Saturday, January 26, 2013


As if I needed something else to worry about, I discovered today that I need to increase my cadence.  According to the Garmin watch I wore during my workout on the treadmill, my running cadence is 77 steps per minute.  Since I had no idea what that meant, I looked it up.  It turns out that I should be taking more steps.  Elite runners take over 180 steps per minute! A slow cadence uses more energy than a fast one and might increase the risk of injury.

So now what do I do?  Frankly, I've been too busy just gasping for breath during my runs to worry about how many times per minute my feet strike the ground. Maybe ignorance really is bliss.

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