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I Don’t Know How To Run 5K

Ab work this morning at the gym, followed by a 2250 meters (2460 yards) swim. Taking it kind of easy for a 5K race tomorrow morning. I’ve never raced one, and I can’t remember the last time I ran just 5K, but it’s been at least 2 years. Usually my training runs are at least 8K.

 
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I’m really excited about tomorrow, although at the same time if I have to use just one word to describe how I feel about this race, it would be confused. I will think of this race as a training tempo run, where I do the last 5K at a faster pace, and try to copy that tomorrow. After a warm up run, 5K tempo will be the race.
The possibility of going out too fast when it’s a shorter race seem even more probable than usual, at the same time going too conservatively and then having the race be over too fast, without never making the hardest possible effort, would suck a little.
In the end, it will be a good experience, if only learning wise.

 
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This will be a small race and there will be a few people I know, so I am looking forward to hanging out and talking to friends. I wish I could run a great time, but I’m not feeling it too much. I haven’t tapered, except for taking it slightly easier after my 5 day running streak late last week, and my nutrition and sleep have been lacking due to same late nights.

 
I need to work on my playlist, I will need only a few songs, and then I’m going to bed to watch some TV. I may lose your respect, but I’ve been watching Devious Maids and it’s so entertaining. I’m so tired when I go to bed that I can only watch light stuff, and this show is doing it for me. The maids and the families they work for have some interesting stuff going on.

 

What is your favorite low quality entertainment?

For me it’s reality TV.

Any 5K race tips?



 

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Didn’t George Tell You We Have a Deal?

 
It’s Saturday but that’s no excuse for sleeping in around here… I woke up at 5:00 to go for a 13K/8M morning run.  I left the house about 6:15, to be at Yaffo Port, where I start many of my weekend runs, around 6:30.

 
I run around my neighborhood or at the gym on weekdays, so it’s nice to go run somewhere nice on weekends, for a change.

 

Yaffo Port - From the Parking Lot

Yaffo Port – I swear it’s a port, you just don’t see it in the picture


 
Tel Aviv Boardwalk

Tel Aviv – The Boardwalk where I run, I love this place


 
The plan was to run a Fast Finish 13K/8M, 6KM/3.7M easy, 7KM/4.3M mid-hard effort.  Planned splits were:

 
Splits 13K - I have a plan

I always have a plan…


 
The weather was perfect, I had a lot of energy in me, who knows where it came from, so I run a bit harder than planned, which always makes me happy in a sense, but at the same time I’m always afraid of regretting it later.

 
The only negative of the run was that the pigeons were everywhere and seriously always on my way, just standing there, doing nothing… aren’t they supposed to get scared and fly away when you come running their way?  Wasn’t that a deal? Guess not.

 
Pigeons

I swear this is what it felt like. Please move you guys.


 
So back to my run, here’s the actual data:

 
Workout

 
Splits 13K

Faster than planned.. don’t mind the 13.1, that’s KM, not miles. I did not run a half marathon today.


 
Look at those negative splits (well almost, what the heck KM 12???).  Makes me happy.

 
I got a PR on my Garmin too.  Although since it’s a new watch I guess every little effort becomes a PR at this point.

 
Garmin 10K

That’s my son’s hand, he was very interested in the medal I got.


 
Even though the time/paces for this run mean a hard effort for me, I still had energy left when I was done, it was really a great run in that sense, I wasn’t beat, actually I went to the gym for a swim afterwards.. and for a walk / bike ride with my family later.  No tired legs, nothing.   If only I had a way to race with this much energy.

 
That Garmin PR is not far from my 10K race PR of 46:03, and I was D-O-N-E after that race..

 

 
I always have my water bottle with me, and NUUN everywhere, my gym bag, my messenger bag for running stuff, in the car glove compartment, in my purse..

 
Drinking

 
I had one after running, it really helps me get my energy back, no food, and stretched for about 5 minutes.  OK maybe it was 2 minutes.. but I will foam roll tonight, promise.

 
The weekend is almost over in this part of the world, but just starting in lots of other places, so have a great one!