• Training Tip – Get Into a Rhythm

    Regardless of the distance, getting into a rhythm on the run will help you run steadily and more comfortably. One easy method for setting up a running rhythm is to coordinate your breathing exhalations with a foot strike. I.e., when your foot strikes the ground, exhale. For different runners, that may mean exhaling every other foot strike, every third or even every fourth four strike. The frequency will depend upon distance, speed, and your lung capacity.  Go with whatever timing rhythm is comfortable and natural to you.  Whatever it is, don’t force the pattern. And one more thing; every once in a while, change the foot on which you exhale. This will help keep your joints and muscles balanced. For example, if your running rhythm is to exhale every other time your right foot hits the ground, changeover to your left foot every few minutes. This does not have to be structured. Try it. It works!

    P.S.  Setting up a similar breathing pattern in rhythm with your pedal cadence can help in bike time trials too.

    Train smart. Race fast.

    Frank Adornato

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    The mission of the St. Pete Road Runners (SPRR) is to encourage running and walking for individuals of all ages and abilities in a social environment while promoting fitness and providing education in the community. The SPRR club is well suited for the recreational runner or walker as well as the serious competitor.


    SPRR extends an open invitation to runners and walkers of all abilities to come out and join us for one of our group runs.

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