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What is ideal running cadence?

The truth about your run cadence

There is a lot to unpack here. I get that question from athletes a lot and it's actually a rather complex question. It's important to fully understand what your cadence and why you should even care about it before we can start talking about what is ideal. So let's start from the beginning. First, we're going to discuss what your cadence is and how to determine it. Second, we'll touch on why you should or shouldn't care about it and how it can improve your running ability. Then after all that knowledge, then, we can discuss what is an ideal cadence for your run. Let's dive right in shall we? Or should I say run right in?!


What is cadence? Cadence is the average number of steps you take in 1 minute while running. You can if you'