Category: Sports

  • My first half marathon

    Farm land in Maccabim, Israel

    I ran my first half marathon this morning as part of my Garmin 10k coaching plan. I had to leave really early to give myself time to complete what turned out to be a 22km route around my city. I felt pretty good for the first two thirds of the run, and started to feel […]

  • My longest run so far

    I’m on week 10 of my 10k coaching plan with Garmin. As part of that plan, I ran my longest run so far, yesterday. It was an “easy” long run of about 17.7km (not counting warm up and cool down). I stepped out just after 6am, and set out on my route that would take […]

  • #wwwp5k virtual race

    wwwp5k race finisher logo

    I participated in the #wwwp5k virtual 5k race this morning, and it was a beautiful morning for the run. The goal is to move 5km sometime in December 2020. You can run, walk, skip, cartwheel the distance, and in your own time.

  • New running goal as COVID-19 restrictions ease

    Man running along a sand road

    I paused my Garmin Coach 5K running plan when we were restricted to short distances from home due to COVID-19 restrictions. Now that our restrictions for sport have largely been lifted, I wanted to continue with the running plan. It turns out that you can’t pause a Garmin training plan this long, so I needed […]

  • COVID-19 Lockdowns and Exercise

    Man running along a sand road

    Update (2020-03-19): It seems that I read our Health Ministry’s restrictions a little too restrictively. For the time being, it seems to be possible to get out for a run, even if it should probably be closer to home to limit the risk of exposure to other people. As with many other countries, Israel is […]

  • A few more thoughts about my Garmin Vivoactive 4

    Runner listening to music

    I’ve had my Garmin Vivoactive 4 for just over two months now, and I thought I’d share a couple more thoughts about this device. To begin with, I still really enjoy using this watch. I’m very glad that I bought it, and I find it enormously helpful, day to day. I’ve been running pretty regularly, […]

  • Switching from a Fitbit Charge to a Garmin Vivoactive 4

    Garmin Vivoactive 4

    Change happens As you may remember, I bought a Fitbit Charge 3 in October 2018. I hadn’t worn a watch, let alone a fitness tracker like this, before that. I soon came to enjoy having it, and the data it gave me. Unfortunately, the screen stopped working soon after the warranty expired on the device, […]

  • I ran my first timed 5km race

    My action shot during the run

    Last week I ran my first timed 5km race as part of the annual Modiin Race. I set myself the goal of running in the 5km race last year when my wife and son competed in last year’s Modiin Race, and I’m pretty proud of myself for achieving my goal. I started running again towards […]