1590 total / 572 in 2014

21.1 in Jerusalem, March 2014. M2V 215km relay, May 2015

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  • 11 miles
  • 02:48 time
  • 1311 calories
  • 3 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    good Long run: Up the bike path 10.54 km 01:18 11:54 pace

    Aimed to hit 10k today, which I haven't done since September. Headed *up* the bike path towards French Hill, the end of which I know to be 5km from my house. Convinced DH to come with me, and ... read more

  2. FIT
    great Dance fitness with Jessica 00:30

    Youtube videos.

  3. RUN
    5 x 400m repeats 7.39 km 01:00 13:04 pace

    Instead of driving to the track for my 400m repeats, I decided to go to the bike path, which is relatively flat (compared to most of the city). I need to work out how to set up paces on my garmin s... read more

  4. RUN
    good 3km / 20 mins 2.94 km 00:20 10:54 pace

    I procrastinated for far too long this morning, and suddenly is was 9am and I hadn't yet left the house. I would have just said forget it, it's tooo hot now, but I went out anyway otherwi... read more

  5. FIT
    great Back to zumba 01:00

    Back to routine also means back to zumba. Usual teacher was off, and we had the Tuesday teacher instead. The gym owner keeps trying to get me to come on Tuesdays to Rona's class, glad I had th... read more

  6. RUN
    good Twice in the one week? Things... 8.17 km 01:03 12:23 pace

    Same distance and same time as Wednesday, but a harder, hillier route around the neighbourhood.

    Just went up and down my usual loop.

    But that's twice this week that I've run... I'... read more

    • Ben K.

      Good job Ruth. Now that we are past the "holiday marathon" hopefully you'll have a bit more time to get out and run. Keep up the good work.

      7 days ago Like

    • Ruth K.
      Ruth K.

      Thanks for the encouragement, Ben. My training in past years had always fallen over around Passover time, so I'm 6 months beyond normal this year! I kept up my running (to a greater or lesser extent) through Passover, summer holiday, war, overseas travel, and just about back to school. Seeing my goal for a significant pr at Jerusalem half this year. I can do the distance, but I'm going to do a lot of speedwork too. I have a little under 5 months. Let's see how it goes.

      7 days ago Like

  7. RUN
    Bike Path 8.17 km 01:03 12:24 pace

    Well, I just broke my 2-week long couchstreak (which is the end of a seldom-broken 5 week couchstreak). I was starting to feel somewhat lethargic and stiff, and now that the month of festivals and ... read more

  8. RUN
    great Har Eitan 7.7 km 00:55 11:25 pace

    Well, that's the second run since my race 3 weeks ago. A bit poor, but at least I've really enjoyed and appreciated these couple of runs :)

    Picked my friend up at 0630 and went off to r... read more

    • Ben K.

      Nice run Ruth. I trust the holidays went well for you. I hope that you are able to start getting more runs in, if that's something that you want as well. Almost 8k is a pretty long distance without having run in 3 weeks. So great job!

      23 days ago Like

  9. RUN
    great Out running again 7.04 km 00:51 11:37 pace

    2 week break after my race. Firstly because I wanted to slob out for a bit, and secondly, I left my bodyglide in my friend's car after the race, and don't have it back yet (and I worry ab... read more

    • Ben K.

      I forgot to put on some body glide this morning, and it freaked me out the whole run. I think I made it okay thou :-) Great run Ruth. You saw gazelles? That must have been cool to see.

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

    • Ruth K.
      Ruth K.

      Hope you were OK in the end, Ben! The gazelles were running away from me (though I was at the edge of the highway, not sure if they were running away *because* of me, or just running. I've only ever seen one or two at a time; it was quite a sight to see 8 of them all together.

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

  10. walk
    good Cool down 0.68 km 00:07:00 16:34 pace

    Popped into a friend's to pick up a book, and into the grocer to get some milk on my way home.

  11. FIT
    Zumba 01:00

    After a week sitting around recovering, and 3 days of sitting around eating (Shana Tova to my fellow Jewish dailymilers!), I *had* to get up and get moving. Very pleased zumba was on tonight!

  12. Shared Photo

    Prizegiving ceremony tonight for Thursday/Friday's race. Each team got one trophy to share, and a bottle of wine each. Our team finished second place. 5 women's teams started, and 3 never... read more

    • Ben K.

      Congrats Ruth! That;s awesome that you finished in second place, and 3 teams didn't even finish?! I hope they were okay.

      about 1 month ago Like

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    • Ben K.

      Holy cow...the ICU? I hope they will be okay.

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Ruth K.
      Ruth K.

      heatstroke. He collapsed in the middle of the trail. They sent a 4x4 out with a kiddy pool to cool him down and bring him back. An hour in cold water and his temp was still sky high. Announcement tonight at the prize ceremony said all the poorly runners were recovering.

      about 1 month ago Like

  13. RUN
    Tanach Tashach Part 3 9.65 km 01:12 12:00 pace

    This was my last section. Started in the middle of the night, and the moon rose during my run. Didn't make much difference, because it was low in the sky, and pretty small, with a week to go u... read more

  14. RUN
    Tanach Tashach Part 2 12.94 km 01:39 12:15 pace

    This was the longest section of the whole race. I started when it was still bright out, and ran through sunset and into the pitch black of night (no moon).

    At the start, the sun was high, and I&#x... read more

  15. RUN
    great Tanach Tashach Part 1 7.11 km 00:50 11:15 pace

    First and foremost, a big shout out to James for giving me the day and a half off Real Life, for looking after the kids, while I went swanning off to Mateh Yehuda to run a 212km relay ultra. The wh... read more

  16. walk
    good To school 1.25 km

    DH took car to work, so I had to walk the kids to school. Left a little later than planned, so walked a little quicker and got them there on time.

    • Ruchi S.
      Ruchi S.

      It's nice to be forced into a walk sometimes - I always wonder why I don't do it more often but when the car is there, the walking option isn't always considered!

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Ruth K.
      Ruth K.

      I know. School is so close, and the weather is so perfect now, and we lea at the same time whether were walking or driving, but somehow the car always wins...

      about 1 month ago Like

  17. RUN
    Home from school 5.07 km 00:39 12:20 pace

    Ran home from kids' school, took the long way round. First 3km in 18-ish mins; last 2 in about 20. Threw in a little bit of trail running too.

    • Ben K.

      Good job Ruth. You got any plans for a race sometime soon?

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Ruth K.
      Ruth K.

      Thursday. I'm running another relay ultra (all trails) and it's just starting to sink in! I have the longest section, eek! Then I guess it'll be the Jerusalem marathon in march, but I've not decided what distance I want to do yet for that.

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

    • Cammy H.
      Cammy H.

      Awesome work Ruth! Blessings to you!

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Ruchi S.
      Ruchi S.

      Great run!

      about 1 month ago Like

  18. walk
    great Nachlaot 02:00

    My eldest daughter's class had an evening hike through one of the older neighbourhoods of Jerusalem, to which parents were invited. We walked through small streets and places I've never b... read more

  19. FIT
    great Zumba 01:00

    I love dancing!

    • Ben K.

      Awesome. I am trying to see if I can get my wife to start taking classes. We have an at home DVD, but I think she may like going to a class. Thoughts?

      about 1 month ago Like

  20. RUN
    great Home again home again 1.22 km 00:07:37 10:04 pace

    Hard zumba session, then I had to run home. Oh well, less than a mile, it's not so bad. And it wasn't. Legs a bit sore, but I ran home faster than I ran there.

    Rocky trails are great to ... read more