Yesterday, I ventured out of my comfort zone to meet up with a group of friends to run a portion of the Grassy Waters Preserve trail system in West Palm Beach, FL. I typically prefer to run in the Jupiter area, but decided it was time I explored something new and I’m so glad I did! Since I wanted to run at least 15 miles this weekend, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to do so and not have to run alone! So I met up with the group at 7 AM and planned to run two 8-mile loops around a portion of the trail system known as the Owahee Trail.
Believe it or not, one of the best ways to improve your overall running technique is to focus on your running cadence. Running cadence refers to the number of times your feet hit the ground during one minute of running. This can be anywhere from 150 to upwards of 200 steps per minute, depending on level of expertise, overall fitness, and run type. Sprinting, for example, usually involves a faster cadence than long distance running.Continue reading “The One Thing You Probably Never Think About When You Run-But Should.”