When camping in Gifford Pinchot National Forest (WA) I run 6 miles out and back on an old chip seal forest road.
|Rough chip seal|
|Running at the base of Mt. Adams|
The surface is quite rough and it slows me down a little. I climb 400 feet up, turn back and I quickly find out running on chip seal is worse downhill.
After the run I shoot some footage of my current form.
After analyzing it later I find out my right foot turns outwards far more than the left and the recovery pull from the floor is much higher on one side than the other. Clearly something is out of balance.
My feet are sore half a day after the run but I feel the soles getting stronger. It will only get better next time.