It was in the mid 80’s, bright sunshine and low humidity – in other words a top 10 day, but a tad warm for running.
Unfortunately, with everything going on, I decided to not go to the Bond Brook 5K trail race tonight. Racing tonight would just have been too much.
I am one of those guys who is not real crazy about traveling and try to get things setup as much as possible the night before.
Due to trip and everything it means, I just didn’t have any focus for the run. I was just thinking too much about my trip to NYC this weekend, all of the stuff that I have to get done before I leave and different stuff I have and want to do once I get there.
At some points I was running good and then when I stopped thinking about what I was doing, I slowed down – a lot.
My splits were:
- Shepard Rd – 7:49
- About 2.0 – 16:42 (8:52)
- Town Office – 27:05 (10:22)
- Mile 4.0 – 34:19 (7:14)
- Mile 5.0 – 43:40 (9:20)
- Last Mile – 52:22 (8:41)
Even though my mind wasn’t on the run, I still got in 6.0 miles and afterwards,
After the run I decided to video my running style, with the new video setup I just got and boy when you can see the video, it is so much easier to figure out what you are doing wrong.
The video definitely shows that my left foot points out pretty significantly when I am running slower and my ankle caves in (over pronates). Guess I have to work on straightening out my foot plant. Even with all of the other videos I have shot, they just were not clear enough to let me see exactly what I was doing.