Saturday, May 26, 2012

Run, run, run

I am headed out the door for a group run with my running club (it will be a nice and easy, slow, trail run. Should be fun!)

For those interested, here are two longer video clips that Josh took on his bike yesterday during my run. These were miles 16 and 17 of my 20 miler, and were run at a 7:02 and 6:53 pace. I am impressed Josh was able to ride a bike and video tape at the same time! I knew he was filming the short clips that I posted yesterday because he was laying in the road ahead of me, but I didn't know he was filming these long ones while he was riding along side me. I was pretty focused at this point!

Happy running and good luck to everyone racing this weekend!



15 comments:

MCM Mama said...

You look awesome! Great form. I'm usually shuffling by mile 16. ;o)

Penny said...

I'm with MCM your form is great. Thanks for that video. It sure helps to see some one that has good form run. That way I can learn from you. Thanks.

Jen@runfortheboys said...

You look so great --- and at the end of a 20 miler following a 90 mile week! Tell Josh I am super jealous and I can't WAIT to run (or shuffle or walk or just ride) in your beautiful mountain country!

Stephc said...

Very inspiring. I'm in awe.

Ugly said...

20 milers are definitely a must for marathon training. After a 7 year siesta, I finally ran a marathon two weeks ago and 'hit-the-wall' again at mile 20. Next marathon will be Pocatello and plan to do several 18-20 milers. Without those and carbo-loading, a marathoner will crash.

Good form after long running....

ryanandginger said...

I think you look great. I am wondering if you can comment on your foot strike sometime. I have always heard it is better to land on mid-front foot and it looks like you are doing that. In fact, it looks like you run a lot on the front of your feet. Can you tell us what your coach says about foot strike? I try to get away from a heel strike but I see myself doing it in video. How can I change this?

Christina said...

What great form! I wish I had a way to really see myself running. Perhaps I can convince my hubby to try filming some time too :-) Jealous of what looks like great running weather there! We had 85% humidity at 7:30AM today. blech.

Terzah said...

I'm glad Josh didn't crash into anything videotaping you. :^) The scenery is gorgeous.

Annette@(running)In the Right Direction said...

I'm truly amazed at how far you have come...I've been reading your blog for a long time and I think its just amazing because you are REALLY good at this running thing ;). Few questions--what goes through your mind to keep you going so strong, fast and steady. Also--silly but serious...the water bottle? I am trying to get off of wearing the belt. I just feel like its weighing me down but at the same time its sort of a security for me. How do you like holding the bottle? Does it annoy you at all?
Oh and love the scenery...a lot different then here on Long Island!!

Annette@(running)In the Right Direction said...

okay..one more question...the shorts. Do you wear a lot of glide or is it just me that gets chaffing when I wear those kinds? Any secrets will help!

H Love said...

This is awesome! Such a beautiful place to run!

Elly said...

I agree - great form and a beautiful running locale!! I also love how your outfit is all matching - black, white and aqua, from shoes to shirt ;)

Christy MyDirtRoadAnthem said...

Beautiful place to run! Did you get some snow this weekend too? Your form looks so amazing and I love how focused you are. Your outfit is great by the way.

Natalie R. said...

I have by no means come close to a 20 miler, and I have not experienced much intenstinal upset during a run, I do know a bit about food allergies. Going gluten-free is definately worth a try. It can take the body a minimum of 3 weeks to heal from eliminating the food offender. Make sure you look at all labels, because many marinades and sauces have gluten derivatives in them. If you can get a list of gluten prodects from your doc that would be helpful. We received a large list of alternative names for dairy when Kirsten went through her dairy testing (it was so long I couldn't believe it). If you see no change in the next couple of months, you may want to consider a food elimination diet (under your doc supervision). Not ideal during training time, but it may be other offenders, too. Luckily there are lots of whole grains which are gluten-free! Good luck with the diet issues, so important to figure out.

Your form LOOKS AWESOME at mile 16 and 17. You make that pace look effortless (and I know it is anything BUT effortless at 17 miles)! Sam and I have our first Tri of the season this Sat! Bring on summer.

lindsay said...

i love these vidoes! i'm a dork and have always wanted to make a photo/video montage of myself running to some awesome music, haha. and this, so scenic too! you look great!