10k race in january went well, 41:18. Didn't go all out since I hadn't been racing in a while and considering I hardly ran at all since september, I was quite pleased with how little fitness I actually lost.
I also cleaned up my diet and aside from 2 days in the last 4 weeks, everything I ate was self cooked, no processed foods, no sugar, hardly any grain, tons of veggies, moderate amounts of meat/dairy/fish. I also skip breakfast nowadays so I'm fasting intermittently and without even trying I dropped all excess weight I gained during the holiday season. Also all the little niggles & background pain has gone away, skin cleaned up really well so without actually knowing I'd claim my inflammation levels are very low and I'm in prime position to start a really great training cycle.
So as a thank you for taking good care of myself, my body decided to react with another collapsed lung
No exercise the last 2 weeks, this means it's another training cycle of frustration management, yay me! It's my 3rd time, so at least I'm not worried much. I'm slowly starting back up with some low impact stuff, some easy bodyweight exercises, running hast to wait a little more since a lung sloshing around in the chest cavity is a "bit" uncomfortable...
So sadly I haven't gotten around to testing my Stryd all that much but the few times I ran with it have delivered some very nice data.
For instance I did 2 identical laps of 5k, one with pace data from Stryd and one with just GPS:
Much smoother pace graph with the Stryd an these very even pretty good conditions for GPS.
I also went to the track and did 5 laps at different paces (5:40/km vs 4:20/km) to see how it might get different results with varying strides but I got exactly 1,961m both times. That was because I deactivated its magical auto calibration, had I stuck with the 2% it got from 2 previous runs, it would have been dead on 2k.
Only 2 data points, but seems very promising!