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RE: Another thread about 180 spm cadence. But this one is different...
The low 160s with a 1.4 m tried was at my easy distance pace which typically ranged from 6:40 to 7:10.
As my speed increase as my speed increased, both my cadence and my stride length got longer. Four example, I ran a 5k at 5:02 pace and I was at 175/1.8m. I ran a 15K in a little under 5:20 pace and I was at 174/1.75m. At marathon pace 5:50), I was at 170.
Again, this is not something that I ever focused on and I always just relied upon my buddies inclination to end up in the right place. I think I will continue to do that if I was a 5000/10,000 m runner still because my body could handle stress of the little bit of bounce in my stride at the volume required to raise effectively at that distance. As a marathoner, I need to run much more volume, so I wanted to see if I can reduce the amount of stress on my body as a result of my bounding.
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