air, a bit darker than a like because of the twilight...

I ran 11km at a decent pace and felt good doing it

Sunday, October 14, 2018

good 9

a mid-day 9km run (8.5km tracked due to a crazy endomondo error again tracking the first kilometer incorrectly) felt good. The hotter weather of the later run means a sweatier run, even though it wasn't blazing hot like it was just a month or two ago at the same time.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

slow 6

I felt pretty good, strength-wise, but I was feeling heavy, probably from too much blackberry pie on Shabbos...I kept the run slow and stopped at over 6km...

Friday, October 12, 2018

ok 15

I had planned for a long run, but getting back late last night form a wedding in another city sort of derailed that.I woke up tired and delayed, then went back to sleep for a bit then woke up again and delayed some more.. it seemed like I was looking for excuses not to go out. Eventually I went out and decided I'll just try for 10 or so and see how much more I can do.

Once out there it was not so bad, though the tracking was off a little bit. I found myself doing ok , though parts of the run were more of a struggle, especially the uphills. I trudged along, and even stretched out the run to get a little more and a little more and a little more until I finished at a tracked 15km (though the real distance was probably close to 16km).

So, not great, but not bad. Overall pretty decent distance with a slow but not horrible pace

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

great 10

Today's run was 10km at a very good pace - not as fast as yesterday, but still a fast pace. I felt good all along.

This time of year is really the best for running. The air is great, the temps are perfect, everything is so pleasant and the way it should be.

Now, I have to knock it in to my brain - I WILL NOT RUN TOMORROW! I WILL NOT RUN TOMORROW!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

great 6

This morning's run was great. As I started, from the first step, I felt strong and fast, and noticed it immediately. I decided right then I would try for a fast run. After a couple of hundred meters I decided I would turn it into a speed workout, running intervals. So, I ran a short speed workout, finishing at 6+km.

Even the slow parts of my intervals were fast, and I finished my 6km at a very fast pace (for me), and I felt good the entire time. I tried to plan my slow sections to be on the slower parts of the course, though even the slow parts were faster than usual.

All in all a great fast short run

Sunday, October 7, 2018

good 6

had a good 6km run this morning at a fast pace, and it felt like I was running a bit slower than average! The tracking was correct, and whenever this happens it makes me wonder how it messed up yesterday's tracking by so much..

Saturday, October 6, 2018

good 8

After a week off of running, I had a good 8km run tonight. I felt good and strong. The run was really 8.5km but the tracking was wrong and Endomondo only marked the first kilometer at about the 1.5 mark. The rest of the time it seemed ok, adjusted for the new distance but more or less at the right amount of time and distance.

Lots of runners and walkers out enjoying the cool night air.