I have been receiving a bunch of questions on social media and in the comments of my videos so I have gathered a bunch up and spent the afternoon answering them while hanging out in old town Orange, CA.
Here is a quick look at the cameras and gear I use to film my runs and most of the active footage in my 26 Weeks Ultra training series. I have tried many cameras including the GoPro Hero3 and Hero5 along with gimbals on for the GoPro and my iPhone, but hands down the best camera I have for running videos is the latest GoPro Hero7.
Went out for a short 4 miler in Powder Canyon this morning to test out the new Rylo 360 camera.
I just received the Rylo 360 camera yesterday and so far I am loving it. I was a little concerned about it only having a smart phone but it seems really solid. The camera itself is simple and to the point which is perfect for running. The quick Power ON, Start and Stop is all I need when I am on the go. It did seem to struggle a little in low light as you can see from my video and I noticed some stitching issues with latest firmware, but it’s not bad.
The Rylo comes with a 16GB card installed in the camera, which is great because it is ready to go when you open it.
Overall my first impressions are that the camera works very well. The app works amazingly. Footage is steady and editing the videos is intuitive. I expect the app will to continue to get better and better…it’s already really good.
I use action cams for running mostly and I owned GoPro’s since the original one. I have tons of footage that is shakey, has me looking all over the place, takes forever to transfer videos, and even longer to edit. To my amazement, Rylo has solved all of these issues. At high speeds with lots of terrain variation, the stabilized video is very effective.
I will do a more indepth review as I get more experience with it!
9.4 mile trail run in Mt Baldy on Ice House Trail using the Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-Q gimbal. The trail is very rocky and steep in the beginning. We took the loop option on Chapman Trail on the way down which added an extra 1.7 miles, but the trail is much smoother.
10 min Warm-Up Row
1000m-100m Row Ladder @moderate to HARD Pace
Note: Perform 25x DU’s after every Row. Row 1000m then do 25x DU
Then: Cool Down
Then: 50-100x AB Work of Your choice
Ran 7.3 miles in Joshua Tree National Park on a trail called Willow Hole this morning. The rock formations are awesome but the trail is about 40-50% sand so it’s a little extra work. Started just after sunrise and the weather was perfect. This is my second time running in my new Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest 3.0 and I really like it. It’s super light and breathes really well.
10 min Warm-Up
15x KB Swing @44-53lbs +
2 min DU’s
1:30-2 min rest in between rds
Note: Match or Exceed DU reps every round
5 min Rest
3 rds w/2 min rest between rds
15x Goblet Squat @44-53lbs +
2 min Burpees
1:30-2 min rest in between rds
Note: Match or Exceed Burpee reps every round
1-6 Push-Up Ladder
Note: Preform 1x Push-Up then hold 1 sec. Then perform 2x Push-Up and hold for 2 sec. Perform 3x Push-Up and hold for 3 sec. Etc. Etc. and until 6x Push-Up and hold for 6 sec.