Posts Tagged ‘pace’

2012 Tel Aviv Marathon: The Sun Comes Out

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

I know, I know.

You’re not supposed to run two marathons so close together. You’re supposed to let your body rest for a few weeks.

And in normal times, that would be sound advice.

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But we’re not in normal times now. So as long as Stella is feeling all right, I’m going to keep on running. We both want to focus on what is possible, even when it is difficult.

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2012 Jerusalem Marathon: A Beautiful Day in the Pouring Rain

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Of my six marathons, this year’s Jerusalem run was by far my favorite.

It was the coldest.

It was the wettest.

None of the others had gale force winds and, yes, several hail showers.

Yet despite the extreme weather, I can honestly say that I had a blast.

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Jerusalem Roller Coaster

Friday, March 25th, 2011

The only problem with boastfully thumping your chest and saying that no terrorist attack is going to prevent you from running a marathon is….. that you actually have to then… run a marathon.

Today, for the first time ever, the City of Jerusalem hosted a full 42.2 km marathon along with a half marathon and 10km race. As I checked weather reports the night before, supplemented by looking at the HAIL out the window, I felt a “touch” of nervousness (like having a “touch” of the Swine Flu.) Running a marathon is hard enough. But running in freezing rain? I know Israel needs the rain — but Israel will still need the rain on Tuesday, right?

As it turned out, my apprehension was unfounded. Although it was cold, it was not unbearable and we did not get rain. Fine, one problem licked. Now I just had to deal with the fact that Jerusalem is a city built on hills (you know all the psalms that talk about the “mountains of Jerusalem? — They’re not kidding.)

I also had to deal with the fact that instead of the 90km a week I trained for the Tiveria Marathon, injuries and bad weather had resulted in about 90km in a month. But — no excuses. I was there to run this morning and that’s what I did.

By the way, if you ever — EVER — hear me say something idiotic like “I’m going to run a marathon, but just for fun,” please shoot me.

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Running to Tiveria: Back at the Tiveria Marathon

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

A quick update from last week’s post. A representative of the Jerusalem marathon was in Tiveria and told us that they were NOT going to change the route — contrary to media reports. This now seems to be a fight between Meeretz (left-wing Israeli political party) members of the Jerusalem City Council and the Mayor’s office. For the time being, Adidas will stay out. Certainly the publicity does not hurt our cause, so good job to all who sent letters to Adidas.

Now, while that marathon is still 2 months away, let’s talk about Thursday’s Tiveria Marathon. Those who have followed my adventures know that last year, the last half of the marathon was complete hell for me as I misjudged the heat and didn’t drink enough. I ended up dehydrating and almost crawling across the finish line. While I do cherish the fact that I was able to finish, I was quite miserable at my own stupidity. If only I could do it over I thought at the time, I would do it better by being smarter.

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