DC Bike Path: Cycling. (8.83) miles. Speed-max: (15.1)mph. Pace-avg: (4:56)min./mi. Burned: (549) Calories.
DC Bike Path: Walk/Jog x4. Distance: (5.35) miles. Pace-avg: (16:56)min./mi. Speed-Max: (5.8)mph. Burned: (645) Calories.
I set up a new workout on my Garmin: Walk (10) min., Jog (10) min.; repeat 4x total. I was unable to Jog for ten (10) continuous minutes as planned for each Jog phase, but I got close on the 3rd one: (6:59)min. By the 4th Jog phase it was too dark, so I just walked it. While there was enough light out to see where I was walking, I was hesitant to try jogging in the deep dusk. I was glad I took my Surefire flashlight along for the run.
Last night I reviewed the Good Form Running pages on the New Balance website. I watched the video a couple of times and read each of the pages covering the four elements: 1.) Posture, 2.) Mid-foot, 3.) Cadence, and 4.) Lean. The premise seems to be that with good posture, a mid-foot strike (rather than a heel strike), the right cadence (180 BPM) and the right lean forward, gravity will do more of the work for you and lead to a more efficient running form that will minimize injuries and fatigue (I think). So tonight, I tried to put that into practice again. I had mentioned this technique in the past, but wasn't really focusing on it as much during my training for the Bay to Breakers. Now that race is past, I will try to pursue it more diligently.
I heard mention of the Modesto Classic Run in Tuolumne River Park recently, 2011-05-28, so I may try and pursue that one, except that a friend is DJ'ing downtown the night before, so I am conflicted. I may try and tackle both anyway. There is also a 19th Annual Chocolate Festival 5K/1M in Oakdale this Saturday, 2011-05-21, at 0700 hrs., but I'm not sure I can still register for that one. I will have to check into that. Another link for the Oakdale event is at the top of the page here.
That's all for now.