What Is the Best Running Stride? One That Is Natural

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    Aug 02, 2017 3:54 PM GMT
    NYT: Even beginning runners tend to settle into the stride that is most efficient for them, a new study found.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/02/well/move/the-best-running-stride-the-one-that-comes-naturally.html?
  • toybrian

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    Aug 04, 2017 1:56 AM GMT
    Have been running for over 35 years and have found as I get older my stride gets smaller but that is OK with me.
    When i race my time is about the same but feel just as good after whether racing or just running for practice.
  • 1blind_dog

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    Aug 04, 2017 3:29 AM GMT
    This study is worthless. Of course you'll slow down moving to a running form that feels less natural for a beginner or a a change in form that is learned and ingrained over a long period of time for a pro. An accurate study would have to follow these people at least a year as they learned and consistently followed a new running form to see if the body can strengthen and adapt to the specific muscles being used. The type of shoe being used is also a variable. Throw them all in minimalist shoes and their form will change even if the pace goes unchanged.