Tag Archives: Maccabiah Games Half Marathon

A Chapter Ends and New Goals….

I have been away from this blog for a few weeks. The Maccabiah Games has ended and I guess I needed a break. That said, despite the games being over for the masters half marathon team we still had a few loose ends. This past week we finally tied those and for me the event […]

Results Final – Double Silver

So the results are final. Unfortunately everything was not resolved before I left Israel. I was 2nd in the 40-49 and our 40-49 team was second as well. My overall place was 23rd in the race and only Israelis (open and one master), open American’s and one open Australian beat me. Despite the slow time […]

Hold on.. Results still in Flux

Today two days after the race the results are still in flux. The individual medal count shows Team USA medaling in several age groups including me in the 40-49. The team results are not being given as there were not enough complete teams in several age brackets. No idea when things may, if ever, get […]

Maccabiah Games Half Marathon – Race Report

I have mixed emotions as I write up this race report. The course was brutal and all the times were slow. Most all of Maccabi USA’s team was 5-10 minutes (or more) slower than their anticipated time. The course was all hilly with some of significant length. There was no break from either climbing or […]

5 Miles with 6 by 30 Second Pick Ups Plus a Special Treat!

Garmin Data Follow Maccabi USA on Facebook! Follow Maccabi USA on Twitter! So today was a nice easy 5 miles with some long 30 second striders put in. I ran this in the evening to begin to get myself used to running at this time of day over here in Israel. Being Shabbat here in […]

A crazy day but got in a solid workout anyway

Garmin Data So today started late due to being up until 3:30am for the opening ceremonies. I wasn’t up partying it was simply transportations issues getting back to Tel Aviv. So the morning track time was out the window. We were first told we could have the track from 6-8pm tonight but as this is […]

The Opening Ceremonies

So Yesterday was the Opening Ceremonies at Tedi Stadium in Jerusalem. An amazing experience for sure. All the countries that marched in the stadium and the events. A very cool thing to be a part of. The transportation back to Tel Aviv was a bit of an experience put a bit of a downer on […]

Last Long Run – 12 Miles with 4 Tempo Miles

So today was my last long run before heading to Israel. Coach Marino had me run a 12 mile run today with 4 miles at tempo. It rained cats and dogs last night so the canal was muddy and flooded in a few spots making the footing not optimal. Once again Hunter Smith and Jeff […]

8 Mile Run with the Young Guns

GarminConnect Data Really getting close now. This is the last weekend before I fly over to Israel. Today Coach Marino had me run 8 miles. I had two young runners join me. Hunter Smith, who I coached at Council Rock South as a high school runner and who now runs at at Dickinson, and Jeff […]

An Early Morning Relaxed 11 Miles – Getting Close Now

http://connect.garmin.com/dashboard?cid=18305526 Today Coach Marino had me run a 80 minute run.  He had worked on my hamstring yesterday and today it felt much better.  I felt a little something but I think that was just soreness from the graston technique he perform on my hamstring.  I had to get the run in early today so […]