You both posted recently about how to improve cadence so I tried your tips on today's run and they worked!
My cadence has sat around the 169/170 mark since I've been running and I have read that it's better to have a higher cadence, preferably 180, to minimise contact with the ground and therefore potential strains and injury. So I thought why not try the tips?
As Bazza suggested I pretended I was a POW escaping and although it felt weird to begin with I got into a rhythm with it and could hardly hear myself! ( well I did have one earphone in). So far so good.
Then I recalled what TurboTortoise said in her post about taking shorter strides to increase cadence. So I tried that too. It took some practice and I made a real effort in the second K which I think shows in the results, so that worked really well too.
These are my spm on 5K before and after:-
A bit erratic but it'll take a bit more practice and I will definitely do it again. My overall time was similar so I'm not going faster, just quicker turnover.
Thank you ever so much Bazza and TurboTortoise! Way to go.