Finally got my videos from the seminar uploaded. I'm not sure there's much to be gleaned from them but maybe they're interesting to someone somewhere who's never seen Dartfish before. In the side by side videos, the one on the left was the first run. In both cases the second run (on the left) was faster. In the first set of runs Cody knocked the first bar on the second run because I took off from the start a bit too enthusiastically in an effort to get Cody to extend over the second jump. This was on suggestion from Julie but of course I went a bit over the top from what she was suggesting and took Cody by surprise causing him to knock the bar. We almost never have bar knocking issues so I didn't worry about it too much. I also pushed Cody out a bit after the front cross to set a better line for the turn before the weaves (again on Julie's suggestion) and this worked really nicely. Cody had a much smoother turn over the triple and cut closer to the wing.
It's interesting to pause the video, esp. on the side by side clips, to see the comparison.
The seocnd set of runs was even less interesting. The only thing I did differently on run 2 was to send Cody off to the second jump after the front cross and quickly turn and run down the line of jumps in an attempt to get him to turn tighter. Julie suggested that I could have turned and run even faster and she's probably right but I hate turning by back on Cody for too long. Something to practice. Those post turns are a challenge for us, I was surprised we didn't get the off course jump.
The last video was a simple 3 jump pinwheel using the 'strobe' feature. The purpose was to analyze jumping style which was interesting but more confirmed what I already suspected (Cody's got pretty good jumping form). It looks kind of cool anyway.
I did end up going for a ride yesterday and it was fantabulous. The same 2 hour ride on country dirt roads that I did last week and it felt a bit better, was a few minutes faster. However today's 30 minute run was pure torture. I haven't run on pavement in months and since most of the sidewalks in my neighborhood were finally clear I thought it would be a novelty to run on solid ground rather than sliding all over the remaining snow & mud on the trails. The first 10 minutes felt like someone was jabbing shards of glass into my knees and this finally gave way to the sensation of someone plunging a screwdriver into my low back. I wouldn't think it would have made all that much difference but apparently I need to ease back into running on concrete. It's been several months and I rarely run on it anyway so maybe it kind of makes sense but sheesh.