Invisible Shoes - Barefoot Running Sandals

Saturday, December 30, 2023

not horrible 5

 Altra Paradigm

for a Motzash run it wasnt horrible. I did an easy 5km and felt ok. Slow and all that, but not horrible

Friday, December 29, 2023

good 10

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good 10km run ni early morning chilly air but beautiful skies. Felt good, ran pretty stropng

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

very good 10

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I hit the 10km mark today!

After a busy morning in which I couldnt find time to run, I got out knowing my time was tight and would have to keep it short. All morning I was regretting not having run because it was a beautiful morning and I was feeling really good, no soreness, not tired at all, just felt good and full of energy. A bit after noon I figured I can go for a short run and would probably get a good pace on it as well, so while I had been resigned to not running today and running tomorrow instead, I figured better to go out for a short good run than waiting for tomorrow when who knows what will be. Well, I went out and was having a really good run feeling great and I just decided to keep going and be a little late for where I needed to be. I ended running 10km at a nicely improved pace. I am not there yet but I am getting closer to the pace I used to run marathons at, which itself was pretty slow as well...

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

ok 5.5

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I was not going to run today, due to tired and sore legs from yesterday, but I couldnt stop myself considering the beautiful weather. But I planned for a short easy run. The problem was that the run I had was better than expected and the weather was so nice that I was tempted to take advantage and go further. I had to stop myself from doing so and just keeping it a nice short easy run. 5.5km at a decent easy pace.

Monday, December 25, 2023

ok 7

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ok 7km run. nothing special, nice to have good weather again after a few days of no running because of bad weather and bad timing...

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

lousy 4.7-6

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lousy run. was feeling tired and worn out, almost didnt want to go run but I wanted to go run, but when I ran I could hardly run. And then about a kilometer and a quarter into the run, I noticed my watch wasnt tracking anything - it was on and showing pace but wasnt tracking distance or time or anything. i fiddled with it a bit and then gave up and restarted, so my final watch display showed about 4.7km but I actually ran closer to 6km, though I have no idea of actual pace (though I know it was lousy)

Monday, December 18, 2023

easy 6.5

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After yesterday's good run, I knew and felt that today I would need an easy run, so that's what it was. No pushing, no trying to go faster or longer. Just an easy 6.5km run.

Sunday, December 17, 2023

good 9.5

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Usually after a lousy Motzash run I have a decent to good run the next day. So after last night's lousy run I thought today might be a good enough run to extend my distance but wasnt sure. Went out in beautiful weather and felt good. The run was going well and at a good pace and I rerouted to extend to 9km. I ended up finishing at 9.5km, so overall, good run

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Friday, December 15, 2023

good 8.5

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Much better run this morning than yesterday. Pace was more in line with my recent running pace and everything just felt better along the way. Good run, 8.5km feeling good. Maybe it is time to increase distance a little more next week

Thursday, December 14, 2023

ok 8

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8km at a calm pace in good weather. I didnt expect to hit 8. I couldnt push today, my joints felt stiff and it just wasnt great, but I kept going and even hit 8. At the end I saw an old running friend and he turned to run with me for my last few minutes so it was nice to catch up with him and he gave me a little boost of energy for the last few minutes of my run

Monday, December 11, 2023

easy 5.5

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went out for a run, was slightly warmer than expected. I was feeling good so had expected to go for 7 or 8 km and to push for a good pace, but once I started I knew that wouldnt happen. Muscles felt sore and things felt stiff. I started off well but realized it wouldnt work so instead ran the rest an easy run and kept it short. 5.5km at an easy pace

Sunday, December 10, 2023

good 6.5

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good 6.5km. Beautiful weather. not a great run, but a good run, and pace improved again by a tiny bit.

Saturday, December 9, 2023

lousy 5

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lousy Motzash run of 5km. I wanted to stop almost as soon as I started. Truth is form a pace perspective it was pretty much what I would expect of myself on a Motzash with my current fitness, and a couple weeks ago this would have been considered a good, or maybe decent, run. But in general it was lousy. Wasnt feeling great, stopped a bunch of times, just out of sync. These Motzash runs are good even when bad just to get leegs stretched out and back for a better sunday or Monday run

Friday, December 8, 2023

good 9

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good run this morning in perfect weather. Extended to 9km and had a slightly improved pace once again, so nothing but a good run.... 

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

better 6.5

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was going to try for an easy run today but I ended up running 6.5km hard and again improved my pace a bit more. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

good 6

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another good run, this one in warm and muggy humid weather, as a storm is heading towards us. 6km at a good pace. I meant it to be an easy run, and I dont think I pushed too hard, so hitting the pace I did is pretty impressive for me. hopefully it means my base has improved. I have been trying to focus on breathing better while running - I sometimes forget to pay attention to it, but I am paying attention much more than I used to, so maybe that is helping as well

Sunday, December 3, 2023

good 8

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Another good run, further improved pace and extended my distance as well to 8km. By the time I was able to go out for my run it was already warm but I was feeling good and decided to extend. i did cheat a little and planed the last couple kilometers to be mostly downhill, but heck, I did it.

Saturday, December 2, 2023

ok 5

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After a crazy Shabbos day in which I had to go to the hospital with someone, hardy ate, hardly rested, and gt home late after Shabbos, I went for a run anyway and actually had a decent 5km run, great for any Motzash, especially after last week's running, amazing for tonight.

Friday, December 1, 2023

good 6.5

 Altra Paradigm

Mind you, when I say "good" it is contextual. It is good for my current running, but it is still significantly slower than it used to be, and I was always relatively slow, so even a good run nowadays is really slow. but pace isnt everything, it isnt even one of the main things. A good run means I felt good, I felt improvement, the run was a struggle in the sense of pushing to run better but not a struggle in the sense of difficulty and not wanting to be out there, not able to complete my run, etc.

So today was a good run. My pace improved and I ran more distance. 6.5km at a better pace and felt good throughout. I feel like I am starting to get back to my regular running and my body has adjusted, or is well into the process of adjusting,  back to this routine and fitness activity.