I have just seen a video of myself running at the Frimley Lodge Parkrun yesterday and I didn't like what I saw. This is the first time I have seen myself running on video and I seemed to be shuffling along and my arms were in a strange position (think elderly chimpanzee and you will not be too far off!!). About as far off the 'classic' running style as you could imagine.
Has anyone changed their running style - is it even possible? Do I just need to forget the video and just carry on doing the best I can.
I am way off being the fastest park runner, but I might just be the fastest shuffler!!
Even though I am not particularly fast, my competitive streak means that I need to race each race and get as fast a time as I can, therefore I don't think I could take it too easy on a race. So I have decided to dip out of Fleet HM, as it is just too close to Reading HM. I will go along to spectate and support the Fleet HM runners instead.
I started running about 5 months ago mainly doing 5kms - I have completed 17 runs at the fabulous Frimley Lodge Parkrun (gets me out and about early on a Saturday morning) and more recently I have been increasing my training run distances and within the last month have completed 3 10km trail races. I now run 3 - 4 times a week.
Having felf relatively ok completing the 10km races, I have signed up to the Reading Half Marathon on 1st April 2012.
However, I have just found out about (but not signed up for yet) the Fleet Half Marathon on 25th March 2012. This is the week before the Reading Half Marathon.
Am I being too ambitious or an (April) fool considering doing my first 2 half marathons in consecutive weekends?