My third Mother’s Day was a success.
10 fun facts from yesterday:
1. We took a self-timer picture in a random field because it was Mother’s Day and I felt like that was a good idea.
2. My nephew had his baby blessing so we got to go to church with my sis and her crew.
3. Brooke helped me make breakfast. Eggs, cheese and avocado. Always a winning combination.
4. We watched Curious George while cuddling up with Curious George.
5. Turns out my niece gets pretty serious when it comes to Texas Toast.
6. My mom’s lasagna = my love language.
7. My mom and Brooke secretly went shopping and picked out a MD gift for me. Pretty much made my year.
8. My second love language (along with some vanilla ice cream):
9. Why use utensils when you have ten little fingers to transport the chocolate into your mouth?
10. Brooke hunted for pine cones in the front yard while I got to talk with my dad on the porch. Much needed ending to the day.
If you are interested in stride analysis… WATCH THIS MOVIE about it. I found it really interesting!
We can spend lots of time doing speedwork and hill work in order to get faster but working on our running efficiency is also going to really help us to get faster too!
When analyzing stride they look at your stride angle, arm angle overstride angle, trunk angle, toe lift angle and bounce!
Some of my favorite tidbits from the video:
“Overstriding is like jamming on the breaks with every stride! It slows you down and burns up your legs.”
“A toe angle of greater than 0 degrees is inefficient, it means that the runner is tensing up the muscles of the lower leg which wastes energy and tires the legs.”
“Because runners take about 1000 strides per mile, their bounce on each stride is multiplied 1000 times per mile during their race. A small bounce really adds up.”
When thinking about how many strides per mile we take it makes total sense why poor form/inefficient running causes so many different injuries and how it really slows us down!
My running plans this week—> I have a 1/2 marathon on Saturday which I am super stoked about. Brooke will be gone with her dad this weekend so I am happy to have something fun to do while she is gone. I love to take the day off before a race and today I am going trail running:) Tuesday-Thursday will probably be treadmill runs and I am ready to take on week #3 of bootcamp!
What are your running plans this week?
What is your love language?
Did you have dessert this yesterday? What?
What parts of your running form/efficiency needs some work?