Great weather, great run, weird cadence

Curious cadence

Today’s run (street): 3.4 miles

This morning’s weather was nearly perfect for a run. I needed to go out early due to today’s business schedule. It was still dark when I got ready and I considered starting my run with a head lamp. I managed to stall long enough to do without it. I was out the door a little after 7:00 and ready to run.

I had a lot of trouble falling asleep last night. It was probably because I drank so much coffee that morning during breakfast. With that, I expected to be tired. Instead, I was fully energized and was able to maintain a decent pace from the beginning. I give most of the credit to the weather that kept me cool and dry. Perhaps some credit goes to all the standing I’ve been doing while working.

I ended up with the best performance I’ve seen in weeks. While I’m encouraged by this, I know it could be related to the circumstances of the day. I ended up with some puzzling data about my cadence, as Garmin reported my SPM to be less than 30% of normal. Not only that, Garmin reported my average stride at 3.15 meters (10.3 feet). Perhaps it’s time for a new battery in the foot pod.

Tomorrow morning’s schedule is busy and I’m left with little choice but to do another early morning neighborhood run. I’m hoping that I can finally get together with my Runska-buddies on Sunday, but it sounds like we may need to wait until next weekend.

2 thoughts on “Great weather, great run, weird cadence

  1. I always map my run in Gmaps to compare it to the Garmin data. In yesterday's case, it was the foot pod that I use to capture cadence that acted weirdly yesterday. I ran about 20 seconds per mile faster yesterday than the last time I ran outside.

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