Tips on maximizing your running economy
This is an article written for a magazine and publshed on the web that is well referenced with scientific studies. Here is an interesting excerpt: "An interesting follow-up study on stride length was conducted by Morgan et al. (Journal of Applied Physiology 77: 245-51, 1994). They examined 45 recreational runners and, like Cavanagh & Williams, found that most demonstrated a near-optimal stride length for the speed at which they were tested. However, nine of the runners were diagnosed as overstriders and were subsequently trained to reduce their strides to a more optimal length. After three weeks of training, these nine showed significant improvements in running economy relative to a control group."
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