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Friday, August 30, 2019

slow 9

another sightseeing run in Fulda Germany had me finish with a slow 9km. I actually had planned on running less but as I was running around and turning back, I kept finding more turns that looked as if they might lead to an interesting street or park or whatnot so I kept choosing to make additional turns in other directions extending my run to 9.

I did discover that Fulda is not as flat as I thought the other day. Maybe it is just different parts of the city, or else maybe I just was not paying much attention.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

sightseeing 7

ran a very slow 7km today but it was mostly a sightseeing run, along with some soreness from previous run and tired from a busy schedule with not enough sleep.

I ran to the Schlossgarden, as had been recommended to me by a local, and then just figured I would run around aimlessly in the direction of things that looked interesting and head back after a short run. While running I saw another garden and went in. I think it was called the Am Rosengarten. It looked small so I was disappointed but when I got to the back of it I saw a trail heading out into a green area so I took it. It was a humongous park with many trails in different directions. I changed trails aimlessly and eventually ran over the Fulda River. I thought I would never see the end of that park and had no idea how to get out. By then I was already running longer than planned. At some point i saw some cars in the distance driving so ran in that direction. It led me out of the park and eventually I found my way back to the hotel with a sight detour as I saw I was very close to the old Jewish area with the old shul and yeshiva that we had been shown yesterday. I felt compelled to run through it considering I was right there. Then I made my way back to the hotel.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

unsure 8

I am in Germany for a few days in a small city called Fulda. I went for a run this morning, not knowing at all where I was going or how to get anywhere specific. I ended up running 8km at an average pace which is pretty good, considering I kept stopping and trying to figure out where I was and which way to proceed. My pace when running was petty good, and I am sure that the almost entirely flat terrain had something to do with it

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Monday, August 26, 2019

nice 10

I probably could have pushed a little more on the uphills today as I was feeling good and strong.

10km at a top average pace. Nice weather, good air, felt good, and just ran.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

recovery 5

slow recovery run at 5km. Thought about not going. Everything sore, especially feet and ankles, after Friday's long run, but decided to go anyway. Took it easy - even easier than normal for a Motzash run.

Friday, August 23, 2019

really good 14

I went out feeling good, looking forward to a long run. I wanted to get out to Tzomet Etziyona, as it used ot be a standard run for me but I have not run out that far in a long time.

So, I started my regular route, across Kishon, and then headed out of RBS to Road 10 and the 375. I made it all the way out to Etziyona Junction, and then ran back. It was really uneventful, but I made my goal and at a really good pace. I finished 14km at a borderline fast pace. I needed water, and will have to take care of that in the future, but today was a really good run.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

average 6

I ran an average 6km, top of average range but average, this morning and that was better than expected.

I had planned for a good run today, but after going out late last night and eating too much, I thought there would be no way I would get it in in the morning and the rest of the day is always unknown and unplanned. The fact that I got a run in at all was therefore fabulous all on its own, regardless of the quality.

As soon as I started I knew it wouldnt be great. I was feeling uncomfortable and breathing was off, and the run was ok. I actually needed a pit stop in the middle and after that the run was a little bit better.

Either way, I got my 6km in and that's what counts

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

fast 6.5

I finally got a fast pace out of these old legs! After many weeks of suddenly having slowed down, I was almost resigned to thinking that my recent little fast stretch was an anomaly and those days are over. Today I ran a 6.5km run at a good fast pace!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Saturday, August 17, 2019

slow 6.5

6.5km at a slow pace on a hot, humid, Motzei Shabbos. I'll take it. I felt fine, trying out a new pair of shoes - the Altra Escalante Zero Drop shoes. I bought these a few months ago and put them aside.

Friday, August 16, 2019

good 11.5

Had a really good 11.5km run this morning. I wanted to get a little more distance so I intentionally tried to avoid running too fast at the beginning. Pace was average and it was a really nice run. It was actually a little warmer than I had expected, as recently early mornings have been pretty cool again.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

good 7.5

had a really good 7.5km run this morning. Was up early so went out. Felt great and run was strong. Finished with a top-end average pace, borderline fast. Looking back at my stats, if not for 2km that were each largely uphill, I would have had a nice fast run. Those 2 uphill sections were slow enough to knock my overall pace down into the average range. So that is pretty good.

I was going to stop at 5 or 6 but I was feeling so good I decided to switch my route to the 7.5km route.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

better 6

significantly faster and stronger run today, pushing a 6km run up to average speed. was feeling good and got that run in despite a crick in my neck.

Monday, August 12, 2019

slow 5

slow but not unreasonable 5km run after 2 days off including a fast day. felt fine overall. I am thinking that it might be time to replace my shoes. Good thing I have gotten a new pair that is just waiting for the right moment...

Friday, August 9, 2019

lackluster 5

no energy. first couple of km were fine but then I just did not have any energy. I was feeling fine but just not energetic. I cut it short at 5km

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

getting there 7.5

Today's run had me breaking out of the slow range and into the average range, even if just barely. In the last couple of kilometers I felt really gassed, probably because of the humidity but also from a short-term diet I am on, but I pushed myself to hit the 7.5km marker, so I am happy.

The first 5 or so km were relatively fast and I felt great. I could have stopped there and been happy with a short fast run, but decided to push it. The next section was the more uphill part, which slows me down anyway, but it also took the energy out of me, so even coming down on the way back was slower than it should have been. That is fine though. Overall it was a good run and I got 7.5km,

Monday, August 5, 2019

better 7.5

still slow but I felt really good out there, and it was slow but not as slow. And I had a couple of fast kilometers in the batch of 7.5km. Overall I felt good and getting back to myself out there...

Saturday, August 3, 2019

slow 6.5

Felt good out there as I got a slow 6.5km run.

Have to get my rhythm back after not running much the past couple of weeks...