Team Active Run Coaching
Your running broken down. This is some of the information we look at when working with runners in our 3D motion analysis sessions. (Advanced gait analysis)
The number of steps per minute. Take shorter step to reduce joint loading and prevent injuries. Take longer steps (without overstriding) to improve economy at higher speeds as it reduces 'work'. Tall (shorter) runners have lower (higher) optimal cadence. Different cadences apply to different speeds. (not all speed should be run at 180 bpm)
Ground Contact Time
The time each foot spend in contact with the ground. make this time as short as possible for best running economy. Contact time can be improved by running drills and plyometric exercises that promote the elastic response from muscles and tendons.
The horizontal distance between the centre of mass and the ankle when the foot strikes the ground.Excessive distance is called an overstride and it causes increased braking and prolonged contact times, both detrimental for running economy.
How much energy does your running style use up. Measured in joules/kg/m
The result of all your running posture / style data combined with your body mass results in economy level. Very important measure for long distance performance running.