Your Unique Optimal Running Pace

Your Unique Optimal Running Pace At your optimal running pace, you'd be able to cover the greatest distance with the least amount of effort. According to a study published in the Journal of Human Evolution, this pace is different for each individual runner. It can be determined on a motorized treadmill that's able to change speeds. Metabolic cost can increase at both fast and slow speeds. Somewhere in between is your most efficient pace.

True Strength Moment: The idea of pacing your run at maximal efficiency would theoretically make it easier to run further, but you wouldn't want to lock in a workout like that any more than you'd agree to perform the same resistance exercises in the same order day after day. Changing up your cardio day with the occasional hill climbs, wind sprints and interval training can help to more fully develop your athletic potential.
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