Try a 500m section on your next run with shorter, faster steps and see what you feel. Often using the cues, “shorter, faster” or “quite steps” will increase your cadence and have you feeling lighter. This will be your first experience at increasing cadence.
Get a run assessment: In a run assessment, we can tell you your current cadence, vertical oscillation (how much you’re bouncing), ground reaction force (how hard you’re hitting the ground) and much more. These are all crucial bits of information for runners increasing training or constantly niggled.
We then trial small changes in cadence and combine the hard numbers with how you feel. At this point, there are several ways to implement a new cadence such as Spotify, RunCadence App, Metronome or just external cueing such as “run quieter”.