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Saturday, October 31, 2020

slow 5



Slow 5, but not horribly slow. decent run for a Motzash run.

Friday, October 30, 2020

ok 8.5

 wanted to run long, but didn't want to run long. Just wasn't feeling it today. Felt like a burden. Wanted to run 15, wanted to break 10, wanted to cut it short at 5. I pushed myself to not make it just another Monday or Tuesday run, so I pushed myself to keep going, and I ended the run at 8.5 at a slow pace.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

ok 5



 Had a decent 5km run this morning. Slow, but overall felt good.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

ok 8

 HOKA Arahi


had an ok but tough 8km run this morning. Body was feeling tired. I wanted to run 8 but didn't know if I would make it, and kept thinking about stopping early. Pushed myself to keep going just a little bit more, until finally I turned onto my 8 route and then it was a foregone conclusion (unless I would just turn around and go home, which isn't ever likely to happen).

After 8 consecutive days running, I don't know what I will do tomorrow. I had no plan to start a running streak, but now that I have I dont want to stop it. This is the point of exhaustion, and I know if I power through it, even with a couple of tired runs, I'll come out the other side fine. But do I want to power through it?

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

good 6


 Today's run was my 7th consecutive day running. 

Feeling good, I decided to run 6km, but while on the run I really didn't want to. Just wasn't feeling it. I really had to force myself to go 6. Overall good run, everything felt pretty good.

Monday, October 26, 2020

good 6


I had a pretty good 6km run this morning. Nothing exciting. Just a good run

Sunday, October 25, 2020

good 5

 I wasnt sure if I would run today or not, but I kind of wanted to. I got up early enough because of the clock change that I could watch the last couple innings of the world series game and still go out for a run. I figured it would be another slow run, like last night's run, maybe a little better. it turned out to be a pretty good run at a really good pace, even though I felt a little stiff still. I was also running in my On Running shoes rather than the new Hokas and I thought that might hurt the run a bit, though I am never sure of the effect of changing my shoes on any given run. Regardless, it was a good run, so I don't know if that affected anything or not.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

very slow recovery 5

 very slow recovery run tonight of 5km. I knew it would be slow. I probably should not even have gone out. I was still sore and stiff, and my ankles and feet still hurt from Friday's long run. But I went out knowing it would be a slow run, and truthfully it was better than I expected, slow as it was. 

The air felt like the rain is coming.

Friday, October 23, 2020

great 13.5

 had a great 13.5km run this morning. 

I hadn't decided how far I would run or what route, until midway through the run itself. I kept going back and forth between 7-8km easy run and between breaking 11km (my longest long run recently). Obviously the debates of the route were also dependent on the decision of distance.

I am not sure if the new Hoka Arahis had an effect or not, but pushing 5 and 6km , everything still felt so smooth and great that I decided I would run out of the neighborhood and try to break 11.

After some waffling on the route, I ended up leaving the neighborhood a bit later than expected, and without any crazy extensions, that route had me finishing at 13.5km. At a good pace

Thursday, October 22, 2020

really good 5

 had a really good 5km run this morning. I hope it doesnt make tomorrow's "long" run more difficult...

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

nice 7

 Went out this morning in my new Hoka One One Arahi 4 stability running shoes. After hearing so much about how different Hokas are designed and built I really expected the shoe to feel very different than anything I have ever worn. It just felt good, not so different. Had a good 7km run at a decent pace.

Monday, October 19, 2020

run in the sun 5

 went out late for a run and had a nice 5km run in the sun. Worked hard, paid attention  to form and had a nice 5km run at a good pace. Was interrupted a couple of times with work calls, so i was not able to extend it further, but it was nice to be out running in the sunlight with the warm air...

Saturday, October 17, 2020

recovery 5

 slow recovery run of 5km. haven't been running on a Motzash in a long time, was surprised to see so many people out running. felt good but stiff, went tonight because I wont be able to run tomorrow morning.

Friday, October 16, 2020

very good 5

 had a very good run this morning, for the first run after a week off due to being under the weather. Still not feeling 100%, but feeling pretty good, so i went out.I planned it for a short run, just to get back into routine. I was very careful and conscious about my form, plus I ran hard, and the results showed with a much stronger pace that I have seen recently, though it wasn't easy because I still felt not at full strength from being sick (ie I felt tired-weak during the run).

Overall, very good run of 5km and next week I'll get back to my more regular running routine...

Wednesday, October 14, 2020


 sorry for no posts, but I haven't been running this week. I have bene a little under the weather (not covid. I tested as a precaution and came back negative). Felling much better but not 100%. I probably could have run this morning but decided not to. Maybe I'll go out for a short run tomorrow as a warmup for Friday. Maybe not. We'll see.

Friday, October 9, 2020

ok 11

 I kind of wanted to run 12 or 13 today, but I was feeling tired and uncomfortable, and my joints hurt a bit, probably from Wednesdays run. Despite that I had a pretty decent 11km run. Slow, but overall it felt good and was pretty smooth 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

good 8

 It was nice running in the sunlight. My runs recently have mostly been in the dark or the dull early morning light, because sunrise has gotten very late. This morning I got a bit of a later start and the sun was already out and fully up. Not really hot yet, but bright and sunny. It was nice.

Anyway, I had a good 8km run. Everything felt good and I felt stronger than previous days. And it shows in the results of a longer run at a slightly better pace.

Tomorrow will not a non-running day.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

very slow 5

 against my better judgement I decided to go for another run this morning rather than take Tuesday off. 5km at a very slow pace. As I was approaching the 4.5km mark around where I either turn right to extend it to a 6 or more run, or I turn around to cut it at 5, I was tempted to go to 6. Just because. I forced myself to just turn around and finish at 5.

Monday, October 5, 2020

disjointed 7

 I felt fine today - not fully recovered from Friday's long run but much better and closer to normal. I expected a pretty good run today. And it actually felt like a good run. But it was really slow. Nearly as slow as yesterday's recovery run. I felt like I was running faster, a more recently average pace, but it was a really slow pace. Just felt strange. I felt good so I pushed up my planned 6 to 7.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

recovery 5

 this morning's run really felt like a recovery run, which hasn't happened in a long time. Stiff, joints weak, just plodding and clodding along. A very slow run, but it felt like it would help me have a good run next time.

Friday, October 2, 2020

good 11

Went out planning to run 10km, depending on how I'd feel on the run. I felt good. I started out across Kishon as always, and then instead of running across the bridge and up the park I just ran straight up Hayarqon . I decided I was going to run out on the 10, which I have not done in a long time. I both wanted to and I was also curios to check out the roadblocks that are supposed to be there for the lockdown, and to see if the would stop me, but the non-running aspect was secondary.

So up and out I go, no roadblocks no nothing. I ran out. The road is under construction so thee were some hazardous spots, but all was good. I ran out on the 10 to the 375 and turned at the end and ran back. I hit 11 only because of the distances or where I chose to run, not because I decided to keep going or anything dramatic like that, but I felt pretty good throughout.

One of my problems is that often I look down when I run - just to a short distance in front of my feet. I do that often when I walk, but when I run it is also to protect myself from tripping over obstacles, even though I know I would see them even if I looked a bit up and spread my view over a greater distance. It also indicates bad form, so it is something I try to work on, but I often just find myself doing it naturally for long periods of time before I remember to lift my head a bit and straighten my back.

Well, today it was a problem. Besides for just generally doing it, I was running through a portion of road construction, uphill, so I was more watching my foot placement so I wouldnt hurt myself. Sure enough, instead of twisting my ankle on rocks or upended sidewalk tiles, I smashed my head into a low hanging street advertising sign. I have always noticed the  sign on my way out as I run under it and always thought it comes awfully close, but when you see it you adjust your gait and are careful to run under it. On the way back in, running uphill through construction, I just didn't see it at all. I ran right into it, smashing the top portion of my head, with my hat slightly dulling the impact. It knocked me dead in my tracks as I fell and my glasses flew off my face from the sweat and inertia. I stumbled a bit to pick them up and get up and noticed a car stopping up ahead to make sure I was alright. I checked myself and saw everything seemed ok and kept going and the driver was in the meantime turning around and coming back to check on me. I told him I was ok as I started running again, and headed back home. 

I guess it will swell up a bit and hurt more a little later, but I think it is ok. Besides for that it was a really good 11km run, albeit it, slow as always