I dropped another video today about my training plan to run a sub-20 minute 5K. Maybe I’ll blog at some point about the whole video creation process. The amount of effort required (at least for me) to produce a ten minute video is prodigious. Today’s video included fifteen videos, a dozen photos, three audio tracks, and two music tracks. I had to write a script (I don’t speak well extemporaneously), splice it all together, trim tracks, create titles, etc. In all, I think it took six hours to create a nine minute video that only like twenty people are going to watch.
Is all of that work worth it?
I think so. The fact that I committed to this video series has definitely held me accountable to my running and training. It’s kept me motivated as I’m constantly thinking of content to include. I’ve learned new skills around video production. I haven’t done any marketing, though, as putting myself out there is the scariest part of this endeavor. I’m not sure I even want people to watch my videos. I’m thinking after I have a few under my belt I can start promoting them a bit. But to what end? I despise self-promotion, and I’m not trying to make money, so for now I guess I’m content just creating, running, and staying in my comfort zone.
At any rate, if you watch the video, you’ll get an idea of my training this week. Got about 35-40 miles in (depends on if we measure weeks Sunday-Saturday or Monday-Sunday), ran a discouraging tempo and a fun little fartlek. Also jumped in a 5k solo time trial virtual race (in the middle of my 8 mile long run), finishing in 22:17 or 7:05 pace. Just need to keep putting in the miles.