On this week’s episode we spoke with professional triathlete and Professor of Exercise Science at Grand Valley State University, Todd Buckingham Ph.D. Dr. Todd gives insight into cadence.
MAIN TOPIC: CADENCE CONVERSATION.
Main Topic: Cadence Conversation
The cadence conversation comes up a lot in the running world. How much should you pay attention to it? Dr. Todd sheds some light on the topic.
For more on the topic, check out this article Todd wrote for Stellafly.
About our Guest: Todd Buckingham, Ph.D.
- Professor of Exercise Science at Grand Valley State University
- World-class professional triathlete
- 16 US titles
- 4 world titles, including 2022 IronMan 70.3
- Learn more about Todd HERE.
WORLD OF RUNNING
World of Running
Erin and Adi ran CIM
Congrats to Erin on a 3min PR!
#1. Valencia Marathon
- So. Crazy. Fast.
- Kelvin Kiptum won in 2:01:53, the fastest debut and 3rd fastest time ever
- His second half was 60:15–fastest second half ever
- Kiptum was unexpected here–debut marathon but also hasn’t finished a race in over a year
- 23 years old
- At 30k, Kiptum seemed to motion to the other two men still in the race to help take the lead, when they didn’t, he dropped them with a 14:00 5k
- 4 men ran under 2:04: Gabriel Geay (Tanzania) in 2:03:00, Alexander Mutiso (Kenya) in 2:03:29 (debut, and next best debut to Kiptum’s), and world champ Tamirat Tola (Ethiopia) in 2:03:40
- Only other time 4 men have run under 2:04 is Valencia from 2020
- Letesenbet Gidey (Ethiopia) also ran the fastest debut marathon in 2:16:49, but it was only good for 2nd
- Amane Beriso (also Ethiopia) dropper her with 10k to go and ran 2:14:58 for the 3rd fastest all-time
- Little controversy because the pacers did not go with Beriso when she broke Gidey–stayed back instead
- Beriso personal best by almost 6 minutes
- Seven women ran under 2:19
- Sheila Chepkirui ran 2:17:29 to finish 3rd in her debut.
- 21-year-old Tadu Teshome (Ethiopia) ran over 6min PR in 2:17:36 for 4th
- 45-year-old Sinead Diver ran 2:21:34 for 12th, Australian record and 3min PR (earlier in the day, Brett Robinson broke the men’s Australia record, too–different race)
- Diver ran her first marathon at age 37; she just bested the 45+ time by exactly 7 minutes
#2. Nike Cross Nationals
- Irene Riggs did what most expected: took it out hard and held a firm gap on the field
- Won by 14 seconds in 16:40
- Sophia Kennedy, daughter of one-time US 5k-record-holder Bobby Kennedy, was 7th
- Addy Ritzenhein, daughter of one-time US 5k-record-holder Dathan Ritzenhein, was 18th as a freshman (her team finished 2nd in the team standings and she was the first 9th grader–next best was 43rd place)
- MAJOR upset as race favorites Leo and Lex Young (twins from Newbury Park) faded hard late in the race
- Lex pushed early, bringing Leo along, Leo took over late and looked like he had it in the bag
- *Announcer Galen Rupp later said he had to eat his own words about Leo having a clear victory with 500m to go
- Ended up that Leo faded back to 11th, and teammate Aaron Sahlman won with an incredible late surge
- Newbury Park still won the team title by almost 100 points
#3. BU Season Opener
- Watch the full race here.
- Pros Emma Coburn and Dani Jones were pacing
- Annie Rodenfels took it hard after pacers dropped, won in 15:08
- Katelyn Tuohy 15:15 for 2nd
- Alabama went 3-4 Hilda Olemomoi and Mercy Chelangat in 15:17 and 15:18
- True freshman Natalie Cook ran 15:24 for a new U20 US record (Parker Wolfe of UNC also broke the men’s U20 US record in 13:19)
- (Source) Australian Runner Erchana Murray-Bartlett Just Ran 100 Marathons in a Row
- Record is 107 (she is planning to get it)
- She’s actually going for 150
- Update on doping situation: Kenya is NOT banned (but they say it was close…), Russia to be reinstated in March (most likely)
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