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Welcome to the RunnersConnect Extra Kick Podcast, where our expert coaching staff answers your running questions 5 days per week.

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Jul 4, 2017

Competitive running - whether it be against others or against yourself - is essentially about getting from point A to B as quickly as possible.

So what's one way to cover more distance in less time? Increase your stride length and cadence.

This can help you achieve a more powerful and economical running style, but runners be warned: "lengthening your stride" does NOT mean overstriding, and you must first ask yourself if you even need to increase your stride length and cadence.

But how do you know?

Listen in as Coach Michael first shares a test to determine if you could use some improving and, if so, some exercises to help you achieve a better, more powerful stride over time.