Let’s separate fact from fiction:
At the 1984 Olympics, U.S. Coach Jack Daniels counted the strides of elite runners. Of the 46 athletes evaluated, only one took fewer than 180 steps per minute (SPM), and that was 176 SPM.
180 SPM should be the goal for all runners.
180 SPM is for elite middleand long-distance runners, and that’s just the point of entry.