Common knowledge holds that a cadence of 180 foot strikes per minute is optimal. To achieve this, your left and right feet each hit the ground 90 times in a minute. The rationale is that this cadence will help you maintain good form. Good form reduces the chance of injury. And running with good form for longer periods of […]
There’s a lot of chatter inside Team MN about becoming a better runner; as a coach it’s a fine line between talking about fitness vs proper technique.
Running is one thing, but to do it well is something else and to sustain it for 26.2 miles is another story altogether. Poor running form can lead to injury, additional stress on your body, and reduce your ability to use your fitness over time. You must develop–and maintain–good running form if you are going […]
The challenge of improving run speed falls primarily to two main physical derivatives: your cadence and the length of your stride. And, either increasing your cadence or increasing the length of your stride — both of those will, or a combination of the two — will lead to an improved overall run speed. But becoming […]