Running Technique

Running Cadence - how important is it?

Running Cadence – how important is it?

Running cadence is often considered as key to efficient running technique. It’s one of many factors that affect running performance – VO2max, running efficiency, lactate threshold, muscular endurance, strength and power. Yet at its simplest, there are only two metrics that ultimately determine running pace: stride length and running cadence. It’s an unbreakable law of …

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Running Technique: Is changing from a heel first to a mid-foot running style beneficial?

Over recent years there has been increasing interest in the potential benefits of changing from a heel first running style to mid-foot strike. Advocates of mid-foot running styles claim decreased injury rates and improve running efficiency, compared with a heel first running style. Since the majority of runners naturally use a rear-foot, or heel first …

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