Learn to Run: Foot Strike Pattern

Foot Strike Pattern Foot strike pattern is exactly how it sounds: where on your foot you land when you run. You may have heard that it is more efficient to run on your toes. But is this really the case?  The short answer to the question is no, the long answer is that it is very person-dependent and there are more important factors than just what part of your foot hits the ground first. Some of the top distance runners in the world land with the heels hitting the ground first. Research has also shown that there is no difference in [...]

Learn-to-Run: Rating Of Perceived Exertion

Rating of Perceived Exertion I didn't know what rating of perceived exertion was when I began running, and I wish I had. Whenever I attempted to try running previously, my biggest struggle about it was that that as soon as I start running, I got out of breath very quickly and was unable to continue for very long. And I immediately felt like it was too hard and got very discouraged. As someone who learned to run later in my life, and actually took the time to build up overtime, I found out that it has nothing to do with being [...]

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