185 BPM Running Efficiently helps AVOID INJURY

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Lynette - Corriganville Trail runningLynette - Corriganville Trail running Over the 10 years of camp we have learned (and been force fed) a lot of helpful theories about running.  Some make PERFECT SENSE but when we tried to apply it to our own running it was proven wrong.

Not the case with the theory of 185 BMP running.

What is BPM?  Beats Per Minute.  Every song has a BMP.   I discovered iTunes will try to help you with the info but the best thing you can do is download an app that allows you to tap along to your tune and it will give you the average.   Then make a playlist with those songs and on your next track run, try it out.

I found METRONOME ONLINE  and  A BEST METRONOME 

Running efficiently means not expending energy where it is not needed.

Turnover of your feet (when running) at 185 FEELS GREAT!  If you are a walker, you should go for 160's.  Prancersize?  We're not sure.

It helps to have a running coach keep track of the time so you can pay attention to the count of your steps. 

 

While at camp we do not want you to wear headphones or any sort of gadget.

BUT you can always keep a song going in your head while you run and work on the 185 steps in a minute.

 Here are some songs you may recognize that fall between 183-186 beats per minute.

 

  • Billy Joel - Tell Her About It

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd4E9ePUrok)

 

  • The Crystal Method - Bad Stone (even a section in the beginning to get your Garmin set up and begin a walk)

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMibxFIKgN4)

 

 

  • Simon and Garfunkel Mrs. Robinson

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvlTn5xnozE)

 

  • LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out (and this video has the words...that I'd never known)

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbW3AmaVPgk)

  •  ​The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers (we all know this one!)

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dJFyz73MRcg#!)

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr_uHJPUlO8)

 

And for Eric Cartier ( and Angie Liston)

System of a Down: Needles

(my computer will not play this...the Bandit Race Committee knows why)

 

Frank Sinatra - Hello Dolly - beware...you might start actually dancing!!!

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noJLWw-eqgw)

 

Little Richard - Tutti Frutti

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFq5O2kabQo)

 

If you know of any, please post!

 

WRITTEN BY SARITA SHOEMAKER AND ORIGINALLY POSTED ON FACEBOOK SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2012


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