A running assessment will examine the weaknesses, strengths, and any mechanical challenges that may impact the efficiency or overall enjoyment from running. Evidence suggests that a runner’s technique or form can dictate their speed, efficiency, and the amount of pain that develops, which could lead to poor performance or injury.
Running assessments look at factors such as:
- Swing time
- Step time
- Stride length
- Weight distribution
- Pronation (The way your foot rolls upon impact)