Case Study: The Impact of Shoes on Asymmetries

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With the release of the RunScribe Shoe profile, runners now have the ability to quantify how they perform in different shoes, workout type and terrain. By understanding how mechanics change with these variables, runners can make smarter training decisions and shoe choices. Asymmetries are a natural part of any runner’s stride, but in this example, the runner has a long … Read More

Mortals vs Elites – A Look at Stride Mechanics

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If you’re like us you’ve been glued to a screen watching the world’s best runners compete on the largest stage. Elite runners seem other-worldly, making unimaginable paces look easy. We know there are a laundry list of characteristics that make someone elite, but what about their mechanics? Do they run differently than us? Over the past year, a handful of elites have … Read More

Case Study: Asymmetry & Injury In A Physiotherapy Setting

timclarkTraining & Rehab, User Stories

At Physiohaus we came across RunScribe via a trip to Boulder USA. I’m an avid runner and therapist who has had just about every injury going. For me RunScribe offered something different to typical gait analysis – gait metrics from your actual run! Not treadmill or video analysis in a laboratory setting but field data from how you specifically move … Read More

RunScribe Validation Research Study

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Ground contact time during running is defined as the time elapsed between initial ground contact and toe off. The gold standard in measuring ground contact time during running is high speed video, where heel strike and toe off are manually digitised to find the time elapsed. This system is limited for reasons including the time consuming process of manual digitisation, … Read More

The Unescapable Fatigue Effect

timclarkAt the Races, Research

In an earlier article, I discussed the mechanics of how fatigue impacts pace during a marathon, but what happens to other metrics like ground contact time, flight ratio and impact characteristics?  We know these metrics are predictably affected by running speed in an unfatigued state.  As running speed increases, impact Gs, pronation, pronation velocity and flight time usually increase.  Contact time … Read More

Achieving Pace Consistency in Endurance Running

timclarkAt the Races, Research

Pace consistency is at the heart of a runner’s training and is important for endurance races like the marathon. Coaches help athletes find their rhythm early as to not burn energy. Achieving pace consistency seems simple, but mechanically our bodies make constant and subtle adjustments.  We know pace is a simple equation: Pace = Stride Length x Stride Rate. But … Read More

The Hot Topic of Cadence

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Running Physio highlights misunderstood aspects of running step rate (cadence) – and what can happen when you aim for 180 steps per minute.  

Rhythm & Stride Rate

timclarkTraining & Rehab, User Stories

Splits are all we have. They are like gold for the runner or coach, providing feedback on if the runner is too fast, too slow, or falling apart at the seams. But think about a race-car driver and their team. What if the mechanics only had access to the speedometer. They had no data on how the engine actually ran, … Read More

Deep Dive into the 2015 NYC Marathon

timclarkAt the Races

Motivation for running a marathon is varied and sometimes elusive. Each runner has a goal – to place, hit a PR or just finish standing up.  The NYC Marathon is the ultimate collection of motivations – every level of athlete doing whatever it takes to hit that goal. We wanted to capture those stories through the lens of running data. … Read More