There's plenty of jargon in the running world--do you know it all?By Lara Rosenbaum
After you’ve been running for a while, you might start looking into fitness watches. You’ll see your heart rate and how many miles you run. But you’ll also see a number indicating your cadence. What is this and why should you care?
Many coaches suggest achieving around 180 steps per minute (90 each side). Many times, the slower your cadence, the more susceptible you can be to injury because of the slow, heavy force in impact with each foot fall.
If you keep track of your cadence and work to make it faster, your body can better engage your natural shock absorption properties—similar to how your body reacts when you jump and land.
Increasing your cadence takes time and patience. Take a look at our resources so that your number improves.
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