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Saturday, October 30, 2021

recovery 6


better run than expected but very slow. good 6km recovery run after the half marathon. I almost didnt go out as my legs are still sore and stiff - was goign to wait until tomorrow morning. But I decided to go out and it felt good...

Friday, October 29, 2021

Jerusalem 21.1km Half Marathon

 Altra Rivera

I couple of weeks ago I decided to sign up to run the half marathon in the Jerusalem Marathon event. I dont remember what my last race was, but it has been a few years since I participated in any race.

I decided to run the half marathon, even though it is a little bit longer than my longest long runs in recent times. The hills of Jerusalem are very tough so I didnt know how I would do, but I employed my new hill strategy of taking it slow on the hills and running harder on the downs and flats. I think it was successful as I finished the race at give or take my expected time, and I did not even stop once to rest nor did I walk at all.

It was a beautiful day, a beautiful city, a beautiful race.

21.1km in 2:22:22 (official time) to keep all the OCD people satisified

BTW, I beat the Marathon winner, who rana  2:24... then again, he ran the full marathon and I only ran the half..

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

prep 5

 Altra Rivera

Went out for a slow 5km. It was a good run and even though it was slow, it was a little faster than I had planned for. I just want to keep the legs stretched out right now for Friday's half marathon in Jerusalem, but dont want to go into it with tired and worn out legs....

Sunday, October 24, 2021

good 6


I skipped running last night but had a good 6km run this morning. cool morning air and my legs seemed mostly recovered from Fridays long run

Friday, October 22, 2021

good 19

 Altra Rivera

good 19km run. vacillated between running long and running medium, and changed decisions multiple times throughout the run. in the end I pushed to 19 and overall felt good, even though I took it a little slow. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

good 11

 Altra Rivera

good 11km run at a good pace. mid-day with pleasant weather. wonderful

Monday, October 18, 2021

ok 6.5


Hadd an ok 6.5km run. Wanted to hit 10 but was struggling a bit with tired legs. I was somewhat relieved when I got a phone call that forced me to end my run, so i finished up at 6.5km  with a good excuse :-)

Sunday, October 17, 2021

good 6.5

 Altra Rivera

Cracked out one of my new pairs of shoes that have been on the shelf, as I am retiring the Hoka shoes at about 800km. I might still run some short runs in them but they are basically retired.

 Ran 6.5km to break in the new shoes. Beautiful weather, running in the sun but cool air. Fabulous. Felt great, decent pace.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

recovery 6


I think tonight's 6km run was pretty much a real recovery run. It was good in the sense that it was steady and consistent and I felt good, but it was slow.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Sunday, October 10, 2021

pushed 8.5


good tough 8.5km run. Went out mid-morning. The weather is finally just not too hot enough that daytime running is possible, schedule depending... It was tough though. It might have been the warm sun and I am now starting to think it might be time to retire the Hoka shoes. I am at about 800km on them and I think it might be time to replace them. All my recent difficult runs, plus a little bit of pain here and there, were all while running in the Hokas.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Friday, October 8, 2021

ok 6


today was planned to be a long but but I was short n legs and drive, so I ended at a slow paced 6km...

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

good 12


good 12km run this morning, though it was tough at times. Pace was good, better than expected. Was tough and had to stop a couple of times to rest for a moment, especially on a couple of uphills...

Monday, October 4, 2021

good 10


good 10km run this morning. felt tough at times but overall ran well, consistent and fluid.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

good 6.5


Good 6.5km run, especially for a Motzash. Pace was ok, but more importantly felt good and run was fluid and consistent.

Friday, October 1, 2021

good 7


ran a good 7km this morning at a good pace. My leg muscles feel strained, which is a little strange, as I am not running farther or faster than previously - just the opposite - running pretty much the same pace, but generally shorter distances. Maybe the past month or 6 weeks of lower level running because of the holidays effected this..