# How do you determine your running stride length?

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## How do you determine your running stride length?

Mark your starting point and walk until you’ve counted 50 steps. Mark the end of your last step. Measure between the two marks. Follow the same calculations as above: distance in feet/number of steps = step length and distance in feet/number of strides = stride length.

## What is average running stride length?

The average running stride length for men is approximately 2.5 feet, while that for women is approximately about 2.2 feet. For occasional runners the average value is more likely to be between 150 and 170 strides per minute.

## What is my step length by height?

Determine your stride length using your height. While this is not as accurate as some other methods, it can give you a close estimate of your stride length. For women, simply multiply 0.413 by your height in centimeters. Men should multiply 0.415 by their height in centimeters.

## What is a good stride rate for running?

about 180 strides per minute
The Magic Number Researchers have determined that most elite distance runners have a stride rate of about 180 strides per minute.

## What is a good stride length in meters?

The average step length while walking is 2.5 feet, so the average person’s walking stride length is 5 feet (1.524 Meters).

## What is the best running stride?

When running with the proper stride length, your feet should land directly underneath your body. As your foot strikes the ground, your knee should be slightly flexed so that it can bend naturally on impact. If your lower leg (below the knee) extends out in front of your body, your stride is too long.

## Is a shorter strides better for running?

When you’re taking smaller steps you’re more likely to land with your leg underneath your body, and that sets you up for a longer, faster, smoother, and more efficient run, explains Wight. Plus, shorter strides may help prevent pain and injuries associated with running.

## What is normal step length?

approximately 2.1 to 2.5 feet
An average person has a stride length of approximately 2.1 to 2.5 feet. That means that it takes over 2,000 steps to walk one mile and 10,000 steps would be almost 5 miles. A sedentary person may only average 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day. For these people adding steps has many health benefits.

## Is a longer stride better for running?

Shortening your stride can help you run faster and longer. When you’re taking longer strides your legs have to cover more distance with each step and you end up landing inefficiently, explains Wight. Plus, shorter strides may help prevent pain and injuries associated with running.

## What is the difference between stride length and step length?

Step length is the distance between the point of initial contact of one foot and the point of initial contact of the opposite foot. Stride length is the distance between successive points of initial contact of the same foot. Right and left stride lengths are normally equal.