Do you know your running cadence?
Simply count your left foot strikes while running for 20 seconds and multiply by 6. What did you calculate? 150? 170? 190? Whats your current cadence?
𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 (𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐭𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐬 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐭𝐞) 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐫𝐮𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠:
1) Avoid landing sharply on their heel and essentially brake their forward movement.
2) Reduce stride length and help counter over striding.
3) Low overall force on lower extremities to reduce overuse injuries.
While running cadence is individual to each distance athlete a good marker is 170-180 steps per minute.
There are lots of methods to increasing your cadence, but each individual learns a differently. Contact us to hear just a few of our suggestions for you!