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New book: Your Fast Track to a PB

New book: Your Fast Track to a PB
The Dutch version of our new book is expected in March 2021. ‘Your Fast Track to a PB: Running on Power’ is free as an e-book. You can pre-register and be the first to receive this free e-book about running with power’. Leave your email address at ProRun (click). Other language versions will follow later. We will keep you informed via...

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With powerful strides

With powerful strides
A few weeks ago we wrote that you can run faster by either increasing your stride length or increasing your cadence. Energetically, increasing your cadence is the most advantageous. We showed that with a graph. This generated a lot of comments from readers! Indeed, you should also look at the foot landing. Heel landers slow down a little with every...

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The impact of pace changes on power data

The impact of pace changes on power data
The direct reason for this article is a question from cyclist Eddy who also runs. His bike is equipped with a power meter. For running he uses the Stryd running powermeter. He shares all his sports performances with his trainer through TrainingPeaks. Running on power makes a lot of sense to Eddy. In addition to similarities with cycling, he has also...

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Improve your Cadence or your Stride Length?

Improve your Cadence or your Stride Length?
Ethiopian Almaz Ayana (Olympic gold in the 10,000 meters at Rio 2016) demonstrates the flight phase in her stride. East African athletes generally run very efficiently. Running efficiency is determined by body posture and running form. There is little you can do about your body posture, besides shedding unnecessary body fat. But you can try to improve...

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The Impact of the Surface on your Pace

The Impact of the Surface on your Pace
Crossing through sand requires up to 33% more energy than running on a hard and flat surface. Many races are run on a fast track. That is, as everyone knows from experience, on asphalt roads or on a synthetic athletics track. In both cases, the surface is hard and flat. This is going well. The running resistance is minimal and the specific energy consumption...

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