Hi! Liz here. Brain cancer patient, turned curious person, turned research novice. (Clearly inspired by our friend whose name is linked to this fantastic project.)
I started running for the first time in my life one year ago this month. Of course, I have tracked my runs and speed. Now I want to experiment with a concept of SPM (strikes per minute) and see if I can increase my running speed by improving my footstrikes per minute. I have >6 months of data or me running normally. I will compare that with what I do during the project period where my goal is to increase SPM.
How do I plan to do it? I am going to create a customized music playlist I will run to featuring music timed >160 bpm (beats per minute). The goal is to sync my foot falls to the beat of the music. As a former punk rock drummer I am pretty decent at locking in to timing. I hope I can sync my feet and achieve more SPM, and see if my average mile time improves. I plan to use Apple Watch and Spotify as tools and log data into spreadsheets.
Oh no! This was just supposed to be an introduction and I told you about my project idea. Oh well, I will post again. Cheers!