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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

interesting 8

This morning I woke up early and decided it was time to take advantage of an empty parking lot with nobody meandering around...

I went out for a run. I ran 8km. All in my building's parking lot.

The regulations due to CoronaVirus do not allow people to go out beyond 100 meters form their house. Some people have found creative solutions with routes that keep them within 100m of their house and they do loops on that route. I personally felt that doing so is within the letter of the law (possibly - some police disagree) but not within the spirit of the law. I did not want to run outside, even within 100 meters of the building, as I felt it would create an atmosphere of people being outside and doing outdoor activities, and would cause other people to feel that they could go outside and do their things - and some of them might be less careful than me to keep within the rules. So, after a few days of not going out to run, I decided to run in my building parking lot without going down to the street at all. The parking lot is also behind the building and is not really visible from the street (except the driveway portion). Plus it was early in the morning and nobody was out except the garbage men.

So, I ran 8 kilometers, all in my parking lot. The length from one end to the other in the runnable portion is about 25+ meters. 4 laps gave me about 100 meters. I just kept running back and forth. If not for my podcasts I probably would have gone insane doing that and stopped much sooner, but it was not so bad.

the short distance did not really allow any decent pace, plus so many turns in such short amounts of time kept me slowing down as well. So, I was happy to get out and get some exercise, but this is not going to do any wonders for my running level.

I estimate that 8 kilometers took me to about 320 laps across the lot. And this si what the picture of the map looks like:

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

ok 8

I just came back from what is likely to have been my last run in a while. While I normally would not have run today, after 2 days of running hard plus my legs being sore and stiff from those two runs, I decided to take advantage of what might be my last opportunity for at least a week and possibly more.

I ran 8km at an ok pace. I was sore and stiff and my first 3km were slower because of it. After the third km I settled in and had a few good fast kilometers, before heading uphill, and then back down fast to finish. Overall it evened out and the run was decent, but slower than most runs over the past few months...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

great 10

Had a great 10km run this morning. it was a little bit warmer than expected, and there were strong headwinds at times, but I had a fast run. I had to stop a few times for a few moments (did this on the uphills) to catch my breath and rest my legs, but other than that it was a really good run. I felt it was important to go today since there are talks of tightening the lock-down and restricting movement even more. It is possible that int he coming days the rules will be changed and I might not be able to go out for another run...

Monday, March 23, 2020

good 6

this partial lockdown to minimize the spread of CoronaVirus has been a pain int he neck, but that's life. I have not run in about ten days now even though it was technically permitted by the rules. Enough is enough and with no end in sight I felt like I needed to get out, so I went for a run.

6km at a very fast pace. Was a little surprising as I thought I would be a little slower because of the ten day break. When I started I felt like a coiled spring being released.

Friday, March 13, 2020

good 8.5

sorry for the delayed writing. had a great 8.5km run in light rain.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

gusty 6.5

the storm is approaching but I wanted to get a run in before it hits. The winds have been picking up already and my run was in wind gusts at 46 km per hour, or about 28mph, making the running difficult at some points. But I got in my 6.5km run at an impressively fast pace for such difficult conditions.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

great 8

I just had a great 8km run on a beautiful and warm Shushan Purim morning

Sunday, March 8, 2020

great 6.5

had a great run. opportunity presented itself in the evening, so I grabbed it, not knowing what Taanis Esther or Purim would allow. Had a very fast 6.4km run. felt great and strong, and the weather was perfect

Saturday, March 7, 2020

good 6.5

had a really good 6.5km run. felt really good. pace was fast but tempered. felt the need to run because not sure the next few days will provide many opportunities...

Friday, March 6, 2020

good 6.5

I thought I outwaited the rain. the weather looked nice, but cool and breezy,  after some early morning rains. I was not really in the mood to run much, but I did want to go out for something. So I figured I'll run 6 or so and see after that whether to continue or not.

The run started off a bit slower than recent runs, though still a good pace, and the first 3km continued at that slower pace. After that my pace picked up. I finished at 6.5km with a fast pace, but still slower than recent runs. At about the 4km mark the skies suddenly turned dark and the winds picked up. A few minutes later the drops started falling, thunder and lightning, and then the rain got a little more serious, though I ended my run before it started pouring. Overall a good run

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

stiff 6

I went out for a run knowing that it was hot and I was stiff from yesterday's run. I really wanted to run 10 or 12 km, but it was not meant to be. The stiffness made it too difficult a run. I could have kept going but there was no real reason to force out a low quality 10km run. A semi-decent 6km run was enough.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

great 10

I had a great 10km run. Ran strong, felt great, beautiful weather if a bit warm, and had a great run. Fabulous.

The strange thing is that I can hardly walk right now. I am having a  lot of pain in different parts of my foot and lower legs, and I am limping around, no matter which shoes I wear, with or without orthotics, rest or no rest - my feet just hurt. Yet I put my running shoes on and I feel great and run pain-free. I would suspect the endorphins, but the pain goes away well before any endorphins start flowing, and even before I start running at all! Very strange