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Thursday, November 29, 2018

disappointing 27

you cant really be disappointed by a 27km run, but it was slightly disappointing. I was hoping for a 30-31km run.

I woke up early and everything went well. Was feeling good and running fine. After two cycles across Kishon I went out to the 10, 375 out to Aderet Junction and back, and then more on Kishon.

The run was going well, and Endomondo tracking seemed to be fine today. The last 4 or 5km I started to slow down significantly and specifically my left knee was feeling tight. At 27 I stopped for a drink and was determined to finish up with another 3km, but when I tried to start running it was just too difficult. I could have struggled through it but did not see the point just to hit the number. 27 is also good.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

lousy 6.5

This morning was just lousy. I planned for  along run. Was hoping to break 30km, maybe 32, but keeping it under 35.

First I woke up a little later than planned, after waking up early and then going back to bed. Then I went out and after the first couple of kilometers, nothing felt right. It was just going poorly. Maybe I will try again tomorrow.

Also, for the past week and a half, Endomondo has been measuring my distances differently each run. I can really only tell by the first kilometer marker. Once that is off, I no longer know where the next markers will be, but I can also tell by the pace it thought I ran that long km. When it is measuring the km significantly too long, obviously the pace is much "slower", so I know when it tells me the pace if the kilometer marker was more or less right or wrong, though I dont know by how much and even just estimating the pace is not accurate, but it gives me an idea. I dont know why this is suddenly happening, but I might switch apps because of it.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

stiff 5

The air was so chilly this morning that my body felt stiff and never really warmed up. That's why I stopped at 5km, even though it was a decent run...

Saturday, November 24, 2018

slow 10

Had a nice recovery run. Overall felt good, but ran slow and couldnt run faster eve had I wanted to.

The first 4.5km I ran with my son. Afer that he cut out and went home and I continued on. I thought I would continue on just to hit 6 or 7km, but went all the way out for 10..

Friday, November 23, 2018

easy 17.5

There is nothing easy about running 17.5 kilometers, but in the title I meant I took it easy and ran an easy paced 17.5km. And it was very nice, no struggle and I ran steadily the entire ay.

What was great about this run is that I planned to go out for 5 or 6 km, sort of a recovery run as I had been very sore yesterday. I started my run at an easy pace and everything felt good, so I kept going. Even after finishing 17.5 I didnt feel like I had had enough and needed to stop. I could have kept going.

I actually woke up early to run but it was raining. Since I am not training for a marathon and am not on a tight training schedule, I decided to skip it. I eventually stopped raining so after I finished doing some stuff for Shabbos preparations I decided to go out. I ended up being out much longer than expected and I enjoyed it the entire time

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

painful 26

I didnt know how much I would run. I wanted a long run but had no intention of going over 30km, and was hoping for at least 28, but minimum wanted 24, 25km.

I ended with 26km but the last few km were painful. Some bad chafing, and my speed got really slow. No real pain, so that is good. Just body wasn't up to it today./ I am more sore now post-run than I was after both my recent long runs of 30 and 35km...

Monday, November 19, 2018

tough 11

I went out for a mid-day run, in the warm weather. It was a bit warmer than I had expected, and my legs still felt sore and heavier than I had expected. After the first couple of kilometers I dropped any expectations of pace and quality, but I was still hoping to hit 10km. I pushed through and struggled a bit but I was approaching my 10km target. Just as I was finishing my last few meters, struggling and happy to be finished, a friend ran by me. I hadn't seen him in a bit and wanted to say hi so I ran hard to catch up with him and chat while running a bit. I ended up getting an extra kilometer because of it, and it was also probably my fastest kilometer of the run, not including the first two that were at a fast pace.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

decent 7

not the greatest run but I squeezed out 7km at a decent pace on tired legs...

Saturday, November 17, 2018

rusty 6.5

To combat some growing aches and pains, after a significant increase in mileage in a short span of time, I decided to take a week off of running. In the middle of the week I almost broke my rest period because I was feeling good, but I forced myself to finish the week. And I know I missed a week of great running weather, but still, I think my body needed the rest.

Tonight I went out to run and it was a bit slower than expected, but it was after a nice Shabbos of overeating - I felt a bit heavy and sluggish, but I am happy I finally got out and back on the road. I hope this will be a good week. I wont be looking to increase mileage again, but I do expect to get in some good runs including a long run.

Friday, November 9, 2018

weak 5

This morning's run was weak and barely noticeable.

I had a fantasy of running 15 or 20, but I knew my legs were not up to it. I was too tired to run early, so I went out after the kids went to school. I figured I would hope for 15 or 20 if everything worked out right but if not I was hopeful for at leats 10 or 12. But I had no energy. Besides for the soreness still in my legs and the tweak in me knee making me wonder if it would be ok or not, I just had no energy. I was running ok, just weakly and very slow. I was probably not much faster than a brisk walk. So, I decided to cut it at 5km and chalk it up to a low end recovery run

Wednesday, November 7, 2018


ow. 35km. it was going really well, until the last 5 or so kilometers. Then I started to struggle and slowed down significantly. Also, I did the same route, more or less, as last time - cycles across Kishon with extensions up part of Hayarqon and on the first section of the bridge to Gimmel. At the end I decided to do one set up Hayarqon and Hayarden and then back. Up that hill at the end was a bad idea, as it really slowed me down a lot and also near the top of the hill I felt a little tweak in me knee. It went away after a bit but it hampered me for a while.

Overall it went well, and I am happy I hit 35km. I think next week I will cut my mileage a bit.

Monday, November 5, 2018

really good 11

I planned on running yesterday but really was not feeling well so I just skipped it. This morning I went out and ran a really good 11km at a good pace and had a strong run, feeling great the entire time.

After last night's rains the air was cool and clean, the ground a bit muddy and slick and the views colorful. It was a beautiful morning for a good run

Saturday, November 3, 2018

weak 10

Friday was a decent run instead of a recovery run, so I was bound to have a bad run coming up. Tonight it happened.

I felt weak and my joints hurt a bit and I was slow. Add to that discomfort after Shabbos, perhaps from eating too much, along with the need for a pit stop in the middle.. the sucks just werent lined up tonight. But I still pushed myself to keep going and I pushed it up to 10 slow kilometers. I thought of going to 12 or 13 but then decided 10 is enough and I would like to get  a better run tomorrow.

Friday, November 2, 2018

good 12

had a good 12+km run this morning. The pace was decent, and while a bit sore form Wednesday's long run, it wasn't too bad.