Invisible Shoes - Barefoot Running Sandals

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

good 5.5

 On CloudFlyer

good 5.5km run this morning. pace improved again to closer to what is today normal for me. felt good.

Monday, June 17, 2024

better 5.5

 On CloudFlyer

better than yesterday but still slowish. 5.5km at a slightly better pace. felt ok

Sunday, June 16, 2024

slowish 5.5

 On CloudFlyer

felt slow today and was surprised to see when I finished that while I was slow the pace was actually semi-decent.... 5.5km at a slowish but not snail pace

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

good 7.5

 On CloudFlyer

good 7.5km run. the later part of it was tough and had to stop a couple extra times to catch my breath for a moment. felt good overall, good pace

Monday, June 10, 2024

slow 5.5

 On CloudFlyer

I woke up too eary today and was tired but went out for a run anyway. 5.5km at a slow pace. took it easy and was tempted several times to turn around and cut it short, but in the end pushed to 5.5km so got that done.

Sunday, June 9, 2024

very good 5.5

 On CloudFlyer

got up early and ran. Summer now so pretty much always have to run early to avoid the brutal heat. 5.5km at a really good pace. felt great.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

strong 5

 On CloudFlyer

indoor running with all that entails... a good strong 5km run at a decent pace on the treadmill

Sunday, June 2, 2024

ok 5.5

 On CloudFlyer

good run. turned out to be a little slower than it felt but overall a good run. 5.5km at a slow but not horrible pace. 

Friday, May 31, 2024

good 9

 On CloudFlyer

good 9km run. felt good. Decent pace. taking off yesterday was a good move.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

easy 5.5

 On CloudFlyer

it took me time to get out this morning. I woke up tired and was finding every excuse to skip the run and go back to bed. Eventually I pushed myself and got out. My compromise was that despite having wanted to run a bit longer, in the range of 7-8km, I felt good being happy I got out at all and made it an easy 5.5km , no frills no thrills.. Sometimes just getting out is a win

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

slow 5

 On CloudFlyer

5 slow kilometers. I wanted to run but knew I couldnt really - still sore and tired legs from past few runs, so compromise was to go out for a recovery run of sorts - slow and short to stretch the legs. 5km at a slow pace

Monday, May 27, 2024

good 7

 On CloudFlyer

good early morning 7km run. made sure to get out early before it gets too hot, as a significant increase in temps is expected for today. Ran well, a little tired but overall good run.

Sunday, May 26, 2024

good 6.5

 On CloudFlyer

good 6.5km run this morning. did some early work and got back with enough time for a run before the day started. Thanks to Lag Baomer, the kids didnt need to go to school, giving me that time slot to run. good run, felt strong, 6.5km at a good pace

Monday, May 20, 2024

very good 5.5

 On CloudFlyer

I was not going to run today after getting up a little too late and thinking I wouldnt have time. I found time and was going to keep it very short, but went for a normal run, and ended up running 5.5km at a really good pace

Sunday, May 19, 2024

good 6.5

 On CloudFlyer

good early morning 6.5km run. Now that summer is here and it is hot on a pretty consistent basis I have to make more of an effort to run early before it gets too hot. good run at a good pace, felt strong.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

good 5.5

 On CloudFlyer

back to outdoor running. Tonight was tough - body still feels worn down and after Shabbos and all that, but I got in a good run even though it was slow. 5.5km at a slow but not horrible pace

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

good 2.5

 On CloudFlyer

good 2.5km run. ran this morning so didnt want to run too much now so I can hopefully run tomorrow morning again. felt good, ran strong.

Monday, May 13, 2024

good 5

 On CloudFlyer

good 5km run. felt good. was going to run shorter but felt good and kept going

good 3

 On CloudFlyer

good run but it is late after a long day and I had just eaten dinner so I kept it short even though I was feeling good. 3km at a good pace

Sunday, May 12, 2024

short 2

 On CloudFlyer

came back late after shabbos and decided to just do a short run. tired after a long day. 2km at a decent pace, felt good. probably could have gone further.

Friday, May 10, 2024

good 5

 On CloudFlyer

a good strong Friday afternoon 5km run (indoors). Nothing exceptional but felt good and strong.

I dont understand though how I used to run half and full marathons at faster paces than my strongest and fastest runs of today in which I feel if I would run any faster my body would explode.

Today I actually took a minute to figure out the programming on the treadmill and set it to the best of my ability. I was very impressed when I saw the treadmill stats were almost exactly the same as the stats of the run on my gps watch. As I have said before, I dont understand how a gps watch tracks indoor running accurately, but now I know it clearly does!

good 5

 On CloudFlyer

Went for a late run at night (indoors) after a long day and actually had a good run. 5km at a good pace and felt good and ran strong.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

ok 5

 On CloudFlyer

better [indoor] run today than yesterday's run. Still not great but was a decent run. Treadmill was set to a stronger pace than yesterdays and I felt decent while on the run and was able to run past 5km. Could have run a little more but started a bit later than usual and didnt have time for more, but at least when I finished I didnt feel finished.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

last 3

 On CloudFlyer

After not running for a bit, and now being in transit, this mornings 3km run (indoors) felt like the last three kilometers of a marathon. I really felt lousy, so clearly have to ease back into it and get my stamina back. the room was also warm and I couldnt figure out how to adjust the temps so that might have affected things as well, but in general I just felt like I didnt have the strength...

Friday, April 26, 2024

ok 5.5

 On CloudFlyer

went for a run as the heat wave broke and temps are nice again. Overcast and cool out is the perfect environment for a great run but I have just been feeling tired this holiday. 5.5km at a slowish pace.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

difficult 5.5

 On CloudFlyer

Difficult run. shorter than what I would have liked but it was a difficult run. After the holiday I had body parts hurting and was tired. In addition we are in a short heat wave so the winds were unreasonable, as was the dry air. It is getting unreasonably hot but it wasnt yet at that point but between the heat, the dryness and the wind, it wasnt good. 5.5km 

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Friday, April 19, 2024

ok 7.5

 On CloudFlyer

got a decent run in this morning, coming in at 7.5km. Pace was ok, if a bit slow. I didnt run as far as I would have liked, but farther than planned when I walked out the door. I was very tired and hadnt slept well, so I planned on taking it easy - and I did. I ditn push, just ran at an easy pace that I felt comfortable at.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

weak 6

 On CloudFlyer

got out early and beat the heat but only had a weak 6km run. Wasnt feeling strong but trudged through it. Probably a consequence of my good run yesterday

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

good 7.5

 On CloudFlyer

good 7.5km run. I have more flexibility now in the mornings to get early morning runs in without having to do it too early because the kids have Pesach vacation. Good solid run, felt good.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

good 5.5

 On CloudFlyer

good 5.5km run after 2 weeks off. First week to rest the groin muscle and then a week of travel I decided to not run during... felt good.

Saturday, March 30, 2024

painful 3

 On CloudFLyer

I knew tonight would not be a good run. After Friday's extended run tonight would be nothing more than a lousy recovery run so my legs would be ready for a decent real run tomorrow. That's how most Motzash runs are expected to be (assuming I ran on Friday), for me at least. Tonight was worse. The groin muscle pain is back. That means I am going to take a couple days off and let it heal, and hopefully it wont take longer than that. I tried to bail a couple times and then decided I was already out there might as well just turn around and finish with a short slow run. Had to go home anyway. Walking doesnt hurt, so until I went out I didnt realize I had a problem.

Friday, March 29, 2024

good 12.5

 On CloudFlyer

went on some new detours on my run today. Good weather, cool air, hazy so not much sun, no real significant winds, all lined up for a good run. 12.5km at a decent pace. Was good most of the way. The last half kilometer, or maybe a little more, was brutal. Happy I was able to extend my distance a bit more, especially at the end of an insignificant running week

Thursday, March 28, 2024

hot 5

 On CloudFlyer

after not running this week, I finally got out to run despite the heat wave we are in. It was more difficult than I expected. 5km in super hot weather. I struggled a bit at the end and even cut it short a bit but overall my pace was ok

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

good 7

 On CloudFlyer

I thought I wouldnt run today but some time freed up and I was able to get a 7km run in. Weather got nice, though a bit windy. Pace was ok but I felt good and strong..changed my route slightly running down through Mishkafayim and then back up to to RBS and ended up with a bit more uphill than usual but not too much

Friday, March 15, 2024

good 11.5

 On CloudFlyer

My goal today was to extend my run farther than 10km. I had decided that after the Jerusalem Marathon 10km I would start working on extending distance, so it was time to follow through. Today's run was 11.5km in cool but nice weather. I ran my regular route than down through Mishkafayim, onto 3855 (aka Road 10), out on the 375 a bit and then back. The run was a bit slow as it included some good hills along with my knees feeling a little wonky and the pain in my thigh from a few weeks back niggling again for part of the run. Still, I persevered and ran 11.5km. So, even though it was slower, and even though my body wasnt feeling 100%, it was still a good run because it is great to be outside on a beautiful Friday morning and I extended my distance as planned.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

good 7.5

 On CloudFlyer

good 7.5km run. Felt good, good pace - not great, but good. Ran early morning because it is nice weather,. not too cold as it has been, and I know I wont be able to run later today with a full schedule on the docket.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

good 5.5

 On CloudFlyer

very unseasonably warm day today and I got out late. I wanted to run farther, but I felt stiff and a little sore so I figured better to keep it short. 5.5 at a decent pace

Monday, March 11, 2024

good 7

 On CloudFlyer

good 7km run in beautiful warm sunny weather at a good pace. Still improving every day

Sunday, March 10, 2024

good 5.5

 On CloudFlyer

good 5.5km run. good weather, felt good, just wanted to keep it short

Friday, March 8, 2024

Jerusalem Marathon 10km

 On CloudFlyer

great run at the Jerusalem Marathon in much better than expected weather. 10km at a good pace. Jerusalem is always tough with its hills, and the 10km race was very crowded. Enjoyed and good run.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

abbreviated 5

 On Cloudflyer

was having a really good strong run, and planning to go ten kilometers or maybe a bit less, but then after 4km I started to feel some pain in my thigh/groin muscle area. Rather than risk exacerbating, especially with a race scheduled for Friday, it I decided to cut it at 5km. So 5km at a really good pace, back at my original average pace. It might be a one time thing, maybe next time I will be a little slower or whatnot, but I am getting there

Sunday, March 3, 2024

good 7

 On CloudFLyer

good cool weather, in between rains, perfect for running after it warmed up a bit and winds subsided. got ina  good strong 7km run

Friday, March 1, 2024

good 10

 On CloudFlyer

good 10km run in beautiful weather. I didnt run enough this week due to time constraints and I am worried next week will be similar, so I am happy I got out today for a good run 

Sunday, February 25, 2024

good 8

 On CloudFlyer

good 8km run in great weather. Felt good, slightly improved pace. I am almost back to my normal pace I used to run at

Friday, February 23, 2024

good 5.5

 On CloudFlyer

with not much time available I got my first run back and outdoors. 5.5km on Friday afternoon at a good pace, feeling great.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Monday, February 19, 2024

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

good 7

 On CloudFlyer

good 7km run on the treadmill. Still no idea how indoor gps works and tracks distance and speed but It says I ran 7km at a decent speed. I personally thought it was faster than normal - treadmill running I keep it flat and the speed felt faster but the watch says what the watch says.

Sunday, February 11, 2024

ok 6.5

 On CloudFlyer

ok 6.5km run in nice warm weather. felt a little stiff still

Friday, February 9, 2024

slow 5

 On CloudFlyer

I wanted to go out and waited for my opportunity. By the time I actually go out, I didnt really want to be there, with my legs feeling sore and tired. I kind of just trudged through it and did my bare minimum. 5km at an ok pace

Thursday, February 8, 2024

good 6.5

 On CloudFlyer

good 6.5km run in great weather, felt strong, slightly significantly improved pace. Everything in this run was good

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

good 6

 On CloudFlyer

good 6km run after a break of a few days since the Dead Sea Marathon race on Friday. good weather after  some cold and rain, and it was nice to be out again

Friday, February 2, 2024

good 10km

 On CloudFlyer

I ran the 10km race in the Dead Sea Marathon event this morning. Nice route, god 10km run in good weather, if a bit windy, beautiful course. It wasnt as fast as I expected - while the course was mostly flat, the trail itself was not pavement and was very uneven in sections and needed to be cautious and pay attention, causing a bit slower of a run.



Was nice to get an event like this in after a long time. I think I will sign up for the 10km in the Jerusalem Marathon event, and then start working on increasing to Half Marathon distance


It was the wrong sea, but we split it anyway...



Wednesday, January 31, 2024

easy 5

 On CloudFlyer

Went out for an easy 5km run. I didnt go yesterday because it was very cold and windy. Today was a little nicer. The winds had calmed down a lot, and the temps were slightly warmer. I was going to take the week off and rest for the Dead Sea Marathon on Friday (I am running 10km, not the full marathon), but decided to go for an easy run to stretch my legs out. Felt good.

Monday, January 29, 2024

cold 7

 On CloudFlyer

I was mentally set to not run this week until close to the end of the week. With a stormy week upon us, I figured it would be too cold and wet for me, and a good opportunity to rest my feet. Today started off rainy but then it got decent, if still cold, and I decided I should go for a short run. I procrastinated while getting ready hoping for it to start raining, but it turned decent and I bit the bullet and went out. Had a decent 7km run. Everything was tight and stiff because of the cold but it turned out decent.

Thursday, January 25, 2024

good 11

 On CloudFlyer

good 11km run. in between the rains the weather was good so I decided to take advantage before the rains return. 11km at a good pace. I ran out on Road 10 again,, and on the way back in I decided to run up to Neve Shamir and visit my kids there, before finishing up the run on the way home. Felt good, good run.

Monday, January 22, 2024

good 10

 On CloudFlyer

My ankle has been hurting since Friday, which is why I didnt run yesterday. I was planning on not running today either, to give the ankle some more rest even though it was feeling mostly better. Tomorrow is supposed to be the start of a few days of bad weather, so I was set to almost definitely have the week off to rest my foot. Today was so nice, and my foot was not giving me any pain that I just decided to go out and see what happens. I was feeling really good and strong, and most importantly pain free, and ran 10km at a pretty good pace, further improved with a nice little jump. And for the first time in a very long time I deviated from, my regular local routes and went out of the neighborhood and ran out on Road 10 (3855)!

Friday, January 19, 2024

tough 7

 On CloudFlyer

I expected this run to be much better than it actually was. I was feeling decently rested and strong after a day off yesterday. A bit stiff in my feet and calves,but that should stretch out after a bit. It was a much tougher run than expected. I didnt push for longer because it wasnt great. I guess I need a few days to break in the shoes as well in addition to my physical stuff. Still, nice 7km run in beautiful weather.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

ok 7

 On CloudFlyer

was an ok run but I cut it short to 7km. I was getting disturbed a lot by some work issues and calls and couldnt really get into a flow and rhythm. The run itself was ok. I switched to these other shoes and while I still have my own issues, the ones I have been feeling recently didnt bother me. I guess it is time to retire the Altras...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

ok 7

 Altra Paradigm

after a few days of bad weather I finally got out again. Ran 7km at a fine pace. Run wasnt great but was ok. I think I need to change my shoes - I really felt it in my feet and joints. I will try a different pair next time and see if it was the shoes or just my legs and joints.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

good 10

 Altra Paradigm

I think the end of these shoes is nearing, especially on longer runs. Today I started to feel the pounding harsher and some discomfort. I have other shoes waiting patiently in line. I will try another run or two and if the feeling is still there or it gets worse, these will be retired

Good 10km run, middle of the day. Beautiful weather, but a storm is supposedly approaching and the temperatures have already started dropping. I didnt have much time but wanted to get it in but with a storm supposedly about to start I thought it prudent to run now in nice weather before it gets bad. That is also why I ran 10 despite being pressured for time. Was going to keep it short but being such nice weather I had to take advantage of the opportunity

Monday, January 8, 2024

slow 7

 Altra Paradigm

slow 7km run. Thought it would be a good run because I felt good but when I started running my legs felt heavy and tired. Ok, whatever, the run was ok and I squeezed 7km out of it

Sunday, January 7, 2024

good 7

 Altra Paradigm

good 7km run in beautiful weather. made sure to go out before it got too warm as temps are set to rise a bit today

Saturday, January 6, 2024

ok 5

 Altra Paradigm

Better than a normal Motzash run but still slow. 5km at a slow pace. While legs felt sore, overall I felt pretty decent so the run was slow but not decent.

Friday, January 5, 2024

good 8

 Altra Paradigm

I wasnt sure how much I would run today. I expected a short 5-6km run, but was feeling better than expected after yesterdays long run so though I could go more.While running, at about the 5km mark I noticed a path I had never seen before. I was on  track at the time to finish anywhere form 6 to 8, depending on where I would go next, so I decided to explore a bit and take the path. It took me to the top half of Park Yarmut, which I didnt even know existed! Really beautiful park, and going all the way up to the top I saw where they are building the "country". I turned around and ran back through the park down to the bottom and concluded at 8km with a decent pace.

Thursday, January 4, 2024

good 11

 Altra Paradigm

good 11km run in great weather. felt good, extended distance, good pace. All around a good run.

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

good 6.5

 Altra Paradigm

good 6.5km easy run. I wanted to go but then didn't, then did, then didnt, then used some bad weather as an excuse to resolve it, and then the weather cleared up and I gave in and went for a short easy run that turned into 6.5km at a decent pace but felt good throughout and didnt strain myself and push hard.

Monday, January 1, 2024

really good 10

 Altra Paradigm

good 10km run in Ashkelon along the beautiful boardwalk. I did not run hard as being in a new area I was paying attention to landmarks so I wouldnt get lost and also looking around to see the sights, and I still ran a good distance and pace. Really good run.