Webinar: Energetics and Big Data Approach Explain Ecological Running Speeds

In the first half of the webinar, Dr. Selinger will show that free-living runners, most often out for a jog and not a race, prefer a particular running speed largely independent of run distance. Moreover, these preferred speeds are remarkably consistent with the objective of minimizing energy expenditure. These findings offer insight into the biological objectives that shape human running preferences in the real world—an important consideration when examining human ecology or creating training strategies to improve performance and prevent injury.