Blogs by Hans van Dijk and Ron van Megen at Stryd.com

Blogs by Hans van Dijk and Ron van Megen at Stryd.com

Stryd Running With Power frequently publish Hans and Ron’s blogs at Stryd.com.


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The importance of power-driven interval training

We regularly receive interesting practical questions from our readers. We are happy to answer them, so don’t hesitate to contact us at www.thesecretofrunning.com. Last week, Marcel van Boxtel e-mailed that
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An analysis of the Dubai Marathon

The winning time of 20-year-old Ethiopian Olika Adugna Bikila was not a record for the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon. Usually the elite athletes run a lot faster than 2:06:15 here. Still,
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How much time do you lose due to curves and turns?

In previous articles we have already discussed the spectacular developments in recent years in the quest of running the marathon sub 2 hours. As you will know, Eliud Kipchoge finally succeeded with his
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How does wind impact your 5K time?

There is a worldwide hunt in the search for options to optimize running performance through reducing the air-resistance among runners, coaches and running scientists. Cyclists and speed-skaters have been doing this for a
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Speed’s effect on air resistance

There is a worldwide hunt in the search for options to optimize running performance through reducing the air-resistance among runners, coaches and running scientists. Cyclists and speed-skaters have been doing this for a
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What is the maximum impact of air resistance?

There is a worldwide hunt in the search for options to optimize running performance through reducing the air-resistance among runners, coaches and running scientists. Cyclists and speed-skaters have been doing this for a
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Efficiency & the tale of three races

In our book (www.thesecretofrunning.com) we have discussed the Energy Cost of Running (ECOR) in several separate chapters. First, we have shown that on a level and hard course, the ECOR is
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How to analyze a 10K race: a case study

Earlier, we have analyzed the Stryd power data during the 7Hills race (https://blog.stryd.com/2019/12/17/an-in-depth-analysis-of-a-15k-race-seven-hills-run/) and the Dutch Indoor Master Championships 3000 meter race (https://blog.stryd.com/
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The cost of running up and down hills

In our book (www.thesecretofrunning.com) we have discussed the Energy Cost of Running (ECOR) in several separate chapters. First, we have shown that on a level and hard course, the ECOR is
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Testing Stryd in the laboratory

The performance lab of a Sports Medical Center offers various tests. In this paper we elaborate the testing of the aerobic system of a runner on a treadmill. To test the aerobic system
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An in-depth analysis of a 15k race | Seven Hills Run

The Seven Hills Run is an annual 15 km road running race held in Nijmegen, the Netherlands (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zevenheuvelenloop). It has grown into one of the largest road races
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A basic analysis of a 15k race | Seven Hills Run

The Seven Hills Run is an annual 15 km road running race held in Nijmegen, the Netherlands (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zevenheuvelenloop). It has grown into one of the largest road races
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Run efficiently to lower the energy cost of running

In our book (www.thesecretofrunning.com) we have discussed the Energy Cost of Running (ECOR) in several separate chapters. First, we have shown that on a level and hard course, the ECOR is
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How to use Stryd power to calculate your VO2

In our book (www.thesecretofrunning.com) we have described our initial treadmill research on 14 test runners in the physiological laboratory of the Dutch Sports Medical Center SMA Midden Nederland. We were quite
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The impact of speed on running economy

In our book (www.thesecretofrunning.com) we have described our initial treadmill research on 14 test runners in the physiological laboratory of the Dutch Sports Medical Center SMA Midden Nederland. We were quite
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The impact of cadence on running economy

In our book (www.thesecretofrunning.com) we have described our initial treadmill research on 14 test runners in the physiological laboratory of the Dutch Sports Medical Center SMA Midden Nederland. We were quite
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What are the human limits of running power?

In our book The Secret Of Running (www.thesecretofrunning.com), we have described our unified theory for the performance in running and cycling. Our running model is based on the premise that the
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Why is racing with power superior to racing at pace?

Traditionally, runners use pace as a surrogate for their effort during racing. Theoretically, the effort during running is defined by the power of the ‘human engine’. In our book “The Secret of Running”
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How to analyze running power data

Many books and papers have been written on training plans, including such aspects as training goals, training modes, training paces and training mileage. Running with power provides us with new tools to optimize
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Use less energy while running at a constant speed with the help of LSS

The holy grail of distance running has always been to use less energy and oxygen at a certain speed. The recent breakthrough of power meters raises the question whether we can use the

If you would like to purchase The Secret of Running (or the German version, Das Geheimnis des Laufens, or the Italian version, Manuale completo della corsa) you can do so in our webshop.

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