Running

One of the reasons that I’m not updating this blog frequently is that I’m busy running. Where? Nowhere. Just shaping up. I now run 6 times a week!

Running has been a hobby of mine for quite some time. I used to run during high school which was quite some time ago, and been on and off the wagon for quite some time. In the past few years I’ve also participated in a few 5K and 10K races, training for each one with an arbitrary set of runs.

Well, I began taking it seriously. I just googled “10K run training” (or something similar, and started using the program. While this doesn’t sound like a serious method of finding a program, the program is very serious.

It consists of long runs, that enabled me to discover new areas in my city’s parks, and short paced runs, to improve my speed.

The results are great: I sleep better, I have a healthier appetite, and I’m improving my results. There’s a marathon in Tel Aviv at the end of March. I’m not aiming for that… Just the 10K race. My personal best at such races was 51:05. I’m confident that I’ll cross the finish line in less than 50 minutes.

I’d like to thank Gavin Doyle for his excellent program and his very useful site Time To Run.