Video Killed the Radio Star

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #051
  • Date: Monday March 297th  2010
  • Course: Calgary Pathways marathon
  • Run time: 5hr 42min 02sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 99 BPM
  • Temperature C: -2C
  • Distance covered to date: 2152.2km (1336.2m)
  • Equivalent Flight distance, Calgary to: Oklahoma City, USA
  • Total number of runners: 3

I had arranged to meet Runners Dave and Adam at the Shouldice Pool at 8.30am. As I pulled in I spotted Dave and a few minutes later Adam arrived. I had met Dave on one of the school marathons, in the January deep freeze. Adam and I had run together back on marathon #028, the run I had injuried myself. We headed off along the river path towards Calgary, a little mist hanging along the banks. Adam is part of the core MQ 250 team and his role is to drum up sponsorship for the marathons, not an easy task. Dave has completed many marathons, ultra's and triathlons. I was chatting to him about an article I had read in the latest Impact magazine about "Video Gait Analsis" carried out at The Tech Shop in Calgary. Dave then tells me that he works there and the route we're taking today will take us right past the shop.

We arrived at Eau Claire Market just after 10.00am and had a coffee. Adam had to leave us but Dave and I continued East and then South along the Elbow river. I explained to Dave that I had got lost the last time I had tried this route but fortunately he knew the road back onto the pathway system. Sure enough, we arrived at The Tech Shop at 12.20pm and Nolan put me through my paces for the Gait Video. He explained to me that I had a "Neutral" running gait (less than 8 degrees of varience) however I had zero shock absorption from my arches. This occurs in 2% of the population. Oh dear. He said not to worry. OK. Dave and I headed back to Eau Claire and we grabbed another coffee.  As he was sitting in the coffee shop, Dave's Garmin showed his milage increasing, very useful.

Dr. Randolph Randolph's Book of Animal Jokes

Q. Why is it hard to play cards in the jungle?
A. There are too many cheetahs!

Quote of the Day

"I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I'm damned if I'm going to use up mine running up and down a street."

Neil Armstrong on jogging, in an interview with Walter Cronkite

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