A dive into symmetry – into how symmetry impacts running performance, how much asymmetry is typical and how does it impact injury risk.
The team at Running Reform pulled together a thoughtful guide to pronation, including a definition of what pronation is and common misconceptions regarding pronation’s impact on injury.
Discussing the oft quoted correlation between contact time and cadence, and the impact of contact time on injury.
This article from Competitor discusses the impact of fatigue and form on running economy.
The Science of Running by Steve Magness If you are looking for how to finish your first 5k, this book isn’t for you. The Science of Running is written for those of us looking to maximize our performance, get as close to our limits as possible, and more than anything find out how good we can be, or how good … Read More
We’ve all heard that if you want to improve your running game, you should target a stride rate of 180 steps per minute. We’re not convinced. Our favorite example is our head of engineering. At 6’5” we’re pretty sure a 180 stride rate is a physical impossibility. We took a look at data we captured at the 2015 TCS NYC Marathon to look into … Read More
When I joined RunScribe, I was more of a cyclist than a runner. I’d been a runner in my younger years and was excited to get back to my running roots, but it took time for my body to acclimate to the strain. When I started to rack up more miles, I felt it in my legs — especially my … Read More
Not a shocker but the more you fly, the faster you’ll finish a marathon. Flight ratio is an indicator of efficiency, so we were particularly interested to look at our data from the 2015 NYC Marathon to analyze breakdown of flight ratio over finish times. We discovered flight ratio is much more strongly correlated to finish times than the infamous 180 … Read More
It takes 32,000 steps to finish a marathon in 3 hours. Since we know runners in that category are in the air longer, it makes sense that more time means more steps. But how many? Turns out, about 4,000 steps for each additional 30 minutes. For those who finished after 5.5 hours, that means they take 50% more steps than the … Read More