Cadence when running refers to how many times the feet touch the ground per minute. Some schools of running suggest all runners shoud run at the same cadence, but is this supported ny research? Can reducing or increasing cadence help reduce running injury and increase performance?
Many runners are still being told by shoe shop staff, personal trainers or other therapists that the way to become a better runner and/or avoid injury is to change their heel strike to a midfoot or forefoot strike. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple and despite the good intention it is delivered with, advice like this can even cause injury.