This week’s long run: 10k at sunrise

I started my run a little after 6 o’clock, just catching the sunrise. I was planning on running a 9k, but the weather was perfect, so I pushed myself to run a 10k. I was rewarded by a pretty close look at a night heron, and some pretty nice river views.

This week’s long run: 10k at sunrise

This week’s long run

It’s Israel’s 70th Independence Day next week and there was an exhibition celebrating this in Ben Gurion Boulevard.

The weather was perfect though it did heat up a bit later on. Sunscreen season is upon us.

You know you’re doing well as a fisherman when both a cat and an egret are waiting for you to fail.

Ain’t she pretty? I love Tel Aviv so much, especially on days like these.

All this made for a fast and fun 7k.

This week’s long run

This week’s long run

This week’s long run was in perfect, perfect, perfect weather, of the kind you can only dream of – not too cold, not too hot, with just the lightest of breezes to keep things interesting.

The gulls were still out in full force, taking advantage of the low tide and scaring most of the other birds away as they flocked along the river.

Still, I got to see two cormorants fishing, diving to great distances.

Or just hanging out on the trees:

A great 10k run, the last one before the Tel Aviv marathon.

This week’s long run

This Week’s Long Run

Started out a bit later than I planned, but got going anyway.

The tide receded so much that you could see the treacherous rocks usually hidden under the waves in the dog beach.

The gulls were out in full force again, taking over the river.

A moorhen paddled in the shadow of a boat.

Halfway point:

Gulls and night heron enjoying the boats.

A cormorant swam in the river, in search of fish.

A pied kingfisher was on the lookout too:

All in all it was a great 10k run in beautiful weather.

This Week’s Long Run

This week’s long run

It was cold and windy and boy did I not want to go outside to run, but a training plan is a training plan and I have a race coming up, so…

The beach was still half flooded from last night’s storm.

The waves were incredible and the water was brown with sand and silt.

Seagulls had pushed inland and had taken over most of the river, forcing the other waterfowl away.

Cormorants had moved up the river as well, and a dejected goose took refuge on the banks.

9k done despite the cold weather.

This week’s long run

This week’s long run

I’ve still been running, but I’ve cut down on my photo stops lately, so there haven’t been as many of these posts. That being said, I couldn’t help myself this week, since yesterday we had a bit of a storm, and all throughout the run I could see its aftermath.

The beach was still partly flooded and the waves made short work of the breakers.

Crows taking advantage of fallen trees.

Gulls and waterfowl really enjoyed the weather – not a lot of people about, and the tide brought quite a bit up with it.

A little over 8k on an enjoyable and interesting run in almost perfect running weather.

This week’s long run

This Week’s Long Run

Started early today, and once again was rewarded by pretty magnificent sights.

The geese were out in force, entirely fearless, grazing wherever they pleased.

Isn’t that view magnificent?

A man fed a group of stray cats and night herons before sitting down to fish. The cats had the good sense to keep a wary distance from these well-armed birds.

A night heron between the rushes.

A total of 10k run today, 5k run yesterday and 25k run this week. Not bad at all.

This Week’s Long Run