During the last few weeks the weather in Israel became ideal for trainings, around 15-28 degrees, which made the training pleasurable to run.
At this time of the year there is almost only basic trainings and long runs around the forest near my house, 3km away. The forest is getting greener because of the hard rain last week and the ground is getting softer and i just enjoy it.
The last league competition went well, i did a good run with 2:30 minutes of mistakes which is quite good for me, of course i always look for a perfect race which didnt happen yet..
I felt good during the race physically and i was able to push hard in the flat forest but in the really steep side of the map i was a bit weak with the uphills, maybe i was saving too much power for the rest of the race.
The course was very demanding and had some intersting route choices. The weather was a bit cloudy and rainy and that gave a European feeling in the forest. Some parts of the forest were very stony in areas that were marked as a white forest and were hard to cross.
Today i took part in the Junior o-championship. I decided to run and check the course before the start window for the childrens.
The course was quite nice and in a very challenging terrain which was very stony and had lots of bushes which were very hard to cross.
I had a good start and only once got into some trouble in a bushy area near the 5th control. On the 16th control i mad a big mistake and didnt manage to find the objects on the map in the terrain, maybe becuase there were much more holes than what was marked and i lost about one minute there.
In the next two weeks will focus on long and easy running, I must earn some hours and build my body for the main events of the season.