Saturdays silly question

Hi everyone. I have a silly question to ask. Don't worry, I know having just finished week 5 that I should not be considering these things for ages yet, and I won't, I promise, at the moment I'm just curious.

If I ever get to the point where I want to experiment with increasing my pace, do you do this by making each stride longer or by doing more strides per minute?

Thanks graduates, I'm so glad I have so many " real runners" to ask😀


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2 Replies

  • Increasing stride length is the quickest knee problems.

    Once you are a strong and experienced runner you might work on stride length, preferably with a qualified coach, but at this stage it is an absolute no-no and learning to increase cadence is the way. Your speed will almost definitely increase as you get more miles on your legs.

  • Thanks IT. All this time to think while I'm running, makes me consider/ worry about stuff that never ever bothered me before!

    It also may answer why I've not been good at running before, I was probably doing the long stride thing.

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