Invisible Shoes - Barefoot Running Sandals

Sunday, September 29, 2019

ok 6.5

Went out for a run this morning. Still sore and tight joints, but better, a little looser, than last night. It was a slow 6.5km, but significantly better than last night's..

Saturday, September 28, 2019

recovery 6.5

Motzash recovery run. slow though I felt pretty good overall besides for some tightness in the limbs and joints. I like my progress so far and how I feel overall.

Friday, September 27, 2019

fabulous 20

Just capped off a not so great running week with a great 20km run.

I wanted to break my record for the season long run of 17.5km from last week, but I did not have a specific number in mind, though I was hopeful I would make it to 19-20. I also did not know if it would be possible, after a physically busy week with less than average running. And the speed/strength would be an unknown as well.

I started out and felt a little slower than normal, and also a little weaker. I even had to stop a couple times in the first 3 kilometers, though just for a moment each time. I thought my run was doomed and was deciding whether to just cut it at 6-7, or try at least try to hit 10. After the third kilometer though I felt strong and everything settled down and I was more in sync. The pace picked up a little but more importantly I felt stronger. So, I ran across Kishon, the bridge to Gimmel, up Hayarqon, across Hayarden, down Mishkafayim, out to Road 10 (3855), to 375. Once there I made a small junta to the direction of Tzur Hadassa, then back and out to the satellites, and then back home.

Saw runners and bikers all out enjoying the beautiful morning and cool air.

At the end of the day, I made it to 20km at a pretty good pace - just a few seconds off the pace from last weeks long run. Average pace, borderline fast (though it fell just on the average side of the border). First time in ages that I have run 20km, so this was a great run.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

short 5

I went out for a short run, just to get out. After a couple days of no running because of external problems I just really needed to get out, but I didnt want to hurt my chances for a long run tomorrow. So a short 5km was the plan.

I ran 5km, as planned. The first couple were  alittle slower than expected, and I felt like I was running heavy. In the third kilometer my pace picked up just a little bit and I felt increasingly stronger. Overall my pace was average, after initially looking like it would be slow.

Monday, September 23, 2019

lousy 6

my pace was average, but just barely. I had hoped to run somewhere in the range of 10km, but I was just feeling stiff all over and could not get any rhythm. I was then going to bail at 5, just because I was not feeling productive, and then pushed it to 6km.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

ok 7.5

went out late t his morning. Woke up too tired to run after a late first night of selichos. Then after dozing off again, it was too late to run. Then I was just feeling tired and lethargic and was lazy about getting going. But eventually I pushed myself out. I figured I would get a slow short 5-6km run in.

I started running and felt tired. After about the first 1.5km, I suddenly felt a lot stronger. Overall i pushed it to 7.5km at an average pace, so better on distance and on speed than I had expected.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

recovery 5

slow recovery run. 5km. wasnt even sure I would make it that far, but did

Friday, September 20, 2019

good 17.5

I wanted a good long run, and was thinking of about 17 because I recently ran a 15k run. I was out feeling really good and running at a good pace, so I just kept going. My uphills were a little slow, especially near the end, but overall my pace was quick and had a borderline fast 17.5km run. Ran across Kishon and the bridge to Gimmel, then up through Park Yarmuth, across Hayarden (to Dolev), down through Mishkafayim, out on the 10 and 375 until just before Tzomet Etziyona, and then back home.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

good 6

I went out hoping for a 10km run, but when running I just was not feeling it, even though I was having a good run. I felt like I might be overdoing it, possibly because I had run less than 12 hours prior, and that my body should rest, especially if I want to have a good run tomorrow.

The run itself felt pretty good. 6km at a fast pace.. Humid and sweaty, but overall pretty good.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

quick 6

was not able to go out this morning, though I had planned to. I woke up int eh middle of the night, at 3:30am, to use the bathroom. I actually thought of going out to run then, but didn't Instead I went back to bed. Whenever that happens, my routine is messed up and I often end up waking up later than usual. Sure enough I woke up too late to run.

This evening though it worked out and I got out to run a 6km run. The pace was quick, borderline fast and I felt really good. I wanted a longer run, but the timing did not work out. Maybe tomorrow morning I'll make up for it with another, longer, run.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

good 10

went out and got a 10km run in at average pace. too many uphills on my route that slowed me down from what otherwise would have been a fast run.

I finished my run at my polling station and voted int he Israeli elections

Sunday, September 15, 2019

slow 6

was sore this morning form last night's run, but went out for a run anyway. Got in a slow 6km run, though it was much faster than last night's run

Saturday, September 14, 2019

slow 10

I knew my run tonight would be slow - it always is on Motzash - but I wanted to make up some of the mileage I missed on Friday, so I hoped I would have the stamina for a 10km, and I did. Slow but steady. Ran across Kishon, on the bridge to Gimmel, then up Hayarqon and up through the Yarmuth Park, across Hayarden to Dolev and then back down Hayarden and Hayarqon to home. Slow but steady, I got my 10km at a slow pace.

Friday, September 13, 2019

tired 6

A late night at a simcha had me waking up late and worn out. I thought I would just skip it but then decided to go out anyway. While I had initially planned a long run for this friday, there was no way I could do that now, both tired and the morning already getting hot, so I just figured I'd get in a slow short run. And that's what I did. I made it the entire way, so that's good, and I got an average-paced 6km run.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

quick 7

body was a little tired and sore so thought my run would be slow and un-energetic, but I had a surprisingly good and strong run. 7km at a quick, borderline fast, pace, feeling good all the way

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

average 7.5

went out a little tired not sure how much I would run or how fast. Ran ok and ended with a 7.5km run at average pace. A few of the km were pretty fast and I thought I might have a surprising run, but I didnt pay attention to most, even though I felt slow at times, and just didn't push myself much, so happy to end with an average run

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

quick 7.5

went out for a run feeling good and strong and got a quick, borderline fast, 7.5km run out of it in the process...

Sunday, September 8, 2019

average 5

average paced 5km is better than I expected. I have been a little under the weather after some travel, and not being fully out of it and after not running in over a week, I went out just to stretch out the legs and start getting back to it. I expected a very slow 5km, so average pace is better than expected.