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...
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..
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....
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.
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.
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..